Mundane governance doesn't sound too interesting, huh?
But it's actually fascinating!
In this week's episode we crashed the Mundane Governance Conference and had not one, but three beers with three interesting people.
And look, we admit we might have laughed a little at the conference title at first, but then we found it was chock-full of intriguing people and ideas. Seriously, check this out:
- First we yacked with Professor Simone Dennis about 'governance of the tongue', how there are rules about how we taste stuff, and how anthropologists are concerned with 'pre-swallowing'...
- Next, we mused about how your Fitbit might be conspiring with big business to take over your brain and life with Dr Kate Henne
- And finally, we leaped off the deep-end with the king of mundane governance, Professor Steve Woolgar, and heard about recycle bin rage (seriously), and how 101 mls of liquid on a plane is super-dangerous, but 10 litres of that same liquid in a bin at the airport is just hunky-dory.
Honestly, we could have kept talking with any of these guests for hours (but don't worry, we didn't) - listen in here and have your view of the mundane changed forever!
Scintillatingly beige regards,