The farmers donating tonnes of food to help feed thousands in need on Christmas Day.
The truth is like a vegetable your mother makes you eat, nourishing but it tastes terrible
Louisa Foxe reveals the changing British attitude towards the expression of emotion.
Aleks Krotoski asks if the digital world is allowing us to be more altruistic than ever.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical and evolutionary arguments over altruism.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Keir Starmer explores relationships between justice, retribution and the passage of time.
Michael Blastland explores human foibles. Can we really control our own behaviour?
Must nurses show compassion? What is it anyway? Ernie Rea and guests discuss.
Aleks Krotoski explores how the online space is changing our social connections.
The best way to cope with a life-changing illness? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Michael Rosen asks George Lakoff about the new political words coming out of the US now.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose explores whether we can trust what we see.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Melvyn Bragg examines duty, a concept that has excited philosophers through history.
Giles Fraser explores the movement that aims to make charitable giving most effective.
Helena Kennedy QC explores the deeper claims of human rights to be truly universal.
A profoundly deaf woman reveals how there is more to listening than hearing.
What are the moral limits of forgiveness? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg considers what it is to be free and how freedom became such a powerful value.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss friendship.
The moral boundaries of friendship. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of friendship; ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’.
Ivo Gormley tells the story of his bright idea to combine getting fit with doing good.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.