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Chasing Unicorns BBC Radio 4
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Chasing Unicorns

We live in a world of unicorns. From hailing taxis to ordering pizza to renting a holiday home, the world has come to...

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Who Runs that Place? BBC Radio 4
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Who Runs that Place?

Increasingly, Western governments see China as a problem to deal with because, as it has grown more powerful, it has...

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This Fractured Isle BBC Radio 4
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This Fractured Isle

On February 1st this year nearly every news bulletin began with the words 'the UK has officially left the European...

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This Fractured Isle BBC Radio 4
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This Fractured Isle

On February 1st this year nearly every news bulletin began with the words 'the UK has officially left the European...

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The Future of Welfare BBC Radio 4
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The Future of Welfare

The furlough scheme, introduced in response to Covid-19, has raised a question: should Britain’s social...

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The Rise and Fall of the Bond Market Traders BBC Radio 4
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The Rise and Fall of the Bond Market Traders

In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher famously said that 'You can’t buck the markets' and Governments back then...

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Trouble on the backbenches? Tory Leaders and their MP’s BBC Radio 4
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Trouble on the backbenches? Tory Leaders and their MP’s

Despite winning a large majority at the last election, Prime Minister Johnson’s relationship with his party is...

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Planning for the Worst BBC Radio 4
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Planning for the Worst

How ready are we for the next pandemic, cyber attack, volcanic eruption, or solar storm? Our world, ever more...

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Is the Internet Broken? BBC Radio 4
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Is the Internet Broken?

The internet is a cornerstone of our society. It is vital to our economy, to our global communications, and to many...

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Behavioural Science and the Pandemic BBC Radio 4
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Behavioural Science and the Pandemic

There were two narratives that emerged in the week before we locked down on 23rd March that could go some way to...

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Humans vs the Planet BBC Radio 4
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Humans vs the Planet

As Covid-19 forced humans into lockdown, memes emerged showing the earth was healing thanks to our absence. These...

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Thinking for the Long Term BBC Radio 4
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Thinking for the Long Term

"The origin of civil government," wrote the Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1739, is that "men are not able...

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The Post-Pandemic State BBC Radio 4
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The Post-Pandemic State

Government intervention on an unprecedented scale has propped up the British economy - and society at large - during...

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Radical Self-Care BBC Radio 4
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Radical Self-Care

Wellness is easy to lampoon. A vast, trillion-dollar industry, at its worst it offers bogus cures, prescribing...

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Modern Parenting BBC Radio 4
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Modern Parenting

More time and money is being spent on children than ever before. And it's a global trend. Professor Tina Miller, who...

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The Smack of Firm Leadership BBC Radio 4
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The Smack of Firm Leadership

What does the way in which rival political systems around the world have managed the Covid-19 pandemic tell us about...

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The Return of Reality? BBC Radio 4
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The Return of Reality?

Before Covid-19 hit, the latest research showed we were more polarised than ever. We broadly agree on the issues -...

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Identity Wars: lessons from the Dreyfus Affair and Brexit Britain BBC Radio 4
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Identity Wars: lessons from the Dreyfus Affair and Brexit Britain

The episode "tore society apart, divided families, and split the country into two enemy camps, which then attacked...

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Command and Control? BBC Radio 4
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Command and Control?

When Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer in February rather than accept Boris Johnson's reported...

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The Roots of “Woke” Culture BBC Radio 4
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The Roots of “Woke” Culture

Barack Obama condemned it. Black American activists championed it. Meghan Markle brought it to the Royal Family....

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