6: Professor A. C. Grayling CBE FRSA FRSL


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Spieling The Beans


My guest, Professor A. C. Grayling, is a titan of British philosophy. The Bertrand-Russell-Award-winning author of over forty books - on everything from War to Friendship - is a representative to the UN Human Rights Council, was a Fellow of the World Economic Forum for several years, is fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, and has been a judge of the Booker Prize twice - the latter time also serving as its Chair. Perhaps most notably, he is the first guest on the show (so far!) to have founded a university. In 2011, he created, and is the inaugural Master and Professor of Philosophy of, London’s New College of the Humanities. Over the hour, we cover the power of effective storytelling in philosophy, education, democracy, constitutions, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche and everything from the premiership of Gordon Brown to Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown. Co-produced by Dom Stephens and Lara Taylor.