Ziauddin Sardar, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Sacks, Marilynne Robinson
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Do our heroes and heroines have to be perfect? We look at ikons, film idols & politicians.
The exile of English Catholics 450 years ago, plus suffragette Punch and Judy.
Patrick Barlow on his play The Messiah, and Daisy Black on a new medieval mystery play.
Philip Dodd looks at 2000 years of Arab Christians and the modern rise of Pentecostalism.
Simon Schama and Devorah Baum discuss Jewishness.
With Anne McElvoy. Including Shelina Janmohamed and a discussion on Edward Ardizzone's art
Jules Evans and Roman Krznaric join Rana Mitter to discuss living in the moment.
Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist meditation teacher, on calm in a fast-paced 21st-century world.
Rana Mitter discusses a new book on the Holy Roman Empire and debates Christianity today.
Philip Dodd explores Islam, Mecca and the Quran with Mona Siddiqui and Ziauddin Sardar.
Rana Mitter discusses a translation of the Qur'an and atheism in the UK and ancient Greece
Philip Dodd discusses religious belief with Terry Eagleton, Peter Watson and Roger Scruton
Rana Mitter is joined by David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand and Julie Burchill.
Karen Armstrong argues that a recognition of how little we know is the only way to peace.
Rana Mitter explores Buddhism in therapy and politics.
Matthew Sweet is in conversation with Israeli novelist David Grossman.
Philip Dodd and guests discuss secularism and religion.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks talks to Philip Dodd about confronting religious violence.
Ideas of home: Marilynne Robinson, Edwin Heathcote, Thomas Harding, Imtiaz Dharker.
Richard Dawkins explores religion, culture and science, talking to Philip Dodd.