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Kanishk Tharoor, Peter Godfrey-Smith and Tom Jeffreys

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9 April 2017

Episode 405

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Writer and journalist Kanishk Tharoor explains his short-story collection ‘Swimmer Among the Stars’. Plus, we speak with scuba-diving philosopher Paul Godfrey-Smith about underwater life and his book ‘Other Minds’, and learn why writer Tom Jeffreys chose to walk one of the UK’s newest train routes as detailed in his book ‘Signal Failure’.

9 April 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to discuss the past seven days and the week ahead.

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Kanishk Tharoor

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Kanishk Tharoor is a New York-based writer and broadcaster whose work ranges from political pieces to reflections on contemporary culture. His latest publication is a collection of short stories – ‘Swimmer Among the Stars’.

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

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A new book from philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith hopes to change our perception of creatures living under the sea. The scuba-diving professor joins The Weekly to talk us through ‘Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life’.

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Tom Jeffreys

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HS2 is the new high-speed rail line being planned to connect the backbone of the UK. Writer Tom Jeffreys wanted to get an idea of where this project is going so he chose to walk some of its route, as told in his book ‘Signal Failure’.

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