BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: What’s Eating You?

Presented by Samira Ahmed

Sage Two

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Lionel Shriver won the Orange Prize with her novel about a teenage murderer, We Need To Talk About Kevin, which became a film starring Tilda Swinton. So Much For That depicted the US health system and the effects of illness on relationships. Her new novel Big Brother looks at family and food and she discusses controlling our appetites and our body image with the evolutionary psychologist Valerie Curtis, author of Don’t Look, Don’t Touch: The Science Behind Revulsion, who argues that healthy societies must learn to ignore the stone age voices which tell us to over-eat and, at the same time, discriminate against those who look different.

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013

BBC Radio 3’s festival of ideas returns to Sage Gateshead on 25, 26 and 27 October for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance. This year’s festival theme is “Who’s In Control?” Do workers or their bosses suffer most stress? Has twitter...

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