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Is man the only political beast?
Politician and Pioneer
Writing the Life of Arthur Kavanagh
Leadership & authority
From Tudor courts to plantations to the Arab Spring: a Bristol Festival of Ideas Debate.
When Shakespeare Travelled with Me
Shakespeare from 1916 Egypt to Arabic pop songs.
Max Porter, Chloe Aridjis, Will Harris and Xine Yao on writing the breaks the mould
Times of Change
Can the Industrial Revolution and the end of the Aztecs help us shape a post COVID world
The 1920s - Philosophy's Golden Age
Matthew Sweet on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Benjamin, Carnap and other philosophical greats
New Thinking: Ways of Talking about Health
The winners of the AHRC and Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Awards 2020
New Thinking: Hey Presto!
Magic in medicine, surgery & business; panto cross-dressing; and panto & magic history
Ancient wisdom & remote living
From medieval science to the ingenuity of Arctic peoples & the resilience of island life
Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Anne McElvoy listens for echoes of Beethoven in Hegel
From paintings and folk tales to Brian Cox on the stars & Susan Greaney on Stonehenge.
Tracing the sensual and radical Marlene Dietrich from Europe to Hollywood.
James M Cain's classic novel and its film adaptation discussed by Matthew Sweet & guests
Rana Mitter explores Dostoevsky as a thriller writer and comedian
New Thinking: Aphra Behn
John Gallagher's guests decode changes in Behn's loyalties from her plays and dedications
Autism, film and patterns
From Rain Man to Atypical - Matthew Sweet looks at autism on screen and in everyday life
New Thinking: Women and Slavery
Research on women owners, women on plantations, and the daughter of a slave trader
Witchcraft, Werewolves, and Writing The Devil
Conjuring fear, discussed by historians and by novelists Jenni Fagan and Salena Godden