Lauren Elkin, Lisa Appignanesi and Ben Moser debate Susan Sontag's life and ideas. Read more
Landmark: Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation.
Lauren Elkin, Lisa Appignanesi and Ben Moser debate Susan Sontag's life and ideas.
Back to the '80s
From Stranger Things to Stephen King's It - Matthew Sweet and guests revisit '80s culture.
Surveillance and Secrets from the Archives
Matthew Sweet on surveillance capitalism, The Third Man and Stieg Larsson's archive.
Comedian Sofie Hagen, Colombian novelist Héctor Abad & Isabel Hardman join Shahidha Bari.
Myth making, satire and Caryl Churchill
Interviews w/ illustrator Gerald Scarfe & artist Kiki Smith+ Caryl Churchill's new plays.
Anne McElvoy talks to Mark Haddon about his career and latest novel The Porpoise.
From the Spains to Latinx, including Iain Sinclair's Peruvian Journey
Rana Mitter talks to Jason Webster, Ed Morales, Iain Sinclair and Iwona Blazwick.
Rebecca Solnit, Truth, National Poetry Day
Who holds the power? US activist and author Rebecca Solnit talks to Shahidha Bari.
The Frieze Masters Free Thinking Conversation about Art
Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Michael Govan talks art with Philip Dodd.
Modern Dutch Writing
Laurence Scott looks at the way Dutch writers are addressing history and contemporary life
East Meets West
Historian Tom Holland, critic Fatima Bhutto, Ziauddin Sardar, and artist Inci Eviner.
2019 Booker Prize, The Power of Ancient Artefacts
Anne McElvoy talks prehistory with archaeologist Mike Pitts and artist Renee So.
The Woolly episode.
From Sean the Sheep & Damien Hirst to clothiers & a knitted bikini. Shahida Bari presents.
Matthew Sweet and guests on Chaplin's 1941 film, The Great Dictator, and rising populism.
The 2019 Frieze Free Thinking Museums Debate
Museum directors from Asia and France join Anne McElvoy and an audience at RIBA.
What to Believe
Rana Mitter and guests look at the history of atheism and morality.
Landmark: The Yorkshire Feminist Winifred Holtby
Matthew Sweet is joined by Rachel Reeves MP, Jane Thomas and Katie Cooper in Hull.
Writing Real Life from Brexit to Grenfell
Ali Smith, Jay Bernard and James Graham join Matthew Sweet at the British Library.
Cars, Parking and Motorways.
A discussion reflecting on automobiles, AI and the 60th anniversary of the M1 motorway.
Halloween. Ghost Stories
Haunting stories with Kirsty Logan, Jeremy Dyson and host Shahidha Bari.
Matthew Sweet celebrates the classic TV sci-fi series with Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
The changing image of masculinity
Writers Ben Lerner, JJ Bola and Derek Owusu on images of masculinity in fiction and life.
The 2019 Free Thinking Imperial War Museum Remembrance Debate
Carrie Riechardt, Peter Bazalgette, Zahed Tajeddin and Rebecca Newall with Anne McElvoy.
Weimar and the Subversion of Cabaret Culture
Le Gateau Chocolat, Lucy McCormick and Gaylene Gould with Matthew Sweet at the Barbican.
Why We Need New News: Being Human Festival Research
Shahidha Bari looks at news past and present from hangings to updating TV news bulletins.
Being Human: Love Stories
New research taking love stories out of the vaults and into the gay bar.
Mind, body and soul
The stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters.
Paul Merton, Lucian Msmati, Cathie Pilkington, Samantha Baines, Sharky, Odette Peters, Scottee, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
The Gangster The Cop The Devil, Touching the Void, Romesh Gunesekera, Gold Digger, George IV : Art and Spectacle
The Gangster The Cop The Devil, Touching the Void, Romesh Gunesekera, Gold Digger,
The London Film Festival
Swedish director Lukas Moodysson talks about making his first TV series, Gösta.
Damian Le Bas & Amy Liptrott
The Romany writer and broadcaster Damian Le Bas and author Amy Liptrot choose a good read