Rereading Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence. Read more
The wealth gap, #MeToo and Edith Wharton
Rereading Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence.
Speaking the right language.
Matthew Sweet asks how did the English language grow & what are the key election phrases?
New Thinking: Telling new sporting stories
A look at changing attitudes about sportswomen, once dubbed unfeminine, & LGBT athletes
Extinction Rebellion and the End of the World
Rana Mitter looks at the ideologies surrounding climate disaster
The culture wars and politics now.
Philip Dodd with Douglas Murray, David Goodhart, Beatrix Campbell & Maya Goodfellow.
The Strange Case of the Huge Country Pile
Why are we so obsessed by the setting of the big country house, upstairs and downstairs?
Panpsychism - Is matter conscious?
Matthew Sweet lifts the lid on panpsychism, a radical movement in philosophy
Could there be a private language?
Shahidha Bari investigates Wittgenstein's response to scepticism
Philosophy and Film
Rana Mitter, Sally Potter and philosophers discuss whether you can philosophise with film
Simplify your life
Nudism, camping, and vegetarianism: the Life Reform movement explained.
Why we read and the idea of the "woman writer"
From Elizabethan Anne Dowriche, Victorian Anne Bronte to why women say they read now.
Psychohistory: Isaac Asimov and guiding the future
Matthew Sweet asks if the fictional science of psychohistory changed the future of humans
New Thinking: About Face
Would you change your nose if you could? What about an entire face transplant?
Goddesses of academia
Nikita Gill, Francesca Wade, Sandeep Parmar & Victoria Leonard talk goddesses & classics
Poetry and Science: A 19th century metre on the (uni)verse
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Greg Tate, Sam Illingworth & Sunayana Bhargava join Anne McElvoy.