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The Spartans: Ancient Greece’s fighting machine
The warriors famed for their discipline, fearless self-sacrifice and brutality
Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell's dystopian classic
Why George Orwell's novel remains topical 70 years after publication
Coco Chanel: French style icon
Exploring the rags to riches life story of the French fashion designer
Andy Warhol: The prince of Pop Art
Exploring the life and work of artist Andy Warhol
Imhotep: The Man behind the Mummy
Uncovering the identity of the bandaged villain of Hollywood legend
Einstein: Revolution in time and space
How one man defined the role of science and scientists in the modern age
Fernando Pessoa: The man who multiplied himself
The great Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa who invented dozens of alter egos
The submarine: Stealth machine
Exploring the silent and secretive world of underwater vessels
Albert Camus: Embracing life’s absurdity
The Stranger and other key works of Algeria’s great humanist Albert Camus
The history of opium
Opium’s journey from vital medicine to dangerously addictive drug
Electric telegraph: the first worldwide web
The Morse code messaging network that changed the world forever
Manuela Sáenz: South America’s revolutionary heroine
The Ecuadorian woman who fought for South American independence in the 19th Century
The Cat: In from the wild
Domesticated cats have been worshipped, vilified and revered throughout history
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Cathy NicDhòmhnaill le farpais a' Bhuinn Òir airson seinn san t-Seann Nòs.
Matthew Sweet and guests on Chaplin's 1941 film, The Great Dictator, and rising populism.
Neri Oxman and the Endless House
30 of the world's sharpest minds choose a work from MoMA's collection; how do they see it?
Views on the News
Our panel of guests and Mobeen discuss the most surprising news stories from the week.
Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts
Why are four-hour-long Dungeons and Dragons podcasts so popular?