Laughton King on Inside the Dyslexic Mind

Nine to Noon | 24 May 2023 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Laughton King about his book Inside the Dyslexic Mind. Discusses his work helping parents and teachers to understand children with difficulties learning to navigate a world requiring language rather than image processing.

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Andrew Crowe: Pathway of the Birds

Nine to Noon | 22 January 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later
Interview with Andrew Crowe about his book Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Māori and Their Polynesian Ancestors. Discusses Polynesian voyaging and migration: finding and re-finding small remote islands and atolls scattered throughout the Pacific, following bird migration routes in double-hulled canoes over vast distances, and carrying materials to survive and settle on arrival.

See also other episodes on Polynesian migration.

 

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What Really Happened to BA Flight 149

Nine to Noon | 9 August 2021 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Davis about his book Operation Trojan Horse. Details evidence that the British and US governments covered up that British Airways landed a flight in Kuwait as Iraq invaded in 1990 in order to deliver a team of British agents to monitor Iraqi troop movements. This led to the capture of the passengers and crew – many of whom were used as human shields.

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Vaxxers: The Two Women Who Created the AstraZeneca Vaccine

Nine to Noon | 13 July 2021 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Dame Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green about their book Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus. Discusses starting to design a vaccine just two weeks after reading about a mysterious type of pneumonia emerging in China, making it in a lab, the myriad hurdles encountered thereafter, and where to from here with covid-19 and vaccines.

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