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The Life of Alan Turing


Wednesday, we're talking about mathematician and computer pioneer Alan Turing. Our guest is biographer Andrew Hodges, whose book inspired the Academy Award-nominated film "The Imitation Game." Turing's code-breaking during World War II was a key to saving the Allies from the Nazis. But, he had a secret of his own, and was eventually arrested and persecuted for being gay. We'll talk to Hodges about Turing's extraordinary mind, his service and the life he couldn't live.

Andrew Hodges is the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma [Indiebound|Amazon]

The film The Imitation Game is currently screening at the Broadway Centre Cinema and other theaters throughout Utah.