What do we mean by eternity and why do people nowadays still believe it will save them from the finality of death? Cuban born historian Carlos Eire traces the ups and downs of eternity in the Western mind.
The brain scans that now let scientists pinpoint the place in your head where the sparks of specific thoughts are fired, and how we are able to anticipate what others are thinking...with Canadian neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe.
Is corruption choking reform in Russia or could it be an instrument of economic innovation? Russian sociologist Alena Ledeneva examines people's motivations.
60 SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In our 60 Second Idea To Change The World, REBECCA SAXE believes all makers of science fiction films should be required to produce an alternative, more positive, version in which artificial catastrophes don’t happen and where the scientific ideas underpinning the plot are properly explored.Listen to this idea...
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Lenin versus Dada on the chess board, how fire transforms not just human lives but the whole earth...and an edible history to make your mouth water.