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How Can You Truly Know A Person? In conversation with David Brooks

Nick Spencer speaks with New York Times Journalist David Brooks This series of Reading our Times...

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Why is Mental Health so Bad Among the Young? In conversation with Abigail Shrier

Nick Spencer in conversation with Wall Street Journal writer Abigail Shrier Pretty much every...

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What is a Life Worth? In conversation with Jenny Kleeman

Nick Spencer speaks with journalist and author Jenny Kleeman The question 'what is a life worth?'...

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Can Animals be Persons? In conversation with Mark Rowlands

Nick Spencer speaks with University of Miami Professor, Mark Rowlands The idea that non-human...

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Should You Choose to Live Forever? In conversation with Stephen Cave

Nick Spencer speaks with Director of the Institute of Technology and Humanity and the Leverhulme...

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When will AI evolve a soul? In conversation with Eve Poole

Nick Spencer speaks with Interim CEO Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Eve Poole...

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What would it mean to discover alien life (or them us)? In conversation with Andrew Davison

Nick Spencer speaks with Cambridge University Professor of Theology & Natural Sciences,...

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Should we really be playing God? In conversation with Nick Spencer

Chine McDonald speaks to Nick Spencer about his new book, co-authored with Hannah Waite, Playing...

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Will technology liberate or enslave us? Live in conversation with Robert Skidelsky

Nick Spencer speaks with economist Robert Skidelsky live at the UnHerd café In this week's...

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How have we changed the world - and how has it changed us? In conversation with Peter Frankopan

Nick Spencer speaks with historian Peter Frankopan Tuesday 5 July 2023 was, apparently, the...

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Who are the new elites? In conversation with Matt Goodwin

Nick Spencer speaks with academic author Matthew Goodwin "Elites have open contempt for...

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Who is responsible for feeding us (well)? In conversation with Pen Vogler

Nick Spencer speaks with publicist and author Pen Vogler Our relationship with food is unhealthy....

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What does the end of the world look like? In conversation with Cal Flyn

Nick Spencer speaks with journalist Cal Flyn It’s a common fantasy. You wake up and there is no...

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What makes a philosophical mind? In conversation with Dan Dennett

Nick Spencer speaks with renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett For over 50 years now, Dan Dennett...

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When is the next big crash? In conversation with Linda Yueh

Nick Spencer speaks with economist Linda Yueh The age of boom and bust is over - we were told,...

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What is a mind? In conversation with Philip Ball

Nick Spencer speaks with science writer Philip Ball You have a mind, right? At least, that's what...

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What do we even mean by 'God'? In conversation with David Bentley Hart

Nick Spencer speaks with philosopher and theologian David Bentley Hart Everyone - even those who...

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Why are Pentecostals taking over the world? In conversation with Elle Hardy

Nick Spencer talks to journalist and author Elle Hardy about her book Beyond Belief: How...

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How much does Britain cost? In conversation with Paul Johnson

Nick Spencer talks to Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, about his book...

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What are the risks of going green? In conversation with Henry Sanderson

Nick Spencer talks to journalist and author Henry Sanderson about his book Voltrush: The Winners...

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