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.
Fifty years after LSD was banned, Jolyon Jenkins tries to expand his mind without drugs.
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.
Photographer Andrew Heptinstall's quest to represent sound within a photograph.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Shelina Janmohamed discusses the impact of AI on religion.
How we should respond to the ways in which AI is transforming our world.
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.
Journalist Nichi Hodgson asks whether there's scope for an ethical code for producing porn
Keir Starmer explores relationships between justice, retribution and the passage of time.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Is deja vu a brain glitch or misplaced 'real' memory? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
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.
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.
Michael Blastland explores the way human beings think, behave and make decisions.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how to live a good life.
Joan Bakewell explores areas of belief with writer Ian McEwan.
Bettany Hughes' archaeology of philosophy. Who came up with the idea of an idea?
Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.