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Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
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4.3 stars from 845 ratings
An outstanding analysis of the world’s cultural activity. Frequently challenging but always interesting. Matthew Sweet and Anne McElvoy being the highlights. But please! No more Laurence Scott- very irritating voice and a shallow thinking make his episodes a painful listen.
JGBAWWBA via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/11/21
Great range
I really enjoy the breadth of topics discussed, the varied guests, and the new thinking. A refreshing diversity of ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds, and contemporary issues. Perhaps a little dry at times, and still probably a little too middle-class academic to be truly inclusive, but a better...Read full review »
Zanyay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/21
Long live BBC
Thank you so much for keeping me enlighten 🤍
doc rohit via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/09/21
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