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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.
The Liberal Democrats, the Irish backstop, Boris Johnson and the US Democrats.
John Pienaar hosts live from the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth, with guests.
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.
Westminster Hour 15 September 2019
Carolyn Quinn and guests discuss Brexit, Lib Dem conference and politics and faith.
Anson Chan - Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, 1993-2001
Is Hong Kong’s fragile status quo irretrievably broken?