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Chatter #326 – Dr Chris Ferguson: Demented Politicians, Social Media & The Rise of Critical Theory

Chris Ferguson, a psychology professor, discusses the weak link between social media and mental health problems and explains how previous moral panics have followed a similar pattern. He highlights that studies on social media and depression/suicide are inconsistent and that teens have some of the lowest suicide rates, with other age groups seeing…

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Chatter #230 – Dr Brian Klaas on Corruptible: Who Gets Power And How It Changes Us

Does power corrupt? Or do those prone to corruption end up in power? It’s an age-old question answered by Dr Brian Klaas in his brand new book “Corruptible: Who Gets Power And How It Changes Us”. I was lucky enough to get a copy and read the book over Christmas. In the middle…

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Chatter #111 – Nicole Vanderbilt on Bookshop.org and Challenging the Amazon Monopoly

Nicole Vanderbilt, Managing Director for the UK wing of Bookshop.org, was my guest on today‚Äôs show. If you, like me, have long been lamenting the harsh reality that Amazon was the best place to buy books online, then you can thank your lucky stars that Bookshop.org has now come to the UK! They…

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This Week in Books #1

Last year I set myself the challenge to read 30 books in the year. I spend 5 months per year working in a ski resort in Austria with little-no free time for reading, so that really becomes 30 books in the space of 7 months. I thought it was ambitious, but thankfully my…

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