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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

Are we past the point of no return when it comes to our obsession with online technology?
Why is the UK's economy falling behind its European neighbours and what is the cure?
What is childcare for? July 11, 2022
Early years education or allowing parents to work – the purpose of pre-school childcare.
Why is inflation on the rise, and what can we do about it?
Some countries have legalised cannabis - but how lucrative has it really been?
How is Germany's long-standing relationship with Russia affecting its response to Ukraine?
The Advertising Trap June 13, 2022
Digital advertising fuels the online economy, but is it all based on smoke and mirrors?
Charting the birth of the nation state and if nationalism can exist in a healthy form.
From Russia with love May 30, 2022
How Russia exerts its influence across the globe.
The Court of Putin March 21, 2022
Inside the murky world of decision-making in Putin’s Russia.
As tax rises hit pay packets next month is this an end to Conservative low tax policy?
Ending Violence March 7, 2022
Is a world without violence possible? Sonia Sodha finds out.
Chris Naylor asks if there's a better way to deliver public services.
How can we build new homes without alienating voters? Hashi Mohamed investigates.
Tackling Inequality Feb. 14, 2022
Probing the results of a major study into our unequal society.
What - if anything - do we owe to people who have not yet been born?
Can scientists develop a vaccine which can combat the coronavirus and all its variants?
Finding Things Out Nov. 15, 2021
The story of how science has been trying to get better at finding things out.
Baby Boom or Bust Nov. 8, 2021
Birth rates in many countries are getting lower. Should we worry about this or welcome it?
Revenge of the Workers Nov. 1, 2021
With labour shortages from HGV drivers to restaurants, are workers gaining power again?