Joining Laurie Taylor in the studio this week is David Graeber, Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, who will be talking about the first 5,00 years of debt. Ruth Holliday from the University of Leeds and the University of Leicester's Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor will also be chatting about cosmetic tourism.
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