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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.

What do we really understand about the stuff we own, what does it mean to us and what would the world look like if everybody started to buy less and make more? Writer and occasional knife-maker Tim Hayward meets the crafts people and repairers who are challenging themselves and others to think harder about the things they buy, use and throw away. How has consumerism warped our relationship with the objects we use everyday and how would our lives be different if we understood how stuff was made? Barnaby Carder, aka Barn the Spoon, is a green woodworker and “spoon …


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Stories of people with Parkinson's finding balance in the steps of the Argentine tango.
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Visually impaired musicians finding ways to flourish in the age of the touch screen.
The Unheard Third Dec. 6, 2019
Adrian Chiles speaks to habitual non-voters.
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Exhaustion: A History Nov. 29, 2019
Philip Ball charts the forgotten story of listlessness, burn-out and fatigue.
Hurting Nov. 22, 2019
Sally Marlow examines what is driving so many people to self-harm.
The story of American designer Pattie Moore, who dared to do things differently.
Chris Hawkins examines the life and legacy of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison
If teenagers had more say in what they learn, would they be more engaged with school?
Welcome Money Nov. 8, 2019
Journalist Malcolm Jack tells a little-known story from the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Into the Manosphere Nov. 5, 2019
Follow activist Phillip Tanzer on a tour of the men’s rights community.
Fear in the Furrows Nov. 1, 2019
Exploring the darker side of the landscape and the revival of Folk Horror in the arts.
American film director John Waters makes his selection from the MoMA collection.
The Hand Detectives Oct. 29, 2019
How the forensic science of hand identification is being used to investigate crime.
Steph McGovern asks how we improve our practical maths to help us tackle daily life.
Grandmaster Fash Oct. 22, 2019
Writer Lou Stoppard explores the relationship between music and high fashion.
Make Me a Programme Oct. 18, 2019
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