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A Good Read

Adam Hills and Steven Pinker

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Comedian Adam Hills and psychologist Steven Pinker discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Outsider, by Camus, and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Hills
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker
Producer:
Sally Heaven

The Violence Paradox

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Documentary series. Psychologist Steven Pinker examines the evidence behind the argument that the world is becoming more peaceful, including whether income equality and sport curb violence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Pinker
Series Producer:
Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer:
Julia Cort
Executive Producer:
Chris Schmidt

Question Time

2019

30/05/2019

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Epsom and is joined by Rory Stewart, Barry Gardiner, Jo Swinson, Alex Phillips and Steven Pinker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Bruce
Executive Producer:
Nicolai Gentchev
Series Editor:
Hilary O'Neill
Director:
Rob Hopkin
Production Company:
Mentorn Media
Panellist:
Rory Stewart
Panellist:
Barry Gardiner
Panellist:
Jo Swinson
Panellist:
Alex Phillips
Panellist:
Steven Pinker

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 17

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the National Gallery's first major exhibition of photography. Also including a special feature on The Samuel Johnson Prize and a Halloween feature. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Participant:
John Sweeney
Participant:
Maxine Peake
Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Paul Preston
Participant:
Steven Pinker

Start the Week

Fascism and the Enlightenment with Steven Pinker

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Steven Pinker, Rob Riemen and Tali Sharot discuss fascism and humanism with Andrew Marr. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Riemen
Interviewed Guest:
Tali Sharot
Producer:
Hannah Sander

The Violence Paradox

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Documentary series. Psychologist Steven Pinker traces the social and neurobiological roots of human violence and asks, ‘Are human beings becoming less violent? And if so, why?’ Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Pinker
Series Producer:
Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer:
Julia Cort
Executive Producer:
Chris Schmidt

HARDtalk

Steven Pinker - Psychologist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur speaks to the psychologist and writer, Steven Pinker. His new book, Enlightenment Now, is a paean to human progress. How convincing are his reasons to be cheerful? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker

HARDtalk

Steven Pinker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

The new book by psychologist and writer Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now, is a paean to human progress driven by reason and science. How convincing are his reasons to be cheerful? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker

Politics Live

18/03/2019

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Jo Coburn is joined by Conservative MP Gillian Keegan, shadow Home Office minister Louise Haigh, Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun and psychologist Steven Pinker Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Panellist:
Gillian Keegan
Panellist:
Louise Haigh
Panellist:
Tom Newton Dunn
Panellist:
Steven Pinker

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses words, understanding and literary experimentation with psychologist and language expert Steven Pinker and novelist Will Self. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet

Open Book

The Brethren; The Sense of Style

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Marilla Frostrup discusses Robert Merle's iconic French series The Brethren, now in English. Plus a look behind the genius of Ian Curtis, and socio-linguist Steven Pinker on style. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker
Interviewed Guest:
T Jefferson Kline
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Producer:
Kirsten Locke

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

James Fox takes us from East Asia and India to Europe and America, charting the 1,000-year story about our quest to understand nature. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

James Fox uses art to explore the relationship between humans and nature across the last hundred years. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

James Fox uses art to explore how our ancient relationship with nature changed with the advent of farming, cities, and faiths, and how we tried to gain control over the natural world. Show more