Prof Mona Siddiqui considers the importance of friendship in a divided world. Read more
Prof Mona Siddiqui considers the importance of friendship in a divided world.
Language Is Power
Lindsay Johns says language is power, and makes the case for speaking English properly.
Drugs in Sport
Paul Dimeo argues that drugs have made modern sport what it is today.
Farrah Jarral puts the case for more cheekiness.
Empires of Attention
Matt Locke examines how our attention has shaped our culture.
Learning from our teenage selves
Molly Naylor explores what we can learn from our teenage selves.
How to Remember
Sam Edwards argues that we should think again about how we memorialise war.
Putting Profit in Its Place
Jane Burston argues that we should put profit in its place: as a means to an end.
Ambivalence: For and Against
Mark O'Connell argues that in an age of strong opinions, we should embrace ambivalence.
Chemistry lecturer Mark Lorch asks why we are all so afraid of chemicals.
Courage and Effect
Brian Lavery on how a fishwife from Hull changed the country's most dangerous industry.
Agnes Woolley examines what is missing from the stories told by, and about, refugees.
Former prisoner turned entrepreneur, Curtis Blanc, says prison only works if you let it.
Former soldier Emile Simpson argues we need to rethink the way we fight wars.
Matthew Engel makes a secular case for reclaiming the peace and quiet of the Sabbath.
Heaven Crawley argues for a different approach in our attitude towards asylum seekers.
Anne-Marie Imafidon argues that we need to think differently about role models.
Nothing to Lose
Byron Vincent discusses nature versus nurture, and society's obligations to its weakest.
Cult of Girls
Sharon Kinsella explores the Japanese 'cult of girls'.
Making a Home
Becky Manson discusses the meaning of home, as home ownership becomes less common.
Benet Brandreth criticises the bankruptcy of current political discourse.
Philippa Perry explains why the stories we tell to and about ourselves are so powerful.
Rebecca Mott calls for the abolition of prostitution.
Thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension.
SF Said believes fiction can help to bridge the divide between 'us' and 'them'.
Rachel Armstrong proposes we should harness the computing power of the natural world.
Jonathan Ree warns against the current fashion for confusing morality with politics.
Jono Vernon-Powell argues for a revival in the lost art of hitchhiking.
Sandra Newman argues that genuinely cool people are a liability.
Karl Sharro wants people to be allowed to build whatever they want.
Serena Kutchinsky reflects on a fateful obsession with the Faberge egg.
Jasper Fforde asks whether humans have reached the limit of creative thought.
Noreena Hertz argues that it is sometimes very dangerous to put your trust in experts.
Technology writer Rupert Goodwins asks what has gone wrong with internet discourse.
Adjoa Andoh on raising a transgender child.
Philip North argues that poor people have been held back by the professional middle class.
Mara Oliva argues that we need to think differently about Americans and foreign policy.
A New Currency of Commitment
Comedian Rosie Wilby proposes the end of monogamy.
In Defence of Anger
Philosopher Amia Srinivasan makes the case for anger.
The Trouble with Paradise
Carrie Gibson argues that we need to rethink our notion of paradise.
Anna Beer asks why we do not hear more music composed by women.
Judgement at Last
Tiffany Jenkins argues that we need more judgement about quality in art, culture and life.
A World for Children
Daniel Hahn argues that more children's books should be translated into English.
Making Drugs Today
Sunil Shaunak argues that pharmaceuticals could, and should, build social capital.
High Street Revival
We are trying to revive our high streets the wrong way, argues Clare Richmond.
Migration, Separation and Wales
Wyn James tells the story of the Welsh settlements in Patagonia.
Killing the Consumer
Jon Alexander argues that consumer power has become an idea which is damaging society.
Disabled dancer Claire Cunningham considers why she would never want to be 'fixed'.
Mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick considers the importance of managed risk for our children.
Kenneth Steven considers the damage cruise ships do to fragile indigenous communities.
Esther Woolfson controversially argues it may be time to stop owning pets?
Writing for a Living
Elizabeth Wurtzel explores the relationship between writing and the need to pay the bills.
Black in America
Christina Greer asks what it means to be black in America today.
The Shadow of the Cold War
Jeffrey Sachs argues that many global problems were caused by mistakes at the end of wars.
Art, Design and Politics
Paola Antonelli explores the politics in art and design.
Keeping It Personal
Paralympian Darren Harris argues for a person-centred approach in the age of big data.
Actor James McAvoy on IT Chapter Two
James McAvoy shares his experiences of filming the new horror film, IT Chapter Two
Downton Abbey Interview Special
Prepare for poshness as Ali chats to writer, director and cast members of Downton Abbey.
Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe 15/09/2019
Jo brings you of a fusion of Arts and Science.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
By Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and host of Revisionist History.