Why do you care if I have pineapple on my pizza?

In this episode, Professor Paul Dolan looks at why we like to take opposite sides - from food to football clubs, and politics to pizza – and why we find it difficult to accept differences of opinion. He speaks to two people who know a lot about polarisation and how to help people see things from the other side.  One of them is Lord Gus O'Donnell who was Cabinet Secretary under Labour and Conservative governments and who was instrumental in helping the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives form a coalition government. The other is Dr Nick Chater, who is a Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School and who advises on climate change policy. Paul’s also joined again by his friend and colleague Dr Kate Laffan.


A Mother Come Quickly production. 


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