Why is the order in which we are born seen as a key to our character?
Sibling Birth Order
Why do people dream of opening a restaurant? Is the reality anything like the fantasy?
Why do people create and inhabit fantasy worlds?
In the US, those least likely to be victims of gun violence are most likely to carry guns
Giving Away Data
Why are we giving away our data so freely?
Why do people fall victims to online romance frauds
Why do people marry themselves, is it narcissism, or a bold step to finding happiness?
Why do people chase immortality? We those who believe science is close to beating death
Why do we have such a close and complex relationship with dogs?
Why do we believe complete strangers can guide us in improving every aspect of our lives
Why Do We Love Landscapes?
Why do so many people love landscapes like the English Lake District?
Why Football is the World’s Game
Why has football becomes the world’s favourite team sport?
Why do people want to fish when it is increasingly difficult?
How would you define your status in society? And why do some suffer status anxiety?
Us and Them
Why do we divide the world into us and them?
Caz Graham finds out why people go to their school reunion.
Why do men crave friendships with other men?
Why is new tech a mixed blessing for female friendships?
Why Do We Love Boats?
How our love affair with the boat can be a deep and passionate attachment
Being at Sea
Sailor Lesley Curwen asks why we are drawn to go to sea
Why boredom is interesting
Why boredom can be quite interesting
Why are we fascinated with Antarctica?
Why Do We Feel Heartbreak?
We take a look at heartbreak and discuss why we suffer pain when a relationship ends.
Why do we forget the things we’ve learned?
Why is it we remember some facts easily, and others slip away?
Why the Father-Son Relationship is Important
Why the relationship between father and son can be so important.
Why has Feminism Affected the Mother-son Bond?
Why has feminism changed the relationship between a mother and her son?
Why do we get overwhelmed by caring about other people?
What can the social media generation learn from the ancient art of persuasion?
Why Do We Keep Open Secrets?
Nastaran Tavakoli-Far on open secrets in religious organisations, businesses and families
Why Have Women Taken To Wellness?
Nastaran Tavakoli-Far asks why women seek alternative ways to improve their health.
Plane, Train and Bird Spotting
Why do people love plane, train and bird spotting?
Why Scarcity Can Damage Decision Making
How when we suffer a scarcity of mental resources, we fail to plan for our futures
Why Fact Checkers are so important in the fight to combat fake news
Why is it so difficult to decide what is true in a world riddled with alternative facts?
Exploring the connection between horses and humans
Why Do Men Love Sheds?
We all need a place to call our own. Why, for many men, is that place the garden shed?
Why do we Collude with Corruption?
Why do we collude with corruption when it is unfair and costs us billions of dollars?
Why are we so fascinated with wine?
Why is there a hierarchy of musical instruments?
Why are we so fascinated by Zombies?
Why are more people taking on extreme endurance challenges which test them to the limit?
What motivates some to record every aspect of their exercise regime and share it online?
Giving a gift - simple pleasure or risky business?
How are smart speakers affecting us, from privacy to child development?
Why are we so quick to point the finger of blame?
Why do we like to go fast – why are we so taken with speed?
Is meritocracy just a utopian idea?
Why is architecture so big on Instagram?
Is Instagram’s popularity changing how architects design buildings and public spaces?
Why do women still compete in beauty pageants?
Why is it OK to be anti fat?
Fathers and daughters
Why the father-daughter relationship is so important
Mothers and daughters
A look at why living in a patriarchy affects the mother-daughter relationship
Why do stories matter?
How stories help us connect, teach us empathy, and set the rules of society
Why is Cinderella such a universal story?
Separating the art from the artist
Why does what we know about an artist affect how we see their work?
Why is climate change so politicised?
People on the left are more likely to accept climate change than those on the right.
Why should we value emotional labour?
Why do we find it hard to cut our losses?
When we know we’re in a hole, why do we find it so hard to stop digging?
Why do we admire confidence? (Part one)
The Why Factor asks: is confidence a con?
Taking your calls through the night.
Kieran Yates explores the role council estates play in shaping British music culture.
News, interviews and stories from around the world with Susanne Courtney.
Livestock worrying, Drought resistance, African swine fever
Should people face prison if their dog repeatedly attacks livestock?
Tory leadership: Endgame?
What would a change in Tory leadership mean for business and the economy?