Date of first transmission: 2008-06-19T09:31:00-00:00 (audio available for approximately 1 week)
Meet the Presenter
Jan Zalasiewicz, Hamid Ismailov, Mark Mazower and Angela Hobbs
A conceptual meeting point for this week's three ideas
The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic.
This week our guest presenter is philosopher and classicist Angie Hobbs.
On the programme this week, we travel to the future searching for traces of an extinct human race, explain why Hitler’s Third Reich was inspired by European colonialism and look at self and other in the face of death.
MEET THE GUESTS
Uzbek novelist and broadcaster explores how two old men - one a Muslim, the other a communist - are abandoned by their families in Despite their opposing ideologies they discover they need each other.
Each week we give one of our guests the chance to change the world and present an idea they feel could make all the difference.
This week it's the turn of geologist Jan Zalasiewicz.
Are you convinced by this week's 60 second idea and do you have any thoughts on the programme? Let us know us what you think by using the contact form below.
COMMENTS ON THE PROGRAMME
This time i'm not convinced! Human beings need passion and some level of competition.
The argument that football should be abolished cannot convince people like me. Remember that some people worship football.
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