HAPPINESS/MONSTERS (feat. Salman Rushdie) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 15

Before he “jumped ship to the useless, unemployable arts", young Salman wanted to be a physicist. This and more on Big Think's weekly podcast, Think Again. 


   

 

“For most of the time, writing any book, it's not going well."

– Salman Rushdie on Think Again 

This week on Big Think's popular podcastwe're joined by the brilliant and occasionally notorious Salman Rushdie, author of the new book Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Eight Nights

Surprise video clips from Big Think's archives launch a fascinating conversation about reason, bad grammar on Twitter, imagination, theoretical physics, literary hoaxes and the late Oliver Sacks. 

Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 15 – HAPPINESS/MONSTERS (feat. Salman Rushdie) 

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    About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: If you've got 10 minutes with Einstein, what do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with handpicked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go just about anywhere.


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