Free Thinking explores divisions and differences and the way people define themselves in today’s world. Guests include Mark Lilla, Linda Yueh, Steven Pinker, Sonia Boyce, John Gray, Scrumbly Koldewyn, Leïla Slimani and Ash Sarkar.
Philip Dodd presents a discussion about populism in politics and culture.
Eric Kaufmann talks to Philip Dodd about white identity, populism and immigration
Rana Mitter talks to Jason Webster, Ed Morales, Iain Sinclair and Iwona Blazwick.
Camille Paglia in conversation with Philip Dodd about free speech and feminism.
Rana Mitter considers fearing Russia past and present with Mark B Smith & Tamar Koplatadze
Johny Pitts and Caryl Phillips discuss the idea of Afropean identity with Matthew Sweet.
The cultural contribution of Muslim women, and Rana Mitter talks to artist John Keane.
Jackie Kay and Selina Thompson on the influential US writer and civil rights activist.
Anne McElvoy talks to Gabrielle Rifkind, William J Burns and Gabriel Gatehouse.
Suffragism, black activism & Brexit. Shahidha Bari chairs a Free Thinking Festival debate.
Louise Casey, Mary Kaldor, Jamie Bartlett, Heather Rabbatts, Rupert Reid and Anne McElvoy.
Histories of West Africa, 20th-century China, and the art of translation.
Quassim Cassam and Simon Beard with Matthew, plus RW Fassbinder's 1970s TV sci-fi series.
Philip Dodd talks to gilet jaune and novelist Edouard Louis about streets and culture.
Do our heroes and heroines have to be perfect? We look at ikons, film idols & politicians.
The director of Get Carter talks to Matthew Sweet about writing his own crime stories.
Self help and identity politics are on the agenda as Philip Dodd meets a YouTube star.
Nandini Das and John Gallagher look at words for strangers in Tudor and Stuart England.
Philip Dodd on the intellectual dark web with Bari Weiss, Douglas Murray and Ed Husain.
Why Mark Lilla thinks the American Left needs a rethink and Gulzaar Barn on medical trials
Matthew Sweet looks at French philosophy and spies and explores belief with John Gray.
Shahidha Bari talks to Jenny Gilbert about fashion & Scrumbly Koldewyn about The Cockettes
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Afua Hirsch and Tarjinder Wilkinson on activism and Britishness.
With June Sarpong, Emma Frankland, Gavin Francis and Julian Baggini.