The truth is like a vegetable your mother makes you eat, nourishing but it tastes terrible
Professor John Searle examines the connections between the mind and the brain.
Pub Landlord Al Murray in conversation with John Wilson at the Edinburgh Festival.
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.
Does a second feel the same for a fly, a bird, or a swordfish, as it does for me?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
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.
Keir Starmer explores relationships between justice, retribution and the passage of time.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Rene Descartes' famous statement.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Josie Long presents short documentaries about our experience of time.
A sound-led dive into deep time and ‘the long now'.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
How do our senses work together to shape the experience of eating? Barry Smith explores.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince ask whether time is simply an illusion.
Aleks Krotoski explores how much of what we do online is akin to talking to ourselves.
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way people think, behave and make decisions.
Will Self asks some of Britain's key opinion-makers about the nature of our existence.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Why does our talent for abstraction set us apart?
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
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?