with Kerry Andrew and Katherine Langrish
Proms Plus: FAIRY TALES
Proms Plus: London in Fact & Fiction
Novelists John Lanchester & Diana Evans discuss depicting London in their fiction.
Prom Plus: Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Culture
Writers Louise Doughty and Damian Le Bas discuss Gypsy, Roma & Traveller culture.
Proms Plus: W. H. Auden's The Age of Anxiety
Writers Glyn Maxwell and Polly Clark discuss Auden’s The Age of Anxiety
Proms Plus: Northern Lights
Physicists Nathan Case & Melanie Windridge discuss the the aurora borealis.
Proms Plus: Sex and Death in Literature
Writers Belinda Bauer and Patricia Duncker discuss sex and death in literature
Including a report from the London Design Biennale and film historian Peter Biskind.
Women Finding a Voice
Deborah Frances-White host of The Guilty Feminist pod, Natalie Haynes, Michèle Roberts
The author of Birdsong in conversation with Anne McElvoy about his new novel Paris Echo.
Proms Plus: Retelling Troy
Bettany Hughes and Alex Clark discuss feminist retellings of The Iliad.
What St Augustine teaches us
Anne McElvoy and guests explore ideas of tyranny, martyrdom, sin and grace
What Camus and Claude Lévi-Strauss teach us
Being an outsider and learning to think like an outsider
What Nietzsche teaches us
Biographer Sue Prideaux and others discuss Nietzsche's relevance today
Matthew Sweet meets the trio behind the '70s and early '80s TV comedy show
Slavoj Žižek, Camille Paglia, Flemming Rose
Philip Dodd and guests explore the value of causing offence.
Loss, Grief and Anger
Lisa Appignanesi; Heather O'Neill; Cherie Dimaline; Pacific Arts Adviser, Jo Walsh
Gandhi's power, portable citizenship & Indian writing - China's missing film star
Gandhi's power, portable citizenship & Indian writing with Rana Mitter & Amit Chaudhuri.
Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, Spookiness and Fear.
The Essex Serpent's author talks to Matthew Sweet about re-imagining the Melmoth myth.
The Frieze Debate: Museums in the 21st Century
Michael Govan, Sabine Haag & Hartwig Fischer at the Royal Institution, London.
A Feminist Take on Medieval History
How does Chaucer write about rape and consent ? Shahidha Bari with new academic research.
Drugs and Consciousness
Does LSD open the doors of perception or just mess with your head?
Greed and Landownership Past, Present, Future
Historian Tom Devine, Colombian novelist, Hector Abad and economist Paul Collier
The lawyer Helena Kennedy joins Shahidha Bari to discuss how British justice fails women.
Sinking Your Teeth Into Vampires
Shahidha Bari looks at new Gothic research with Nick Groom and Xavier Aldana Reyes
Re-writing C20th British Philosophy
Shahidha Bari with news of the Man Booker Prize and discussion about female philosophers
Francis Fukuyama, Olga Tokarczuk, Alev Scott, Michael Talbot.
Rana Mitter explores identity forest landscapes and the long impact of the Ottoman empire
Enchantment, Witches and Woodlands
Marie Darrieussecq, Lisa Mullen, Dafydd Daniel on magic and dystopias with Matthew Sweet.
The film director talks to Matthew Sweet as his historical epic Peterloo opens in cinemas
Patrick Barlow on his play The Messiah, Daisy Black on Stoke's new medieval mystery play
From the Gallows to the Holy Land: Medieval Pilgrimage
Reconstructing the thought-world of the middle ages
The Dark and Political Messages of Kids Fiction.
Michael Rosen looks at socialist fairy tales and radicalism in books for children.
The Memes that Make Us Laugh
Julian Baggini, Tiffany Watt Smith & Christopher Harding
Religious divisions, puppet shows and politics.
The exile of English Catholics 450 years ago and suffragette Punch and Judy.
Re-thinking the Human Condition
Thomas Woolston Free Thinker, Isaiah Berlin philosopher plus memory and neuroscience.
Landmark: Journey to the End of the Night
Marie Darrieussecq, Andrew Hussey , Tibor Fischer& Damian Catani on Céline's masterpiece
Wilfred Owen: Poetry and Peace.
Gillian Clarke. Sabrina Mahfouz and Michael Symmons Roberts respond to the war poet.
Why are we silent when conflict is loud?
Is public silence still the best way to honour our war dead?
Butterflies and Bloodstains: Fragments of the First World War
Can public Acts of Commemoration ever encompass multiple individual experience?
Lost Words and Language
Shahidha Bari looks at research showcased in the Being Human Festival at UK universities
From death cafes to bronze age burials, C19th mourning rings to the way doctors cope.
Buses, beer and VR - a taste of university research.
From ancient religion to London's Greek Cypriot community & the 29 bus route
What kind of history should we write?
Peter Frankopan & Maya Jasanoff, winner of richest prize for history with Rana Mitter
The Left Behind
Eric Kaufmann talks to Philip Dodd about white identity, populism and immigration
Leadership: lessons from US Presidents and campaigners.
POTUS, crisis management and ambition - Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Anne McElvoy
Plagues, Urban Inequality and Restricted Books
Artist Penny Woolcock, global health researcher Thomas Bollyky and Jane Stevens Crawshaw
Is there a great divide between the arts and science?
Sir Paul Nurse and Tristram Hunt debate with an audience at Queen Mary University London.
A long lost classic now published, Esi Edugyan's Booker shortlisted novel & new research
Mike Hodges; Dark Sweden.
The director of Get Carter talks to Matthew Sweet about writing his own crime stories.
Natasha Gordon. Bessie Head. Rwanda Representation and Reality
Gordon's play Nine Night, the life of Botswana's most influential writer, Rwanda on TV
Are we being manipulated?
Who's pulling your strings - Matthew Sweet and guests track down today's hidden persuaders
Writing and Frankness
Deborah Levy, Adam Phillips & Amia Srinivasan join Matthew Sweet at the British Library.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
The reggae poet and recording artist talks politics religion and writing with Philip Dodd
Anne McElvoy & guests travel to the frozen ends of the Earth & C17 theatrical magic...
Landmark: Watership Down
An ecological fable about a perfect society ? Matthew Sweet reads Richard Adams' classic.
Trees of Knowledge
Peter Wohlleben Emanuele Coccia Marion Sidebottom Luke Turner
What does game playing teach us?
Bobby Seagull & Irving Finkel join Shahidha Bari to look at competitiveness and games.
The Digital Humanities
How new technology is transforming research in the Humanities.
Landmark: Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box
Matthew Sweet pays tribute to Hollywood's most famous comedy duo Stan and Ollie
Free Thinking: Born in 1819: Ruskin, Clough and Bazalgette
Laurence Scott examines the eminent Victorians Ruskin, Bazalgette and Arthur Hugh Clough.
Time and the value of doing nothing
Manara sits in for Mobeen
Manara is in for Mobeen with late night discussion on the issues that matter to you...
Reece Parkinson introduces Nimz - a single, black Muslim who is looking for a date.
How are you feeling after the Brexit vote in Parliament?
Hanes Codi Pais, sy'n cael ei werthu fel cylchgrawn i bawb gan ferched Cymru.
The secret lives of farm animals, including a rabbit, and the Wednesday Whinge.