Rana Mitter introduces the 2015 New Generation Thinkers.
Rana Mitter and guests Azar Nafisi, David Brooks and Tom Holland discuss humility.
Philip Dodd is joined by scholar Theodore Zeldin and journalist Mona Eltahawy.
Including a debate about fulfilment, actor Julian Glover and the play The Beaux' Stratagem
With novelist Alain Mabanckou on growing up in the Republic of Congo. Plus Joseph Stiglitz
Colm Toibin on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Beth Shapiro on cloning mammoths.
Anne McElvoy presents a review of High Society at the Old Vic. Plus Chinese writer Xinran.
Philip Dodd discusses Dante's poem The Divine Comedy.
Matthew Sweet on the idea of 'gut instinct'. Plus the ballet Woolf Works and Agnes Varda.
Anne McElvoy is joined by novelist Anne Enright and playwright Christopher Hampton.
Philip Dodd is in extended conversation with actor Antony Sher.
Matthew Sweet and guests talk about the doctors in the 17th and the 21st centuries.
With Booker Prize-winning writer Julian Barnes and Pakistani novelist Bapsi Sidhwa.
Philip Dodd reports on the first night of Carol Ann Duffy's new adaptation of Everyman.
Alberto Manguel talks to Matthew Sweet about curiosity and a lifetime of reading.
Anne McElvoy hears how a mid-1970s play might cast light on today's political landscape.
Philip Dodd asks what we understand Shakespeare to mean around the world.
Including Caryl Phillips, Shakespearean actors, South African protests and Ah, Wilderness!
Anne McElvoy and guests discuss Gunter Grass's 1959 novel The Tin Drum.
Frances Fyfield, Richard Bessel, Peter Stanford and Mayura Deshpande join Philip Dodd.
Matthew Sweet with Francisco Goldman, Valeria Luiselli, Simon Stephens, Christopher Doyle.
Rana Mitter discusses new developments in neuroscience.
Philip Dodd with a special edition devoted to Anthony Trollope's novel The Way We Live Now
Including a new sex survey, a Nick Broomfield documentary and the history of the audiobook
Patricia Duncker talks about George Eliot, and Adrienne Mayor discusses Amazonian women.
Philip Dodd considers the idea of public and private art.
Matthew Sweet and guests discuss new media culture and the film Blade Runner.
Philip Dodd investigates the tension between cosmopolitanism and the nation state.
Philip Dodd is joined by folk singer Peggy Seeger, who talks about her music and politics.
Philip Dodd and guests discuss secularism and religion.