Jon Butterworth

Book Shambles

Professor Jon Butterworth is a regular at many of our live shows and he’s also written two top selling popular science books about physics, his latest, A Map of the Invisible, has recently come out in paperback. So he dropped by the studio to chat about it with Josie and Robin as well as climate change, where science meets politics, reading more fiction and Josie’s update on Dark Matter.

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Reading List

Jon recommends:

The work of Philip Pullman

The work of Natalie Kay Thatcher

Beyond Weird by Philip Ball

All That Man is by David Szalay

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Robin recommends:

Map of the Invisible by Jon Butterworth

Sceptical Essays by Bertrand Russell

Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

What’s the Worst That Could Happen by Greg Craven

Smashing Physics by Jon Butterworth

One Smart Fish by Chris Wormell

The work of Jana Levin

Others edited by Charles Fernyhough

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

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