Good or bad? Useful or just an annoyance? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss dust and ash. Read more
Dust and Ash
Good or bad? Useful or just an annoyance? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss dust and ash.
How different are our second attempts at something compared to the first time?
Tracking and Surveillance
Bridget Kendall and guests explore the shadowy world of tracking and surveillance.
The Forum in Beijing: Digital China
Does the explosion of social media in China empower the individual or the state?
Marvel at the frozen world of the polar ice caps with Bridget Kendall and guests.
Do our hands mark us out as human? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
Transforming waste into valuable products, with Bridget Kendall and guests.
Bridget Kendall asks why there are such lucrative markets in fake art and fake medicines.
Bridget invites listeners to zoom out into space, to gain new perspectives on reality.
Hair, Fur and Cilia
Bridget Kendall and her guests explore the slender filaments that are essential to life.
Outcasts: The Forum at Risor Festival, Norway
What is it like to be on the edge of Europe? And do modern societies create new outcasts?
When being alone is a blessing, and when it is a blight.
Democracy and the Arts in South Africa
What role can art play in the political discourse of post-apartheid South Africa?
Time to Rethink What Is 'Normal'?
Where is the dividing line between normal behaviour and a mental health problem?
The curious properties of bubbles in the oceans, in our bodies and in art.
The advantages and disadvantages of speaking more than one language.
Challenges of Nanoscience
Transforming biosciences with particles just a few billionths of a metre across.
Bridget Kendall and guests discuss alien plants and animals, alien beings and alien dreams
Spatial processing in the brain, bird migration and natural navigational clues for all.
How a spark of inspiration is transformed into a line on canvas or a line of verse.
Bridget Kendall and guests explore how cells, molecules and robots achieve complexity.
Adventures in 2D: Graphene and Beyond
What is the future of graphene and other two-dimensional materials?
The joys and perils of porcelain, kaolin and volcanic soils.
Should we bring the woolly mammoth back to life, and should ancient languages be revived?
Shape-shifting in everyday objects, our brains and plastic waste.
The marvellous ability to create almost anything we want in our minds.
What shells can tell us about our past, present and future.
Bridget Kendall and guests discuss subversion and inversion in a topsy-turvy world.
Is deja vu a brain glitch or misplaced 'real' memory? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
Worlds in Miniature
Bridget Kendall and guests explore why tiny things appeal to us.
Design and Beauty
How important is beauty in design? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.