Little Atoms 363 – Arthur I. Miller & Colliding Worlds

February 25, 2015

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Arthur I. Miller is emeritus professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Einstein, Picasso, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Empire of the Stars, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Aventis Prize for Science Books, and 137, which we’re discussed on […]

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Little Atoms 362 – Mind’s Eye Interviews Four

February 18, 2015

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Late last year, Little Atoms took part in an audio installation, Mind’s Eye, which consisted of a number of interviews with scientists involved in current space missions. Mind’s Eye is now on tour, and can been heard from 16th to 22nd February as part of Smashfest UK at the Albany Theatre in Deptford. Here are […]

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Little Atoms 361 – Greg Jenner & A Million Years in a Day

February 11, 2015

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Greg Jenner is the Historical Consultant to CBBC’s multi-award winning Horrible Histories, Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry, and the various HH spin-offs. As well as contributing sketches and co-writing Stephen Fry’s links, over the past four years he has been solely responsible for the factual accuracy of nearly one thousand comedy sketches with subject matter […]

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Little Atoms 360 – David Stubbs & Future Days

February 4, 2015

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David Stubbs joined the music magazine Melody Maker in 1986, where he worked for 12 years. His most famous creation, Mr Agreeable periodically reawakens over at The Quietus. He has also written for The Guardian, NME, The Wire, When Saturday Comes and Uncut, and was a presenter of the Resonance FM football show Café Calcio. […]

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Little Atoms 359 – Edward Slingerland & Trying Not to Try

January 28, 2015

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Edward Slingerland is an internationally recognized expert in both early Chinese thought and the links between cognitive science and the humanities. He is Professor of Asian Studies, Associate Member in the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia. He […]

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Little Atoms 358 – Johann Hari & Chasing the Scream

January 21, 2015

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Johann Hari is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, the LA Times, the Guardian,Le Monde, Slate, the New Republic and The Nation among others. He was a columnist on the Independent for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has also been named […]

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Little Atoms 357 – Ken Hollings & The Bright Labyrinth

January 14, 2015

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Ken Hollings is a writer based in London. His work appears in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Wire, Sight and Sound, Strange Attractor, Frieze, Blast and Nude, and in the anthologies The Last Sex, Digital Delirium, Undercurrents, London Noir and Krautrock. His novel Destroy All Monsters was hailed by The Scotsman […]

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Little Atoms 356 – A QI Christmas Show

December 17, 2014

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The last Little Atoms of 2014, recorded at QI headquarters in somewhere in Covent Garden, with QI Head of Research James Harkin and the QI Elves – Anne Miller, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Alex Bell. We’re mostly talking about the latest QI book, 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways, but are often […]

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Little Atoms 355 – Celeste Ng & Ben Okri

December 10, 2014

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In this episode of Little Atoms, two prize-winning novelists. Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, which has been […]

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Little Atoms 354 – Ben Goldacre & Eric Schlosser

November 26, 2014

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Ben Goldacre is a doctor, academic, broadcaster and science writer who has made his name unpicking the evidence behind dodgy claims from journalists, politicians, quacks and drug companies. His Bad Science column ran in the Guardian from 2003 to 2011. His first book, Bad Science, was a number one bestseller, selling over half a million […]

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