The truth is like a vegetable your mother makes you eat, nourishing but it tastes terrible
Professor John Searle examines the connections between the mind and the brain.
Psychologist Gustav Kuhn uses magic to show just how limited our conscious experience is.
Anil Seth discusses the hard problem of understanding consciousness with Jim Al-Khalili.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Aleks Krotoski asks if there are some things that we would be better off not knowing.
Josie Long explores uncertain territory.
Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Rene Descartes' famous statement.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
American dependency on red tape and the 'death' of common sense.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
How do our senses work together to shape the experience of eating? Barry Smith explores.
Michael Blastland explores the quirky ways in which we think, behave and make decisions.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Is our desire for things to get normal again because we think of normal as 'right'?
Caoilinn Hughes discovers the power of embracing uncertainty.
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way people think, behave and make decisions.
Roger Harribin asks how climate policy decisions can be taken amid scientific uncertainty.
Should Hazel leave the job she loves?
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Why does our talent for abstraction set us apart?
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
Bettany Hughes' archaeology of philosophy. Who came up with the idea of an idea?
Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Sathnam Sanghera asks, when we can know everything, are we better off not knowing things?