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Yotam Ottolenghi answers the question: What makes us human?

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 November 2013

Jeremy Vine explores the most fundamental question of all: 'what makes us human?' with Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi, in a major BBC Radio 2 series featuring some of the leading thinkers and writers of our time. This week Yotam takes a look at how food, fatherhood and language are the essence of what it means to be human.

This unmissable exploration of the most profound question of all - What makes us human? - will be live each week at lunchtime on BBC Radio 2, and available to listen again via the website.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for New Musik

    New Musik Living By Numbers

    Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Voyeur

    The Diving Board, Mercury, 001

  • Image for Alphaville

    Alphaville Big In Japan

    The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Time Life

  • Image for The Hues Corporation

    The Hues Corporation Rock The Boat

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop...

    Kirsty Maccoll - Galore, Virgin

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Over You

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for The The

    The The This Is The Day

    Soul Mining, Epic

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Bread

    Bread Lost Without Your Love

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Loved Me Back To Life

    (CD Single), Columbia


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