VV Brown explains why she has embraced her natural hair.
Straight from the Root
A Lonely Society
Lucy Hurst-Brown asks why so many learning disabled people are so lonely.
Writer Elif Shafak describes how being Turkish means always worrying about your country.
Father and Son
Laurence Anholt describes how his dying father revealed his traumatic past experiences.
Are Pornographers Anti-Sex?
Melissa Raphael explains why she sees pornographers as anti-sex.
The Social Media Poet
Brian Bilston on becoming an accidental Twitter poet.
In Praise of Parks
Travis Elborough explores the role of public parks in British life.
Ayesha Hazarika explains why she thinks humour is so important in our political discourse.
The Pull of the Land
Nick Ivins explains how the pull of the land turned him into a homesteader.
The Art of Diary Writing
Sally Bayley traces the art of diary writing from Pepys to today's culture of blogging.
Dave Pickering makes the case for a men's liberation movement.
Other People's Stories
Anna Derrig asks who has the right to tell someone else's story.
Stories with Food
Annie Zimmerman and James Wheale argue that food is the perfect storytelling medium.
Kerry Littleford argues that mothers who have children taken into care need help.
Chris Pierson makes the case for a radical rethinking of private property.
Change for the Better
Katz Kiely argues that we should all learn to better manage change.
Hannah Jane Walker makes the case for being a bit sensitive.
Jeremy Leslie explains why reports of magazines dying have been greatly exaggerated.
Dealing With Dementia
Tommy Whitelaw calls for more support and respect for people living with dementia.
Listening to Street Children
Sarah Thomas de Benitez says it's time to listen to street children.
Matt Hood says we need to treat teaching like a performance profession.
Jonnie Bayfield on being the last generation to grow up in an analogue childhood.
Writer Jonathan Stroud explains why he thinks ghost stories are good for you.
Franklyn Addo describes how witnessing a murder transformed his life.
Ellen Mara De Wachter explores the insights offered by collaborative art or "co-art".
The Curse of Confidence
Rowland Manthorpe explains why he thinks confidence is overrated.
Building for a new life
Mark Breeze asks what architects can do for refugees.
A Good Book
Daniel Hahn discusses what makes a 'good' book.
Astrid Alben explains how art and science together can explain phenomena like moonlight.
A Speck of Dust
Jay Owens argues that we should pay more attention to dust.
Football for Good
Andrea Cooper explains why she believes that football can change the world.
Richard Gillis challenges the myth of sports leadership.
Josie Appleton argues that petty rules stifle our human responses and damage society.
The Cyber Effect
Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken fears an evolutionary blip from our internet obsession.
Hugh Warwick calls for reconnection of our fragmented landscape to preserve our wildlife.
Intelligent Kindness in Healthcare
John Ballatt says we need 'intelligent kindness' to transform the culture of healthcare.
Juno Dawson thinks we should get over our prurient obsession with transgender people.
Understanding Drug Addiction
Hanna Pickard says we need to understand the reasons why people become addicted to drugs.
Cash Not Card
Andrew Martin explains his passion for paying by cash rather than by card.
Annie Broadbent shares her experience of being bereaved.
Get Fit, Do Good
Ivo Gormley tells the story of his bright idea to combine getting fit with doing good.
The Sound of Syria
Syrian qanun virtuoso Maya Youssef on the healing power of music. Recorded at WOMAD.
The Power of Singing Together
Natalie Maddix explains why she believes in the power of singing together.
How to Be Optimistic (Despite Everything)
Comedian Nick Revell explains why he manages to be optimistic - despite all the evidence.
You're A Musician Too
Dan Mayfield explains why he believes everyone is capable of making music.
Truth and Reality
Geoff Colman discusses truth and reality in acting.
Being Muslim in America
Dalia Elmelige tells the story of her life as a Muslim in America after 9/11.
Michael Merrick challenges how we think about social mobility.
Am I a Gentrifier?
Karen Chapple discusses gentrification and how to keep our cities diverse.
Gardening, Roses and Cultural Identity
Artist Zarah Hussain reflects on gardening, roses and cultural identity.
Philosophy on the Battlefield
Former army intelligence officer Andy Owen explains how philosophy can help in battle.
Young entrepreneur Bejay Mulenga tells the story of his business success.
Dreams of Public Resting Spaces
Theatre maker Raquel Meseguer has a vision for public resting spaces.
The Invisible Entrepreneurs - Women
Maggie O'Carroll calls for action to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs.
The AI Ethics Challenge
David Reid warns of the dangers of encoding unconscious bias into artificial intelligence.
Julie White shares her passion for young children learning outdoors in the natural world.
Being a Muslim Dad
Zia Chaudhry reflects on his role as a Muslim dad to help his children to feel British.
Felicity Boardman discusses genetic screening for 'serious conditions'.
David Baker asks what happens to the families of people shot by the police.
Laiba Husain discusses life before, and after, marriage.
Chris Warhurst reveals that how good-looking you are may determine if you get a job.
A Toast To The Bridesmaids
Actress and comedian Diona Doherty proposes that bridesmaids should be seen AND heard.
Thinking Differently about Difference
Maura Campbell asks us to think differently about difference.
To Absent Friends
Blogger Gemma Louise Bond asks us to think about how we grieve the end of friendship.
'Let Them Eat....Brioche?'
Historian Gareth Russell reveals how fake news and misquotes have created our history.
Belonging, On Hold
Author Lloyd Markham shares a dystopian tale about belonging.
Telling a Story
Richard Johnston explains how images can start conversations about research.
Mental Health Crisis?
Ann John examines the current discussion around young people's mental health.
Sophie Howe explains how she tries to get politicians in Wales to put the future first.
Clare Pooley tells us how her love of wine got in the way of her love of life.
The Magic of the Forest
Folk singer Mari Kalkun tells us why we should stop and listen to the forest.
Back to the Land
John Connell speaks about how the connection to land can heal the modern urban soul.
All The Music We'll Never Hear
Grammy award-winning producer Ian Brennan talks about all the music we may never hear.
Rediscovering Human Connections
Julia Unwin asks if we have lost the human touch in a world of automation.
Play the game, lads
Ewan Flynn argues that football is more than just a game on a Sunday afternoon.
The Last Poets
The Last Poets discuss why they're still performing after 50 years.
Censorship and sex
Naomi Wolf Sarah Parker Luis de Miranda
The family living off-grid, camping out for a house, and building a co-housing community.
Diabetes and Me
What is the impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Jim Broadbent revisits his Lincolnshire roots in the village of Holton-cum-Beckering.
British Asian film maker Gurinder Chadha is on a roll with a major TV series and film.