The Why Factor

The Why Factor

295 episodes

The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

Podcasts

Millennials and business

Published: Feb. 3, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Why do we text instead of talk?

Published: Jan. 27, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 17 seconds

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Why do physical scars matter?

Published: Jan. 20, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 51 seconds

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Dystopias

Published: Jan. 13, 2020, 1:55 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 28 seconds

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Victim blaming

Published: Jan. 6, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 8 seconds

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Parties

Published: Dec. 16, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 58 seconds

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Resilience

Published: Dec. 9, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 50 seconds

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Why does music affect the way we feel?

Published: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Why do we need to talk about men?

Published: Nov. 25, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 4 seconds

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Why grandparents are important

Published: Nov. 18, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 5 seconds

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Why do we cheat on our partners?

Published: Nov. 11, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 1 second

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Why are we conscious?

Published: Nov. 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 38 seconds

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Why are we conscious of so little?

Published: Oct. 28, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 26 seconds

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Why are we shy?

Published: Oct. 21, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 41 seconds

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Intuition: Why should we be cautious of it?

Published: Oct. 14, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 54 seconds

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Intuition: Why should we trust it?

Published: Oct. 7, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 6 seconds

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Why do we love camping?

Published: Sept. 30, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 18 seconds

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Why do some people reject society?

Published: Sept. 23, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 20 seconds

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Why are we so gloomy about the world?

Published: Sept. 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Why do we (still) wear make-up?

Published: Aug. 26, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 26 seconds

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Why learn to be happy?

Published: Aug. 19, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 58 seconds

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Why do funerals matter?

Published: Aug. 12, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 26 seconds

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Why do we blend?

Published: Aug. 5, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 8 seconds

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Why does nature calm anxiety?

Published: July 29, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Why do we care so much about games?

Published: July 22, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 13 seconds

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Why do some people become hermits?

Published: July 15, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 14 seconds

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Why should we work together?

Published: July 8, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 12 seconds

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Schadenfreude

Published: July 1, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 18 seconds

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Why aren’t more women in computer science?

Published: June 24, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 42 seconds

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Why do we care where we come from?

Published: June 17, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 39 seconds

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Why do people risk death in pursuit of adventure?

Published: June 10, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 10 seconds

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Why is it so hard to get people to pay tax?

Published: June 3, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 14 seconds

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Confidence: How it can help us

Published: May 27, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 6 seconds

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Confidence: Why it misleads us

Published: May 20, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 12 seconds

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Why do we find it hard to cut our losses?

Published: May 6, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 9 seconds

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Emotional labour

Published: April 29, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 32 seconds

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Why is climate change so politicised?

Published: April 22, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 3 seconds

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Separating the art from the artist

Published: April 15, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Cinderella

Published: April 8, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 9 seconds

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Why do stories matter?

Published: April 1, 2019, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 11 seconds

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Mothers and daughters

Published: March 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 18 seconds

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Fathers and daughters

Published: March 18, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Fattism

Published: March 11, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 59 seconds

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Beauty pageants

Published: March 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 26 seconds

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Why is architecture so big on Instagram?

Published: Feb. 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 20 seconds

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Meritocracy

Published: Feb. 18, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds

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Speed

Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 27 seconds

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Blame

Published: Feb. 4, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 31 seconds

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Smart Speakers

Published: Jan. 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 6 seconds

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Giving Presents

Published: Jan. 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 59 seconds

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Fitness Apps

Published: Jan. 14, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 11 seconds

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Extreme Sports

Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 13 seconds

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Zombies

Published: Dec. 31, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 37 seconds

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Musical Instruments

Published: Dec. 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Wine

Published: Dec. 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 58 seconds

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Why do we Collude with Corruption?

Published: Dec. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 8 seconds

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Why Do Men Love Sheds?

Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 5 seconds

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Horses

Published: Nov. 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 5 seconds

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Truth

Published: Nov. 19, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 16 seconds

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Fact Checkers

Published: Nov. 12, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 14 seconds

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Why scarcity can damage decision making

Published: Nov. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Plane, Train and Bird Spotting

Published: Oct. 29, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 4 seconds

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Why Have Women Taken To Wellness?

Published: Oct. 22, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 12 seconds

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Why do we keep open secrets?

Published: Oct. 15, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 8 seconds

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Rhetoric

Published: Oct. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 10 seconds

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Compassion Fatigue

Published: Oct. 1, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 2 seconds

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Why has feminism affected the mother-son bond?

Published: Sept. 24, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 13 seconds

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Why the father-son relationship is important

Published: Sept. 17, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 10 seconds

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Why do we forget the things we’ve learned?

Published: Sept. 10, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 11 seconds

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Why do we feel heartbreak?

Published: Sept. 3, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 21 seconds

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Antarctica

Published: Aug. 27, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 4 seconds

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Why boredom is interesting

Published: Aug. 20, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 8 seconds

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Being at Sea

Published: Aug. 13, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 5 seconds

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Why Do We Love Boats?

Published: Aug. 6, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 5 seconds

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Female friendships

Published: July 30, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 10 seconds

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Male friendships

Published: July 24, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds

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School Reunions

Published: July 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 4 seconds

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Us and Them

Published: July 9, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Status

Published: July 2, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds

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Fishing

Published: June 25, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 59 seconds

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Why Football is the World’s Game

Published: June 18, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Why Do We Love Landscapes?

Published: June 11, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 6 seconds

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Self-Help

Published: June 4, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 20 seconds

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Dogs

Published: May 28, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 17 seconds

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Immortality

Published: May 21, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 31 seconds

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Self-Marriage

Published: May 14, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 29 seconds

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Romance Fraud

Published: May 7, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 6 seconds

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Giving Away Data

Published: April 30, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 10 seconds

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Fantasies

Published: April 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 29 seconds

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Restaurants

Published: April 9, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 44 seconds

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Sibling Birth Order

Published: April 2, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 32 seconds

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Machines and Morals

Published: March 26, 2018, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 20 seconds

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Laziness

Published: March 19, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 17 seconds

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Why are some places still men only?

Published: March 15, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 4 seconds

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Dinosaurs

Published: March 5, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 1 second

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Bullies

Published: Feb. 26, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds

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Interviews

Published: Feb. 19, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 12 seconds

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Pain

Published: Feb. 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 45 seconds

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Hypnotism

Published: Feb. 5, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 38 seconds

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Vegans

Published: Jan. 29, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 16 seconds

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Dreaming

Published: Jan. 22, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 38 seconds

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Noise

Published: Jan. 15, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 26 seconds

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Why do People Hear Voices in Their Heads?

Published: Jan. 8, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 30 seconds

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Sleepwalking

Published: Jan. 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 47 seconds

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Alcohol Addiction

Published: Dec. 25, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 25 seconds

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Witches

Published: Dec. 18, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 35 seconds

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The Crowd

Published: Dec. 11, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 9 seconds

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Initiations

Published: Dec. 4, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 43 seconds

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What Can Chimps Teach us About Politics?

Published: Nov. 27, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 6 seconds

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Men, Women and Language

Published: Nov. 20, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 25 seconds

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Dubbing Movies

Published: Nov. 13, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 6 seconds

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Dark Tourism

Published: Nov. 6, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 25 seconds

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Imposter Syndrome

Published: Oct. 30, 2017, 2 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 41 seconds

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Serial Killers

Published: Oct. 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 17 seconds

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Breath-holding

Published: Oct. 16, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 16 seconds

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Staying Put

Published: Oct. 9, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds

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How to Live Small

Published: Oct. 2, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 28 seconds

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Surrogacy

Published: Sept. 25, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 22 seconds

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Romance

Published: Sept. 18, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 31 seconds

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What Do You Do?

Published: Sept. 11, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 5 seconds

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Complexity

Published: Sept. 4, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 25 seconds

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Human Remains in Museums

Published: Aug. 28, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 14 seconds

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News

Published: Aug. 21, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 25 seconds

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Eavesdropping

Published: Aug. 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 15 seconds

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Why Raise Other People's Children?

Published: Aug. 7, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 27 seconds

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Sign Language

Published: July 31, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds

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Why Do Some People Crave the Limelight?

Published: July 24, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 2 seconds

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Male Violence

Published: July 24, 2017, 5:32 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 38 seconds

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Childlessness

Published: July 10, 2017, 3 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 3 seconds

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Polygamy

Published: June 26, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 32 seconds

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Returning Home

Published: June 19, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 21 seconds

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Exams

Published: June 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds

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Self-Harm

Published: June 5, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 34 seconds

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Why Do We Talk To Ourselves?

Published: May 29, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 29 seconds

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Thankless Tasks

Published: May 22, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 20 seconds

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Are you a numbers person?

Published: May 15, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 37 seconds

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Goths

Published: May 8, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 18 seconds

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Habits

Published: May 1, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 9 seconds

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Short

Published: April 24, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 38 seconds

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Why Words Matter

Published: April 17, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 27 seconds

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Underground

Published: April 10, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 7 seconds

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Clapping

Published: April 3, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 11 seconds

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Why do Men Want Six Packs?

Published: March 27, 2017, 1 p.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 23 seconds

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Yoga

Published: March 24, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 39 seconds

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Hands

Published: March 10, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Listening

Published: March 3, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 30 seconds

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Stammering

Published: Feb. 24, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 32 seconds

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Smiling

Published: Feb. 17, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 36 seconds

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Hypochondria

Published: Feb. 10, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 36 seconds

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Torture

Published: Feb. 3, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 49 seconds

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Cryonics

Published: Jan. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

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Regret

Published: Jan. 13, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds

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Carrying Guns

Published: Jan. 7, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 32 seconds

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Vigilantes

Published: Dec. 30, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds

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Forgiveness

Published: Dec. 23, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Why do we Get Road Rage?

Published: Dec. 16, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 39 seconds

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Revenge

Published: Dec. 9, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

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The Female Orgasm

Published: Dec. 2, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why Do Cities Make Us Rude?

Published: Nov. 25, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

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The Family Tree

Published: Nov. 18, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Hoarding

Published: Nov. 11, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds

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Unconscious Bias

Published: Nov. 4, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds

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Eye Witness Identification

Published: Oct. 28, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds

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Organ Donation

Published: Oct. 21, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 47 seconds

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Farewell Letters

Published: Oct. 14, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Grief

Published: Oct. 7, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Assisted Death

Published: Sept. 30, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

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Why do Crazes Take Off?

Published: Sept. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Comic Book Superheroes

Published: Sept. 23, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 55 seconds

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Why do we find some voices irritating?

Published: Sept. 12, 2016, 3 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 54 seconds

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The Voice

Published: Sept. 2, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why not celebrate introvert personalities?

Published: Aug. 26, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Why do pet videos go viral?

Published: Aug. 19, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Fear of Animals

Published: Aug. 12, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Fear vs Fact

Published: Aug. 5, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Driving

Published: July 29, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Violence

Published: July 22, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 34 seconds

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Why Are We Getting Smarter

Published: July 15, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Newspapers

Published: July 8, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Attraction

Published: June 27, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Loneliness

Published: June 17, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Safe Space

Published: June 13, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Copying Art

Published: June 10, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Thin

Published: May 27, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Why Are We Afraid of Robots?

Published: May 20, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Time Perception

Published: May 13, 2016, 10 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Statues: Why we put people on pedestals

Published: May 6, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 55 seconds

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Life, Liberty and the American Identity

Published: April 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 46 seconds

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How the Rest of the World Sees America

Published: April 29, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 47 seconds

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Dolly, Dylan or Daft Punk

Published: April 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 54 seconds

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How America Sees Itself

Published: April 22, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 46 seconds

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Radio Requests

Published: April 15, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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Why I’m Not Just Blind

Published: April 8, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 2 seconds

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Identity

Published: April 1, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Fanfiction

Published: March 29, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Supernatural Powers

Published: March 18, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Magicians: Inside their Minds

Published: March 11, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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Conspiracy Theory

Published: March 4, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Why We Search for the Origins of Life

Published: Feb. 26, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Addiction: Why Do Some People Succumb to it?

Published: Feb. 19, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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Pleasure: Why We Like the Things We Like

Published: Feb. 12, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 54 seconds

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Why is Water Exceptional?

Published: Feb. 5, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 49 seconds

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Impersonators: Why do People Pretend to be Someone Else?

Published: Jan. 29, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Age of Consent

Published: Jan. 22, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Why Do we Want or Need Heroes?

Published: Jan. 15, 2016, 9 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Hypocrisy: Why do People Often say One Thing and do Another?

Published: Jan. 8, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Hunting

Published: Jan. 1, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Group Thinking

Published: Dec. 25, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Why Do We Make Lists?

Published: Dec. 18, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why Do We Wear Skirts?

Published: Dec. 11, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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Why Do We Wear Ties?

Published: Dec. 4, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why do we wear Suits?

Published: Nov. 27, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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What Makes us Want to Wear T-Shirts?

Published: Nov. 20, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 55 seconds

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Tutoring

Published: Nov. 13, 2015, 8:32 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 48 seconds

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Why Can’t Some People Eat Certain Foods?

Published: Nov. 6, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why Do We Love the Bicycle?

Published: Oct. 30, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why Does Everyone Wear Trainers?

Published: Oct. 23, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 2 seconds

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Why Do we Support Sports Clubs?

Published: Oct. 16, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why Does Commuting Make us the Way we Are?

Published: Oct. 9, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Graffiti: Why do we do it?

Published: Oct. 2, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Why Do We Love Dolls?

Published: Sept. 25, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Why Does the World Love Drinking Tea?

Published: Sept. 18, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Why do Humans Need so Much Space?

Published: Sept. 11, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Why do we have Human Rights?

Published: Sept. 4, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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World War One: Sacrifice

Published: Aug. 29, 2015, 9:05 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 50 seconds

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Why do people sacrifice their lives?

Published: Aug. 28, 2015, 5:50 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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Talking about Death

Published: Aug. 21, 2015, 5:31 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why Do We Need Diaries?

Published: Aug. 14, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why do we travel?

Published: Aug. 7, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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What is a Home?

Published: Aug. 3, 2015, 9:54 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 54 seconds

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Encryption

Published: July 24, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why do Top Sportsmen and Women Choke?

Published: July 17, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 2 seconds

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Nationality

Published: July 10, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 51 seconds

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Why Do We Need Cash?

Published: July 3, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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Why do People Take Risks?

Published: June 26, 2015, 6 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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How Chillies Became Hot

Published: June 19, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 55 seconds

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Why do we Draw?

Published: June 12, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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The Evolution of Beards

Published: June 10, 2015, 10:34 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 50 seconds

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Blue Jeans

Published: May 29, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 53 seconds

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The Y Chromosome

Published: May 22, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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Television

Published: May 15, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Collecting

Published: May 8, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Jargon

Published: May 1, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Animals Are Us?

Published: April 24, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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The Circus

Published: April 17, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Daydreaming

Published: April 10, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Suicide

Published: April 3, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 2 seconds

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The Refugee Journey

Published: March 28, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Death Penalty

Published: March 21, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Forgetting

Published: March 14, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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Crime Fiction

Published: March 7, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Skyscrapers

Published: Feb. 28, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Chasing Riches

Published: Feb. 21, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Rejecting Riches

Published: Feb. 14, 2015, 3 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Why are watches enduring status symbols?

Published: Feb. 7, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 42 seconds

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Sad Music

Published: Jan. 31, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Why Do We Fly Flags?

Published: Jan. 24, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Loyalty

Published: Jan. 17, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Portrait Photography

Published: Jan. 10, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Honour

Published: Dec. 27, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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Perfume

Published: Dec. 20, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Sharing

Published: Dec. 13, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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Nudity

Published: Dec. 6, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Cookery

Published: Nov. 29, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Letters

Published: Nov. 22, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Poetry

Published: Nov. 15, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 12 seconds

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Memorialisation

Published: Nov. 6, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 59 seconds

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Chess

Published: Nov. 1, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Embarrassment

Published: Oct. 24, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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Karma

Published: Oct. 17, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Brands

Published: Oct. 10, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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What is Charisma?

Published: Oct. 3, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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The Rivals

Published: Sept. 26, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Risking Life For Strangers

Published: Sept. 19, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Protest

Published: Sept. 12, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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The 100th Programme: The Life of Why

Published: Sept. 5, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds

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Gardens

Published: Aug. 29, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Gossip

Published: Aug. 22, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes

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Ghosts

Published: Aug. 15, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 52 seconds

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Chastity

Published: Aug. 8, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 55 seconds

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The Pilgrimage

Published: Aug. 1, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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The Walk

Published: July 25, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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The Moon

Published: July 18, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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The Apology

Published: July 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Coincidence

Published: July 4, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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World War One: Patriotism

Published: June 27, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 47 seconds

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Accents

Published: June 20, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Why Eye Contact is Important

Published: June 13, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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The Fool

Published: June 6, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Diplomacy

Published: May 30, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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Competition

Published: May 23, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Symmetry

Published: May 16, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 57 seconds

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Sticky Songs

Published: May 9, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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The Kiss

Published: May 2, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 56 seconds

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Luck

Published: April 25, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 58 seconds

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