The truth is like a vegetable your mother makes you eat, nourishing but it tastes terrible
Oliver Burkeman explores negativity as a surprising pathway to meeting your goals.
Photographer Andrew Heptinstall's quest to represent sound within a photograph.
Ben Kingsley talks to Joan Bakewell about the beliefs that underpin his life and work.
Josie Long explores how we talk to people we disagree with.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Michael Blastland examines the damage done by the demand for certainty in politics.
Certainty: is the lust for it a sin? And if so, should politics fear for its soul?
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way we think, behave and make decisions.
Mark Vernon asks whether we have lost our ability to doubt well.
Ernie Rea and guests debate the role of doubt in religion - is it positive or negative?
Comedian Frank Skinner ponders on how opinionated the British really are ahead of his new BBC comedy series.
Sarah Dunant delves into the past for alternative stories to help frame today's anxieties.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the mathematician Kurt Godel and his work.
Matthew Sweet asks what justifies our belief the sun will rise tomorrow.
Sarfraz Manzoor asks if it is better to specialise or build a portfolio career.
Are we really living in a post-truth world? Jo Fidgen investigates.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Alex Deane explores the long history of the phrase prophets of doom.
Matthew Sweet asks: When exactly does a balding man become bald?
Edward Said asks the basic question for the intellectual: how does one speak the truth?
Oliver Burkeman explores why trying to be happy can result in unhappiness.
Professor Robert Oppenheimer explains how human communities resemble atoms.
Michael Blastland on why so many think other people share their beliefs and choices.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical approaches to truth.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the religious understanding of truth.
Michael Howard, Tony Blair and Nicholas Parsons join Gerald to ask, 'What is truth?'.
Mary J Blige talks about self-doubt, soul music and making an album inspired by London.
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