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The Prospect podcast #42—Maestros in miniature

In our new format podcast Suna Erdem asks what it takes for a child to become a world-beater. And what are the chances their parents just mess them up?

By Prospect Team  

Eight-year-olds playing Chopin is certainly impressive, but is it good for children to develop prodigious skills so early on? Suna Erdem talks to Prospect about maestros in miniature, whether they’ll grow up hating their parents and why we’re so fixated on the concept of the youthful genius anyway. Erdem wrote on the subject for our August issue.

Also: Alex Dean discusses the future of the Brexit departments and Sameer Rahim asks how much first time novelists can expect to be paid.

Previous episodes of the Prospect podcast can be found here

       

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