Giles Fraser wonders what lies behind our urge to fill our days with noise and excitement.
Do We Fear Boredom?
Social media - does the retweet empower us?
Jane Garvey asks if we are better informed, but more powerless in the age of social media?
Do all conflicts have more in common than we might think?
Conflicts, big and small - what do they have in common? Evan Davis and guests discuss.
Ebola - 'Keep calm and carry on'?
Aleks Krotoski discusses pandemics, panics and our fascination with contagious diseases.
Comfort in others' shame
Are we secretly reassured by the shame and failure of others? With Jane Garvey.
Does size matter?
When it comes to being a successful nation, is it better to be a big one or a small one?
Do we need darkness in our lives?
Jay Rayner asks what compels people to look at horrific things.