John McCarthy talks to those who feel they've had to live outside mainstream UK society.
A woman who identified as gay and then married a man talks to those with a similar story.
Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
The tale of a maverick lawyer and his attempt to win asylum for a Pakistani man.
Aleks Krotoski asks if the digital world is allowing us to be more altruistic than ever.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical and evolutionary arguments over altruism.
The poets on sex, masculinity... and urination.
Exploring how in Edwardian Britain Tchaikovsky became a symbol of male homosexuality.
Magnanimity, the gift which makes a good politician.
Simon Callow examines the work of 19th century artists who explored same-sex desire.
Exploring the Victorian borderland between Platonic friendship and homosexual love.
Chris Ledgard examines how the words we use play a critical role in resolving conflict.
Josie Long hears stories of making contact.
Crush: Aleks Krotoski explores how the digital world has impacted upon love.
Following 41-year-old academic editor Daniel, who has never had a serious relationship.
Mariella Frostrup and her guests debate the dilemmas of modern parenting.
Michael Blastland discovers whether opening up can generate trust.
How 1970s gender politics changed friendship and how popular culture reflected this change
Ivo Gormley tells the story of his bright idea to combine getting fit with doing good.
Dr Thomas Dixon compares social networks in the 16th century with those of today.
Josie Long hears stories of love, loss and finding yourself.
Kofi Smiles visits the lighting installation bringing colour to a Hull housing estate.
Following Ibrahim, a 25-year-old living in London, who is gay and Muslim.
Will intimacy survive the challenges it faces in the 21st century?
Are our connected modern lives making us lonelier than ever?
James Friel defends the values and virtues of the single life.
Onora O'Neill asks how we decide when to trust those who inform us about the wider world.
Josie Long hears stories of relationships stretched across space.
Sharon is 43, from Rotherham and looking for love. Grace Dent follows what happens.
Sporting manners vanish as big money takes over games.
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