Jeremy Vine’s Being Human

Jeremy Vine’s Being Human

Jeremy Vine explores what makes us human with leading thinkers and writers in this landmark BBC Radio 2 series. Special guests from religion, philosophy, entertainment and sport will deliver their thoughts on the very essence of human existence, reflecting on their own lives.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Val McDermid 20 Mar 2015

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Best-selling crime writer Val McDermid talks to Jeremy Vine about experimental education in Fife, Raityh Rovers, and how, even in the most appalling circumstances, what makes us human is that we are essentially humane.

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  • Graham Taylor 25 Feb 2015

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The former Watford FC and England Manager, Graham Taylor talks to Jeremy about his undiminished love for football, his Scunthorpe beginnings and how kindness is key to what makes us human

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  • Nev Wilshire 11 Feb 2015

    Wed, 11 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Real-life call centre manager and star of BBC3’s reality show, Nev Wilshire, talks to Jeremy about being human

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  • Tom Piper 27 Jan 2015

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    The theatre designer Tom Piper, who worked with artist Paul Cummins to create the Tower of London poppy memorial, talks to Jeremy Vine about the creative value of human collaboration

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  • David Owen 20 Jan 2015

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

    David Owen has had a full life: foreign minister aged just 38 and founder of the SDP. He talks to Jeremy Vine about his original profession - a doctor - politics and saving the NHS...

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  • Andrew Marr 16 Dec 2015

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    The irrepressible Andrew Marr talks to Jeremy Vine about slowing down after his stroke and being an eight-year old Maoist (of sorts)

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  • Nick Hewer 25 Nov 2014

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    The Apprentice's Nick Hewer talks to Jeremy Vine about the battle between human selfishness and altruism. Ever the optimist, Alan Sugar's right-hand man believes giving is its own reward.

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  • Camila Batmanghelidjh 04 Nov 2014

    Tue, 4 Nov 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    From Tehran to Peckham: the founder of the pioneering charity for abused and neglected children, Kids Company, recounts her extraordinary life to Jeremy Vine

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  • Mason McQueen 22 Oct 2014

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

    London taxi driver and star of A Cabbie Abroad, Mason McQueen, talks to Jeremy Vine about the compassion and empathy of the humans he met on his travels all over the world

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  • Howard Jacobson 06 Oct 2014

    Mon, 6 Oct 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Booker prize-winner Howard Jacobson talks to Jeremy Vine about laughter, Jewishness and joy in a special edition for Radio 2 Book Club Day

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