Playwright Richard Bean joins Matthew Sweet to discuss male friendships.
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.
Matthew Sweet discusses WWI, empire and adventure in John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps.
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.
PJ O'Rourke and writers of Freakonomics join Rana Mitter at the 2015 Hay Festival.
Anne McElvoy presents a review of High Society at the Old Vic. Plus Chinese writer Xinran.