Anne McElvoy tells the story of Boris Johnson's premiership until 31 October
American satirist Joe Queenan explores cunning.
A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Reflections on American writer Toni Morrison in her own words and those of her peers.
A recollection the work of Pierre Charles L'Enfant in shaping Washington DC.
A profile of Alan Greenspan, economist and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The next chairman of the Federal Reserve - Alan Greenspan.
Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Recession in America, more modest foreign policy aims and nuclear fears in ex-USSR states.
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader speak to Edith Bowman about their new film, Trainwreck.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Mark Coles profiles Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York.
Michael Berkeley's guests is writer on families Andrew Solomon.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes how the city informed Arthur Miller's work.
Christopher Bigsby traces the life and work of Arthur Miller, mostly in Miller's own words
The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
As the Olympics come to London, Mayor Boris Johnson finds himself on the global stage.
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson talk to Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
Allegations that Clinton persuaded Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony examined.
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
"White is catching gay life at a key moment when it's developing in very different ways"
Musician David Byrne on his asperger’s and the Britain’s Got Talent Winner Susan Boyle.
David O. Russell interviewed by Edith Bowman
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo take a look at the work of writer and director Nora Ephron.
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss the career of director Spike Lee.
Billionaire Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the US presidential race.