Year of Release 2010 - 2

Blood and Oil

Blood and Oil

How did the Western world become so engaged in the Middle East? Why did the Ottoman Empire - now known as the Middle East become involved with World War I which was a European affair? Anyone interested in learning...

8.62

The Foods that Make Billions

The Foods that Make Billions

The Foods that Make Billions is a series looking at how big business feeds us. Starting with a look at the bottled water industry, moving through cereals and finally looking at yoghurt, these three episodes explore the history of...

8.57

The Boundaries of the Knowable

The Boundaries of the Knowable

Professor Russell Stannard (Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University) presents a series with numerous open questions about our consciousness and the physical brain, free will, cosmology and life. Questions such as: What is consciousness? What is free will?...

7.70

The Nature of Cities

The Nature of Cities

How can we make better cities than ever, better workplaces, better schools... how can we immerse ourselves in nature everyday instead of thinking we have to get in SUV and drive 50 miles? There is no doubt that we...

8.30

ReGeneration

ReGeneration

The huge and complex problems of today's generation often install doubt and fear that everything is futile. Yet by analyzing how the power of our media, schooling and parenting have molded us, we can start to comprehend what we...

8.78

Punchlines for Progress

Jon Stewart is the host of a comedic news program called the Daily Show. If you're familiar with his comedy you may or may not be surprised to hear that this fake news anchor is rated one of the...

8.54

Call of Life

Call of Life

There's a mass extinction occurring on our planet today. We may well lose half of the world's biological diversity, but do we know enough about what's going on to be scared by? Natural structures that have been solid for...

8.58

Beautiful Equations

Beautiful Equations

Matthew Collings is an artist and art critic, that's what he knows and understands, but he's about to enter an alien world. To him equations have always been incomprehensible hieroglyphs. What do they describe? Are they just a mathematical...

7.91

Wartorn

Wartorn

After the Civil War more than half of the patients in mental institutions were veterans. In 1980 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) became an accepted diagnosis for veterans with psychological wounds. Based on personal accounts of American soldiers whose physical...

9.02

Heavyweights with Unexpected Skills

Heavyweights with Unexpected Skills

Breathtakingly beautiful but hostile to all life is the far north of Szpicbergen. Walruses are used to this freezing cold. They lump around in the shallow waters and that's a rare opportunity for accompanying these dangerous seals on their...

8.43

A Burning Question

A Burning Question

There seems to be a lot of bewilderment and doubt around climate change in the public. It's a difficult story to swallow and to comprehend what it means for humanity. So what do the ordinary people think about climate...

7.75