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Helen Nianias moves from sausage jokes to reflecting on an ancient sea battle.
Helen Nianias on the rise of mammals and apes, and why crocodiles lived at the Poles.
Helen Nianias considers the impact of Elizabeth Gaskell and her protagonist Margaret Hale.
Helen Nianias explains that virtue, according to Seneca, was about how you lead your life.
How relevant is Arendt's newly popular book, The Origins of Totalitarianism?
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
Scientific principles, theory and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
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