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Sideways

Description

Matthew Syed is a former Olympics-grade table tennis player, turned management guru. Author of 12 books, he’s Britain’s new king of the counter-intuitive big idea. And now, he has a Novel-produced show on BBC Radio 4, in which he takes on some of the biggest and most curious ideas of all. So far, he’s debunked Stockholm Syndrome, made notes on why leeches might be good for us, explained how superhero culture helps high-perfomance athletes, and unpicked the Satanic Panic.

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Episodes

  • Season 1

      • 01
      • 10.02.2021
      • Siding with the Enemy

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      • 02
      • 17.02.2021
      • 1 in 73 Million

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      • 03
      • 24.02.2021
      • The West and the Rest

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      • 04
      • 03.03.2021
      • Looping the Loop

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      • 05
      • 10.03.2021
      • The Most Selfish People on Earth

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      • 06
      • 17.03.2021
      • A Recipe for Happiness

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      • 07
      • 24.03.2021
      • Top of the Pops

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      • 08
      • 31.03.2021
      • Mental Athletics

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  • Season 2

      • 01
      • 23.06.2021
      • Originality Armageddon

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      • 02
      • 30.06.2021
      • Under the Influence

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      • 03
      • 07.07.2021
      • Too Big to Succeed

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      • 04
      • 14.07.2021
      • Brighter than Bagpuss

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      • 05
      • 21.07.2021
      • A Question of Justice

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      • 06
      • 28.07.2021
      • Let's All Be Batman

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      • 07
      • 04.08.2021
      • Best Feet Forward

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      • 08
      • 11.08.2021
      • Big Head

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  • Season 3

      • 01
      • 03.11.2021
      • The Endurance of Arlene Blum

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      • 02
      • 10.10.2021
      • Tongue-Tied

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      • 03
      • 17.11.2021
      • Is This What Success Looks Like?

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      • 04
      • 24.11.2021
      • An appointment with Dr Leech

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      • 05
      • 01.12.2021
      • The Woman Who Brought Down the Mob

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      • 06
      • 08.12.2021
      • Inspiring Bill Strickland

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      • 07
      • 15.12.2021
      • Oostvaardersplassen: A Wild Idea

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      • 08
      • 22.12.2021
      • Sweet Harmony

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  • Season 4

      • 01
      • A Nuclear Awakening

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      • 02
      • 20.07.2022
      • War Games in the Pink Tower

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      • 03
      • 27.07.2022
      • A Blip on the Radar

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      • 04
      • 03.09.2022
      • Exiting the Bunker

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      • 05
      • 10.08.2022
      • Fooling the Opposition

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      • 06
      • 17.08.2022
      • The Woman in the Portrait

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      • 07
      • 24.08.2022
      • To Absent Friends

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