The writer and artist James Bridle has a background in artificial intelligence, but has turned to studying the natural world: everything from slime moulds that can solve complex logistical problems to octopuses that recognise human faces. (The Spark, BBC)
The liberalisations of the 1960s brought significant new freedom to women's lives. But Louise Perry argues that this has now combined with the more recent impact of online pornography, which is both ubiquitous and frequently violent. (The Spark, BBC)
What do you believe in? As traditional religions wane in Britain, Helen Lewis asks if political movements are taking their place (BBC Radio 4).
Talking to Linda Kinstler, Ronen Bergman and Philippe Sands about war crimes trials and targeted assassinations (BBC Radio 4).
Recorded live at Hay Festival, three prize-winning authors discuss their work. (BBC Radio 4)
With Richard Wyn Jones, Hanan Issa, Marion Loeffler and Richard King (BBC Radio 4)
How can a crisis lead to creativity? Historian Peter Hennessy, anthropologist Farhan Samanani and art curator Jane Alison discuss on BBC Radio 4.
Julia Galef discussed "motivated cognition" -- soldier mindset -- and its opposite. (BBC Radio 4)
Sam Bowman explains why we need to build more houses--and how to get consent for that. (BBC Radio 4)