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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
Religion and ordinary lives
Tom Charlton looks for evidence of belief from samplers to children's scribbles in bibles.
Philip Dodd talks to actor Christopher Eccleston and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards.
Deep Time and Human History
Lewis Dartnell, Gaia Vince and David Farrier join Rana Mitter to talk the deepest history.
What's so great about EM Forster
Deborah Levy and Laurence Scott talk to Shahidha Bari about novelist EM Forster's work.
Science Fiction and ecological thinking
Hetta Howes, Amy Butt and Caroline Edwards ask if science fiction is the new realism.
Shahidha Bari explores the impact of life-changing experiences and the fourth dimension.
Shakespeare for the People
Adrian Lester and Prof Ewan Fernie talk to Islam Issa about Birmingham's first folio.
Matthew Sweet and guests imagine an evening in the film star's company.
A lack of dental floss in the Neolithic era proves to be a boon for archaeologists.
WWII radio propaganda and French relations
From a gratitude train to the sinister broadcasts to US soldiers. Matthew Sweet presents.