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Born in 1951, Susan Blackmore is a British freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Having graduated from St Hilda's College, Oxford with a degree in psychology and physiology, she went on to do postgraduate work in environmental psychology. In 1980, she gained a PhD in parapsychology. Her research on memes (which she wrote about in her popular book The Meme Machine) and evolutionary theory has contributed to the field of memetics.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: questions, curiosity, childhood, heat, education, paranormal, parapsychology

Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 07 January 2013