Boris Akunin, Zinovy Zinik and Emilia Kabakov in conversation with Anne McElvoy.
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Matthew Sweet in conversation with Michael Symmons Roberts, Helen Mort & Stewart Mottram.
The mariner’s astrolabe; faith in food; Sherlock Holmes; the phone & a cold war relic...
Artist Tom Phillips talks to Philip Dodd about his career as he marks his 80th birthday.
From satire and the circus, to gangs and 'speaking truth to power'
From breastfeeding to fasting, resisting tyranny to murder & dining with a nightmare...
Will Hutton, Lucy O’Brien, Richard Sennett on how topics are taught + campus free speech?
Authors Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman are in conversation with Philip Dodd.
Doctor Who with Dominic Sandbrook and Ray Monk
Matthew Sweet investigates the phenomenon of The Avengers.
Peter Singer, Steve Silberman, Siobhan Davies, Tiffany Watt Smith, “Goat man”
Russell Foster delivers the opening lecture of Radio 3's 2017 Free Thinking Festival.
Discussions/interviews: Slavoj Zizek, Xinran, Ivan Klima, Claudia Rankine, Pankaj Mishra
Ziauddin Sardar, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Sacks, Marilynne Robinson
Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Umberto Eco, Peter Singer, David Grossman, Edna O'Brien
Writing from around the world: fact, fiction, key authors, classics & contemporary voices
Key films, books, TV, plays, art: 1001 Nights – 2001 A Space Odyssey, Jane Austen - Jaws
Dorothy Bohm, Edward Burtynsky, Sean Scully, Dada, Elizabeth Price, Edmund de Waal
Revisit Matthew Sweet's interview with the 2017 Wolfson History Prize winner
Haemin Sunim, the Buddhist meditation teacher, on calm in a fast-paced 21st century world
Startling snippets from dental history
Will Abberley picks eight bird varieties which have captured storytellers’ imaginations.
Edith Hall, Chris Kissane and Matthew Sweet on what might be on a Brexit reading list.
The ugly side of Valentine's Day
Could these magnificent beards convince you to give your razor a rest?
From aubergines to frostbite via finger-counting.
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