Satirist Joe Queenan reveals that the search for someone to blame is always successful.
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.
Emmanuel Ordóñez-Angulo asks whether virtual reality could be an 'empathy machine'.
Michael Berkeley's guest is philosopher Angie Hobbs.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate, presented by Michael Buerk.
A brutal killing led to the naming of the phenomenon known as Bystander Effect.
Alistair Cooke considers the changing social taboos and bigotries over the past 25 years.
Street philosophy with Bettany Hughes, and changing ideas of character through the ages.
Richard Reeves asks whether it is time for the chattering classes to promote their virtues
Are we secretly reassured by the shame and failure of others? With Jane Garvey.
Must nurses show compassion? What is it anyway? Ernie Rea and guests discuss.
Michael Rosen asks George Lakoff about the new political words coming out of the US now.
Is it a good idea for us to feel each other's pain? Jolyon Jenkins investigates empathy.
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.
Michael Blastland discovers whether opening up can generate trust.
The German best selling author and lawyer discusses ideas about guilt and retribution.
What are the moral limits of forgiveness? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
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
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Why do we sometimes remain silent when others need help? Aleks explores why we hold back.
Peter Evans eavesdrops on an experiment involving students and a pot of money.
What's wrong with hypocrisy? A question for everyone's favourite abstract pub.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Onora O'Neill asks how we decide when to trust those who inform us about the wider world.
Lucy Mangan talks to Bea Harvie, a young carer, about responsibility.