Skip to content

Steven Pinker, part 1

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about coming of age in Montreal’s Anglophone Jewish community, the nature of good writing and the 'classic style', and managing a dictionary by democratic processes.

Episode: 206
Date: 21-02-2019
Length: 27:30
Steven and Marcy's high school presentation references lyrics from 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' by Noël Coward.
Steven Pinker, part 1
Image credit: Louis Milner. Marcy Kahan - George III - Steven Pinker. The British Library, 24th September 2018

You might also like:

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about his writing and editing process, why the Enlightenment matters more than ever, why the world is actually better than it used to be, and some approaches to achieving happiness.

In the second instalment of 'My Hero', we hear from a number of RLF writers about their personal heroes, and how those heroes have had an impact on their lives and their writing.

Tina Pepler speaks with Jane Draycott about the responsibility to real lives when fictionalising traumatic experiences, how the internet can’t beat talking to people for stories you didn’t even know you were looking for, and working as a mentor with young people arriving in the UK from other cultures.

Back To Top