Lucy Kellaway looks at long hours office culture and asks what happened to 9 to 5?
Anne McElvoy revisits the innovative ideas of the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
TV producer John Lloyd discusses the life of American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Is a free market the best foundation for a fair, dynamic society?
Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and translator Adam Czerniawski discuss the philosopher's life.
Tom Service finds out about the music composed by philosopher Friedrich Nietszche.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Justin Champion looks at the roots of our culture's belief in the moral power of hard work
The life and ideas of Karl Marx who changed the world with his Communist Manifesto.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Nietzsche's On The Genealogy of Morality.
Bertrand Russell examines the effects of increasing state control.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
Susan Marling travels to Massachusetts to assess the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.
Bertrand Russell considers the role of human nature in the development of society.
Alan Dein explores Karl Marx's journey from corpse to bronze monolith.
Bertrand Russell argues for the importance of individual initiative in a community.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
Lord Skidelsky, the economist, tells Helen Lewis about his inquiry into the four-day week.