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Our 'deep-rooted instinct' to gossip

Why are we so interested in other peoples' affairs?

Tim Walker, who writes the Telegraph's Mandrake column, and Julian Baggini, a philosopher and editor-in-chief of The Philosopher's magazine, discuss whether we should sometimes "put a lid on our natural curiosity."

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