Best Of Four Thought

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01Four Thought20130814

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which mixes new ideas and personal stories. In this edition we meet three speakers who have shown great courage.

Emma Woolf describes her own anorexia, and its possible causes. Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur and CEO, explains the merits of telling the truth to people who would prefer not to hear it. And Dick Moore, a headteacher and father, argues for better understanding of depression in young people - for deeply personal reasons.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

01Four Thought20130814

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which mixes new ideas and personal stories. In this edition we meet three speakers who have shown great courage.

Emma Woolf describes her own anorexia, and its possible causes. Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur and CEO, explains the merits of telling the truth to people who would prefer not to hear it. And Dick Moore, a headteacher and father, argues for better understanding of depression in young people - for deeply personal reasons.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

02Four Thought20130821

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which mixes new ideas and personal stories. In this edition we meet three speakers who challenge received wisdom.

Georgie Fienberg argues that charities should be putting themselves out of business. Matthew Syed, the journalist and former English table tennis international, says we have over-stated the importance of talent in relation to effort. Ben Dyson, from the campaign group Positive Money, wants the entire global financial system to change the way it does business.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

02Four Thought20130821

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which mixes new ideas and personal stories. In this edition we meet three speakers who challenge received wisdom.

Georgie Fienberg argues that charities should be putting themselves out of business. Matthew Syed, the journalist and former English table tennis international, says we have over-stated the importance of talent in relation to effort. Ben Dyson, from the campaign group Positive Money, wants the entire global financial system to change the way it does business.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

03Four Thought20130828

For the third episode in our series of the 'Best of Four Thought' talks that combine new ideas with personal experience, David Baddiel selects three speakers who all strike an optimistic note as they find hidden benefits in surprising places.

Emma Byrne, a science writer, says swearing can be good for us. Amber Dermont explains the advantages of an unhappy childhood. And Kamin Mohammadi thinks oppression by totalitarian regimes can spur extraordinary creativity.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

03Four Thought20130828

For the third episode in our series of the 'Best of Four Thought' talks that combine new ideas with personal experience, David Baddiel selects three speakers who all strike an optimistic note as they find hidden benefits in surprising places.

Emma Byrne, a science writer, says swearing can be good for us. Amber Dermont explains the advantages of an unhappy childhood. And Kamin Mohammadi thinks oppression by totalitarian regimes can spur extraordinary creativity.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

David Baddiel introduces three speakers and their tales of going against the grain.

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which combines new ideas and personal stories. In this fourth and last edition we hear from speakers who have gone against the grain.

Naomi Shragai is a Jewish woman who was expected to find a nice Jewish man to marry, but she then found herself on a very different path. Musa Okwonga tried to give up social media - at least for a while. And James Friel celebrates being single.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

David Baddiel introduces three speakers and their tales of going against the grain.

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which combines new ideas and personal stories. In this fourth and last edition we hear from speakers who have gone against the grain.

Naomi Shragai is a Jewish woman who was expected to find a nice Jewish man to marry, but she then found herself on a very different path. Musa Okwonga tried to give up social media - at least for a while. And James Friel celebrates being single.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which combines new ideas and personal stories. In this fourth and last edition we hear from speakers who have gone against the grain.

Naomi Shragai is a Jewish woman who was expected to find a nice Jewish man to marry, but she then found herself on a very different path. Musa Okwonga tried to give up social media - at least for a while. And James Friel celebrates being single.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

04 LASTFour Thought2013090420130907

David Baddiel presents the best of the series which combines new ideas and personal stories. In this fourth and last edition we hear from speakers who have gone against the grain.

Naomi Shragai is a Jewish woman who was expected to find a nice Jewish man to marry, but she then found herself on a very different path. Musa Okwonga tried to give up social media - at least for a while. And James Friel celebrates being single.

Producer: Arlene Gregorius.