Monty Lyman on Our Skin

Science Focus | 28 August 2019 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Monty Lyman about his book The Remarkable Life of The Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ. Describes what the skin is for, why vanity is good for you, and what kinds of creatures inhabit our skin.

Michael Blastland on The Hidden Half

Science Focus | 15 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Blastland, author of The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets. Discusses how, even in the most tightly controllable situations, we often still see random variations in outcomes. Argues that our unwillingness to admit uncertainty affects science, economics, politics and business, sometimes with disastrous consequences.