Today’s episode of Radio Headspace is released on America’s biggest shopping day, Black Friday, so I wanted to use this half hour to examine our relationship with stuff. Why do we want it, how do we relate to it, and do we care about how it’s made?

My guests this week are designer Thomas Thwaites, who has over a million views to date on his TED talk about building a toaster from scratch. We also discuss his forthcoming project, GoatMan, which is as absurd and brilliant as it sounds.

I’ll be speaking to Professor Agnes Nairn, as well, whose work focuses particularly on the way marketing targets children and young people, and how advertising affects us all.

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