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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


Night Waves: The Pursuit Of Happiness

September 12th, 2012

Episode 191 of 1201 episodes

Anne McElvoy examines whether we place too much weight on happiness as a measure of our quality of life. Contributors consider the new economics of well-being and the role of happiness in writing and include: Richard Layard, Edward Skidelsky, Gus O'Donnell, Juliet Michaelson, Paul Ormerod and Alexandra Harris.