Adam Gopnik reflects on the ever-increasing accessibility of the past. He ponders what effect it has when "everything in the world that we can ever remember, everything that has accidentally haunted our imaginations for even a moment" is available online. Producer: Adele Armstrong
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Howard Jacobson reflects on present wrapping
John Connell walks in the footsteps of the Irish monk, St Brendan.
Bernardine Evaristo argues that online trolls are poisoning human interaction.
Sara Wheeler on why she has little time for the current fad of wild swimming.
Tom Shakespeare on our relationship with red tape, past and present.
Niall Ferguson argues that predictions of a 'Roaring Twenties' may be misplaced.
Zoe Strimpel argues that the culture war is not a storm in a teacup.
Howard Jacobson on Zionism and the disappointment of a dream.
Bernardine Evaristo on why the country's arts must be cherished.
Sara Wheeler rereads fifty years of diaries and ponders lessons learned.
Will Self muses on the joys of eavesdropping.
Rebecca Stott on why we need to rethink our love affair with concrete.
Adam Gopnik ponders New Yorkers' response to the passing of the pandemic there.
Zoe Strimpel questions some of the dominant gender narratives around the Me Too movement.
David Goodhart reflects on group identities in the aftermath of the Sewell report.
Howard Jacobson reflects on the 'incorrigible unseriousness' of our age.
Michael Morpurgo on how a personal meeting shaped his views.
Rebecca Stott on memories of Angel Delight, Smash powder and an invaluable device....
Adam Gopnik reflects on why Tik-Tok will never be his thing.