At the National Gallery, Muslim journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik discovers a brown Christ.
Behold the Man
Christ as the Man of Sorrows by Jacobello del Bonomo
The Crucifixion by the Master of Delft
At the National Gallery, writer Sheila Hayman views a life-affirming Crucifixion scene.
The Incredulity of St Thomas by Guercino
Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo contemplates doubting Thomas at the National Gallery.
An Officer and a Swimming Pool: How I decided to Travel Blind
Adventures travelling blind in both 21st and 19th centuries.
Why There are 300 Seconds in a Blind Minute
Sight Seeing? Or Hear Listening
The Importance of Imagination
How I See With My Feet
On Holiday with Nietzsche
Becoming What You Are
Writer Ken Hollings reflects on his literary encounters with Friedrich Nietzsche.
Under the Mountain
For Everyone and No One
A Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
The Art of Ending
From the Source
Folk singer Julie Fowlis conjures kelpies, selkies and waterfall banshees from Gaelic song
Driftwood, a Victorian poison bottle and a sailor's lost boot. Potent inspiration for art.
The Art of Zen Fly Fishing
Once lead singer of The Undertones, Feargel Sharkey now gets his kicks from rod and line.
The Power of the Thames
Helen Czerski shares a physicist's view of the River Thames
Swimming the Avon
Poet Elizabeth-Jane Burnett swims the River Avon in search of inspiration.
Under the Influence
Jon Boden on the influence of apocalyptic science-fiction on him as a folk singer.
New Generation Thinkers
Philip Roscoe asks whether our expectations of the lone entrepreneur are unrealistic.
Emma Rice reveals the influences that stamp her work as a theatre director.
Parallels and Paradoxes
Shahidha Bari examines the ideas behind the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Shobana Jeyasingh on how different dance traditions inform her choreography.
Light in the Dark
Alexandra Harris explores the history of artificial light through literary sources.
Photographer and artist Tom Hunter on the impact that Vermeer has had on his work.
Looking beyond the Dead
Zoe Norridge ask why photos of Africa fix perceptions of the continent at its worst times.
Indian-born choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reflects on the influences shaping her dances.
The Canon of Comics
Jon Adams compares the work of modern comic book enthusiasts to ancient biblical scholars.
Autism and the arts
Ionica chats with guests, including The Chase star Anne Hegerty, about autism in the arts
How YouTube decides what you should watch
The secrets of YouTube’s powerful algorithm in the words of a former company insider.
India through the eyes of its artists
We meet writers, comedians, directors and artists shaping India's cultural future
Toby Hadoke celebrates classic radio shows from the golden age of American radio.
Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all
Tom meets conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Composer Kaija Saariaho inspired by TS Eliot.