The Monocle Weekly

David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt, Mark Mason and Martin Usborne

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15 October 2017

Episode 432

51 minutes


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Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt talk us through their new book: ‘The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World’. We also discuss the joys of a good quiz with writer Mark Mason and talk to photographer and book-publisher Martin Usborne about new title ‘Really Good Dog Photography’.

15 October 2017

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Rob Bound and Tom Edwards to look ahead to next week’s big stories.

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Chapter 2

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David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt are fascinated with the ways humans get creative. Their new book, ‘The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World’, seeks to answer why.

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Chapter 3

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Mark Mason

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Mark Mason has travelled the UK investigating its postcodes and walked every route of the London Underground. But his latest book, ‘Question Time’, looks at the nation via its local quiz events. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco spoke with him to get some answers.

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Martin Usborne

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Publisher Hoxton Mini Press has created a new book: ‘Really Good Dog Photography’. Photographer and co-founder of the publishing house Martin Usborne joins us to tell us more about it.

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