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  1. If You Haven't Got Anything Nice to Say...

    AL Kennedy argues for a world with less gossip.

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 2014

  2. No Burning Required

    As libraries close, AL Kennedy argues that we must reassess the importance of books.

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 2014

  3. Bring Back the Heptarchy!

    Tom Shakespeare asks if England should consider returning to an earlier order.

    First broadcast: 06 Jun 2014

  4. Should we be frightened of disability?

    Tom Shakespeare argues that we have nothing to fear from disability.

    First broadcast: 30 May 2014

  5. Why we should be religious but not spiritual

    Tom Shakespeare argues that we should be religious but not spiritual.

    First broadcast: 23 May 2014

  6. Testing Times

    Mary Beard reflects on exam season - past and present.

    First broadcast: 16 May 2014

  7. The Paradox of Growing Old

    Mary Beard argues that our view of dementia is a sanitized one which needs to be rethought

    First broadcast: 09 May 2014

  8. Digging Digitally

    Mary Beard reflects on the new face of archaeology, of the virtual kind.

    First broadcast: 02 May 2014

  9. Mile Milestone

    Mary Beard looks forward to the 60th anniversary of the first 'four-minute mile'.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2014

  10. Travel Writing Giants

    William Dalrymple celebrates the writing of Peter Matthiessen, who died this month.

    First broadcast: 18 Apr 2014

  11. A Tale of Two Elections

    William Dalrymple reflects on the current pivotal elections in India and Afghanistan.

    First broadcast: 11 Apr 2014

  12. A Lenten Reflection

    For Lent, William Dalrymple compares Eastern and Western views of self-discipline.

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2014

  13. A Disease Called Fame

    Sarah Dunant reflects on fame and the cult of celebrity, following 20 Feet From Stardom.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2014

  14. Heavy Weather

    Sarah Dunant compares our reaction today to climate change with historic responses.

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2014

  15. The Time Warp

    Sarah Dunant reflects on our changed perceptions of the sexual attitudes of the 1970s.

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2014

  16. Free the Schools

    Roger Scruton believes the way to improve schools is through middle-class volunteers.

    First broadcast: 07 Mar 2014

  17. Our Love for Animals

    Professor Roger Scruton warns against favouring pets at the expense of wild animals.

    First broadcast: 28 Feb 2014

  18. United We Fall

    Roger Scruton argues for a vote for the English in the debate over Scottish independence.

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2014

  19. Money Matters

    Adam Gopnik explains why he thinks the pictures on our banknotes matter.

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2014

  20. Twitter-Free

    Adam Gopnik explains his indifference to Twitter and social media.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2014

  21. Why Sportsmanship Matters

    Adam Gopnik reflects on the nature of sportsmanship ahead of the American Super Bowl.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2014

  22. Self-Drive Manhood

    Adam Gopnik hails the development of the self-drive car as the way to rescue his manhood.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2014

  23. Sex and the French

    Adam Gopnik reflects on the attitude of the French to the sex lives of their statesmen.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2014

  24. Unknown Knowns

    John Gray reflects on the things we know but prefer not to think about.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2014

  25. The Perils of Belief

    John Gray reflects on the damage that can be caused by evangelical belief.

    First broadcast: 03 Jan 2014

  26. Two Cheers for Human Rights

    John Gray gives only two cheers for human rights.

    First broadcast: 27 Dec 2013

  27. Islamo-Christian Heritage

    William Dalrymple reflects on the co-habitation of Islam and Christianity.

    First broadcast: 20 Dec 2013

  28. Why Dickens Endures

    John Gray gives his own theory for the cultural longevity of Charles Dickens.

    First broadcast: 13 Dec 2013

  29. It's Always the Others Who Die

    Will Self reflects that our modern secular society has silenced the voices of the dead.

    First broadcast: 06 Dec 2013

  30. Political Trojan Horses

    Will Self warns against politicians' policies which turn out to be Trojan horses.

    First broadcast: 29 Nov 2013

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