May 25th, 2012
Episode 148 of 1202 episodes
Anne McElvoy talks to neuroscientist David Eagleman to discuss the new ethical issues raised by the contradictory nature of brain science. The online social revolution is arguably the biggest cultural change the world has experienced since the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. However, Andrew Keen - in his new book Digital Vertigo - suggests the social revolution is more dizzying and divisive than it is communitarian and life-enhancing. He's joined by writer and broadcaster, Naomi Alderman to untangle the web of social media. Anne also talks to the former diplomat and soldier Rory Stewart MP about his new two-part television documentary about Afghanistan. And a new exhibition at the British Museum explores how man's relationship with the horse has developed over centuries, from the deserts of Arabia to the race courses of England. Historians Louise Curth and Donna Landry discuss how the iconography of the horse has been represented in art and culture.
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