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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


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Title: New angles on post-war Germany and Austria

New angles on post-war Germany and Austria

July 17th, 2019

Anne McElvoy and new ways of understanding post-war Germany and Austria through history, film and literature with Florian Huber, Sophie Hardach, Adam… Go to Episode

Book Parts and Difficulty

July 18th, 2019

Matthew Sweet looks at book frontispieces, dust jackets, footnotes, indexes and marginalia with Dennis Duncan, and explores a research project investigating… Go to Episode

Camille Paglia

July 16th, 2019

Writer, feminist and author of such books as Sexual Personae and Provocations, Camille Paglia joins Philip Dodd to talk about feminism and free speech… Go to Episode

New Thinking: Neolithic Revelations

July 17th, 2019

Hetta Howes learns that the absence of dental floss in the Neolithic era has left archaeologists with invaluable information about how our ancestors lived… Go to Episode