Start the Week

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Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday

In a special edition of the show, in front of an audience at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, Adam Rutherford and guests focus on scientific curiosity – its thrills and its dangers. Professor Matthew Cobb looks back over the last fifty years at the extraordinary development in gene editing. In his book The Genetic Age: Our Perilous Quest to Edit Life he traces the excitement of innovation and progress. But as the full potential of manipulating life is understood, he sounds a warning too. The science historian Professor Alison Bashford tells the history of modern science and …


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Birmingham Sept. 12, 2022
Kit de Waal, Richard Vinen and Liz Berry, with Tom Sutcliffe
Adam Rutherford with Jules Montague, Gavin Francis and Jennifer Jacquet
Helen Lewis with Linda Kinstler, Ronen Bergman and Philippe Sands.
Adam Rutherford with Darren McGarvey, Jo Clement and Brett Scott
Tom Sutcliffe with George Monbiot, Sarah Langford and Claire Ratinon.
Helen Lewis with Damon Galgut, Margo Jefferson and Jennifer Egan at the Hay Festival
Adam Rutherford with Frans de Waal, Seirian Sumner and Nichola Raihani.
Tom Sutcliffe with Russell Foster, Sonja Linden and Ros Holmes.
Helen Lewis with Marwa Al-Sabouni, Jo da Silva and Jessie Childs
Kirsty Wark talks to Suzie Sheehy, Laura Beatty and Philip Ball
Tom Sutcliffe with Gideon Rachman, Judy Dempsey and Christopher de Bellaigue.
Adam Rutherford with NoViolet Bulawayo, Dipo Faloyin and Julia Gallagher
Love poetry; love books April 11, 2022
Kirsty Wark with Katherine Rundell, Emma Smith and Megan Walsh
Resistance April 4, 2022
Tom Sutcliffe with Halik Kochanski, Arkady Ostrovsky and Nathan Law
Liberalism in crisis March 28, 2022
Amol Rajan with Francis Fukuyama, Helen Thompson and Edward Shawcross.
Welsh identities March 21, 2022
Helen Lewis with Richard Wyn Jones, Hanan Issa, Marion Loeffler and Richard King.
Feathered friends March 14, 2022
Tom Sutcliffe with Tim Birkhead, Alison Richard and Mark Glancy
Kirsty Wark with Kwame Kwei-Armah, Warsan Shire and Ralph Rugoff.
Post-war/post-Covid Feb. 28, 2022
Helen Lewis with Peter Hennessy, Jane Alison and Farhan Samanani.