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  1. Together Alone

    The Scottish poet Kenneth Steven reflects on how solitude refreshes the human spirit.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2008

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  2. Because of the Fire

    Jane Ray reflects on moments and chance encounters which can prove to be life changing.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2008

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  3. Tradition and Reform

    Mark Tully considers the tensions between traditionalists and reformers in all faiths.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2008

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  4. Family Ties

    Mark Tully reflects on how family relationships and responsibilities change over time.

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2008

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  5. Tomorrow

    Llewellyn Morgan explores how attitudes towards tomorrow reflect our fear of the unknown.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2008

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  6. Freely Given

    Mark Tully explores the notion of a gift culture.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2008

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  7. Harvest Festival

    Mark Tully and Prof Michael Northcott discuss food production and consumption.

    First broadcast: 21 Sep 2008

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  8. A Sense of Home

    Andrew Motion revisits the village where he spent the first nineteen years of his life.

    First broadcast: 14 Sep 2008

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  9. Resisting the Tug

    Mark Tully talks to Simon Small about the importance of the lost art of contemplation.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2008

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  10. Do you See what I See?

    Mike Wooldridge and Prof Raymond Tallis explore the nature of human perception.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2008

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  11. East/West

    Jonathan Charles reflects on whether travel really does broaden the mind.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2008

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  12. Stacks of Wisdom

    Mark Tully celebrates libraries.

    First broadcast: 17 Aug 2008

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  13. The Puritan Gift

    Mark Tully talks to author Will Hopper about the origins of the Puritan work ethic.

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2008

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  14. Ambition

    Mark Tully asks whether ambition can be detrimental to spiritual growth.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2008

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  15. Nor Any Drop

    Madeleine Bunting explores our relationship with water - practical, cultural and spiritual

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2008

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  16. Ageing Well

    Mark Tully considers the wisdom that comes with age and talks to Sr Pia Buxton CJ.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2008

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  17. Francis, the Saint Whose Time Has Come

    Mike Wooldridge visits the unique Franciscan community at Hilfield in Dorset.

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2008

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  18. Limbo

    Limbo: Mark Tully considers the state of limbo, where time can seem to stand still.

    First broadcast: 06 Jul 2008

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  19. The Second Coming

    Judith French considers why almost every culture has a legend of a second coming.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2008

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  20. All the Rage

    Mark Tully asks why are so many of us so angry all the time.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2008

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  21. Downsizing

    Mark Tully considers how we deal with enforced downsizing through financial necessity.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2008

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  22. 08/06/2008

    Mike Wooldridge reflects on the first hour or so after dawn across the globe.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2008

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  23. The Chalice of Being

    Mark Tully explores former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold's exhortation.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2008

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  24. Committees

    Mark Tully asks whether committees are good or bad for us.

    First broadcast: 25 May 2008

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  25. The Animal Inside

    Christie Dickason reflects on that magical world where humans lived as equals with animals

    First broadcast: 18 May 2008

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  26. One Foot in Front

    Mark Tully considers the potentially subversive nature of walking.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2008

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  27. To Change or Not to Change

    Mark Tully explores the difference between changing and adapting.

    First broadcast: 04 May 2008

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  28. View from Above

    Felicity Finch reflects on the space above us and the heights we strive to reach.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2008

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  29. Roots and Wings

    Mark Tully considers the most important gifts that parents can bestow upon their children.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2008

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  30. The Past Is a Foreign Country

    Mark Tully considers how we look back on the past.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2008

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