Ida B Wells, the African-American civil rights activist, is chosen by Baroness Oona King.
Baroness Oona King on Ida B Wells
Ray Mears on Rommel
Ray Mears champions the life of German field marshal Erwin Rommel.
Tom Shakespeare on Gramsci
Dr Tom Shakespeare tells Matthew Parris why Antonio Gramsci is his Great Life.
Labi Siffre on Arthur Ransome
Matthew Parris invites singer-songwriter Labi Siffre to nominate his choice of life.
Stella Rimington on Dorothy L Sayers
Dame Stella Rimington explains to Matthew Parris why Dorothy L Sayers fascinates her.
Andrew Adonis on Joseph Bazalgette
Matthew Parris talks to Lord Adonis about a great Victorian engineer.
Prof Edith Hall on Lucille Ball
Matthew Parris talks to Prof Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball.
Andy McNab: soldier, writer, psychopath
The former elite soldier on how learning to read aged 16 taught him empathy
Emma Barnett presents, with original journalism and surprising news stories.
Hearing in colour and a depressed pig!
Michelle McManus talks to a conductor about her ability to see sound as colour.
Discussing the issues affecting young people in Coventry & Warwickshire.