Author Jacqueline Wilson in a lecture - Beyond the Fairytale: Happiness in the Real World.
Free Thinking 2010
Free Thinking - Jacqueline Wilson
What Does Britain Do Best: Sport or the Arts?
A special debate as 5 live sports fans battle with a panel of Radio 3 arts lovers.
Matthew Sweet hosts a debate reflecting on the 2010 Free Thinking ideas festival.
Philosopher Angie Hobbs on Heroes
Angie Hobbs debates today's idea of heroism in war, social justice, the arts and sport.
Comedy or Tragedy
A debate on which approach to life and art is more illuminating - comedy or tragedy.
Can the Government Make You Happy?
Philip Dodd hosts a debate asking the question 'can the Government make you happy?'.
What Acting Can Teach You in Life
Actress Fiona Shaw joins a discussion asking 'what acting can teach you about life'.
Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce discusses the subject of marriage. Does it need rescuing?
Ben Franklin and Shopping
TV presenter Kevin McCloud gives a lecture about the importance of craftsmanship.
Violence - A New Perspective
Former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Blair on the part violence plays in human behaviour.
Do Possessions Make Us Happy?
Rana Mitter with Sarah Dunant and Sara Maitland ask - do possessions make us happy?
The Joys of Failure
Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce on the Joys of Failure at the Free Thinking festival.
Has God Gone Global?
Philip Dodd chairs a debate at the Sage Gateshead asking Has God Gone Global?
Emancipation: A Listener's Guide
Jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch gives a lecture entitled Emancipation: A Listener's Guide.
Academics and the Media: Friends or Foes?
Debate from Free Thinking 2010 entitled Academics and the Media: Friends or Foes?
'You've Never Had It So Good'
Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.
Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe (20/07/2019)
Jo brings you a special looking at the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon.
Eve Myles, Michael Dapaah, Doon Mackichan, Richard Strange, Aldous Harding, Lady Sanity, Arthur Smith, Nikki Bedi
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
Making Noise Quietly, Night of the Iguana, The Moon, Laura Cummings, I Am Nicola
Caine Prize Winner - Lesley Nneka Arimah
We hear from this year's Caine Prize Winner