Today we are launching the LSE Review of Books podcast series. Through these podcasts we aim to give listeners the opportunity to hear academics and authors discuss the ideas behind their research as well as the books that inspired their work. The monthly podcasts will be loosely themed around particular topics and debates.
In our first episode we take a look at language. Linguistic anthropologist Dan Everett talks to us about a very unique Amazonian tribal language which challenges Noam Chomsky’s view of an inherent language ability. Poet Philip Gross also speaks about his father’s loss of language and his latest collections of poetry.
Each podcast will end with an audio version of our academic inspiration series. This month, we hear from LSE economist and Bloomberg TV broadcaster, Linda Yueh about how economics book were not the original inspiration for her entry into her field.
Listen below to our very first podcast, or browse through the latest editions under the Podcasts tab.