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Thinking Allowed: Global clothing and poverty, fur inheritance in Poland

Thinking Allowed: Global clothing and poverty, fur inheritance in Poland Copyrighted image Credit: © Katie Nesling | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss fast fashion and hand-me-downs regarding the links to class and poverty.

Thinking Allowed: Hoarders and microbreweries

Thinking Allowed: Hoarders and microbreweries Creative commons image Credit: Earthworm under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
On this episode of Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor hears about the sociological perspective on hoarding and microbreweries in the UK is discussed.

Thinking Allowed: A lost avant garde and biologising parenthood

Thinking Allowed: A lost avant garde and biologising parenthood Creative commons image Credit: Astrid Westvang under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the exclusive nature of art and parenting being central to a child's development. 

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money Copyrighted image Credit: Aleksandar Kamasi | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Reproductive tourism and being unable to keep up with the transformation in money across the world is spoken about on this week's Thinking Allowed....

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa Creative commons image Credit: Petras Gagilas under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed features The Open University's Dr Daniel Conway and looks at migration in contrasting contexts

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain Creative commons image Credit: The Open University | Image: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on the complex moral world of Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain. 

Thinking Allowed: The Muslim Brotherhood and privately educated girls

Thinking Allowed: The Muslim Brotherhood and privately educated girls Creative commons image Credit: Eye on Radicals under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on an in-depth study of The Muslim Brotherhood and whether class means you'll receive an elite education as a...

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels Creative commons image Credit: makelessnoise under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
In this week's programme guests discuss cultural beliefs towards migraines and gender, a study on marginalised young men and women is also reviewed...

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
View the episode guides from the 2014 series of Thinking Allowed. 

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show airs