Robin Ince is a comedian and writer. For the last two years he has been the host of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. His Radio 4 show with Professor Brian Cox, The Infinite Monkey Cage, has just finished it’s second series. Robin has recently written a book, Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club, which casts a critical eye over Don Estelle’s autobiography, tales of giant killer crabs, and romance novels set in the Antarctic.
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7/21/2009 - The message of skepticism and critical thinking is the opposite of what people want to buy, since we’re not promising impossibly easy answers to real problems. To spread our message, we have to make it commercially desirable. How can we make skepticism commercial? The answer is simple, but fair warning: It requires a lot of hard work.
Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That’s compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.