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.
Shahidha Bari looks at some of the best recent LGBTQ+ writing and photography.
The history of disabled people’s political activism, to portrayals in fiction & at courts.
From Virginia Woolf's writings on art to dance, stillness and movement in lockdown.
Writers Ben Lerner, JJ Bola and Derek Owusu on images of masculinity in fiction and life.
How do we apply modern LGBT+ language and identities to historical figures?
Sunil Gupta, CN Lester, Tom Shakespeare and Alona Pardo with Matthew Sweet.
Jackie Kay and Selina Thompson on the influential US writer and civil rights activist.
Including the Punjabi Romeo and Juliet and the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence.
Shahidha Bari discusses LGBTQ in the history of philosophy. Plus the 2017 Caine Prize.
Shahidha Bari discusses pan-Africanism in plays, films, literature and politics.
Johny Pitts and Caryl Phillips discuss the idea of Afropean identity with Matthew Sweet.
Bernardine Evaristo, Keith Piper, Miranda Kaufmann and Kehinde Andrews on black Britain.
Suffragism, black activism & Brexit. Shahidha Bari chairs a Free Thinking Festival debate.
Artists Sonia Boyce, Isaac Julien, Eddie Chambers and Harold Offeh talk to Anne McElvoy.
With June Sarpong, Emma Frankland, Gavin Francis and Julian Baggini.
Louise Casey, Mary Kaldor, Jamie Bartlett, Heather Rabbatts, Rupert Reid and Anne McElvoy.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Afua Hirsch and Tarjinder Wilkinson on activism and Britishness.
Shahidha Bari talks to Jenny Gilbert about fashion & Scrumbly Koldewyn about The Cockettes
Philip Dodd presents a discussion about populism in politics and culture.
David Olusoga, Kit Davies and Kenan Malik debate what civilisation means with Philip Dodd.
Eric Kaufmann talks to Philip Dodd about white identity, populism and immigration
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
The cultural contribution of Muslim women, and Rana Mitter talks to artist John Keane.