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  1. 06/09/2014

    Prominent international thinkers debating big ideas.

    First broadcast: 06 Sep 2014

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  2. Multilingualism

    The advantages and disadvantages of speaking more than one language

    First broadcast: 30 Aug 2014

  3. Blood

    The life-giving fluid in science and in our culture

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2014

  4. Grass

    Grass provides 60% of human calorie intake and covers a quarter of the planet

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2014

  5. Bubbles

    The curious properties of bubbles in the oceans, in our bodies and in art.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2014

  6. Democracy and the Arts in South Africa

    The Forum at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

  7. South Africa: Education

    What’s the future of education in South Africa?

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2014

  8. Time to Rethink What is 'Normal'?

    Where is the dividing line between what is normal and what is a mental disorder?

    First broadcast: 19 Jul 2014

  9. Risor Festival: Outcasts

    When is it better to remain an outsider? And what makes outcasts unwelcome?

    First broadcast: 12 Jul 2014

  10. Invisibility

    Is invisibility good or bad? Is it a matter of optics, morality or magic?

    First broadcast: 05 Jul 2014

  11. Indirect Experience

    What can we learn by observing others?

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2014

  12. Forgiveness

    Can you have forgiveness without remorse?

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2014

  13. Challenging Assumptions

    What does it really mean to challenge received wisdom?

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2014

  14. Social Intelligence

    Some people seem to get on with anyone and everyone: is it down to talent or practice?

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2014

  15. Gold

    What makes gold so valuable?

    First broadcast: 31 May 2014

  16. How we Perceive Art

    Why do we like some art works but not others and what role does cultural background play?

    First broadcast: 24 May 2014

  17. Extrapolation

    The dangers and advantages of using what we know to explain what we don’t know

    First broadcast: 17 May 2014

  18. Future Cities

    Smart and eco-cities are design buzz-words – but how realistic are such plans globally?

    First broadcast: 10 May 2014

  19. Hair, Fur and Cilia

    The fine thread-like strands that grow from our bodies and organs

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

  20. Reinventing Peace

    A look into new ways of thinking about conflict and reduce aggression

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2014

  21. Solitude

    When being alone is a blessing and when it is a blight.

    First broadcast: 19 Apr 2014

  22. Uncharted

    How close are we to mapping all the land, the seas and the clouds in the sky?

    First broadcast: 12 Apr 2014

  23. Counterfeiting

    Fakes, forgeries and copies – how different are they?

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

  24. Spontaneity

    Can you train to be spontaneous? And if so, should you?

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

  25. Social mobility: are we too complacent?

    New research shows that moving up or down in society can still take hundreds of years.

    First broadcast: 22 Mar 2014

  26. Reflecting on Love, Laughter and Friendship

    A special programme from the London School of Economics Literary Festival 2014

    First broadcast: 15 Mar 2014

  27. The Power of Expectation

    Can our expectations affect the outcome of what we do?

    First broadcast: 01 Mar 2014

  28. Reality

    What is the nature of reality and are there ways of gaining a new perspective of it?

    First broadcast: 22 Feb 2014

  29. Revolutionary Freedom

    When dictatorships are overthrown, how should societies rebuild themselves?

    First broadcast: 15 Feb 2014

  30. Vanity

    Trillions of dollars are spent on vanity megaprojects: is there no limit to human vanity?

    First broadcast: 08 Feb 2014

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