Jazz musician Django Bates muses on being 'in the groove'.
John McCarthy reflects on the fading light as a metaphor for ageing.
John McCarthy considers the importance of complexity and ambiguity.
Mark Tully asks what makes us laugh, when it is okay to smile and when a joke goes too far
Mark Tully wonders what society would look like if spirituality and economics were linked.
Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland of theatre company RashDash reflect on ideas of friendship
Samira Ahmed explores the idea of the desert in literature and spiritual texts.
John McCarthy considers the phrase 'I Am' as a means of exploring identity.
Mark Tully considers the sacrifices people have to make to become wise.
Mark Tully considers the political and religious value of confession.
Marie-Louise Muir reflects on the inevitable changes woven into the fabric of life.
John McCarthy explores the way people's senses can summon memories and emotions.
Samira Ahmed explores representations of flowers and people's relationships with them.
Mark Tully discusses the veneration accorded to the monkey in many cultures.
Poet and radio producer Pejk Malinovski reflects on the many ways we perceive ourselves.
John McCarthy reflects on the feeling of euphoria and where it comes from.
Samira Ahmed reflects on the lists people make and what they can reveal about our lives.
Mark Tully searches for new approaches to private space in an increasingly crowded world.
Mark Tully asks how we can reconcile the idea of a loving God with an angry one.
Melissa Viney reflects on people's need to express 'the song inside'.
Inspired by the late guru BKS Iyengar, Mark Tully investigates the benefits of yoga.
Samira Ahmed reaches for the far north and how it has been perceived, dreamed and desired.
Jude Rogers reflects on the transition to adulthood.
On the shortest day of the year, Mark Tully presents a celebration of the winter solstice.
Is there too much bad news? Mark Tully asks if we are all suffering from world weariness.
Psst... listen... John McCarthy considers the pleasures and perils of loose-tongued talk.
John McCarthy uses Dylan Thomas's Fern Hill to explore timelessness in childhood.
Kester Brewin reflects on our yearning to fly.
Samira Ahmed explores Durham Cathedral's enduring historical and spiritual significance.
On Remembrance Sunday, Mark Tully investigates the psychological need for commemoration.