Jeremy Vine explores what makes us human with leading thinkers and writers in this landmark BBC Radio 2 series. Each week a special guest from religion, philosophy, entertainment and sport will deliver their thoughts on the very essence of human existence, reflecting on their own lives.
Wed, 19 Feb 14
Falklands veteran Simon Weston talks to Jeremy Vine about survival, laughter and being human.
Wed, 12 Feb 14
Jeremy Vine mulls artistic creativity with one of Britain’s best-known performers, Maureen Lipman
Wed, 5 Feb 14
Human beings are nosey parkers. Planetary scientist Prof Colin Pillinger ponders human curiosity, martian life and living with MS.
Wed, 22 Jan 14
The irrepressible children's writer Michael Rosen says history - the sum total of our individual and shared experiences - are what make us human. A moving interview with Jeremy Vine.
Wed, 8 Jan 14
Chairman of the BBC Trust and former cabinet minister, Chris Patten discusses his own life, politics and how art is something animals simply cannot do.
Wed, 18 Dec 13
Esther Rantzen talks to Jeremy Vine about her own life and how compassion and altruism are what essentially make us human
Wed, 11 Dec 13
Britain's leading soldier, General Lord Richard Dannatt locates our humanity in our ability to serve others. The former Army chief talks to Jeremy Vine about faith, sacrifice and whether christian soldiers should be allowed to kill.
Wed, 4 Dec 13
Leading economist Lord Robert Skidelsky says it's the opposite of economics that makes us human: following our hearts and intuitions, rather than our heads.
Wed, 27 Nov 13
Professor Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist, reflects on the qualities that he believes makes us human.
Wed, 20 Nov 13
The Labour MP and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson discusses how sometimes the best things that make us human emerge from the worst things that humans have to endure.
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