The Paris Riots of 1968, Part 3: A failed revolution that changed the world
Students taking to the streets to protest — it looked like a simple thing, fifty years ago in May 1968. But it proved to be the spark that started a conflagration. Thousands of demonstrators turned into hundreds of thousands, barricades were built, cars were burned. Then the workers joined in, and by the middle of May 1968, most of France was on strike. It was a political crisis like no other — and then it evaporated. It's been said that the "revolution" of 1968 failed - but it was a failure that changed the world. Philip Coulter went to Paris to talk to some of the people who were there in May 1968.
Creating Conscience, Part 2: A history of treating the psychopath
For decades psychiatry has been asking: what makes a psychopath? The list of possible explanations stretches back over centuries: demonic possession, trace metals in the body, bad mothering, violence on television, birth trauma. In Episode 2 of this series, IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell returns to an interview she did with a serial killer 20 years ago, to understand what motivated him and explores what insight experts can give us about the modern-day psychopath.
The Restaurant: A Table Divided
There's a lot more happening at a restaurant than simply ordering from a menu and getting your food. Restaurants are sites of self-expression — spaces in which status and distinction are performed and lines between class, race, and gender are reflected and reinforced. Contributing producers Michelle Macklem and Zoe Tennant explore how we've gone from dining in to dining out, and what dining out reveals about our identities.
How Cold War anxiety & citizen science fuelled Canada's massive UFO report files
Researcher Matthew Hayes is looking into nearly 15,000 pages of documents detailing UFO sightings. He hopes to learn more about what these sightings, and the obsessive documentation of them, say about the nature of science and observation.
Enlightenment Now: Why Steven Pinker believes in progress
The Paris Riots of 1968, Part 1: A failed revolution that changed the world
The Paris Riots of 1968, Part 2: A failed revolution that changed the world
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