Time: Laurie Taylor considers the extent to which the way we spend our time has changed over the last fifty years. Is it true that we are working more, sleeping less and addicted to our phones? What does this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Oriel Sullivan, Professor of Sociology of Gender at the UCL, has taken a detailed look at our daily activities and found some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world we live in. Also, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Distinguished Scholar at Barnard College, examines the pressure to do more in less time. …
society & culture,
news & politics,
Disasters: from Haiti to New Orleans.
Immortality and transhumanism
The origins & meaning of 'cool'
Serial killers: the media and cultural response to these crimes.
Laurie Taylor explores council estates - then and now.
Land struggles: from Bolivia to Britain.
Laurie Taylor explores the history of aerial bombing and tear gas.
The link between education and violent extremism. Also, the iconic orange jumpsuit.
Television in British prisons. Also, BB King and prison 'blues'.
Organised crime in the UK - how has it changed? Also, the Italian Camorra.
The ways women age. Also beauty politics.
Laurie Taylor explores the significance of the face.
Pierre Bourdieu: A special programme presented by Laurie Taylor.
Michel Foucault - a special programme on his work and influence.
Erving Goffman - a special programme on his work and influence.
Walter Benjamin - a special programme on his work and influence.
Conspiracy theories - their origins and evolution.
The Politics of Memorials - from Ireland to the Mississippi Delta.
Global no-go zones and the complex overlap between conflict and tourism.