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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: The Changing Image of Masculinity.

The Changing Image of Masculinity.

November 14th, 2019

"Man Up". "He's Safe" "No Homo" How do men talk and write about masculinity? Laurence Scott talks to authors Ben Lerner, Derek Owusu and JJ Bola about… Go to Episode

Being Human: Love Stories

November 14th, 2019

Naomi Paxton assembles a squad of researchers to talk about dating, relationships, and what how we fall in love says about us from the National Archives… Go to Episode

Weimar and the Subversion of Cabaret Culture

November 12th, 2019

Matthew Sweet, performers Lucy McCormick and Gateau Chocolat, curator Florence Ostende, New Generation Thinker Lisa Mullen and Gaylene Gould with an audience… Go to Episode

The 2019 Free Thinking Imperial War Museum Remembrance Debate

November 7th, 2019

Who decides what’s worth saving and what is culturally significant to protect in wartimes and war zones? The panel, hosted by Anne McElvoy, are: Sir… Go to Episode