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Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress New content
Updated 09 Jul 2014
What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies?

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade Copyrighted image Credit: Lucidwaters | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests. 

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes Creative commons image Credit: epi.Longo under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 01 Jul 2014
A throwaway shoe leaving footprints across the world, and why Russian oligarchs are less likely to show off their money.

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad Creative commons image Credit: Darwin Bell under CC-BY-NC licence
Updated 25 Jun 2014
Laurie Taylor and guests unravel the darker side of surf culture, and the joys of idleness in Baghdad coffee shops.

Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran

Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com
Updated 04 Jun 2014
Offshoring as the economy of secrecy and research on Iranian women's use of make up.

Thinking Allowed: Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism & the sociology of sleep

Thinking Allowed: Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism & the sociology of sleep Copyrighted image Credit: Reinout Van Wagtendonk | Dreamstime.com
Updated 20 May 2014
A new study attempts to remedy the absence of comparisons of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiment in British accounts of race and racism.