Psychologist Gustav Kuhn uses magic to show just how limited our conscious experience is.
Anil Seth discusses the hard problem of understanding consciousness with Jim Al-Khalili.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
Chris Ledgard looks at referendums and the art of asking the right question.
A feature in which artists give insight into their creative process.
Professor Alison Wolf on the surprising story of postwar school reform in England.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Jacobean thinker Francis Bacon and Baconian Science.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Josie Long explores uncertain territory.
Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Rene Descartes' famous statement.
How has technology changed the way we come up with ideas?
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
Mariella Frostrup asks if we are bringing up children creative enough for the future.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Philip Ball goes back to the 17th century to tell the story of Descartes' 'daughter'.
Dr Geoff Bunn on Descartes' contribution to our understanding of the brain
How do our senses work together to shape the experience of eating? Barry Smith explores.
How does ensuring girls get a full education help fight climate change?
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way people think, behave and make decisions.
As technology has improved how has it enabled artists to create new kinds of work?
James Naughtie profiles the haunting artist of suffering, pain and death.
The risks and rewards of stage performance. Narrated by the actor Noma Dumezweni.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Historian Justin Champion on 17th-century polymath Francis Bacon.
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
Bettany Hughes' archaeology of philosophy. Who came up with the idea of an idea?
Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.