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Four Thought, Series 3 Episode guide

  1. Anwar Akhtar: The Meaning of Pakistan

    Anwar Akhtar says British Pakistanis can help Pakistan face its future as an Asian nation.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2013

  2. Sally Kettle: Does hope help?

    Adventurer Sally Kettle argues that hope is not helpful.

    First broadcast: 02 Jan 2013

  3. Tom Armitage: The Coded World

    Tom Armitage says learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way.

    First broadcast: 26 Dec 2012

  4. Georgie Fienberg: Saying No to Pity

    Georgie Fienberg argues that charities doing development work should want to close.

    First broadcast: 19 Dec 2012

  5. Nancy Lublin: 21st-Century Social Activism

    Nancy Lublin argues that the web has transformed social activism for the better.

    First broadcast: 12 Dec 2012

  6. Amber Dermont: The Benefits of an Unhappy Childhood

    Amber Dermont explains the benefits of an unhappy childhood.

    First broadcast: 05 Dec 2012

  7. Sara Ziff: The Problem with Fashion

    Model and activist Sara Ziff discusses the problems with fashion and modelling.

    First broadcast: 28 Nov 2012

  8. Maria Popova: The Architecture of Knowledge

    Maria Popova asks how we can find more information we don't know we want to know.

    First broadcast: 21 Nov 2012

  9. Ismail Einashe: The Challenge for British Somalis

    Ismail Einashe reflects on the causes of violent gang culture among young Somali men.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2012

  10. James Friel: In Praise of the Single Life

    James Friel defends the values and virtues of the single life.

    First broadcast: 07 Nov 2012

  11. Anna Minton: Fuelling Fear with High Security

    Anna Minton argues that higher security creates a sense of fear rather than safety.

    First broadcast: 31 Oct 2012

  12. Ben Dyson: Understanding How Money Works

    Ben Dyson argues for the need to understand how money works before fixing the bank system.

    First broadcast: 24 Oct 2012

  13. Rabina Khan: Redefining Multiculturalism

    Rabina Khan calls for a new definition of multiculturalism which avoids simplistic labels.

    First broadcast: 17 Oct 2012

  14. Mark Vernon: Narcissism

    Writer Mark Vernon says narcissism should be rehabilitated as a positive form of self-love

    First broadcast: 10 Oct 2012

  15. Colin Murray Parkes: Insecurity and Extremism

    Colin Murray Parkes illuminates the importance of secure attachments for human happiness.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2012

  16. Margaret Heffernan: Whistleblowers

    Entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan argues for the value of whistle-blowers to businesses.

    First broadcast: 26 Sep 2012

  17. Ruchir Sharma: The Search for Economic Growth

    Ruchir Sharma describes his search for the next global economy which can deliver growth.

    First broadcast: 19 Sep 2012

  18. Niall Iain MacDonald: Rowing the Minch

    Niall Iain MacDonald describes his extraordinary fight back against depression.

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2012

  19. Ian Robertson: The Winner Effect

    Ian Robertson argues that success and being a winner has a drug-like effect on us drug.

    First broadcast: 29 Aug 2012

  20. Joe Dunthorne: Lessons from the Mosh Pit

    Writer Joe Dunthorne asks what we can all learn from rock gigs about living together.

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2012

  21. Katarina Skoberne: Family History Repeating

    Katarina Skoberne describes how history repeating itself taught her valuable lessons.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2012

  22. Ali Mangera: The Future of Shopping

    Architect Ali Mangera discusses the closely-connected futures of cities and shopping.

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 2012

  23. James Bridle: Computers and Cultural Memories

    James Bridle asks how computer networks will affect cultural memories.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2012

  24. Gillian Wheeler: Flower Design as Art

    Flower design is evolving into an art, argues Gillian Wheeler.

    First broadcast: 25 Jul 2012

  25. Naif Al-Mutawa: Art and Religion

    Naif Al-Mutawa discusses the importance of interpreting and translating between cultures.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2012

  26. Leisa Rea: The Delight of Losing

    In the year of the London Olympics, Comedian Leisa Rea ponders the delight of losing.

    First broadcast: 11 Jul 2012

  27. Alice Bell: Improving Public Understanding of Science

    Alice Bell tackles the myth of scientific literacy as a panacea to understanding science.

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2012

  28. Colin Crooks: The Let-Down Generation

    Social entrepreneur Colin Crooks argues that we are wrong to focus on youth unemployment.

    First broadcast: 27 Jun 2012

  29. Mitu Khandaker: Knowing Ourselves Through Computer Games

    Computer games offer many opportunities for self-reflective thought, says Mitu Khandaker.

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 2012

  30. Sir Terry Farrell: Architects are Problem Solvers

    Sir Terry Farrell says architects can solve the problems of Britain's public spaces.

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 2012

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