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Introducing ‘Reading Our Times’

Introducing ‘Reading Our Times’

We are launching a new podcast ‘Reading Our Times’ exploring the books and the ideas that are shaping us today. 10/09/2020

Reading Our Times is the podcast that explores the books and the ideas that are shaping us today. It is hosted by Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at Theos.

We’re going to be talking to some of the world’s leading authors about issues like meritocracy, justice, populism, human rights, the brain, liberalism, and religion.

Above all, we’ll be exploring what these books have to say about the times we live in and about the people we are.

So listen with us, and we’ll introduce you to authors, books and ideas that illuminate ourselves and our world today.

Our first episode is ‘What’s wrong with meritocracy?’ in conversation with leading philosopher Michael Sandel. Listen here.

You can find Reading Our Times on major streaming sites including Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher and Deezer.

Follow us on Twitter @theosthinktank and @theosnick.

Learn more about the people and ideas behind the podcast

“Use worldly wealth to gain friends”: Thomas Piketty’s Capital and Ideology

Sapiens Maybe. Deus, No. 

Quantum Theology.

Donald Trump, the Bible and Religion: how the 45th President of the United States has ‘Done God’

Addiction, will power, and what it means to be human

Why history didn’t end

The Religion of Christianity and the Religion of Human Rights

Enlightenment and Progress, or why Steven Pinker is wrong

The warfare between science and religion: the idea that wouldn’t die.

Vs Religion vs Science.

 Can science tell you what is good? 

AI and MRS GREN: What does it mean to be human?

Are you smarter than a computer?


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Posted 10 September 2020

Humanity, Justice, Meritocracy, Reading Our Times, Religion


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