Advertising's attempts to modernise its often harmful portrayal of female beauty.
Louisa Foxe reveals the changing British attitude towards the expression of emotion.
Irish literary critic Denis Donoghue explores societies' need to over analyse art.
Linda Pressly explores the challenge to conventional ideas from 'gender-neutral' people.
Michael Blastland explores human foibles. Can we really control our own behaviour?
Mariella Frostrup and guests discuss parenting through questions of gender identity.
Primrose Granville asks chef Henroy Brown how he came back from serious illness.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
The best way to cope with a life-changing illness? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
How will people answer the question 'Who am I?' in the future?
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Has our sense of collective belonging been lost?
Michael Rosen talks language and gender identity with CN Lester, author of Trans Like Me.
Writer Mark Vernon says narcissism should be rehabilitated as a positive form of self-love
Street philosophy with Bettany Hughes, and changing ideas about narcissism through time.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates whether we're really in the grip of a narcissism epidemic.
Matthew Sweet looks at the impact of the Kinsey Report, first published seventy years ago.
The revelations of the televised debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot.
Michael Buerk presents combative, provocative and engaging debate.
When should the common good outweigh our freedom to do as we please?
Late-night conversation. Jane Garvey asks what role sex plays in our lives.
Robbie talks about his many regrets as a "narcissistic, egoic, thin-skinned" pop star.
Big Data seems to know a lot about us. But what is personality and can you measure it?
The story of how historical obsession killed a Polish writer, told by Hilary Mantel.
A musical exploration by transgender women of voice and gender.
Steven Poole argues that we should resist the idea that humans are irrational.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of the individual from the Renaissance to today.
Michael Blastland examines the psychology of us and them and perceptions of 'the other'.
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