Matthew Sweet, Joan Passey, Roger Luckhurst and Sam George look at Varney the Vampire
Two leading thinkers investigating the nature of mind and its place in the world
Rana Mitter discusses religion, evolution, neuroscience and history
Geoff Dyer and Dame Sheila Hancock discuss endings and lateness with Matthew Sweet.
Anne McElvoy and guests look at the life of the German Romantic who died 25 June 1822.
What does it mean to wait and how has that changed over time?
New words, music and film from the "City of Steel", presented by John Gallagher.
Matthew Sweet discusses environmental thinking and a film made about rice over 18 years
Shahidha Bari looks at the writing of Woolf and Joyce and what was really popular in 1922
Damon Galgut discusses his Booker winning novel, The Promise, with Anne McElvoy