Start the Week

Start the Week

308 episodes

Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday

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Newton: science and worldly riches

Published: March 22, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Rights and responsibilities

Published: March 15, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Understanding Melancholy

Published: March 8, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 14 seconds

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Monsters of the deep

Published: March 1, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Family struggles - from Greek tragedy to The Troubles

Published: Feb. 22, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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Living online and IRL

Published: Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 34 seconds

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Empire and class, shaping Britain

Published: Feb. 8, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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The fall of Maxwell – the end of an era.

Published: Feb. 1, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 32 seconds

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Mariana Mazzucato on moonshot economics

Published: Jan. 25, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Francis Bacon revealed

Published: Jan. 18, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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Scotland and the Union

Published: Jan. 11, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 32 seconds

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Nicholas Hytner

Published: Dec. 28, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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Thomas Becket and the rift between church and state

Published: Dec. 21, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 26 seconds

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Inspiring awe – from the heavens to the oceans

Published: Dec. 14, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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Laughter

Published: Dec. 7, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 8 seconds

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Human ingenuity and shared inheritance

Published: Nov. 30, 2020, 3:01 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Derrida, Woolf, and the pleasure of reading

Published: Nov. 23, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Landscapes real and imagined

Published: Nov. 16, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 19 seconds

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Physics in all its glory

Published: Nov. 9, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 53 seconds

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Great women of the classics

Published: Nov. 2, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 12 seconds

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China and the global order

Published: Oct. 26, 2020, 11:49 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Fake news and data lies: how to win an election

Published: Oct. 19, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

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Care and compassion

Published: Oct. 12, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 19 seconds

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Contested histories

Published: Oct. 5, 2020, 10:37 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

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Faith in the modern world

Published: Sept. 28, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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Claudia Rankine and Margaret Atwood

Published: Sept. 21, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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The Radical Agenda

Published: Sept. 14, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Meritocracy and inequality

Published: Sept. 7, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Nature notes, from farming to fungi

Published: Aug. 31, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Brit Bennett on race, identity and protest

Published: June 29, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes

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James Joyce

Published: June 15, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 15 seconds

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Our coercive politics

Published: June 8, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 39 seconds

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The Future

Published: June 1, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 17 seconds

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Classics and class

Published: May 25, 2020, 8:35 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 15 seconds

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Richard Ford, writing from the edges

Published: May 18, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 12 seconds

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Art in an emergency

Published: May 11, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 10 seconds

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Globalisation

Published: May 4, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 6 seconds

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Changing behaviour, from bystander to actor

Published: April 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 5 seconds

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Crisis in Europe from Notre-Dame to coronavirus

Published: April 20, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 21 seconds

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Nature worship

Published: April 13, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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The genetic gender gap

Published: April 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Rebuilding conservatism in changing times

Published: March 30, 2020, 8:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Famous and Infamous

Published: March 23, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 13 seconds

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Cultural icons from Shakespeare to Superman

Published: March 16, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 37 seconds

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Morality, money and power

Published: March 9, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Leila Slimani on Sexual Politics

Published: Feb. 24, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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Love of home

Published: Feb. 17, 2020, 11:29 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Dresden - 75 years on

Published: Feb. 10, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Artistic influence: Beethoven, Rembrandt and MeToo

Published: Feb. 3, 2020, 10:25 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

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Grayson Perry - the early years

Published: Jan. 27, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Puritans and God-given government

Published: Jan. 20, 2020, 11:24 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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No work, rest and play

Published: Jan. 13, 2020, 11:02 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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A house and a home

Published: Jan. 6, 2020, 10:58 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Westminster Abbey

Published: Dec. 23, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Numbers, nightmares and nanotech

Published: Dec. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 13 seconds

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Living near water

Published: Dec. 9, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 24 seconds

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India past and present

Published: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 18 seconds

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Love and unreason

Published: Nov. 25, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 10 seconds

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Life, death and taxes

Published: Nov. 18, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Animals and us

Published: Nov. 11, 2019, 10:49 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

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Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo

Published: Nov. 4, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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The artist - warts and all

Published: Oct. 28, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 13 seconds

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Breaking bread together

Published: Oct. 21, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Global culture

Published: Oct. 14, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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Lenny Henry

Published: Oct. 7, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

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Where is power now?

Published: Sept. 30, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 37 seconds

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Antony Gormley: challenging conventions

Published: Sept. 23, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Escaping the past

Published: Sept. 16, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 16 seconds

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Epic quests and Greek myths

Published: July 1, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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The power of poetry

Published: June 24, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Money - in your pocket and in the bank

Published: June 17, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Beyond the headlines

Published: June 10, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Jared Diamond on national crisis

Published: June 3, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Medical controversies

Published: May 20, 2019, 9:09 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Billy Bragg on anger and hope

Published: May 13, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Icons of English literature

Published: May 6, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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Freedom: From Kierkegaard to Black Lives Matter

Published: April 29, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Life in the wilderness

Published: April 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Ian McEwan

Published: April 15, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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Ageing visibly

Published: April 8, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 43 seconds

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Free Thinking Festival

Published: April 1, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 58 seconds

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Art for all

Published: March 25, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Understanding China

Published: March 18, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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The battle against so-called Islamic State

Published: March 11, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Language and Culture

Published: March 4, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 46 seconds

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Populations and contested lands

Published: Feb. 25, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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The Eye of the Beholder

Published: Feb. 18, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 24 seconds

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The mind unravelling

Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Who is watching you?

Published: Feb. 4, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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The health of science

Published: Jan. 28, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Art, truth and power

Published: Jan. 21, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Violence and Conflict

Published: Jan. 14, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

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Searching for happiness

Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Ice and Snow

Published: Dec. 24, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 12 seconds

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National myths with Neil MacGregor

Published: Dec. 17, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Trees: a wood wide web

Published: Dec. 10, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

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Power in Politics

Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 27 seconds

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How the World Thinks

Published: Nov. 26, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Safe spaces and snowflakes

Published: Nov. 19, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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Poland: A hundred years of history

Published: Nov. 12, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Reporting from the Front Line

Published: Nov. 5, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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That's not fair

Published: Nov. 5, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 2 seconds

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Pirates

Published: Oct. 22, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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Identity Politics

Published: Oct. 15, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 27 seconds

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What's Your Type?

Published: Oct. 8, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 29 seconds

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Yuval Noah Harari

Published: Oct. 1, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 36 seconds

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From Ubermensch to Superman

Published: Sept. 24, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 20 seconds

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David Attenborough: Life on Earth and Beyond

Published: Sept. 17, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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The Reality of War

Published: Sept. 10, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 36 seconds

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Storytelling at the Edinburgh Festivals

Published: Aug. 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes

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British culture and European influence

Published: July 2, 2018, 9 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Shame, Status and Self-invention

Published: June 25, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 40 seconds

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Deserts and the Nuclear Age

Published: June 18, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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Altered Minds

Published: June 11, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Arundhati Roy on castes and outcasts

Published: June 4, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Survival and Destruction

Published: May 28, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 31 seconds

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Dark Satanic Mills

Published: May 21, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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Jordan Peterson: Rules for Life

Published: May 14, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

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The Death of Democracy

Published: May 7, 2018, 9 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 45 seconds

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Mysteries of the Universe

Published: April 30, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 24 seconds

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Life Is a Dream

Published: April 23, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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1968: Radicals and Riots

Published: April 16, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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The Good Samaritan

Published: April 9, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 26 seconds

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Faith and Doubt

Published: April 2, 2018, 9 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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Love and Loss

Published: March 26, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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In Praise of Passion

Published: March 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 44 seconds

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Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead

Published: March 12, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 57 seconds

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Art and Civilisations

Published: March 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 15 seconds

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Who Am I? The Brain and Personality

Published: Feb. 26, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Fascism and the Enlightenment with Steven Pinker

Published: Feb. 19, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Rise and Fall of the City

Published: Feb. 12, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Money Makes the World Go Around

Published: Feb. 5, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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Mohsin Hamid on leaving home

Published: Jan. 29, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 37 seconds

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The Power of Art

Published: Jan. 22, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 46 seconds

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Peter Carey on legacies of the past

Published: Jan. 15, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Votes for Women

Published: Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

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Who governs Britain?

Published: Dec. 18, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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The power and beauty of objects.

Published: Dec. 11, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 37 seconds

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Russia, religion and the Middle East

Published: Dec. 4, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 38 seconds

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Finland at 100

Published: Nov. 27, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Blood, guts and swearing robots

Published: Nov. 20, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 29 seconds

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Anger and deprivation

Published: Nov. 13, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

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Heart of Darkness: Conrad and Orwell

Published: Nov. 6, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Animals: tamed, exploited and resurrected

Published: Oct. 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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Living with the Gods

Published: Oct. 23, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

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The End of War?

Published: Oct. 16, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Russian Revolution a hundred years on

Published: Oct. 9, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 5 seconds

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Power, the People and the Party

Published: Oct. 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 36 seconds

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Hard work and sweet slumber

Published: Sept. 25, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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Orhan Pamuk on competing myths

Published: Sept. 18, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 18 seconds

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Les Misérables: novel of the century?

Published: Aug. 22, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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From Darwin to Big Data with Richard Dawkins

Published: July 3, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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Power: Fleet Street and Whitehall

Published: June 26, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Health Inequality: TB, Trauma and Technology

Published: June 19, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 12 seconds

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Crossing the Boundaries of Gender, Race and Class

Published: June 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

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Inventing the Self: Fact and Fiction

Published: June 5, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 15 seconds

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Live from the Hay Festival

Published: May 29, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 14 seconds

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India's Rise?

Published: May 22, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 4 seconds

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Post-Truth and Revolution

Published: May 15, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Kate Tempest: Everyday Epic

Published: May 8, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 46 seconds

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Wendell Berry: The Natural World

Published: May 2, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 30 seconds

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Eliza Carthy and Nicholas Hytner: Art for All

Published: April 24, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

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The Age of Spectacle?

Published: April 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Christianity: Luther's Legacy

Published: April 10, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

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Dissecting Death

Published: April 3, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

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Sayeeda Warsi: Muslims in Britain

Published: March 27, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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The Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead

Published: March 20, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 10 seconds

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Britain Divided: 1642-2016

Published: March 13, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 36 seconds

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Paul Auster and the American Dream

Published: March 6, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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'Build That Wall': Barriers and Crossings

Published: Feb. 27, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 41 seconds

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Sidney Nolan: Life and Work

Published: Feb. 20, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 18 seconds

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Play and Creativity

Published: Feb. 13, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 16 seconds

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Paul Abbott: finding comedy in the tragic

Published: Feb. 6, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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Turkey: Past and Present

Published: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Sara Khan: The Battle within Islam

Published: Jan. 16, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Chibundu Onuzo and Martin Sixsmith on corruption and family drama

Published: Jan. 9, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Maps, Music and Medieval Manuscripts

Published: Dec. 26, 2016, 10 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 41 seconds

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Scientific Discoveries: from the mind to the cosmos

Published: Dec. 19, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 20 seconds

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The Bolshoi and Culture Wars

Published: Dec. 12, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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Popular Protest and Patriotism

Published: Dec. 5, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 43 seconds

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AIDS Activism and Surviving a Plague

Published: Nov. 28, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 43 seconds

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Rewriting the Past: from Empire to ivory

Published: Nov. 21, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Island Mentality

Published: Nov. 14, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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Virtue and Vice

Published: Nov. 7, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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Alan Bennett

Published: Oct. 31, 2016, 10 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Microbes, Genes and Human Endeavour

Published: Oct. 24, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Soldiering on: the British Army, Lenin and Putin

Published: Oct. 4, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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Radical Liverpool

Published: Sept. 26, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 33 seconds

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Political Drama: Robert Harris and Margaret Hodge

Published: Sept. 19, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 22 seconds

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Love, Loss and Scandal

Published: July 4, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 54 seconds

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Food: From Bread Riots to Obesity

Published: June 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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A Theory of Everything?

Published: June 20, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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New Artistic Director of the ENO, Daniel Kramer

Published: June 13, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

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Genes: Our medical inheritance

Published: June 6, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 24 seconds

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Hay Festival: Spooks, war and genocide

Published: May 30, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Lost and Found: Ancient Egypt to Modern Art

Published: May 23, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 16 seconds

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World on the Move

Published: May 16, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Technology in Education

Published: May 9, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Cross-dressing and masculinity with Grayson Perry

Published: May 2, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 3 seconds

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Anish Kapoor on Light and Dark

Published: April 25, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 40 seconds

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Reporting War and Conflict

Published: April 18, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 9 seconds

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Loneliness and Inner Voices

Published: April 11, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Greece and the Eurozone with Yanis Varoufakis

Published: April 4, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Existentialism and Ways of Seeing

Published: March 28, 2016, 9 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 45 seconds

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Is Faster Better?

Published: March 21, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 54 seconds

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The Easter Rising: 100 Years On

Published: March 14, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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Scotland

Published: March 7, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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Nature or Nurture?

Published: Feb. 29, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 52 seconds

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Future Economies

Published: Feb. 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

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Who Owns Culture?

Published: Feb. 15, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Mind and Body

Published: Feb. 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 21 seconds

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Language and Reinvention

Published: Feb. 1, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 45 seconds

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Migration and Citizenship

Published: Jan. 25, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Alaa Al Aswany on Egypt

Published: Jan. 18, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 45 seconds

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Russia: Tsars to Putin

Published: Jan. 11, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Shakespeare's Late Plays - recorded at the Globe's Playhouse

Published: Dec. 28, 2015, 10 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 34 seconds

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Space Survival and Exploration

Published: Dec. 21, 2015, 11:12 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Cultural Lifespans

Published: Dec. 14, 2015, 10:46 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

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Reforming Saudi Arabia

Published: Dec. 7, 2015, 11:06 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 30 seconds

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Augustine, Desire, Doing good

Published: Nov. 30, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 12 seconds

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Jonathan Coe on Satire

Published: Nov. 23, 2015, 3:08 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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France Special

Published: Nov. 16, 2015, 11:39 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 21 seconds

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Claudia Rankine at the Free Thinking Festival

Published: Nov. 9, 2015, 5:26 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 20 seconds

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Embracing Failure and Uncertainty

Published: Nov. 2, 2015, 10:24 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 29 seconds

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Social Class and Cultural Capital

Published: Oct. 26, 2015, 1:40 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 22 seconds

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Power and Corruption with Stephen Frears and Mary Beard

Published: Oct. 19, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Kissinger

Published: Oct. 12, 2015, 10:02 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Jonathan Franzen

Published: Oct. 5, 2015, 12:49 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Celts and Romans

Published: Sept. 28, 2015, 12:35 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Edmund de Waal on Porcelain

Published: Sept. 21, 2015, 10:25 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Harmony and Balance

Published: July 6, 2015, 3:27 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Alan Watts and the Way of Translation

Published: June 29, 2015, 9:43 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Architecture and power - from Stalinist structures to model villages

Published: June 22, 2015, 10:41 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 47 seconds

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The Value of Art with Grayson Perry and Hannah Rothschild

Published: June 15, 2015, 2:41 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

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Illness: Psychosomatic and Physical

Published: June 8, 2015, 9:48 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 47 seconds

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Saul Bellow and Finding a Voice

Published: June 1, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Hay Festival

Published: May 27, 2015, 9:56 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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Joseph Stiglitz and Steve Hilton on Inequality

Published: May 18, 2015, 2:50 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 23 seconds

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Values from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Harlem

Published: May 11, 2015, 2 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 58 seconds

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Vikram Seth

Published: May 4, 2015, 9 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 10 seconds

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Violence

Published: April 27, 2015, 2:06 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Life Underwater

Published: April 21, 2015, 12:42 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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David Sloan Wilson on Altruism

Published: April 13, 2015, 1:22 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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The Amazons

Published: April 6, 2015, 9 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Lewis Carroll and the Story of Alice.

Published: March 30, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Susan Pinker on the benefits of face-to-face contact

Published: March 23, 2015, 2:47 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

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Shame, with Jon Ronson

Published: March 16, 2015, 1:50 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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The Mathematical Mind with Cedric Villani

Published: March 9, 2015, 10:22 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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From Fringe to Frontline?

Published: March 2, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Joseph Nye on Soft Power

Published: Feb. 16, 2015, 9:17 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Life in Suburbia

Published: Feb. 9, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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The Rise of Islamic State

Published: Feb. 2, 2015, 3:40 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

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Organising the Mind

Published: Jan. 26, 2015, 4:31 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Surveillance and Self-censorship

Published: Jan. 20, 2015, 9:06 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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The Tudors

Published: Jan. 12, 2015, 3:02 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Sense of Place

Published: Dec. 29, 2014, 10 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Hedonism

Published: Dec. 22, 2014, 1:37 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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Reinventing Inventions

Published: Dec. 15, 2014, 5:22 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Arabian Nights

Published: Dec. 8, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 37 seconds

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Evolution and Extinction

Published: Dec. 1, 2014, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Science Fiction

Published: Nov. 24, 2014, 4:35 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

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Self-Portrayal

Published: Nov. 17, 2014, 3:07 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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A Good Death

Published: Nov. 10, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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The Language of Money

Published: Nov. 3, 2014, 1 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Revolution

Published: Oct. 27, 2014, 2:29 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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Napoleon

Published: Oct. 20, 2014, 12:37 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Crime Stories and Ghost Stories

Published: Oct. 13, 2014, 1:59 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Naomi Klein on climate change and growth

Published: Oct. 6, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Karen Armstrong on War and Religion

Published: Sept. 29, 2014, 9:36 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 49 seconds

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Hilary Mantel

Published: Sept. 22, 2014, 7:24 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 4 seconds

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Tom Sutcliffe discusses family secrets and Scottish royalty

Published: July 7, 2014, 1:45 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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The Science of the Mind

Published: June 30, 2014, 3:08 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

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Joyce DiDonato and Julie Bindel on Women Behaving Badly

Published: June 23, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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Pain and Prejudice

Published: June 16, 2014, 3:37 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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What Is the State For?

Published: June 9, 2014, 2:46 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Rod Liddle on the selfish generation

Published: June 2, 2014, 3:02 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 1 second

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Charleston Festival

Published: May 23, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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Alien Invaders

Published: May 19, 2014, 10:35 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 17 seconds

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The Myth of the Strong Leader?

Published: May 12, 2014, 4 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Simon Armitage on Greek Tragedy

Published: May 2, 2014, 3:06 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 8 seconds

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The Future of Capitalism

Published: April 28, 2014, 4:03 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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James Lovelock

Published: April 21, 2014, 9 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 15 seconds

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Lucy Worsley on the Georgians

Published: April 14, 2014, 2:33 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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Police drama with playwright Roy Williams

Published: April 7, 2014, 3:35 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 3 seconds

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AL Kennedy and David Sedaris on matters of the heart

Published: March 31, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Faisal I of Iraq and the making of the modern Middle East

Published: March 24, 2014, 3:36 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes

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Decision-making with Daniel Kahneman and Michael Ignatieff

Published: March 17, 2014, 4:06 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 41 seconds

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Andrew Hussey on the legacy of France's Arab Empire

Published: March 10, 2014, 4:43 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 54 seconds

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The Vikings and Seafaring

Published: March 3, 2014, 2:23 p.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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Adair Turner on the Politics of Finance

Published: Feb. 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Vanessa Feltz and Susie Orbach on Confession

Published: Feb. 17, 2014, 11:18 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 32 seconds

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Irving Finkel on the Ark Tablet

Published: Feb. 10, 2014, 10:41 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Spying and Surveillance: The Snowden Files

Published: Jan. 29, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 7 seconds

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Published: Jan. 24, 2014, 10:09 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 38 seconds

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Neuroscience and Free Will

Published: Jan. 20, 2014, 7:58 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

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Unity and Disunity

Published: Jan. 9, 2014, 10:27 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 18 seconds

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Michael Gove on teaching history

Published: Dec. 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Clive James

Published: Dec. 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 13 seconds

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Josie Rourke on strategy and Coriolanus

Published: Dec. 12, 2013, 11:46 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 2 seconds

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The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence

Published: Dec. 9, 2013, 8:08 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Landscape and Community

Published: Dec. 2, 2013, 10:38 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 16 seconds

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Bianca Jagger on human rights

Published: Nov. 25, 2013, 9:38 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 7 seconds

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Gandhi's Early Years

Published: Nov. 18, 2013, 8:11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Andrew Marr on poet George Herbert

Published: Nov. 11, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Fiona Shaw; Simon McBurney; Journeys Into the Unknown

Published: Nov. 4, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds

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The Kremlin: A fortress that has shaped a nation

Published: Oct. 28, 2013, 11:01 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

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Paul Collier on Immigration Controls

Published: Oct. 17, 2013, 11:23 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 6 seconds

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Grayson Perry on contemporary art

Published: Oct. 14, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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