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Alain de Botton answers the question: What Makes Us Human?

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 July 2013

Jeremy presents news, views and live guests.

  • On Jeremy Vine

    Royal Mail, life sentences, Alain de Botton and teachers going berserk.

  • Get in the touch with the show

    Phone, text or email us your views

  • Royal Mail

    After nearly 500 years, the Royal Mail is to be privatised.

  • Life Sentences

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that life sentences breach human rights laws.

  • What Makes Us Human

    Our series What Makes Us Human continues with philosopher Alain de Botton.

  • Teachers

    A head teacher from Kent loses it Basil Fawlty-style and smashes up the school organ.

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    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artists, Virgin, 4

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  • Image for The Pretenders

    The Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang

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    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Your Game

    (CD Single), BMG/19


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