Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show airs.
Society, Politics & Law
OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University every week as each show airs.
Money & Business
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
Science, Maths & Technology
Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
History & The Arts
Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of his heroes – the historian Asa Briggs, who was instrumental in the founding of the University of Sussex and The Open University.
Health, Sports & Psychology
Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
Why is Shakespeare so widely acclaimed across the globe? Our new series with the BBC takes us on a worldwide journey to discover people's personal experiences with the Bard's works.
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
The Open University comes together with the BBC's venerable social sciences programme to explore the latest thinking in society
The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.
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