The Why Factor


The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions


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Title: Why aren’t more women in computer science?

Emotional labour

April 29th, 2019

Many jobs require workers to manage their emotional expressions with others. Flight attendants are expected to smile and be friendly even in stressful… Go to Episode

Why is climate change so politicised?

April 22nd, 2019

People on the left are more likely to accept climate change than those on the right in the USA, Australia and much of Western Europe. But it’s a question… Go to Episode

Separating the art from the artist

April 15th, 2019

Why can’t we judge art at face value? How does the identity, behaviour and cultural context of the artist play a part in how we approach their artwork?… Go to Episode


April 8th, 2019

Popularly known through the1950 Disney film of the same name, Cinderella has become a childhood classic all over the world. But different versions of… Go to Episode