For decades, the CIA profiled the minds of foreign leaders. Daniel Pick investigates.
Carolyne Larrington examines the folkloric creatures said to lurk in Britain's forests.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myth of Faustus and temptation by evil.
A discussion on the different ways of understanding the world around us.
Leprechauns, sprites, imps and elves - Ian Sansom is searching for the diminutive other.
Five people who have seen a ghost share their experience with Fi Glover.
Melvyn Bragg examines Merlin, prophet, magician, king maker and the mad man of the woods.
Melvyn Bragg explores the enduring appeal of the Roman poet Ovid’s work Metamorphoses.
Selina Scott talks to Canon Paul Greenwell about ghosts.
Selina Scott talks to ghostbuster Hayley Stevens, who does not believe in ghosts.
Selina Scott talks to Yasmin Ishaq who doesn't believe in ghosts, but in jinn.
Aleks Krotoski looks at whether how we tell stories has changed with the digital world.
Professor James Tilley discovers the strategies dictators use to survive in office.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince return for a special Christmas edition of the science/comedy show
Janet Ellis celebrates that most unpredictable of mythological beings, the genie.
The history of witchcraft in Reformation Europe.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the beliefs underpinning witchcraft.