Rob Newman's Total Eclipse Of Descartes [Rob Newman]

Episodes

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01The Inheritance2018091220190130 (R4)

CORRECTION: In this episode, a quote attributed to the Radio 4 programme Inside Science was in fact broadcast in the 2014 Radio 4 series Intelligence: Born Smart, Born Equal, Born Different.

SYNOPSIS: One of Britain's finest comedians Rob Newman sets his sights on the world of philosophy, unpicking 3000 years of good and bad ideas to discover how we got into this mess. In a world gone mad can philosophy provide the answer?

In episode one, Rob turns the spotlight onto the philosophy of education.

Written and performed by Rob Newman
Edited by John Whitehall
Produced by Jon Harvey
Executive Producer: Richard Wilson

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.

Comedian Rob Newman sets his sights on the world of philosophy.

Mixing stand-up and sketches, comedian Rob Newman tackles a series of weighty topics.

02If a Tree Falls in a Forest...2018091920190206 (R4)

One of Britain's finest comedians Rob Newman sets his sights on the world of philosophy, unpicking 3000 years of good and bad ideas to discover how we got into this mess. In a world gone mad can philosophy provide the answer?

In episode two, Rob does battle with Jean-Paul Sartre and the existentialists.

Written and performed by Rob Newman
Edited by John Whitehall
Produced by Jon Harvey
Executive Producer: Richard Wilson

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.

Rob does battle with Jean-Paul Sartre and the existentialists.

Mixing stand-up and sketches, comedian Rob Newman tackles a series of weighty topics.