The Why Factor - Secrets
Why do we have secrets? What are the consequences for either holding onto a secret or for giving it away? Mike Williams investigates.
Secrets have become harder to conceal and easier to divulge with the availability of online blogs and other social networks sites as well as open office settings. Secrets can be used as weapons. They represent power, they can generate fear. In the shadowy world of espionage and in our ordinary lives secrets are a currency. But why do we have secrets? And what are the consequences either for holding onto a secret or for giving it away? (Image of a woman holding a finger to her mouth. Credit Getty Images)
- Broadcast on BBC World Service, 9:32AM Mon, 18 Nov 2013
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:32PM Fri, 15 Nov 2013
- Duration 18 minutes