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Hannah Peel, Will Burns, David Spiegelhalter, Sarah McCrory and Rosie Cooper

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14 April 2019

Episode 510

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Composer Hannah Peel and poet Will Burns join us to discuss the collision of their disciplines in their new collaborative album “Chalk Hill Blue”. Plus, we hear about how figures can all too easily be put into the service of facts: statistician and writer Sir David Spiegelhalter and curators Sarah McCrory and Rosie Cooper tell us about the work of the Chicago Imagists.

14 April 2019

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco joins us from Milan to discuss a stimulating week at Salone del Mobile design fair.

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Sir David Spiegelhalter

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Sir David Spiegelhalter is highly regarded for his work in the field of statistics. His new book, “The Art of Statistics”, explains some of the theories that underpin the discipline; he joins us to explain how numbers can be used to twist the narrative – and the importance of trustworthiness in his profession.

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Hannah Peel and Will Burns

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Composer and producer Hannah Peel has joined forces with poet Will Burns for a new album, “Chalk Hill Blue”. They join us to explore the making of the album and reflect on the complex forces twisting the nation’s character.

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Chicago Imagists

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When the Chicago Imagists arrived on the scene in the Windy City in the 1960s they electrified the place with their anarchic imagery and quick wit. Curators Sarah McCrory and Rosie Cooper explain the importance of their work as Goldsmiths CCA holds their first UK retrospective in 40 years.

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