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What is The Bottom Line? video icon

Money & Business 

What is The Bottom Line?

The Bottom Line is the business conversation programme where the people at the top share their insight into what really matters. Presenter, Evan Davies, explains the format of the popular BBC Radio 4/Open University co-produced programme.

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5 mins
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Ambridge accents: How The Archers use accent to depict class audio icon

Languages 

Ambridge accents: How The Archers use accent to depict class

The characters in the world's longest running soap opera tell you who they are whenever they talk. Pour yourself a glass of Tumble Tussock and Rob Drummond will explain.

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5 mins
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The secret history of teenage bedrooms article icon

Education & Development 

The secret history of teenage bedrooms

In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across history - with a little help from The Beach Boys. 

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Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list audio icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list

This week, BBC Radio 4's In Our Time broadcast its 750th edition. We've taken a dip in their archives to find five episodes that explore psychology.

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History & The Arts 

Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the archives.

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10 mins
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More or Less: interview with Tim Harford audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

More or Less: interview with Tim Harford

Tim Harford, from More or Less, talks with Kevin McConway on why statistics matter and how they can impact the future.

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20 mins
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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What is justice? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What is justice?

Melvyn Bragg discusses the big question "What is justice?" along with four guests. 

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life?

Melvyn Bragg and his four guests delve deeper into the philosophy of how we live a good life. 

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Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money

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. 

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History & The Arts 

The Fourth Revolution

Discover the Fourth Revolution – Justin Champion introduces the Turing Revolution in this animation from A History of Ideas.

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5 mins
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