Michael Buerk and guests debate the moral leadership of America.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the effects of globalisation on religion.
Paul Seabright discusses why globalization makes people anxious about trade.
Lisa Jardine explores how the industrial revolution transformed scientific endeavour.
Neil MacGregor investigates early attempts at cookery.
David Cannadine argues that dividing peoples according to their civilisation is nonsense.
Should we be celebrating that some of Britain's big high street brands have gone bust?
Whose idea was more powerful - Darwin's good one or his cousin Francis Galton's awful one?
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Historian Helen Castor argues that the real garden of England is the Midlands - not Kent.
David Baker asks what happens to the families of people shot by the police.
Jim O'Neill asks if new challenges mean an end to the era of globalisation.
Professor Anthony Giddens examines the ways globalisation has affected our lives.
Kathy Willis examines the importance of green landscapes, parks and gardens.
Tim Stanley argues that the Right's debt to Marx is nearly as great as the Left's.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 14th-century Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun.
Justin Champion looks at the roots of our culture's belief in the moral power of hard work
Melvyn Bragg celebrates the first city of the Industrial Revolution.
Robin Aitken explores the continuing appeal of the ideas of Karl Marx.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Melvyn Bragg on the inventiveness of the north and the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
Dr Vandana Shiva examines the impact of globalisation on the lives of ordinary people.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.
Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel asks if a citizen of the world is a citizen of nowhere
Neil MacGregor on ruling with a mandate from the gods - from the UK to Benin to China.
Russell M Davies says the next revolution will unleash individual creativity.
Marcus Brigstocke joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the role of science mavericks.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Social Darwinism.
Robert Rowland Smith argues that we are coming to the end of the age of ideas.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and influence of the Frankfurt School.