Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Queen Zenobia, who led a rebellion against Ancient Rome.
BBC Radio 4
Heroes and villains in Azerbaijan and what they tell us about national identity there.
BBC World Service
3/12 Peter White challenges our modern ideas of freaks - were they in fact great entrepreneurs?
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Half of Egypt’s population are under 25, what does the future hold for them?
2/12 Peter White investigates the roots of the idea of the miracle cure.
1/12 Peter White finds a remarkable letter in his history of disabled people.
Writer Sarah Dunant explores the social, cultural and human histories of syphilis.
BBC Radio 3
What are the hidden benefits aggressive tax avoidance can have for multinationals?
The toxic mix of gun addiction and mental health in America
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.