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Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 68: Migration, Separation and Wales

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Wyn James tells the story of the Welsh settlements in Patagonia. On their 150th anniversary, he asks what lessons they might offer about migration and integration. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 69: Risk and Reward

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Robyn Scott tells the remarkable story of her work with murderers in South Africa's most notorious jail and argues that accepting more risk will improve public services. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 71: Claire Cunningham

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Disabled dancer Claire Cunningham presents a highly thought-provoking and challenging talk on why she would never want to be non-disabled, why she would never choose to be 'fixed'. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 72: Andy Kirkpatrick

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick considers whether not allowing our children to experience risk and fear is a greater risk to their personal development. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 73: Kenneth Steven

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Author and poet Kenneth Steven considers the dangers of exposing the fragile, indigenous Inuit communities of Greenland to cruise ship tourism. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 74: Esther Woolfson

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Esther Woolfson draws on a life sharing a house with a menagerie of different creatures to consider whether it is time to rethink our relationship with pets. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 77: The Shadow of the Cold War

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Economist Jeffrey Sachs, who advised Russia at the end of the Cold War, argues that many of today's global problems were caused by bad decisions at the end of previous wars. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 78: Art, Design and Politics

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Paola Antonelli, curator of design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, explores the politics in art and design. Presented by Amanda Stern. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 79: Keeping It Personal

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Paralympian Darren Harris draws similarities between people and prime numbers, and makes the case for a person-centred approach in the age of big data. Show more

Four Thought

Series 4

Episode 13: Jamie Tehrani

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Thought-provoking talks hosted by David Baddiel. Social anthropologist Jamie Tehrani sees our obsession with celebrity culture as a result of our maladapted brains. Show more