Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
History as told by the people who were there.
IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
New research on how society works
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.
Seriously is home to the world’s best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.
Vox Conversations brings you weekly discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light, including five years' worth of episodes hosted by Vox co-founder Ezra Klein.
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.