What's wrong with getting what we want?

Susan Cahill talks with Paul Roberts about "The Impulse Society"

What's wrong with getting what we want?

Mall cultural in Jakarta, Indonesia by Jonathan McIntosh, 2004

Talking Books' host Susan Cahill takes a look at the rise and impact of consumer society and instant gratification with acclaimed American author and journalist Paul Roberts whose latest book, The Impulse Society, asks the question, 'what's wrong with getting what we want?'

This week's music to read to

The show opens with Grounds by Poppy Ackroyd before playing out of part one with Mood Alabama by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. The show ends with another of Colm's songs, Bláth.