1 - Matt Ridley: The Rational Optimist goes VIRAL

Liberty & Wine

07-03-2022 • 1 hr 5 mins


In this episode of Liberty & Wine, Anne talks to Matt Ridley about his newest book, “Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19”. The conversation meanders far and wide as Anne and Matt also explore ways to cope with the general sense of pessimism that permeates our age and try on the spirit of rational optimism that has become a characteristic of Matt’s work.

The wine selected for this episode—La Reserve de Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien 2014—has personal significance for Matt. Listen to the episode and hear his story, as well as a commentary by acclaimed wine critic Malcolm Jolly who will introduce this special bottle and, most importantly, tell Matt when he can safely drink it!

Read more about Matt Ridley and his books at www.mattridley.co.uk