DT Season 2 – Preview
with Dr Mark Halloran
In Season 2 Deep Trouble gets deeper. First we meet the impressive Benjamin Gilmour to talk about his Academy Award nominated film Jirga. Originally scheduled to shoot in Pakistan, Ben and his small crew were forced to re-locate after the Pakistan Secret Service blocked production. In Afghanistan the filmmakers found themselves in a very real location, with very real people, and set about filming guerilla-style, with hand held cameras and untrained actors, some of whom were ex-Taliban fighters themselves. Next we grope around in the deep, dark waters of the internet with moral philosopher Dean Cocking, talking about his book, Evil Online (Wiley Blackwell, 2018). Then Prof Mehmet Olzap comes in to talk about the history and philosophy of Islam; Professor Jenny Graves tells us of the evolution of the ‘gay’ gene and the genetics of transgenderism; Anglican priest and director of Christians in Science, Dr Rev Chris Mulhein, has a great chat as regards the philosophy of science and climate change. Whew! Are you tired yet? We still have Julian Schnabel, director of the Vincent Van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate, plus the delightful author Carmel Bird coming in. We have covered some bases, haven’t we?