Humour’s Contribution to Human Ingenuity

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Radio National have done a series on the importance of humour… interesting!

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/bestmedicine

Part 1 – Humour

Amelia Nurse talks with writer and evolutionary theorist Alastair Clarke. His book – ‘Humour’s Contribution to Human Ingenuity’ will be published by Pyrrhic Press on 9 November 2009. (8′15″)

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This week Amelia Nurse considers NZ’s comedic track record. She talks to sociologist Mike Lloyd from Victoria University in Wellington. (9′50″)

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Amelia Nurse talks to joyologist Pat Armitstead and to members of the Wellington Improvisation Troupe – Anton van Helden, Paul Sullivan, Christine Brooks and Geoff Simmons (12′29″)

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Humour at work – find out whether work is the place for a joke or two – or not… with Dr Barbara Plester from the University of Auckland Business School. (12′56″)

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