Analysis

Analysis

Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world, from economics to social affairs to global politics to political Islam. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. The programme broadcasts 26 episodes a year, in three separate series.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Michael Pollan on Food 29 Sept 2014

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    What should we eat? Jo Fidgen talks to the influential American writer Michael Pollan about what food is - and what it isn't. He says we should reconnect with what's on our plates.

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  • Thrifty Debtors 21 July 2014

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The downturn's made everyone worry more about money. But while we may want to be thriftier, Chris Bowlby discovers why we're stuck with high personal and household debt.

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  • The End of the Pay Rise? 14 July 2014

    Mon, 14 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wages have fallen for most of us for the last six years in Britan, which is unprecedented. We’re told that there’s a return in economic growth and yet wages have still not picked up. What has happened? Is this a long term problem – is this the end of the pay rise? Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explores the mystery of our falling wages and how wages are shared out between the top earners and the rest of us.

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  • Is it Time for the Internet to Grow Up? 07 July 2014

    Mon, 7 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The World Wide Web is 25 years old. David Baker asks what we want from its next 25 years.

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  • Tories: Nasty or Nice? 30 June 2014

    Mon, 30 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Why have the Tories attracted the label 'the nasty party'? Tory supporter Robin Aitken explores why the phrase took hold, and why it matters in key national debates today.

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  • Varieties of Capitalism 23 June 2014

    Mon, 23 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Can a country switch between different models of capitalism? The Economist's Britain politics correspondent, Jeremy Cliffe, explores whether the proposals put forward by some British politicians to transform the UK's economy into one more akin to that of Germany, Denmark and Sweden is remotely possible - or are we stuck with what we've got?

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  • Courting Trouble 16 June 2014

    Mon, 16 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships? Sexual harassment is in the news, laws and codes are in place. But can we agree on what is acceptable behaviour today?

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  • What Does Putin Want? 09 June 2014

    Mon, 9 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Following the crisis in Ukraine, Edward Stourton investigates the Russian leader's geostrategic vision.

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  • Time to Rethink Asylum? 02 June 2014

    Mon, 2 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Finch investigates the history of asylum as a political issue and explores ideas for a fundamental rethink of the way we deal with refugees.

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  • Deirdre McCloskey 26 May 2014

    Mon, 26 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Evan Davis interviews economic historian Deirdre McCloskey in front of an audience at the London School of Economics, where she argues that poverty matters more than inequality.

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