Tonight at 23:20 BST, on BBC 2′s “The Culture Show,” you can find me guest hosting a segment–the first time I’ve done major TV as a host, rather than guest. The occasion is the BBC’s annual Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and I did the segment interviewing Harvard University’s Richard Wrangham, author of the fascinating book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human–which is quite a page-turner, actually, and one of six nominees for the prize (worth 20,000 pounds).
Alas, if you’re in the U.S., I don’t believe you can see The Culture Show, for complicated reasons that haven’t quite been explained to me. For those in the UK, though, check it out!
And meanwhile, for arguably one of the biggest ideas in evolution in quite some time, give Wrangham’s book a try….
P.S.: Video from the segment, and credits, are now here. Alas, it doesn’t play unless you’re in the UK….