society podcasts

Steven Pinker defends the Enlightenment – books podcast

Is the world going to rack and ruin? The psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for progress...

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Do our memories make us who we are? – books podcast

Wendy Mitchell talks about her memoir of early onset dementia and neuroscientist Jules Montague...

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The unhealthy truth about doctors - books podcast

As a new book exposes the crisis among overstressed medics, we look at the contribution of the...

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Psychedelic drugs: Michael Pollan on the history, science and experience of taking them – books podcast

The famously hands-on journalist talks about his colourful history of psychedelic drugs and their...

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LBGT must-reads and a new history of trans Britain – books podcast

The hard-won victories of trans people, with Christine Burns, plus the classics to read in LGBT...

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Rethinking masculinity with Thomas Page McBee - books podcast

When McBee stepped into the boxing ring at Madison Square Gardens to fight, he made history as...

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Swiping left or right – politically: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks into the rise of identity politics in online dating. In this episode we...

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Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week,...

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The Alternatives: how a Liverpool suburb upended its housing market – podcast

Aditya Chakrabortty hears from Hazel Tilley, a long-time resident of the Liverpool neighbourhood...

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Why are there so few BAME leaders in Britain? – podcast

The Colour of Power project has shown that just 3% of Britain’s most powerful people are...

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Universal credit, SNP conference and the Green party – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Patrick Butler, Deven Ghelani and Chris Goulden to discuss the...

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Britain's housing crisis and the Brexit bill – Politics Weekly podcast

Anushka Asthana is joined by Nick Boles MP, Dawn Foster and Ian Mulheirn to discuss the UK’s...

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The Alternatives: social enterprises in Plymouth – podcast

In episode 6, Aditya speaks to Lindsey Hall, director of Real Ideas Organisation in Plymouth....

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Henry VIII powers and public sector pay – Politics Weekly podcast

Anushka Asthana is joined by Ian Dunt, Rowena Mason, Jill Rutter and Randeep Ramesh to discuss...

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Why are there so few BAME leaders in Britain? – podcast

The Colour of Power project has shown that just 3% of Britain’s most powerful people are...

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Ireland's abortion referendum – Politics Weekly podcast

Pippa Crerar is joined by Eoin Carolan, Lisa O’Carroll, Sinéad Baker and Jim Waterson to discuss...

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Grenfell inquiry to begin taking evidence – Politics Weekly podcast

Pippa Crerar is joined by Robert Booth, Dawn Foster and Deborah Coles to discuss the Grenfell...

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Chequers summit, NHS at 70 and Trump's visit – Politics Weekly podcast

Pippa Crerar is joined by Mark Wallace, Henry Newman and Zoe Williams to discuss Theresa May’s...

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Labour Live and the future of Corbynism – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Laura Parker, Dab Sabbagh and Matt Zarb-Cousin to discuss how...

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How science gets women wrong

Exploring the gender issues raised in Angela Saini's book Inferior.

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