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.
8/10 Naomi Paxton on the movement for a women's theatre from the 1890s to the start of WWI.
John Lanchester discusses the wealth gap, banking and how we understand the economy.
7/10 Will Abberley explores the evolution of language and what we learn from science fiction.
Turkish writer Elif Shafak joins Anne McElvoy in conversation at Sage Gatehead.
6/10 Alasdair Cochrane of Sheffield University argues that animals should have greater rights.
David Almond, Eliza Carthy and Alison Light debate working class history with Anne McElvoy
5/10 Alun Withey explains what shaving tells us about medical advances and military strategy.