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  1. World Dress - Relationships at Work

    Laurie Taylor discusses the world domination of the western business suit.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2008

  2. Glamour - Advertising

    Laurie Taylor discusses the history of glamour with Stephen Gundle.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2008

  3. Trust

    Laurie Taylor discusses the nature of trust in modern society with theorist Marek Kohn.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2008

  4. Violence - Victorian Slum

    Laurie Taylor debates the rituals and micro-dynamics of violence.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2008

  5. Gentrification

    Laurie Taylor discusses the driving forces and patterns of gentrification in the UK.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2008

  6. Gentrification in Harlem

    Laurie Taylor presents a special programme from New York.

    First broadcast: 11 Jun 2008

  7. Horses - Comfort of Things

    Laurie Taylor explores how humans relate to horses and their personal possessions.

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2008

  8. Boxing - Urban Outcasts

    Laurie Taylor considers boxing in terms of race, class, and representation.

    First broadcast: 28 May 2008

  9. Population Control - Torture and Democracy

    Laurie Taylor debates how much influence states should have on their administrations.

    First broadcast: 21 May 2008

  10. Hikikomori - Women's Anti-Suffrage

    Laurie Taylor explores why Japanese adolescents are acutely withdrawing from society.

    First broadcast: 14 May 2008

  11. Hearing Voices - Paganism

    Laurie Taylor talks to Dr Julie Kirby about her research into people who hear voices.

    First broadcast: 07 May 2008

  12. Passengering - Superclass

    Laurie Taylor explores the conventions and rituals of car passengers with Dr Eric Laurier.

    First broadcast: 30 Apr 2008

  13. Cook Books and Identity - Culture and Globalization

    Laurie Taylor and Andrea Tonner discuss celebrity cook books and Britain’s food culture.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2008

  14. Gay Chav Erotic - Investment Clubs

    Laurie Taylor reflects on the homosexual eroticization of class with Paul Johnson.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2008

  15. Pets as Kin - India and Spirituality

    Laurie Taylor explores the relationship between the British and their pets.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2008

  16. Cities and Ethnicities

    Laurie Taylor asks if identifying cities rather than nations can help racial integration.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2008

  17. Marseille

    Laurie Taylor visits Marseille to explore its unique racial geography.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2008

  18. Scottish Independence - Viewing the Recently Dead: Feedback

    Laurie Taylor considers the rise of Scottish nationalism since the end of WW2.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2008

  19. Euro-Islamaphobia - Viewing the Recently Dead

    Laurie Taylor discusses how our responses to viewing the ‘recently dead’ have changed.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2008

  20. Mass Collaboration - Free Trade

    Laurie Taylor explores the phenomenon 'We-Think' with Charles Leadbeater.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2008

  21. Hoodies - City Planning

    Laurie Taylor debates the ‘moral panic’ generated by young people wearing hooded tops.

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2008

  22. Superheroes - Ribbon Culture

    Laurie Taylor discusses the enduring appeal of Superheroes with Roz Kaveney.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2008

  23. Family Life Running Hotels - Slum Travellers

    Laurie Taylor explores the lot of London's poor a century ago.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2008

  24. Craftwork and Skill

    Laurie Taylor puts human behaviour, institutions and conventions under the microscope.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2008

  25. Urban Nightlife - The Burlesque

    Laurie Taylor puts human behaviour, institutions and conventions under the microscope.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2008

  26. Culture of Apocalypse -Politics of the Veil

    Laurie Taylor and guests debate the culture of apocalyptical theories in America.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2008

  27. Wealthy Irish and Sandwiches

    Laurie Taylor is joined by John Murray Brown to discuss the new found wealth of the Irish.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2008

  28. Violence - Arab Television

    Laurie Taylor discusses acts of violence with cultural philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2008

  29. Cities and Memory - Berlin Extra

    Laurie Taylor discusses how cities reflect the pride and shame of what has gone before.

    First broadcast: 02 Jan 2008

  30. Ghosts of Berlin

    Laurie Taylor explores the city of Berlin's continuing struggle with its troubled history.

    First broadcast: 26 Dec 2007

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