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Rob Newman's Half-Full Philosophy Hour

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about philosophy. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Rob Newman.

Series 1

1. 3000 Years Of Bad Ideas

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th October 2020

The comic traverses the weird world of philosophy to reveal how James Bond was inspired by Nietzsche, and why horny wood wasps might take issue with Einstein.


2. The New Forest Festival Of Stoic Philosophy

First broadcast: Tuesday 13th October 2020

The comic dives into the world of Stoicism, thanks to a friend who has discovered its life-changing wonders, and takes a unique ride with Jacques Derrida.


3. On Being About The Law

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Rob does battle with a philosopher and stands up for the role of the law in determining how people should behave. He also makes a strange discovery inside the halls of the BBC.


4. What Is A City For?

First broadcast: Tuesday 27th October 2020

The comic considers why cities are designed the way that they are, and if it is time to redraw the map in favour of people rather than cars.