Social Physics; John Hammond Plays Live; James Scott's New Novel; the Pope and Mussolini

4 segments

MIT's Alex Pentland explains the emerging field of “social physics” - and what new research is showing us about how human ideas spread—and turn into behaviors. John Hammond performs live in our studio and tells us about his half century in music. James Scott on his novel, The Kept. And we'll find out about the complicated secret relationship between Pope Pius the 11th and Mussolini!