4 March 2022

The CapX Podcast: Will Storr on The Status Game


From the lowest prison cell to the grandest palaces, human beings are engaged in age-old battles for status and recognition.

In his latest book The Status Game, acclaimed science writer WIll Storr brilliantly unpacks just how human societies are steeped in the search for status, how it leads to conformity, hysteria and violence – but also to enormous, life-enhancing achievements.



I always enjoy recording our podcasts, but I must say this interview was a particular pleasure, with a writer and thinker who conveys great knowledge and enthusiasm about his subject.

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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.