Ernie Rea and guests discuss whether Britain is now a post-secular society.
Author and commentator Eliane Glaser makes a progressive case for authority.
Irish literary critic Denis Donoghue explores societies' need to over analyse art.
Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel asks if a citizen of the world is a citizen of nowhere.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the relationship between democracy and capitalism.
Tim Samuels explores the sharing economy as it applies to governance and the future.
Clare Balding walks in search of the wild with environmentalist George Monbiot.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Chris Patten examines how governance affects sustainable development.
Has our sense of collective belonging been lost?
Engaging debate on the morality of meritocracy and privilege, chaired by Michael Buerk.
Michael Buerk asks if the monarchy is compatible with a truly meritocratic society.
Reverend Norman explores who the 'Ministers of Change' are in society.
Michael Sandel asks what role, if any, there is for moral argument in politics.
Sir Douglas Wass examines the effect on government of more public access to information.
When should the common good outweigh our freedom to do as we please?
Neil MacGregor on ruling with a mandate from the gods - from the UK to Benin to China.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the idea that kingly authority derives from God.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and influence of the Frankfurt School.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of the individual from the Renaissance to today.
David Graeber examines the rise of virtual money since the 1970s.
Peter White finds a remarkable letter in his history of disabled people.
Michael Blastland examines the psychology of us and them and perceptions of 'the other'.
Josie Long hears stories of 'others' and outsiders.
Toby Young asks if his father's dark prophesy about meritocracy is becoming a reality.
Bertrand Russell argues for the importance of individual initiative in a community.
Josie Long encounters strangers.
Sir Douglas Wass examines what we mean by 'government'.
Prof Michael Sandel discusses the philosophy of welfare benefits with a Boston audience.
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