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Real Recommendations | 04

Some favourite picks coming at ya from Sean Davidson, our Lead Web Developer. Dare to delve into Davidson's mind with this suite of mind benders.


The Case Against Reality

Donald D. Hoffman

All is mind, all is consciousness - all that is a series of nested conscious agents. Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.

Read more at Penguin


Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Hello to Jason Isaacs! Welcome to the wonderful world of #wittertainment. It's not a movie about a shark, it's not a Podcast about films - it's a church.

Available here on BBC


Requiem for a Dream

Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of Herbet Selby Junior's study of addiction.

Watch on Amazon Prime


Why We Fight

Eugene Jarecki

Engineering war - a history of the military industrial complex.

"The defence budget is three quarters of a trillion dollars, profits went up last year well over 25%. When war becomes that profitable you're going to see more of it." - Chalmers Johnson CIA, 1967 - 1973.

Watch on Amazon Prime



Alan Bleasdale

The English Twin Peaks - to this day, still the best British TV series ever aired. As relevant now as it was in 1991 particularly in light of the recent #LabourLeaks.

Watch on All4


Night Chancers

Baxter Dury

More musings from the sleazy underbelly of the dystopian now. Hashtag, me, me.

Listen to the album on Spotify

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Author Gareth Rowson