Forum - A World of Ideas
By BBC World Service
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Ideas from the world's biggest thinkers. Hear philosophers, scientists, politicians, novelists, historians and artists challenge each other. Podcast weekly on Saturdays.
||Forum: Solitude. 19 April 2014||Do you crave being on your own, precious time to take stock and think things through? Or do you loathe being alone and always try to be around other people? This week the Forum explores solitude: when it’s a blessing and when it’s a blight. Joining...||19 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum: Uncharted. 12 April 2014||How many places are there on Earth which are still off the map? Can you chart – or at least capture - the clouds in the sky? And when the first ‘complete’ atlas of continents and islands appeared at the end of the 19th Century, what did it mean for.||12 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum: Counterfeiting 05 Apr 2014||Fakes, forgeries and copies: what's the difference? And why don't more people complain when their medicine doesn't work? Bridget Kendall is joined by art expert and dealer Philip Hook, art historian Winnie Wong and anti-counterfeit drugs entrepreneur...||5 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum: Spontaneity. 29 March 2014||Can you train to be spontaneous? Ancient Chinese sages thought you could, reminds us Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Psychologist Daniel Goleman says that while you can’t command people to have a...||29 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum: Social Mobility 22 March 2014||Are we too complacent about the speed and scale of social mobility? In this week’s Forum, Jo Fidgen hears some startling new research on how painfully slow social mobility really is, even in enlightened regions such as Scandinavia. Economic historian...||22 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|