Geoffrey Parker talks to Anne McElvoy about the relationship between weather and war.
In a special edition, Matthew Sweet explores depictions of American life and history.
Have science fiction and space travel changed people's relationship with the world?
Rana Mitter hosts a debate asking if the internet can make knowledge open to all.
Rana Mitter and a panel consider 'how much self-knowledge do we need to be happy?'.
Siobhan Redmond and David Greig discuss drama and how much one has to know about a play.
Rana Mitter considers the lure of Antarctica for our imaginations and for explorers.
10/10 Joanna Cohen compares 19th-century attitudes to American politicians with those of today.
9/10 Preti Taneja explores the politics of language and its impact on Indian literature.
Rana Mitter explores the links between the behaviour of animals and humans.