Last of a new fantasy series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.
Fourth of a new fantasy series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.
Second of a new fantasy series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.
First of a new fantasy series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.
Afua Hirsch on her favourite fictional female. Recorded at the Hay Festival 2018.
Michael Goldfarb remembers the mise-en-scène films of the 1960s and 1970s.
Five speakers at the York Festival of Ideas reflect on aspects of masculinity.
Monologues by emerging writers about the power of music, in the run-up to BBC Music Day.
Music Monologues homepage
Five writers respond to the themes of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
Hay Festival 2019 homepage
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents five Essays from the banks of British rivers.
From the Source homepage
The writer Ken Hollings reflects on his literary encounters with Friedrich Nietzsche.
On Holiday with Nietzsche homepage
Alex Bulmer follows in the footsteps of 19th-century blind travel writer James Holman.
Hear Listening homepage
Essays for Holy Week inspired by paintings at the National Gallery in London.
Behold the Man homepage
Essays recorded at the Free Thinking Festival with an audience at Sage Gateshead.
New Generation Thinkers 2019 homepage
Elsa Richardson on the diet guru who set up a Covent Garden cafe and sold health products.
Gulzaar Barn asks questions about commercial surrogacy and the way we view our bodies.
Ben Anderson on fights over land rights, access to nature and care of the environment.
Daisy Black conjures up images of breaking bread and cannibalism in mystery plays.
What would happen if we covered the industrial fabric of our cities with plantlife?
Comedian Viv Groskop explores what feminist dystopias reveal of our fears about gender.
Forgotten Feminist Futures homepage
Sarah Churchwell celebrates various stars of the silver screen from the 1930s and 1940s.
Five Screen Gods homepage
Acclaimed writer AL Kennedy explores the power of voice, and what it says about us.
Voices On, Voices Off homepage
Andrew Martin's five essays muse on the county of his birth and upbringing.
John Keats' stunningly fertile year - 1819 - celebrated by five leading contemporary poets
An Ode to John Keats homepage
Five writers explore the odder, darker corners of English tradition.
Weird England homepage
Authors meditate on a piece of music that has formed the backdrop to their craft.
Writing Music homepage
David Hepworth discusses the golden age, and recent resurgence, of vinyl records.
The Lost World of the LP homepage
Five international writers consider an epidemic from the viewpoint of their own city.
Contagious Cities homepage
Ian Sansom's inimitable imagined correspondences with some of history's greatest artists.
Letters to Artists homepage
How great artists and thinkers responded to the First World War in individual works of art
Minds at War: Series 5 homepage