Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
Professor Kathy Sykes nominates Albert Einstein.
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes how the city informed Arthur Miller's work.
Christopher Bigsby traces the life and work of Arthur Miller, mostly in Miller's own words
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger.
Sarah Montague and Brian Cox reconsider Robert Oppenheimer's 1953 Reith lectures.
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto talk to Simon Mayo about their new film, Star Trek Beyond.
The writer and critic DJ Taylor profiles Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Cult leaders David Koresh and Reverend Jim Jones are compared.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Razia Iqbal, profiles the multi-Oscar nominated actor and director George Clooney.
Greg Jenner on the great song and dance man Gene Kelly.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and life of Hannah Arendt, political philosopher
A look at the life and career of songwriter Irving Berlin at the age of 100.
The award-winning American author Joseph Heller discusses his work.
Leonardo Dicaprio talks to Simon about his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Edward Stourton profiles Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Professor Ramachandran explores how neuroscience alters man's understanding of himself.
Professor Ramachandran discusses the functionality of the brain in relation to neurology.
Professor Ramachandran examines the phenomenon of synesthesia.
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to Simon Mayo about his new film, The Revenant.
Sir Ben Kingsley champions the life of holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as his great life.
Matthew Parris is joined by Brendan Barber, who nominates John Steinbeck as his Great Life
Josie Long presents radio adventures inspired by Kurt Vonnegut.