Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Stanley Tucci tells the story of Silicon Valley's troubled founder, William Shockley
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
A classic experiment in operant conditioning conducted by the famous behaviourist.
The fastest pair of fists in East Asia and the first global Chinese film star.
Biographer Kate Buford explains Burt Lancaster's unconventional and successful career
While Freud relied on expert and patient, Rogers pioneered a therapeutic model of equals.
Writer and comedy star Rhona Cameron champions Charles Bukowski.
Ken talks to Soweto Kinch about saxophonist Charlie Parker, one of the founders of bebop.
Charlie Parker - Bird - proposed by Ken Clarke
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
Chris Anderson talks to some of the most interesting TED stage speakers.
Cult leaders David Koresh and Reverend Jim Jones are compared.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
BBC Radio 4 Front Row interview with Philip Roth 27 June 2011
Razia Iqbal, profiles the multi-Oscar nominated actor and director George Clooney.
Ed Stourton profiles the billionaire philanthropist and investor George Soros.
Allan Little examines George Soros's global mission and why some people react against it.
Philanthropist and investor Soros puts forwards some radical economic proposals.
Edwina Currie discusses the life of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
Claire Bolderson profiles the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales.
Jodie Foster talks to Simon Mayo about her new film, Money Monster.
Claudia Hammond profiles JB Watson, the psychologist considered the father of behaviourism
Director Joss Whedon pops in to discuss Much Ado About Nothing.
Novelist Joyce Carol Oates on dealing with her first few months as a widow.