Archive by Title: P

  1. Paganism in the Renaissance

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the return of classical pagan thought in the Renaissance.

  2. Pain

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes and our mechanisms of coping with pain.

  3. Pascal

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of the French thinker Blaise Pascal.

  4. Pastoral Literature

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss pastoral literature from Virgil to Dylan Thomas.

  5. Peasants’ Revolt , The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt, a pivotal moment in England’s history.

  6. Pelagian Controversy, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the church's most significant doctrinal disputes.

  7. Perception and the Senses

    Melvyn Bragg examines perception: how the brain reacts to the mass of data crowding it.

  8. Permian-Triassic Boundary, The

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Permian-Triassic boundary in evolutionary history.

  9. Peterloo Massacre, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and the brutality of the British state.

  10. Philosophy of Love, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the western understanding of the Philosophy of Love since Plato.

  11. Phoenicians, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Phoenicians of the ancient Mediterranean.

  12. Photosynthesis

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss photosynthesis.

  13. Physics of Reality, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines the attempt to reconcile Quantum Theory and classical physics.

  14. Physics of Time, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the physics of time.

  15. Physiocrats, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Physiocrats, important French economic thinkers.

  16. Pi

    Melvyn Bragg examines the history of the longest and most detailed number in nature.

  17. Pilgrim Fathers, The

    Melvyn Bragg discusses what the Pilgrim Fathers and the Mayflower mean to Americans.

  18. Pitt-Rivers

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Victorian archaeologist Augustus Pitt-Rivers.

  19. Planets, The

    Melvyn Bragg examines our knowledge of the planets in both our and other solar systems.

  20. Plate Tectonics

    Melvyn Bragg examines plate tectonics, a theory that transformed our idea of the earth.

  21. Plato's Symposium

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Plato's Symposium.

  22. Pliny the Younger

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman letter-writer Pliny the Younger.

  23. Pliny's Natural History

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Pliny's Natural History, one of the first encyclopedias.

  24. Pocahontas

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life of the Native American Pocahontas.

  25. Poincaré Conjecture, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a puzzle that may explain the shape of the universe.

  26. Politeness

    Melvyn Bragg examines the cultural effect of the eighteenth century idea of Politeness.

  27. Politics in the 20th Century

    Melvyn Bragg discusses politics and morality with Gore Vidal and Alan Clarke.

  28. Pope

    The life and work of the brilliant, acerbic and unpopular poet Alexander Pope.

  29. Popper

    Melvyn Bragg discusses the Anglo-Austrian philosopher Karl Popper.

  30. Pragmatism

    Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the American philosophy of pragmatism.

  31. Prayer

    Melvyn Bragg examines the purpose and effects of prayer.

  32. Prelude, The

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Wordsworth’s poem The Predule.

  33. Prime Numbers

    Melvyn Bragg examines prime numbers and their mysterious role in the universe of numbers.

  34. Probability

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the strange mathematics of probability.

  35. Progress

    Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.

  36. Prophecy

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss prophecy in the Abrahamic religions.

  37. Proust

    The life and work of 19th century French novelist Marcel Proust.

  38. Psychoanalysis and Democracy

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of politics on psychoanalysis.

  39. Psychoanalysis and Literature

    Melvyn Bragg assesses the role of Freudian analysis in understanding literature.

  40. Psychoanalysis and its Legacy

    Melvyn Bragg examines the relevance of psychoanalysis at the end of the 20th century.

  41. Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Ptolemy and ancient astronomy.

  42. Putney Debates, The

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Putney Debates of 1647.

  43. Pythagoras

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.

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