Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas around love.
What Is Love?
Classicist Edith Hall on Aristophanes in Plato
Classicist Edith Hall on Aristophanes's explanation of love.
Theologian Giles Fraser on Altruism
Giles Fraser discusses gene theory versus altruism with Tom Stoppard and Armand Leroi.
Psychotherapist Mark Vernon on Freud
What is love? Psychotherapist Mark Vernon looks at Freud's ideas on the Greek god Eros.
Writer Lisa Appignanesi on the Love of Children
How should we love our children? Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau had some great ideas.
How Can I Know Anything at All?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we can know anything at all.
Lawyer Harry Potter on Eyewitness Testimony
Barrister Harry Potter on whether we can believe our eyes.
Physicist Tara Shears on Falsification
How can we separate real science from mumbo jumbo? Physicist Tara Shears investigates.
Philosopher Clare Carlisle on Reality and Perception
Clare Carlisle grapples with Bishop Berkley's idea that objects only exist in our minds.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks on Wittgenstein
Paul Broks looks at the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the problem of 'other minds'.
The Beat of a Heart, the Tramp of a Fly
Medicine's listening revolution in the 19th century with the discovery of the stethoscope.
The Murder of Marian Beattie: All Evidence Lost?
Assistant Chief Constable George Clarke speaks to Stephen.
The assassinaton of Medgar Evers
The American civil rights activist and war hero who was murdered in 1963 in Mississippi.
The New Art of Listening
Professor David Hendy explores how the Victorians learned to listen all over again.
Sister Lotus - early Chinese online star
Sister Lotus was an unlikely online celebrity because she was famous for being ordinary.