Dr Thomas Dixon explores the impact of World War One on male friendship.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the history of friendship over the centuries.
Nick Berkeley shows how song lyrics help us articulate and negotiate aspects of our lives.
Author Olivia Laing recommends a book, a painting and a song for when you’re lonely.
How living in a hostel inspired Benjamin Clementine to write one of his biggest songs.
What if happiness isn’t about the self at all?
Exploring the Victorian borderland between Platonic friendship and homosexual love.
Aleks Krotoski explores how effective the digital world is as a confidante.
A clumsy pass or harassment? Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships.
Following 41-year-old academic editor Daniel, who has never had a serious relationship.
Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
Shumi Bose examines the qualities we consider to be most desirable in design.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
The dangers of friendship as conveyed to children in the 18th and 19th centuries.
55,000 people completed the BBC Loneliness Experiment: the results reveal who gets lonely.
Mariella Frostrup and her guests debate the dilemmas of modern parenting.
How does social media and friendship influence the development of loneliness?
Claudia Hammond looks at the role of health, society and culture in loneliness.
Does true happiness, Nirvana, come from dissolving the self?
Dr Thomas Dixon explores friendship and self-help among the 19th-century poor.
Is what matters denting the universe and unleashing the biggest you?
What are the moral limits of forgiveness? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
The moral boundaries of friendship. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of friendship; ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’.
Melvyn Bragg considers whether 'happiness' means living a life of pleasure or of virtue.
The story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a 28-year-old how to waltz.
How do you raise happy, optimistic children?
Following Ibrahim, a 25-year-old living in London, who is gay and Muslim.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores Second World War friendships by correspondence and in the Forces.
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