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The Bottom Line - Family rivals

The Bottom Line - Family rivals Copyrighted image Credit: Flyntv | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2014
This episode of The Bottom Line focuses on people leaving the family business and setting up rival firms. 

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 03 Nov 2014
Join us for the series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

The Bottom Line - Flash sales

The Bottom Line - Flash sales Creative commons image Credit: Tim Parkinson under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Oct 2014
The growth of online flash sale companies is discussed by Evan Davis and three entrepeneurs from this sector. 

The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc

The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc Creative commons image Credit: Amy Wardlaw under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Oct 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss online review companies, monitoring of posts and the genuineness of the ratings. 

The Bottom Line - Celebrities and fans

The Bottom Line - Celebrities and fans Creative commons image Credit: Rosaura Ochoa under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2014
Evan Davis hears how companies use celebrities and vloggers to raise awareness for their brands on social media. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Gravitational dust and the anatomical Venus

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Gravitational dust and  the anatomical Venus Copyright free image Credit: Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2014
This week's focus includes a discussion of why one of the biggest scientific claims of 2014 has received another set-back. The use of wax models...

OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators
Updated 27 Aug 2014
Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to...

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress
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.