Discussions/interviews: Slavoj Žižek, Xinran, Ivan Klíma, Claudia Rankine, Pankaj Mishra
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Rana Mitter talks to Jason Webster, Ed Morales, Iain Sinclair and Iwona Blazwick.
Rana Mitter considers fearing Russia past and present with Mark B Smith & Tamar Koplatadze
Matthew Sweet talks to two campaigning women: a writer from Turkey and an animal expert.
Johny Pitts and Caryl Phillips discuss the idea of Afropean identity with Matthew Sweet.
With Hew Locke, Suzannah Lipscomb, Aanchal Malhotra and Anindya Raychaudhuri.
Philip Dodd talks to gilet jaune and novelist Edouard Louis about streets and culture.
Novelist John Lanchester, historians David Frye, Kylie Murray and journalist Tim Marshall
The reggae poet and recording artist talks politics, religion and writing with Philip Dodd
Artist Penny Woolcock, global health researcher Thomas Bollyky and Jane Stevens Crawshaw
Eric Kaufmann talks to Philip Dodd about white identity, populism and immigration
From ancient religion to London's Greek Cypriot community and the 29 bus route.
The exile of English Catholics 450 years ago, plus suffragette Punch and Judy.
Rana Mitter explores identity, forest landscapes and the long impact of the Ottoman empire
Economist Paul Collier, Scottish historian Tom Devine and Colombian novelist Hector Abad
Gandhi's power, portable citizenship, Mehrotra's poetry. Rana Mitter with Amit Chaudhuri.
Jesmyn Ward, John Edgar Wideman and Sarah Churchwell talk to Christopher Harding.
From IKEA to Bergman and ABBA - Matthew Sweet looks at Sweden's impact on Britain.
Philip Dodd talks to Michael Ignatieff about the political landscape of central Europe.
Leila Slimani, President Macron's champion of French culture and language, is interviewed.
Simon Schama and Devorah Baum discuss Jewishness.
Author Bernard MacLaverty talks to Anne McElvoy about his new novel Midwinter Break.
Philip Dodd looks at postcards of beggars, the love and scorn of Dido and radicalisation.
Philip Dodd and guests explore the art of negotiation and discuss JT Rogers' play Oslo.
Philip Dodd is in extended conversation about culture and race with Professor Paul Gilroy.