Ivory chess pieces found in the Outer Hebrides. They take us to the world of Northern Europe at a time when Norway ruled parts of Scotland. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the medieval world of the Chessmen and explains how the game evolved. Historian Miri Rubin considers the genesis of the pieces and the novelist Martin Amis celebrates the metaphorical power of chess.
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Adam Thirlwell, Will Self and Martin Amis discuss fictional characters bearing their authors’ names
Berkeley-based author Michael Lewis joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." Lewis’ other books include "The Blind Side," "Moneyball," "Liar’s Poker" and "Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood."
Get to know Emily Lewis a little better. Microformats master and author of ‘Microformats Made Simple’ will also be speaking at the In Control Conference in February.