Songwriter Emmy the Great rediscovers the craft of the playground clapping game.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Michael Morpurgo how the contemporary debate has been informed by past teaching methods.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Will Gompertz hears about the joy of uncovering apparently lost masterpieces.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Pavlov and his selectively drooling dogs.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether science has ruined our sense of poetic wonder at the world.
Melvyn Bragg examines the role of British thinkers in the 18th century Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg examines the emergence and impact of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Farrah Jarral asks who gets to play in our society.
Peter Evans explores the nature of a frontier, with the frontier makers themselves.
Angela Saini explores the science of birdsong and its relationship to human language.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the role played by women in Enlightenment science.