Rana Mitter and guests look at the history of atheism and morality. Read more
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 Reichardt, Peter Bazalgette, Zahed Tajeddin and Rebecca Newell 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.
Are the arts saving Margate?
Philip Dodd finds out about the Turner Contemporary’s impact. Plus writer Maggie Gee.
George Eliot's Mill on the Floss
Rebecca Mead, Fiona Shaw, Philip Davis, Dafydd Daniel & Peggy Reynolds with Shahidha Bari.
The legacy of the Trojan War
Why do the legendary walls of a Bronze Age city still cast such a long shadow?
Is the Shadow of Mao still hanging over China?
Rana Mitter talks to historians of China Jung Chang and Julia Lovell, and Cindy Yu.
The Future of Universities
Larry Summers and Josie Frasser on the impact of technology and globalisation.
Resting and Rushing
Claudia Hammond has solutions for our frazzled times and Matthew Smith looks at ritalin.
When TV & the information superhighway were new
Matthew Sweet and guests reflect on the experimental art of Nam June Paik and John Giorno
Feasting, fasting, hospitality and food security
From plenty to food banks - writer Priya Basil, curator Victoria Avery and Maia Elliot
The shadow of empire and colonialism
Historian William Dalrymple, Wasafiri editor Susheila Nasta and novelist Romesh Gunesekera
Shahidha Bari discusses pan-Africanism in plays, films, literature and politics.