From prison breaks to VR dinosaurs: insights from the AHRC & BBC's scheme for academics.
Why the forbidden fruit is not an apple.
Alexandra Reza on the early women surrealist poets and writers who shaped the movement.
Dafydd Mills Daniel investigates the story behind an iconic image of Bob Dylan.
Why are mermaids an ideal tool for describing things that our society does not understand?
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough delves into the history of runes, the ancient alphabet.
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Emily Shuckburgh and Joan Passey join Rana Mitter at Hay Festival.
Matthew Sweet is joined by Jingan Young, Benjamin Halligan and David McGillivray.
John Gallagher and guests dig deep into the significance of soil.
Florence Hazrat looks at the history of punctuation marks (such as brackets) and emojis.
Fariha Shaikh reads accounts from Thomas de Quincey (1821) to Timothy Mo and Amitav Ghosh.
Julia Hartley asks why we call Alexander the Great.
Vid Simoniti considers eco-art from Olafur Eliasson to videos by Bo Zheng.
Adjoa Osei celebrates Elsie Houston, who mixed Afro-Brazilian folk with European opera.
Jake Subryan Richards reads the letter sent by a captured man who arrived in Cuba in 1854.
Lauren Working on what fashion reveals about life for C16 English settlers in America.
Sarah Jilani on the lessons about power in films by Ousmane Sembene and Souleymane Cissé.
Mirela Ivanova on the countries claiming to be the birthplace of the Cyrillic script.
Jake Morris-Campbell carries the ashes of poet Bill Martin from Sunderland to Durham.
Anne McElvoy looks at ASMR, clean air, loneliness and a memoir exploring mental health.
Laurence Scott introduces the ten academics chosen to share their research on radio.
Artist Hew Locke plus historians Sarah Caputo, Jake Subryan Richards and Tom Nancollas.
Shahidha Bari on a new staging of Shakespeare's Henry VI. Why is Warwick a key figure?
Novelist Julian Barnes, historian Daisy Hay and New Generation Thinker Louise Creechan.
Matthew Sweet and guests explore ideas about community, collective action and May revels.