Josie Long hears stories of adaptation.
Aleks Krotoski asks if the digital world is allowing us to be more altruistic than ever.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical and evolutionary arguments over altruism.
Anna Minton argues that higher security creates a sense of fear rather than safety.
Professor John Searle considers whether a digital computer can be taught to think.
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the first of five lectures, recorded at The Royal Society in London
The ad slogan that changed our culture, and the psychology that still powers it.
Conflicts, big and small - what do they have in common? Evan Davis and guests discuss.
Jay Rayner asks what compels people to look at horrific things.
Professor Steve Jones challenges the new science of evolutionary psychology.
Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip.
Geoff Watts continues his exploration of the science and culture of gossip.
Professor Steve Jones challenges the controversial science of evolutionary psychology.
Did a belief in supernatural powers give our ancestors an evolutionary advantage?
Melvyn Bragg explores the basis and context for the ideas of Evolutionary Psychology.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the significance of fear in religious traditions.
Ivo Gormley tells the story of his bright idea to combine getting fit with doing good.
The word 'gossip', and Nixon's invitation to China.
Dr Yuval Noah Harari explains how the ability to gossip gave us evolutionary advantage
Dr Thomas Dixon compares social networks in the 16th century with those of today.
Historian Simon Schaffer on whether evolutionary science explains the existence of beauty.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether our natures are innate or defined by unbringing.
Neuroscientist Dr Frederique Liegeois joins Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright.
Giles Fraser explores the personal moral response to inequality.
In the inaugural Reith lecture, Bertrand Russell examines the impulses in human nature.
Why we are driven to donate, and how charities can benefit from marketing's insight.
Wole Soyinka considers the nature of fear and its impact on individuals and society.
Bertrand Russell considers the role of human nature in the development of society.
Evidence suggests that we are all becoming less connected with the natural world.
Josie Long presents a sequence of frightening mini-documentaries.
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