Stephen Fry Does "The Knowledge"

Stephen Fry


Stephen Fry Does

Stephen Fry Does "The Knowledge"

  • Title: Stephen Fry Does "The Knowledge"
  • Author: Stephen Fry
  • ISBN: 9781445865287
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Audio CD



Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we know.Knowledge The Google generation thinks it doesn t need to carry much of it around in its head any Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn But is knowledge less vaStephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we know.Knowledge The Google generation thinks it doesn t need to carry much of it around in its head any Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be This absorbing programme explores the concept of knowledge , drawing on a variety of diverse sources quiz games, psychology, education, news, trivia shows, satellite navigation and comedy Featuring cab drivers, philosophers, memory champions and members of the Brains Trust, it looks at topics including cultural relativism, language learning and prodigious feats of memory Plus, it attempts to answer such questions as what constitutes useful knowledge in an era when we can find anything very quickly why has useless knowledge gained in currency and, if Typhoo put the tea in Britain, should we take the piss out of epistemology Packed with interviews, debates and a feast of archive clips from the past three decades, this is an enlightening and entertaining overview of the world of knowledge, both general and specific.Presenting an archive rich investigation into the changing value of knowledge from an original angle the London black cabbie s famed Knowledge test starring Britain s favorite examiner of language and culture, Stephen Fry.


Recent Comments "Stephen Fry Does "The Knowledge""

42 WORD REVIEW:Stephen Fry is at his most engaging in this Radio 4 exploration of knowledge: what it is; how it changes; in what forms we value it; and where it is (or isn’t) useful. Fry’s lucid discourse is underscored by numerous archival recordings.

О моей любви к информативно-развлекательным фраевским плюшкам уже можно слагать легенды. Время от времени я натыкаюсь на какие-то его программки, которые тут же попадают в плеер и услаждают мои ушки несколько вечеров подряд.В этой программе в течение часа обсуждается одна [...]

A humorous twist on epistemology, contrasted with that of what we consider popular knowledge, general knowledge and what we know and how we know it!Stephen Fry is as usual funny to listen to. A quick, short read to not only make you laugh (or smile), but give you some knowledge about "the knowledge".

I enjoyed listening to this. I'm a librarian and quiz night enthusiast, so the topic of knowledge is of interest to me. Plus I'm a fan of Mr Fry, so this was a thought provoking and entertaining 'read'. My one complaint was that it was too brief.

This could have been an NPR radio show or a topic for the old Seinfield show. This was amusing, covering all kinds of explanations of what knowledge is, how it’s used, what’s important and what isn’t, etc….


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