4/5 Mark Lawson on the influence of The Murders in the Rue Morgue on modern crime fiction.
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Julia Neuberger gives a lecture about ending prejudice against Britain's senior citizens.
3/5 Louise Welsh exposes and dissects Edgar Allan Poe's gothic heart.
2/5 Joanne Harris discusses the women in Poe's life and the influence they had on his stories.
1/5 Andrew Taylor explores Poe's childhood in England and the inspiration behind his own novel
A debate at the 2009 Free Thinking festival asking what sort of future lies ahead for men.
Psychoanalyst Michael Brearley delivers a talk about the nature of leadership.
A debate about the importance of the rivers of the North East: the Tyne, Tees and Wear.
Lisa Jardine on how IVF is changing our ideas about the definition of a family.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband talks to Philip Dodd at 2009's Free Thinking festival.
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