A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Billy Bragg explores the politics behind the work of folklorist Alan Lomax.
Nick Clarke joins Alistair Cooke to listen to some broadcasting gems from his career.
A profile of the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon.
Stephanie Flanders profiles Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey re-opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
A classic experiment in operant conditioning conducted by the famous behaviourist.
The case that for years apparently proved that nurture not nature dictates gender identity
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.
Darren Aronofsky interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
John Tusa, talks to composer Elliot Carter about his work.
Stephen Johnson talks to the composer Elliott Carter in his 100th birthday year.
An interview with American composer, Elliott Carter.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
US writer Garth Greenwell on his debut novel What Belongs to You
A tribute to director, theatre producer and playwright George Abbott (1887-1995).
Jonathan Maitland profiles the Greek prime minister George Papandreou.
Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis introduces her personal musical choices.
Political satirist Harry Shearer interviews The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant.
On Regent Street, Tim Harford looks at heated pants and the business of innovation.
Composer and conductor John Adams talks to Norman Lebrecht about his life and work.
Scholar Jonathan Bate discusses his passion for music inspired by Shakespeare.
The Unauthorised Life has attracted attention due to revelations about Hughes' adultery.
Michael Berkeley's guest is historian and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng.