Claudia Hammond looks back at 80 years ago of time use surveys, started by the BBC.
Peter Day argues that the internet is completely revolutionising manufacturing and trade.
Fintan O'Toole looks back at the reputations of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Satirist Joe Queenan charts the rise and fall of the 'nudge nudge wink wink' epidemic.
Using ancient and modern inspiration Anne McElvoy asks how to be or not to be a politician
Stephen Evans on Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's 1943 dispatch during a bombing raid on Berlin.
A recreation of the1963 train journey made to Washington by civil rights campaigners.
Allegra McEvedy reflects on our complex, even scrambled, relationship with the humble egg.
A celebration of the ninetieth anniversary of poet, humourist and absurdist Ivor Cutler.
Jake Arnott examines the legend of the Great Train Robbery on its 50th anniversary.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
Poet Brian Patten explores the 1960s counter-culture through its radically risqué poetry.
This is the last era of writers born before TV was. Susannah Clapp listens to them.
Steven Fielding looks at the impact of British dystopian political fiction.
Denys Blakeway tells the story of Labour's botched campaign in the 1983 general election.
Tom Mangold revisits the scandal he covered for the Daily Express 50 years ago.
Two remarkable archives, 80 years apart, throw light on what makes a politician tick.
Journalist Eamonn O'Neill examines his profession through the legacy of Watergate.
Anne Karpf on psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, among the first to broadcast to new mothers.
Tom Conti explores the story of Italian internment in Britain during World War II.
Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?
Science for the curious - a popular playful American radio show breaks down barriers.
Samira Ahmed considers the British relationship with the western.
Daniel Finkelstein listens to the world's greatest unmade speeches, aided by Jon Culshaw.
Robert Winston traces the impact of DNA - from its discovery 60 years ago to today.
David Taylor and Charles Wheeler expose back-door dealings during the US election of 1968.
Chris Parry uses the US Army's oral history archive to tell the history of the Iraq war.
British jazz musician Soweto Kinch examines the intriguing history of the saxophone.
Oliver Burkeman uses the archive to explore the controversial subject of idleness.
Anne Karpf explores the way women have shaped the sound of British radio.