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Thinking Allowed
New research on how society works
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4.5 stars from 1,293 ratings
Still worth listening to
I sure I listened to Laurie Taylor as a kid in the 1970s (unless I’m mistaken, but in any event a long time ago). I’m very glad he’s still around and still a presenter very much worth listening to.
Andrew265 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/21
Quality show
This podcast is well presented, produced and thought provoking. The quality is extraordinarily high and it is beacon to all prospective podcasters.
liam Mcfee via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/17/21
Love this podcast!!
Please keep making more, the host and topics chosen make for compelling listening.
tynan_aw via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/21
Recent Episodes
Tourism & travel: Laurie Taylor explores their past, present and future. He's joined by the Italian social theorist, Marco D' Eramo, whose latest book unpacks a global cultural phenomenon at the point at which some of us are considering the possibilities of foreign travel, once again. How did...
Published 06/16/21
The handshake & social interaction. Laurie Taylor explores the history and meaning of a commonplace ritual which has played a role in everything from meetings with uncontacted tribes to political assassinations. He's joined by the paleoanthropologist, Ella Al-Shamahi, who asks what this...
Published 06/09/21
Coalmining & Luddism: Laurie explores the meaning of progress, from the former pit villages of South Wales & Durham to contemporary high tech industry. He's joined by Huw Beynon, Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Cardiff, who charts the rise and...
Published 06/02/21
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