Professor James Tilley discovers how chimpanzee power struggles mirror human politics. Read more
Professor James Tilley discovers how chimpanzee power struggles mirror human politics.
Professor Rosie Campbell asks how we can make judgements about politicians' authenticity.
Offence, Power and Progress
Taking offence on social media: over-sensitivity or a force for progress?
The Invisible Hand of Donald Trump
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times examines the economic impact of President Donald Trump
Why Are Even Women Biased Against Women?
Women are sexist too, often unconsciously. Where does this implicit bias come from?
The Illiberal Democrats
How big of a challenge to the EU are Poland and Hungary's new 'illiberal' paths?
A Very British Battle
Caroline Wyatt explores the big questions facing the UK's armed forces.
Electricity is crucial to modern life - but will we all get the power we need?
The Dictator's Survival Guide
Professor James Tilley discovers the strategies dictators use to survive in office.
Town v Gown: New Tribes in Brexit Britain
Edward Stourton investigates the impact of the education gap on voting and politics.
What Are Universities For?
Sonia Sodha considers if it is time to rethink the fundamental purpose of university.
Screens and Teens
Are smartphones harming our kids? David Baker looks for solutions.
The End of Arms Control?
Existing arms control treaties are under threat - just as new weapons emerge.
Too Young to Veil?
An investigation into the growing number of very young girls wearing the hijab in the UK.
#metoo, moi non plus
Do French women really think differently about sexual harassment?
Are we giving machines too much power over our lives?
Will new infrastructure spending help all of Britain prosper, or widen its divides?
Death Is a Bore
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Can Technology Be Stopped?
Is it time to disrupt the disrupters and rein in big tech?
The Middle East Conundrum
Is there any chance of a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
British Politics: A Russian View
Is political technology causing society to fragment?
Trump and Trade
As a US trade war looms, how far will President Trump go to put 'America First'?
Why do we struggle with very different notions of fairness when it comes to social care?
The Truth About Britain's Beggars
Former homeless drug-addict Mark Johnson explores our relationship with street beggars
How power moved from west to east after the 2008 financial crisis
Operation Tory Black Vote
Can the Conservatives ever win over non-white support?
Northern Ireland - Where Next?
Northern Ireland could soon face a huge decision - whether to leave the UK.
The Pupil Premium
Has extra funding through the pupil premium helped poorer children succeed at school?
Do Assassinations Work?
Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: tales of espionage and statesmanship.
How to kill a democracy
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
The Replication Crisis
Many key findings of psychological research are under question. What's going on?
The Next Crash
What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin investigates.
The Trumped Republicans
Republican insider Ron Christie on how Donald Trump's presidency has changed his party.
Jim Naughtie examines what the Trump presidency means for America's old European allies.
The War for Normal
How influencers are trying - and succeeding - in changing our world views
Do children of married parents do better?
Does being born to non-married parents affect a child's prospects in life?
Are we living in a golden age of political conspiracy theories?
Does a falling currency help or harm the economy?
Have British politics been more shaped by Irish history than most MPs are ready to admit?
Could assemblies of ordinary citizens help heal our political divides?
Will humans survive the century?
What is the chance of the human race surviving the 21st century?
Are we heading for a mass extinction?
Will human actions result in the demise of huge numbers of other species?
Will China and America go to war?
Will competition between China and the United States inevitably lead to military conflict?
Love Island, dating apps and the politics of desire
Shahidha Bari explores the changing landscape of modern love.
Why better maintenance is one of the most urgent and creative challenges we face.
The Real Gender Pay Gap
Women are paid less than men and do more unpaid work. What's going on and can we fix it?
Green technology and early adoption
Simon Jack investigates whether the UK should be an early adopter of green technology.
Can computer profiles cut crime?
Can computer algorithms predict and even prevent future crime?
Understanding the risks of terrorism
How should the authorities, MI5 and the public perceive and respond to the threat?
The Forgotten Half
Why is the further education of young people who don't go to university so neglected?
Going the way of the dodo? The decline of Britain's two main parties.
Are Britain's two main political parties now in terminal decline?
A shorter working week
What happened to the dream of working less? Sonia Sodha investigates the four-day week.
What happened in Luxembourg?
Finn McCool, the capybara & a tub of lard
The back-stop’s here? Bad puns with top political coverage from BBC Northern Ireland.
Chairman, United Liberation Movement for West Papua - Benny Wenda
Can Benny Wenda take on Jakarta, and win?
Seicoleg chwaraeon a'r gwirionedd am Betsi Cadwaladr
Dylan Iorwerth a'i westeion yn trafod pwysigrwydd seicolegwyr ym myd chwaraeon.
BONUS: Indyref 5th Anniversary Special
The Podlitical team are joined by special guests to discuss Indyref 2014.