Matthew Sweet is joined by biographer Hugh Aldersey-Williams and GP Gavin Francis.
Booker Prize-winning writer Julian Barnes talks to Anne McElvoy about his love of art.
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.
Anne McElvoy hears from young people involved in the BBC's School Report Day.
Philip Dodd debates whether sociology still has a role to play in the 21st century.
Matthew Sweet discusses the history of mental illness. Plus a nocturnal history of London.
With novelist Tom McCarthy, journalist Asne Seierstad and what is the idea of fairness.
With discussions about the 'extreme present' and maths and mathematicians in film.
Kazuo Ishiguro talks to Anne McElvoy about his new novel, The Buried Giant.
Rana Mitter and guests discuss the arguments against democracy.
Presented by Matthew Sweet. Philosopher John Gray discusses illusory ideas of freedom.
Rana Mitter talks to the winner of the biennial David Cohen Prize for Literature.
Philip Dodd discusses the value of the arts and the notion of social identity in Europe.
Anne McElvoy with the 2014 Paul Foot Award winner and Craig Calhoun on valuing the arts.