Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Greg Tate, Sam Illingworth & Sunayana Bhargava join Anne McElvoy. Read more
Poetry and Science
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Greg Tate, Sam Illingworth & Sunayana Bhargava join Anne McElvoy.
What is good listening?
Matthew Sweet with New York Times journalist Kate Murphy, Anne Karpf and David Toop.
Rana Mitter marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation and talks to author Anne Michaels
How we see pregnancy past and present
Anne McElvoy hears the story of a woman who gave birth to rabbits and the news from Davos.
Fungi: An Alien Encounter
Are fungi out to get us or here to help? A look at mushrooms in art, food, and psychology.
Mocking power past and present
The German joker Tyll Ulenspiegel. Anne McElvoy, Daniel Kehlmann and Karen Leeder discuss.
Samuel Beckett & the purpose of culture
If we want the arts to be a comfort blanket, where does Beckett fit in? Lisa Dwan responds
Matthew Sweet looks back at an early female film director and a British film pioneer.
The shadow of slavery
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough talks to a panel about slavery, sugar and the costs.
How we talk about sex and women's bodies
Fern Riddell, Kate Lister and Robin Mitchell discuss their research with Matthew Sweet.
How do we apply modern LGBT+ language and identities to historical figures?
The Surreal World of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Matthew Sweet talks to Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky and to critics.
Japan Now 2020
Hiromi Ito, Tomoko Sawada, Yukiko Motoya and Motoyuki Shibata
African Empire stories
Petina Gappah and Sarah LeFanu on Livingstone, Kipling and Mary Kingsley in Africa.
Genes, racism, ageing and evidence
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and geneticist Adam Rutherford join Rana Mitter.
Women Behaving Badly?
Helen Lewis joins Shahidha Bari to talk feminist pioneers, dating, and power dynamics.
How architecture shapes society
Ricky Burdett, Liza Fior, Des Fitzgerald, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Edwin Heathcote at LSE
Anne Enright, The value of gossip
The Irish novelist talks to Laurence Scott, plus a discussion of gossip past and present.
Maths and philosophy puzzles
Shahidha Bari looks at the legacy of 20th-century polymath Frank Ramsey (1903-1930).
Jewish Identity in 2020
Howard Jacobson, Bari Weiss, Hadley Freeman, Jonathan Freedland and Matthew Sweet.
Maaza Mengiste, Christina Lamb, Julie Wheelwright & Shawn Sobers join Eleanor Barraclough.
Advertising, Renaissance Art and Artemisia Gentileschi
Historians Catherine Fletcher, Selina Todd and art critic Jonathan Jones join Rana Mitter.
Slebs: Warhol, Beaton and celebrity culture
Lisa Mullen, Caroline Frost and historian & podcast host Greg Jenner join Matthew Sweet.
Does Growth Matter?
Is the economic future all about growth? Danny Dorling discusses Slowdown.
From Roman sandals to trainers and stilettos, Shahidha Bari looks at the shoe trade.
Contagion & Viruses
Matthew Sweet talks to John Dupré, Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen & Matt Adams
How do we build a new masculinity?
Sunil Gupta, CN Lester, Tom Shakespeare and Alona Pardo with Matthew Sweet.
The Declaration Of Arbroath
Anne McElvoy and guests discuss the early medieval document and Scottish politics today.
Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen, Riel Miller, Sarah Dillon and Rupert Read with Matthew Sweet
Professors Sally Bushell and Simon Bainbridge talk to New Generation Thinker Sarah Jackson
Dance to prayer, servants to Kings, knees ups to being on our knees. With Matthew Sweet