Authors Max Porter, Samantha Harvey & AK Benjamin discuss empathy with Chris Harding.
Childhood faces and fears
A history of orphans, fears about brainwashing and portraits on show at Compton Verney.
Philip Dodd explores the idea of betrayal.
Whatever happened to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais?
Matthew Sweet meets the TV writers of The Likely Lads, Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
Feelings, and feelings, and feelings
Thomas Dixon, first director of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions.
Crimes of Passion
David Wilson, Sophie Hannah and Michael Hughes with Matthew Sweet at Sage.
Anxiety and the Teenage Brain
Stephen Briers, Caroline Dower and Ceyda Uzun join Anne McElvoy at Sage Gateshead.
Anne McElvoy talks to Gabrielle Rifkind, William J Burns and Gabriel Gatehouse.
'Calm Down Dear' - How Angry Should Politics Get.
Suffragism, black activism & Brexit. Shahidha Bari chairs a Free Thinking Festival debate.
The Emotions of Now
What's the most pertinent emotion in 2019 UK: Joy, anger, anxiety, schadenfreude or shame?
How They Manipulate Our Emotions
An adman, VR creator, gamer, psychologist and Shahidha Bari at the Free Thinking Festival.
The Way We Used To Feel
From Neanderthals via Tudor England to Chartists - four historians on emotion in the past.
Sarah Moss, Una, Michael Richardson and Harriet Shawcross at the Free Thinking Festival.
Should Doctors Cry?
Does emotion have any place in relationships with patients in a more open age?
Why We Need Weepies
From Bambi and Titanic to EastEnders - Matthew Sweet asks what makes us cry and why?
The New Age of Sentimentality
Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Hewitt and Irenosen Okojie at the Free Thinking Festival.
Does My Pet Love Me?
A Free Thinking Festival discussion with Nicky Clayton, Erica Fudge and Kim Bard.
20 Words for Joy ... Feelings Around the World
Aatish Taseer, Veronica Strang and Thomas Dixon at the Free Thinking Festival.
Introducing the 2019 New Generation Thinkers
From techno music in Berlin to the Glasgow ‘rag trade’, and divisive dams to fake news.
Landmark: Audre Lorde
Jackie Kay and Selina Thompson discuss the influential US writer and civil rights activist
The Spirit of a Place: A Free Thinking Royal Society of Literature Discussion.
Alan Johnson, Pascale Petit, Hisham Matar and Peter Pomerantsev join Eleanor Barraclough.
Learning about love from Kierkegaard and Socrates, The Wellcome Book Prize
A philosopher of love and a philosopher in love.
Born in 1819: Whitman, Melville and Ward Howe
Elaine Showalter, Michael Schmidt, Peter Riley and Katie McGettigan with Laurence Scott.
Chaucer, Bernardine Evaristo
Anne McElvoy reads a new biography of Chaucer and talks to novelist Bernardine Evaristo.
Sergio Leone, Kubrick, Magic and the Mind.
Matthew Sweet talks Spaghetti Westerns with Christopher Frayling + conjuring tricks & bias
Rivers and geopolitics
Global Dams, ancient Rome and the Tiber: rivers, power and scarcity.
Rivers, poetry and ecology
An anthropologist, a poet, an archaeologist and an angler reflect on the culture of rivers
Sebald, Anti-semitism, Carolyn Forche
The walking and photographs of WG Sebald and an exhibition of money and Jewish history.
Censorship and sex
Naomi Wolf discusses the criminalisation of love with presenter Matthew Sweet.
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.
Discussion and debate on the big issues affecting British Asians.