Neil Gaiman: Secret(ish) Late-night TEDxVancouver 2014 Talk

Author extraordinaire, Neil Gaiman, hosts this semi-secret, late-night event at TEDxVancouver (on March 18, 2014). First, he reads (dramatically, as per usual) his essay titled “Ghosts in the Machines” — previously published in The New York Times on October 31, 2006. Then, he answers a question put to him by the brilliant Maria Popova — of Brain Pickings — paraphrased here: “How do you relate to the adult construct of ‘child-appropriate’ literature, in culture and in your own work?” Finally, in response to another question, Gaiman considers the thing that terrifies him most in our present day and age.

Maria Popova originally uploaded this sound; she is brilliant. For more of her work check out brainpicker on SoundCloud as well as

This is not the end…

“They say it’s the last song. They don’t know us, you see. It’s only the last song if we let it be.” – Dancer in the Dark (2000)