Laughing matters

Humour takes many forms, and analysing humour is a dangerous game...
09 February 2020
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by David Perry, Tara Zammit.


Child laughing heartily


Humour takes many forms. It can be transgressive, courageous, dangerous, an invitation to social solidarity, cruel or simply boring. So, what are the physiological and psychological benefits of laughing? Analysing humour is a dangerous game. Look at it too closely and you can kill the thing you love. But that’s what we’re risking in this week’s Podcast. Joining Ed Kessler are Lina Molokotos-Liederman, Will Owen and Mohammad Shomali...

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