From a gratitude train to the sinister broadcasts to US soldiers. Matthew Sweet presents. Read more
WWII radio propaganda and French relations
From a gratitude train to the sinister broadcasts to US soldiers. Matthew Sweet presents.
Big State and the Industrial Revolution
Emma Griffin and William Ashworth share new research on Victorian industry.
The 2020 Wolfson History Prize: Toby Green, Marion Turner, John Barton
New takes on Chaucer, the Bible and African trading from 3 of the historians shortlisted.
A feminist take on medieval history
How does Chaucer write on rape and consent? What links Kim Kardashian and Margery Kempe?
The 2020 Wolfson History Prize: David Abulafia, Hallie Rubenhold, Prashant Kidambi
From Indian cricket, a survey of the oceans to Jack the Ripper: 3 shortlisted historians.
Rutger Bregman tells Anne McElvoy why survival of the fittest needs rethinking as an idea.
Anne Fine and Romesh Gunesekera. Jarman's Garden
Shahidha Bari hosts a conversation recorded with the Royal Society of Literature.
In a conversation with Mathew Sweet, the gothic author explores writing past and present.
Rowan Williams and Simon Armitage
Landscape in poetry discussed by Rowan Williams and Simon Armitage at Hay.
Actor Richard Wilson & Prof Naoko Shimazu discuss Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 film of family life.
The actor talks to Matthew Sweet about a childhood affected by polio and his career.
Tackling Modern Slavery
Naomi Paxton looks at new research into the effectiveness of the UK act passed in 2015.
Mathew Sweet, Linda Grant, Laurence Scott & Lucy Whitehead -150 years since Dickens' death
Failure and female friendship
Lara Feigel, Michèle Roberts and New Generation Thinker Alexandra Reza with Shahidha Bari.
The future of theatre debate
Bertie Carvel & Roy Alexander Weise are amongst Anne McElvoy's guests
Queer Bloomsbury, Stillness in art and dance
From Virginia Woolf's writings on art to dance, stillness and movement in lockdown.
From building shelters to the language we use to discuss displacement we hear new research
Irenosen Okojie and Nadifa Mohamed. Midsummer archaeology
Shahidha Bari talks to a pair of authors about the writing life. Plus a musical monument.
Rethinking the Curriculum
Sandeep Parmar, Jade Cuttle, Edith Hall & Seb Falk talk to Rana Mitter about what we teach
Ian Rankin and Tahmima Anam
A pair of authors due to be at the Bradford Literature Festival compare notes on writing.
The screenwriter and novelist talks to Matthew Sweet about depicting Britain in his work.
Gambling, good leadership and economic history
Anne McElvoy looks at gambling and at lessons from past US presidents.
How do you decipher history when there isn't anything written down?
What Does a Black History Curriculum Look Like?
Reports from The Runnymede Trust and The Black Curriculum call for wider history teaching.
The consolation of philosophy and stories
Matthew Sweet talks to Kylie Murray, Prof Seth Lerer and former Bishop Richard Holloway.
Matthew Sweet and guests conjure a conversation about the importance and appeal of magic
From Gilbert White to lockdown blogs - why we need to spend more time in nature.
Anne Applebaum, Ingrid Bergman, Herland
Anne Applebaum, and the lives of Ingrid Bergman and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Dada and the power of nonsense
A project to reimagine the Dada arts movement now, and reflections on satire and nonsense.
Bernard-Henri Lévy, Stella Sandford, Homi K Bhabha
How philosophy helps us understand the world reshaped by Covid-19. Shahidha Bari presents.
Wole Soyinka's Writing
Ben Okri, Louisa Egbunike and Oladipo Agboluaje discuss Wole Soyinka's life and work.