Monday, 31 May 2010

Superfreakonomics Live

Of all the books we're that would become a live stage show Freakonomics (or rather the sequel Superfreakonomics) is a pretty unlikely choice, but it's happening, and it's touring the UK in June.

Sadly it's only Stephen Dubner, not the double act of Dubner and Levitt that's appearing. Dubner's the journalist not the economist, so it's not the full show that happened in the US.

Superfreakonics hasn't had the same impact in the UK as the original, probably because of the much-disputed 'climate change' chapter.

Also, it's not on in London, which is a bit strange.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Ghost Hunter

Too late for last week's meeting on Will Storr Vs. The Supernatural, here finally is the trailer for the show where Derren Brown meets Lou Gentile.

Watch it on Monday at 10pm on Channel 4

Monday, 24 May 2010

Links for the Next Meeting - Will Storr Vs. The Supernatural

Here are a few links to look at before the discussion.

Kelly has already sent out details of the meeting time and location.

This is Will Storr being interviewed about the book by Richard and Judy

This is Will Storr’s website (I particularly liked the story about his bout with TB)

The Skeptic magazine apparently didn’t like the book very much

Here’s an article about Lou Gentile

A clip of Derren Brown with Lou Gentile

This is a blurb on the book from the Independent

& here's a site for the haunted pub in Cornwall - they seem to play quite a lot on the haunted connections.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Derren Brown Investigates

The first episode, showing tonight, should be required viewing for anyone reading Will Storr Vs. The Supernatural.

In the opening episode of the series Brown investigates a spiritualist.

Here's a clip:

Tonight at 10pm on Channel 4

Update - if you missed it you can watch it on 4OD