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The Court of Putin BBC Radio 4
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The Court of Putin

In the wake of the greatest crisis to hit Europe since the Second World War, former Moscow...

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Can the UK ever be a low tax economy again? BBC Radio 4
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Can the UK ever be a low tax economy again?

As tax rises hit pay packets next month is this an end to traditional Conservative low tax...

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Ending Violence BBC Radio 4
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Ending Violence

Is a world without violence possible? Violence blights the lives of countless individuals each...

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The case for public service reform BBC Radio 4
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The case for public service reform

Chris Naylor asks if there's a better way to deliver public services. Many of these were designed...

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Planning, Housing and Politics BBC Radio 4
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Planning, Housing and Politics

How can the planning system adapt so we can build new homes without alienating voters? Barrister...

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Tackling Inequality BBC Radio 4
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Tackling Inequality

Probing the results of a major study into our unequal society. Faisal Islam, BBC Economics...

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Why worry about future generations? BBC Radio 4
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Why worry about future generations?

What do we owe future generations? Everyone who is alive, has rights. And governments have...

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Universal Vaccines BBC Radio 4
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Universal Vaccines

Can scientists develop a vaccine which can combat the coronavirus and all its variants? There...

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Finding Things Out BBC Radio 4
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Finding Things Out

Finding things out during the pandemic has been hit and miss: there’ve been miracles, and...

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Baby Boom or Bust BBC Radio 4
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Baby Boom or Bust

Birth rates in many countries, including China, Japan, Italy and the UK have dropped below...

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Revenge of the Workers BBC Radio 4
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Revenge of the Workers

The shortage of HGV drivers has been hitting the headlines, but other sectors are affected by a...

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Parental Alienation BBC Radio 4
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Parental Alienation

Splitting up where children are involved is tricky. Especially when it ends up in the family...

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Look who's talking - the rise of ‘voice cloning’ BBC Radio 4
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Look who's talking - the rise of ‘voice cloning’

When you listen to a radio programme, watch an animated film, or even receive a phone call,...

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Who Defends Europe? BBC Radio 4
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Who Defends Europe?

This summer's hasty and poorly executed withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan caused shock and...

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Reimagining the Nation BBC Radio 4
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Reimagining the Nation

What keeps a nation together? For political scientist Benedict Anderson, it was the idea of the...

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Cancelling Colston BBC Radio 4
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Cancelling Colston

In June 2020 the statue of slaver trader Edward Colston was toppled and thrown into the harbour...

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Science in the Time of Cancel Culture BBC Radio 4
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Science in the Time of Cancel Culture

In an age of social media ’cancel culture’ might be defined as an orchestrated...

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Stalemate: Israel and the Palestinians after Gaza BBC Radio 4
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Stalemate: Israel and the Palestinians after Gaza

After another round of violence, a two state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict appears...

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A Hundred Glorious Years? BBC Radio 4
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A Hundred Glorious Years?

The first, modest Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took place in late July 1921. Of...

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A New Unionism? BBC Radio 4
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A New Unionism?

Unionism in Northern Ireland is facing a highly uncertain future. Its divided party politics make...

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