When nuance is shunned for black and white polarities, the capacity to communicate complex ideas and explore abstract hypotheses is more important than ever. Two of the world’s best non-fiction writers, Carl Zimmer (She Has Her Mother’s Laugh) and Rose George (Nine Pints), argue the case for science and expertise, and discuss how they make challenging ideas accessible to the curious layperson.
Rose George is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has been acclaimed by organisations including The Economist, Radio 4 and the British Maritime Foundation. Her two TED talks, on sanitation and seafaring, have had nearly 3 million views. Nine Pints is her fourth book.
Carl Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times and the award-winning author of a dozen books about science, on subjects ranging from viruses to neuroscience to evolution.
Tania Meyer is a producer, educator and science communicator with a passion for discussing ethical issues.