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Laurie Taylor explores the history of the modern, material world.
Wed 27 Jan 2016
The new politics of culture and creativity. Plus why people begrudge spending on security.
Wed 20 Jan 2016
A look at con men in New York and the iconography of punishment.
Wed 13 Jan 2016
Laurie Taylor explores tensions at the heart of contemporary struggles against enslavement
Wed 6 Jan 2016
Laurie Taylor explores personal identity in an era of uncertain working lives.
Wed 30 Dec 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the pleasures and dangers in keeping up appearances.
Wed 23 Dec 2015
A special programme on rituals, at Christmas and beyond.
Wed 16 Dec 2015
Laurie Taylor looks at chess communities and the competitive culture of the self-made men.
Wed 9 Dec 2015
Laurie Taylor explores forgotten acres and looks at creating a sense of 'home' at work.
Wed 2 Dec 2015
Laurie Taylor takes a sociological look at everyday life. Plus cafe society.
Wed 25 Nov 2015
Laurie Taylor examines the intellectual credibility of key thinkers of the new left.
Wed 18 Nov 2015
How elite students get elite jobs and a look at hairdressing as a craft.
Wed 11 Nov 2015
Laurie Taylor goes on a sociological safari, plus a look at reasons behind funeral choices
Wed 4 Nov 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the likely costs and benefits of the TTIP.
Wed 28 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor explores forms of non-religious culture and identification.
Wed 21 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor looks at the complex role of human rights in the peace process.
Wed 14 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor looks at stigma versus choice and explores romance in the digital age.
Wed 7 Oct 2015
Laurie Taylor discusses female serial killers. Plus low economic growth and the future.
Wed 30 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the Russian government's battle with the future of the internet.
Wed 23 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor explores marriages between people from different class backgrounds.
Wed 16 Sep 2015
Laurie Taylor examines the history and future of an often controversial police tactic.
Wed 29 Jul 2015
A look at convict culture. Also, how would children choose to spend a million pounds?
Wed 22 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the cultural and historical meaning of the colour black.
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor discusses a study into the selling of drugs among teens in suburban America.
Wed 8 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor considers Arab Londoners. Also, migrants' sense of British identity.
Wed 1 Jul 2015
Laurie Taylor explores the role of pop music in enlivening mundane assembly line work.
Wed 24 Jun 2015
White, working-class boys at school. Also, the French intellectual tradition.
Wed 17 Jun 2015
Laurie Taylor asks if there is an emerging mass class characterised by insecurity.
Wed 10 Jun 2015
The changing nature of same-sex relationships since the demise of Russian state communism.
Wed 3 Jun 2015
The future of the A-level. Plus the role of blame within the criminal justice system.
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