Nick Berkeley shows how song lyrics help us articulate and negotiate aspects of our lives.
Author Olivia Laing recommends a book, a painting and a song for when you’re lonely.
How living in a hostel inspired Benjamin Clementine to write one of his biggest songs.
Colin Murray Parkes illuminates the importance of secure attachments for human happiness.
Aleks Krotoski explores how effective the digital world is as a confidante.
55,000 people completed the BBC Loneliness Experiment: the results reveal who gets lonely.
How does social media and friendship influence the development of loneliness?
Claudia Hammond looks at the role of health, society and culture in loneliness.
Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates the science of erasing memories.
How personal insecurity is used to drive exceptional performance in elite City workplaces.
A four-part history of us - our borders, our peoples and the stories we tell ourselves.
Julia Bradbury talks to Laura Rutherford, a volunteer with the Samaritans.
Julia Bradbury discusses the challenges of emergency medicine with Dr Martin McKechnie.
Julia Bradbury explores the challenges of working in a mental health inpatient unit.
Jenny Kleeman explores places at the extremes of UK society.
Solving the devastating problems of rural isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly.
Miranda Sawyer explores the gloriously inextricable links between music and emotion.
presented by John Wilson
Fran Abrams asks whether children need to be taught emotional and social skills in school.
Claudia Hammond reveals the results of the 2018 BBC Loneliness Experiment.