Ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins has spent a lifetime helping us rethink the big questions. As part of our 2019 autumn literature festival he joined David Freeman — former presenter of BBC World Service’s Science in Action, and Sky’s The Book Show — to discuss his new book, the Sunday Times bestseller, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.
In this podcast the pair take Dawkins’ book as a cue to discuss a broad range of topics including the polarising ‘tribalism’ of religion, Dawkins preference for truth over symbolism, what he believes happens when you die, and whether you can be good without a God.
The venue for London Literature Festival and Poetry International, Southbank Centre is the home of literature and spoken word events in the UK. Throughout the year we host talks, discussions, readings and more featuring bestselling authors, award-winning poets and inspirational writers.