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Surveillance, Conspiracy, and Secrets from the Archives
Matthew Sweet on surveillance capitalism, The Third Man, and Stieg Larsson's obsessions
From The Spains to LatinX
Rana Mitter talks to Jason Webster, Ed Morales, Iain Sinclair and Iwona Blazwick.
New Thinking: Places of Poetry & The Colonial Countryside Project
Incl a Welsh castle w/ more Mughal Art than India's National Museum - a new UK poem map
Rebecca Solnit, Truth, National Poetry Day.
Who holds the power? The US activist and author Rebecca Solnit talks to Shahidha Bari.
The Frieze Masters Free Thinking Conversation about Art
Michael Govan Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art talks art with Philip Dodd
Modern Dutch Writing
Laurence Scott looks at the way Dutch writers are addressing history & contemporary life
Myth making, satire and Caryl Churchill
Monsters and myths in the art of Gerald Scarfe and Kiki Smith + Caryl Churchill's plays.
East Meets West
Orientalism now with Fatima Bhutto, Ziauddin Sardar, Tom Holland, and artist Inci Eviner.
2019 Booker Prize, The Power of Ancient Artefacts
Prehistory with Mike Pitts & Renee So, plus Alex Clark & Tinuke Craig
The Woolly Episode
From Sean the Sheep & Damien Hirst, to a knitted bikini.
Matthew Sweet on Chaplin's 1941 film and rising populism today.
Frieze Free Thinking Museums Debate
Museum directors from Asia and France join Anne McElvoy and an audience at RIBA.
New Thinking: First Encounters
Why we need to rethink the stories we tell of Columbus, Pocahontas & the English in India
What to Believe
Rana Mitter and guests have a look at the history of faith, doubt, economics and art.
Landmark: The Yorkshire Feminist Winifred Holtby
Matthew Sweet is joined by Rachel Reeves MP, Jane Thomas and Katie Cooper in Hull.
The Way I See It: Steven Pinker and Picasso
Harvard professor Steven Pinker picks a work of art that inspires him from MOMA, New York
Writing Real Life from Brexit to Grenfell
Ali Smith, Jay Bernard and James Graham at the British Library with Matthew Sweet
Cars, Parking and Motorways
A discussion reflecting on automobiles, AI and the 60th anniversary of the M1 motorway.
Halloween. Ghost Stories
Haunting stories with Kirsty Logan, Jeremy Dyson & host Shahidha Bari
New Thinking: Rubble culture to techno in post-war Germany
Forgotten stories from cultural diplomats, British army bases and Berlin dancefloors
Matthew Sweet celebrates the classic TV sci-fi series with Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat
The 2019 Free Thinking Imperial War Museum Remembrance Debate
Who decides what’s worth saving and what is culturally significant to protect in wartime?
Weimar and the Subversion of Cabaret Culture
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome... Cabaret and club culture, recorded at the Barbican.
The Changing Image of Masculinity.
Writers Ben Lerner, JJ Bola & Derek Owusu on images of masculinity in fiction and life
Being Human: Love Stories
What does who we date and how we date say about us?
New Thinking: AHRC Research in Film Awards 2019
Hetta Howes talks to winners of this year's AHRC Research in Film Awards
Singer and Broadcaster Catherine Bott picks the best of BBC Radio this week.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
How hospital x-rays were used to capture forbidden music in the Cold War
Of Dogs and Duchesses
Who knew the fluffy, furry lap dog had such depths.
Damian Le Bas & Amy Liptrott
The Romany writer and broadcaster Damian Le Bas and author Amy Liptrot choose a good read