Nick Spencer examines the historical relationship between science and religion.
Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
American satirist Joe Queenan presents a new history of lust.
Clare Balding walks with Matthew Hopwood in Wiltshire.
originally broadcast in Front Row on 05 November 2008
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Aleks Krotoski asks if there are some things that we would be better off not knowing.
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the first of five lectures, recorded at The Royal Society in London
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
Shumi Bose examines the qualities we consider to be most desirable in design.
Short documentaries about being drawn towards the ones we love, presented by Josie Long.
Conflicts, big and small - what do they have in common? Evan Davis and guests discuss.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Jay Rayner asks what compels people to look at horrific things.
Does true happiness, Nirvana, come from dissolving the self?
Is what matters denting the universe and unleashing the biggest you?
Melvyn Bragg considers whether 'happiness' means living a life of pleasure or of virtue.
Josie Long hears stories of love, loss and finding yourself.
Alistair Cooke recalls when the private life of a politician was a taboo topic.
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
How do you raise happy, optimistic children?
Melvyn Bragg examines whether our natures are innate or defined by unbringing.
Clare Balding meets those who have found love and companionship through walking.
Miranda Sawyer presents Six Degrees of Jubilation with Jeremy Deller and Sister Bliss.
Jules Evans explores what ancient philosophy can tell modern society about well-being.
Claudia meets Julian Rotter, who promoted personality theory in clinical psychology.
The story of one young man finding love when the lights go out.
If the economic struggle for survival is over, do we now need to work out how to live?
Sharon is 43, from Rotherham and looking for love. Grace Dent follows what happens.
Bettany Hughes explores the influence of Eros through the ages.