The 'Green New Deal' which is promised to fight both global warming and the recession.
Melvyn Bragg examines how a dominant power can exert a cultural influence on its empire.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Is it possible to predict the outcome of a presidential election?
Why are environmental issues suddenly back in political fashion? Tom Heap investigates.
Alternative facts, impartial journalism and democracy. Can news deliver in a digital age?
Emily Maitlis considers the history of women and public speaking.
Tim Harford is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for the first in this new series of talks.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Frances Cairncross investigates the gaps in official knowledge.
How did Ross Perot affect the result of the 1992 presidential election?
Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.
Michael Rosen explores the new wave of public-speaking events including Ignite and TED.
Arthur Smith searches for the best and worst after-dinner speeches in history.
Jonathan Powell explores the secret language of politicians.
Marcus Brigstocke joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the role of science mavericks.
David Bramwell sets out to prove that anyone can be a good public speaker.
Stewart Henderson makes the case for putting poetry back in political rhetoric.
Tim Samuels asks why politicians can't speak their minds and what consequences this has.
Stephen Barber calls on politicians to resist the urge to act and instead do nothing.
Robert Rowland Smith argues that we are coming to the end of the age of ideas.
Has our response to terrorism changed since 1800? Fergal Keane ends his series.
What happens when a major past crisis slips from public memory? With David Aaronovitch.
The difficulty in predicting the outcome of presidential elections.
John Harris examines the international rise of anti-elitist or 'populist' politics.