Rob Newman's Total Eclipse Of Descartes. Rob Newman.

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse Of Descartes

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about philosophy. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Rob Newman.

Series 1

1. The Inheritance

First broadcast: Wednesday 12th September 2018

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? One of Britain's finest comedians pieces together a unique approach for our times by unpicking 3,000 years of thought.


2. If a Tree Falls in a Forest

First broadcast: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Rob does battle with Jean-Paul Sartre and the existentialists.


3. The Music of the Chromosomes

First broadcast: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Rob navigates the wonders and pitfalls of genetics and internationalism.


4. Thought Experiments

First broadcast: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Rob tackles some of history's thorniest thought experiments, including the famous Shakespeare-typing monkey.