Matthew Sweet asks how did the English language grow & what are the key election phrases? Read more
Speaking the right language.
Matthew Sweet asks how did the English language grow & what are the key election phrases?
Extinction Rebellion and the End of the World
Rana Mitter looks at the ideologies surrounding climate disaster.
The culture wars and politics now
Philip Dodd with Douglas Murray, David Goodhart, Beatrix Campbell and Maya Goodfellow.
The Strange Case of the Huge Country Pile
Matthew Sweet and guests are upstairs and downstairs in the stately home.
Panpsychism - Is everything conscious?
Matthew Sweet lifts the lid on a radical movement in philosophy.
Could there be a private language?
Shahidha Bari investigates how Wittgenstein meets the challenge of scepticism.
Philosophy, imagination and film
Rana Mitter, Sally Potter and philosophers discuss thought experiments and cinema.
Why we read and the idea of the 'woman writer'
From Elizabethan poet Anne Dowriche and Anne Bronte to what women say they read now.
Simplify your life - ideas from 20th-century radicals
Laurence Scott looks at the rise of vegetarianism, a basic income, world peace and nudism.
Psychohistory: Isaac Asimov and guiding the future
Matthew Sweet asks if the fictional science of psychohistory changed the future of humans.
Pioneering women: academics and classics
Nikita Gill & Francesca Wade on classicist Jane Harrison, goddesses and LSE's Eileen Power
Poetry and Science
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Greg Tate, Sam Illingworth & Sunayana Bhargava join Anne McElvoy.