9/10 Rebecca Steinfeld investigates the place of religious traditions involving genital cutting (R)
4/10 John Gallagher on how 16th and 17th-century global travellers shaped English speech. (R)
5/10 Jules Evans explores rationalists' suspicions about states of high elation. (R)
6/10 Sarah Dillon explores roles for women in science fiction and asks if the genre is sexist. (R)
2/10 Sarah Peverley explores shifts in royal power during the Wars of the Roses. (R)
Tom Service with a special edition marking the 150th anniversary Richard Strauss's birth. (R)
Tom Service presents the BBC SSO performing music by Elliott Carter.
Michael Berkeley's guest is materials scientist Mark Miodownik.
1/4 Sue Clifford, co-founder of Common Ground, reflects on England's limestone landscapes. (R)
Matthew Sweet presents a debate asking if the arts are leading or following public taste. (R)