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OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators
Updated 04 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...

The Bottom Line - Recalls

The Bottom Line - Recalls Creative commons image Credit: Gene Huntlicensedfor reuse under CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jul 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss the process for recalling defective items

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison Copyrighted image Credit: Razzdazzdesign | Dreamstime.com
Updated 15 Jul 2014
What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who...

The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location

The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2014
Three guests tell Evan Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil

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. 

The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality

The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality Copyrighted image Credit: Photawa | Dreamstime.com
Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
An emergent thread of Anglicanism is adopting a literal Biblical approach to sexuality in opposition to more liberal evangelicals. Andrew McKinnon...

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

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.

The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business

The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiterimages
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2014
This week, The Bottom Line focuses on coping with depression and business success at the same time

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.

The Bottom Line - Single product companies

The Bottom Line - Single product companies Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2014
The pros and cons of focusing on just one source of income. Evan Davis and guests discuss

The Bottom Line - The Muslim pound

The Bottom Line - The Muslim pound Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jun 2014
Muslim consumers, and how best to serve them, are the topics for Evan Davis and guests this week

The Bottom Line - Sex and drugs

The Bottom Line - Sex and drugs Creative commons image Credit: Christopher Cornelius under CC BY 2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2014
Evan Davis and his guests discuss the business of making money from controversial products 

Make-up as entertainment: Cosmetics in modern Iran

Make-up as entertainment: Cosmetics in modern Iran Creative commons image Credit: Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 09 Jun 2014
New research suggests that in Iran - the seventh largest cosmetics market in the world - make-up is neither seen neither as decadent, nor...

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.