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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.

Rogue Cops Feb. 8, 2021
How can we identify rogue cops?
Personality Politics Feb. 1, 2021
Are we predisposed by our personality to be drawn to certain policies or ideologies?
Chasing Unicorns Nov. 16, 2020
What does the future hold for Silicon Valley's tech start ups in a post- pandemic world?
Who Runs that Place? Nov. 9, 2020
Who takes China's big decisions, how are they reached and what power struggles lie ahead?
This Fractured Isle Nov. 2, 2020
Edward Stourton asks whether Covid-19 could hasten the breakup of the United Kingdom.
The Future of Welfare Oct. 26, 2020
Should Britain’s social insurance system be more German?
Governments are borrowing more than ever, but does it matter?
Rosie Campbell assesses the relationship between Tory leaders and their MPs.
Planning for the Worst Oct. 5, 2020
How ready are we for the next pandemic, cyber attack, volcanic eruption, or solar storm?
Is the Internet Broken? Sept. 28, 2020
Is the infrastructure of the internet up to scratch?
Behavioural fatigue: what is it, where did it come from, and what’s the link with Nudge?
Humans vs the Planet July 13, 2020
What the ‘we are the virus’ meme tells us about green politics.
How critical is the ability to think and plan for the long term?
The Post-Pandemic State June 29, 2020
What should government priorities be now that it has such a dominant role in the economy?
Radical Self-Care June 22, 2020
What do we get wrong about self-care?
Modern Parenting June 15, 2020
More time and money is being spent on children than ever before. Why?
Which leaders will emerge stronger from the global pandemic - authoritarians or democrats?
The Return of Reality? June 1, 2020
What might the pandemic do for our sense of shared reality?
Can divided societies heal? Lessons from the Dreyfus Affair, which split France in two.
Command and Control? March 28, 2020
What would be different if 10 Downing Street rather than the Treasury ran economic policy?