Analysis

Analysis

Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world. What made Islam political, whether the Government can make us go green, why we think the market in human organs is repugnant are just some of the subjects the series tackles. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. There are 26 episodes a year, in three series.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Why Minsky Matters 24 Mar 2014

    Mon, 24 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    TUC economist Duncan Weldon asks if the theories of the late Hyman Minsky provide an explanation for the financial crisis and a radical challenge to mainstream economics?

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  • Eldar Shafir: Scarcity 17 Mar 2014

    Mon, 17 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Jo Fidgen interviews psychologist Eldar Shafir about his theories of how scarcity of time and money can both help and harm us.

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  • The Jihadi Spring 16 Mar 2014

    Sun, 16 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Owen Bennett-Jones asks if the real beneficiaries of the multiple failures of the Arab revolutions are the Islamist militants both of al-Qaeda and its increasingly violent allies.

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  • Scotland and the Union: Can Britain be Re-booted? 03 Mar 2014

    Mon, 3 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As Scotland votes on independence, Douglas Fraser asks if there's a coherent vision for the future of the union, and what that might mean north and south of Hadrian's Wall.

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  • Life by Lottery 24 Feb 2014

    Mon, 24 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Should we use chance to solve some of our most difficult political dilemmas? Jo Fidgen explores whether the luck of the draw might build a fairer society.

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  • A is for Anonymous 17 Feb 2014

    Mon, 17 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Frances Stonor Saunders asks why anonymity is becoming more popular while we extol celebrity and individuality. Is being anonymous the future or are there costs to being unknown?

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  • What is Wahhabism? 10 Feb 2014

    Mon, 10 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is the ultra-conservative 'Wahhabi' branch of Islam really the ideology behind Islamic extremism? Edward Stourton examines its emergence in 18th Century Saudi Arabia and subsequent interpretations, exploring its influence in the world today.

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  • The Philosophy of Russell Brand 03 Feb 2014

    Mon, 3 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Comedian Russell Brand wants a revolution - why are so many young people cheering him on? The Economist's Jeremy Cliffe explores the ideas and thinkers behind a new 'anarcho-populism' - the 21st Century activist's politics of choice.

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  • Last Rites for the Church of England? 27 Jan 2014

    Mon, 27 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Andrew Brown asks if the Church of England has become fatally disconnected from society.

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  • Roberto Unger 18 Nov 2013

    Mon, 18 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Renowned social theorist Prof Roberto Unger on why he thinks his left wing progressive comrades lack imagination. Recorded in front of an audience at the LSE.

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