What Makes Us Human

What Makes Us Human

By BBC Radio 2

Jeremy Vine explores what makes us human in this landmark BBC Radio 2 series. Guests deliver their thoughts on the essence of human existence, reflecting on their own lives.

Episodes

Phil Jones: What Makes Us Human?

The Editor of Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 answers the question for the final time.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
26/01/22·24m 32s

Martin Lewis: What Makes Us Human?

The financial journalist and broadcaster answers the question.Producer: Patrick Thomas
23/11/21·27m 42s

Lady Hale: What Makes Us Human?

The first female president of the Supreme Court answers the question.Producer: Patrick Thomas
06/10/21·25m 45s

Dr Richard Shepherd: What Makes Us Human?

The forensic pathologist answers the question.Producer: Patrick Thomas
23/09/21·19m 11s

Peggy Seeger: What Makes Us Human?

Peggy Seeger, one of folk music’s greatest musicians, answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
03/08/21·24m 49s

Arlene Phillips: What Makes Us Human?

The choreographer and former Strictly judge joins us to answer the question.
07/07/21·20m 18s

Lord Sumption: What Makes Us Human?

The historian and former Supreme Court Judge answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
23/06/21·21m 32s

Rory Stewart: What Makes Us Human?

The politician and adventurer joins Victoria Derbyshire to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
02/06/21·27m 34s

Christopher Biggins: What Makes Us Human?

The actor and performer tells Vanessa Feltz that laughter makes us human.Producer: Ryan Wilson
07/04/21·23m 14s

Janet Ellis: What Makes Us Human?

The legendary Blue Peter presenter joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
09/03/21·22m 8s

Christie Watson: What Makes Us Human

The nurse joins Vanessa Feltz to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
17/02/21·21m 59s

Arthur Edwards: What Makes Us Human?

The royal photographer answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
09/02/21·24m 32s

Dr Sarah Jarvis: What Makes Us Human?

Our resident GP joins us. She says caring for others makes us human.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
13/01/21·21m 17s

Owen Jones: What Makes Us Human?

The journalist and left-wing campaigner answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
08/12/20·27m 24s

Yuval Noah Harari: What Makes Us Human?

The historian and philosopher joins us to answer the question. Producer: Ryan Wilson
18/11/20·23m 18s

Mahamed Hashi: What Makes Us Human

The community leader who has been shot and stabbed joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
11/11/20·23m 0s

Nazir Afzal: What Makes Us Human?

The lawyer joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
27/10/20·21m 48s

Sinead Burke: What Makes Us Human?

The disability activist and fashion blogger joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
14/10/20·22m 1s

George Alagiah: What Makes Us Human?

The broadcaster and journalist answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
29/09/20·27m 18s

Sir Paul Smith: What Makes Us Human?

The legendary fashion designer joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
16/09/20·24m 17s

Bernardine Evaristo: What Makes Us Human?

The Booker Prize winning author joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
08/09/20·20m 44s

Samantha Cristoforetti: What Makes Us Human?

The Italian astronaut, who was the first person to make an espresso in space, joins us.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
25/08/20·23m 48s

Julia Donaldson: What Makes Us Human?

The legendary children's author answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
05/08/20·17m 55s

Richard Madeley: What Makes Us Human?

The broadcaster says it's self-awareness that makes us human.Producer: Ryan Wilson
14/07/20·25m 9s

Amanda Owen: What Makes Us Human?

The Yorkshire Shepherdess answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
08/07/20·23m 24s

Anne Hegerty: What Makes Us Human?

The champion quizzer answers the question. She says it's our DNA that makes us human.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
17/06/20·23m 31s

Lord Sebastian Coe: What Makes Us Human

The Olympic champion and former politician tells us that it is jazz that makes us human.Producer: Ryan Wilson
03/06/20·26m 44s

Anne Longfield: What Makes Us Human?

The Children's Commissioner for England joins Vanessa Feltz to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson.
27/05/20·21m 37s

Peter Bleksley: What Makes Us Human?

The writer, former undercover cop and Radio 2 policeman answers the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
19/05/20·28m 52s

Caroline Criado-Perez: What Makes Us Human?

The writer and campaigner joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
11/03/20·25m 1s

Steve Jones: What Makes Us Human?

The leading geneticist joins us. He says the answer is in our genes.Producer: Ryan Wilson
26/02/20·25m 41s

Kate Adie: What Makes Us Human?

One of the country's greatest war correspondents joins us to answer the question.Producer: Ryan Wilson
12/02/20·22m 2s

Robin Knox-Johnston: What Makes Us Human?

The veteran sailor joins us to answer the question. He says adventure makes us human.
08/01/20·24m 30s

Robert Winston: What Makes Us Human?

The scientist and television presenter joins us to answer the question.Presenter: Jeremy Vine Producer: Ryan Wilson
17/12/19·24m 51s

Rose Hudson-Wilkin: What Makes Us Human?

The first female black bishop joins us to answer the question.Presenter: Jeremy Vine Producer: Ryan Wilson
11/12/19·24m 7s

Michael Morpurgo: What Makes Us Human?

The children's author joins us to answer the question.
13/11/19·26m 34s

Pam Ayres: What Makes Us Human?

The poet Pam Ayres joins Amol Rajan to answer the question. She says creativity.
24/10/19·26m 16s

Naomi Klein: What Makes Us Human?

The journalist, author and activist joins us to answer the question.
16/10/19·27m 38s

Cerys Matthews: What Makes Us Human?

The singer and broadcaster says it is the small things in life that make us human.
18/09/19·22m 40s

Neil Oliver: What Makes Us Human?

The historian and archaeologist answers the question. He says time makes us human.
10/09/19·22m 23s

Billy Bragg: What Makes Us Human?

The singer and political activist joins us to answer the question.
29/08/19·23m 3s

Roger McGough: What Makes Us Human?

The poet joins us to answer the question.
24/07/19·24m 10s

Anthony Loyd: What Makes Us Human?

The war reporter answers the question.
03/07/19·26m 3s

Stephen Fry: What Makes Us Human?

The actor and comedian joins us to answer the question.
26/06/19·23m 46s

George Osborne: What Makes Us Human?

The former Chancellor answers the question, with Amol Rajan.
29/05/19·26m 44s

Mary Portas: What Makes Us Human?

The businesswoman and retail guru answers the question.
23/05/19·23m 42s

Judy Murray: What Makes Us Human?

The tennis coach joins us to answer the question.
08/05/19·25m 21s

Ben Elton: What Makes Us Human?

The writer and comedian joins us to answer the question.
10/04/19·26m 52s

Steven Pinker: What Makes Us Human?

The cognitive psychologist and Harvard professor joins us to answer the question.
20/03/19·26m 33s

Hella Pick: What Makes Us Human?

The veteran journalist answers the question.
06/03/19·24m 27s

Charlie Higson: What Makes Us Human?

The author and 500 Words judge joins us to answer the question. BBC Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ competition is now open, and will close on Friday 8th March at 7pm. If you’re looking to send us a story, or to sign-up as a public judge – head to bbc.co.uk/500Words!
20/02/19·22m 19s

Simon Reeve: What Makes Us Human?

The traveler and explorer joins us to answer the question.
06/02/19·26m 10s

Jean Neale from Rotherham: What Makes Us Human?

The regular listener and contributor answers the question.
23/01/19·23m 53s

Professor Alice Roberts: What Makes Us Human?

The evolutionary biologist and author joins us to answer the question.
09/01/19·21m 36s

John Sentamu: What Makes Us Human?

The Archbishop of York joins us to answer the question.
12/12/18·26m 54s

Andria Zafirakou: What Makes Us Human?

The woman who won the prize for being the best teacher in the world answers the question.
28/11/18·22m 53s

Sir John Timpson: What Makes Us Human?

The owner of the shoe repair chain joins us to answer the question.
14/11/18·26m 52s

Joanna Trollope: What Makes Us Human?

The author joins us to answer the question. She says hope makes us human.
31/10/18·23m 52s

Julia Gillard: What Makes Us Human?

The former Prime Minister of Australia joins us to answer the question.
17/10/18·23m 10s

Sir David Attenborough: What Makes Us Human?

The naturalist and broadcaster joins Jeremy to answer the question.
03/10/18·30m 9s

Joe Simpson: What Makes Us Human?

The mountaineer made famous by Touching The Void answers the question.
26/09/18·22m 22s

Akala: What Makes Us Human?

The hip hop artist, poet and campaigner says it’s loving art that makes us human.
05/09/18·24m 35s

Henry Blofeld: What Makes Us Human?

The veteran cricket commentator gives us his take on life.
28/08/18·23m 11s

Terry Walton: What Makes Us Human?

In a special edition of the series, our allotmenteer joins us to answer the question.
17/08/18·27m 3s

Paris Lees: What Makes Us Human?

The transgender activist joins us to answer the question. She says forgiveness.
03/07/18·27m 15s

Colin Parry: What Makes Us Human?

Colin Parry, who lost his son when the IRA bombed Warrington in 1993, joins us.
26/06/18·24m 10s

Marian Keyes: What Makes Us Human?

The hugely successful novelist joins us to answer the question.
05/06/18·24m 6s

Peter Tatchell: What Makes Us Human?

The human rights campaigner joins us to answer the question.
22/05/18·27m 26s

Henry Marsh: What Makes Us Human?

The neurosurgeon joins us to answer the question.
02/05/18·26m 50s

Bruce Dickinson: What Makes Us Human?

The lead singer of Iron Maiden answers the question.
25/04/18·26m 11s

Peter Piot: What Makes Us Human?

The microbiologist who helped to discover the Ebola virus answers the question.
12/04/18·23m 31s

Sharron Davies: What Makes Us Human?

The former swimmer and Olympic silver medalist joins us to answer the question.
15/03/18·19m 55s

George Monbiot: What Makes Us Human?

The journalist and activist joins us to answer the question.
02/03/18·20m 59s

Frank Gardner: What Makes Us Human?

The BBC's Security Correspondent joins us for “What Makes us Human”.
21/02/18·26m 21s

Dame Stephanie Shirley: What Makes Us Human?

The British IT pioneer, businesswoman and philanthropist answers the question.
06/02/18·24m 9s

Shappi Khorsandi: What Makes Us Human?

The comedian and author joins Amol to answer the question.
18/01/18·24m 53s

Floella Benjamin: What Makes Us Human?

The Liberal Democrat peer and children's television presenter answers the question.
10/01/18·25m 53s

Prue Leith: What Makes Us Human?

The judge of Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off joins us to answer the question.
19/12/17·23m 5s

Dominic Lawson: What Makes Us Human?

The former editor of The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph answers the question.
05/12/17·21m 56s

Michael Fish: What Makes Us Human?

The nation's most cherished weather forecaster joined us to answer the question.
21/11/17·18m 5s

Robert Webb: What Makes Us Human?

The comedian and author joins us to answer the question: 'What Makes Us Human?'
01/11/17·22m 44s

Carlo Rovelli: What Makes Us Human?

The physicist and writer joins us to answer the question: 'What Makes Us Human?'
12/10/17·24m 21s

Melvyn Bragg: What Makes us Human?

The writer, broadcaster and Labour peer answers the question, What Makes us Human?
06/10/17·23m 32s

Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot: What Makes Us Human?

A member of the controversial Russian punk band answers the question What Makes Us Human?
14/09/17·20m 5s

Charles Moore: What Makes Us Human?

Former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph Charles Moore joins us for “What Makes us Human?”
11/07/17·25m 0s

Tony Robinson: What Makes Us Human?

Actor, presenter and historian Tony Robinson answers the question what makes us human.
05/07/17·25m 54s

Garry Kasparov: What Makes us Human?

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov answeres the question: what makes us human?
30/05/17·28m 23s

Gurinder Chadha: What Makes Us Human?

The film-maker Gurinder Chadha joins us for What Makes Us Human.
22/03/17·20m 4s

Lionel Shriver: What Makes Us Human?

The novelist Lionel Shriver tells us why it's money that makes us human.
07/03/17·24m 0s

Ken Loach: What make us Human?

BAFTA winning Director Ken Loach joins us for What make us Human.
21/02/17·24m 9s

Harriet Harman: What Makes Us Human?

Harriet Harman tells us why family and politics makes us human
08/02/17·26m 39s

Paul McKenna: What Makes us Human?

Hypnotherapist Paul McKenna, joins Amol Rajan to tell us “What Makes Us Human”.
24/01/17·23m 47s

Brian Eno: What Makes Us Human?

The legendary musician and record producer answers the question: what makes us human?
05/01/17·27m 15s

Gillian Reynolds: What Makes us Human?

Radio Critic Gillian Reynolds joins us for What Makes us Human.
14/12/16·23m 44s

Bruce Kent: What Makes Us Human?

The peace campaigner and former catholic priest, talks about “What Makes us Human”.
30/11/16·24m 32s

Jason Cowley: What Makes us Human?

The New Statesman's Jason Cowley tells us why he thinks that politics makes us human.
17/11/16·19m 14s

Katie Piper: What Makes Us Human?

Katie Piper who was severely injured by an acid attack tells us why beauty makes us human
19/10/16·23m 10s

Nick Crane: What Makes us Human?

Writer and presenter Nick Crane answers the question: What Makes us Human?
19/10/16·25m 8s

Kanya King: What Makes Us Human?

The founder of the MOBO awards answers the question What Makes Us Human?
11/10/16·24m 40s

Pauline Pearce: What Makes us Human?

The "Hackney Heroine” Pauline Pearce answers the question “What Makes us Human?”
27/09/16·22m 24s

Katie Hopkins: What Makes Us Human?

Broadcaster Katie Hopkins answers the question: "What Makes Us Human?"
17/08/16·28m 15s

Nick Clegg: What Makes Us Human?

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins us to tell us What Makes us Human
27/07/16·23m 15s

Professor Green: What Makes Us Human?

Rapper Professor Green answers the question What Makes Us Human?
22/07/16·20m 42s

Sue MacGreggor: What Makes Us Human?

Broadcaster Sue MacGregor joins us for What Makes Us Human.
28/06/16·23m 59s

Julian Lloyd Webber: What Makes Us Human?

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber tells Vanessa why it's music that makes us human.
03/06/16·23m 24s

Shami Chakrabarti: What Makes Us Human?

Shami Chakrabarti, former head of Liberty, joins us for What Makes Us Human.
27/05/16·20m 35s

Chris Packham: What Makes Us Human?

Wildlife expert Chris Packham joins us for What Makes Us Human.
05/05/16·20m 14s

Mark Kermode: What Makes Us Human?

Film critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode answers the question What Makes Us Human.
22/04/16·24m 16s

Joan Bakewell: What Makes Us Human?

Journalist and broadcaster Joan Bakewell answers the question: "What Makes Us Human?"
06/04/16·24m 14s

Jon Culshaw: What Makes Us Human?

Impressionist and astronomer Jon Culshaw answers the question What Makes Us Human?
15/03/16·21m 11s

Neil Brand: What Makes Us Human?

The composer and silent film pianist Neil Brand joins us for What Makes Us Human?
04/02/16·22m 45s

Bonnie Greer: What Makes Us Human?

Writer Bonnie Greer joins us to tell us What Makes Us Human.
14/01/16·22m 16s

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: What Makes us Human?

Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown joins us to tell us What Make us Human?
16/12/15·20m 27s

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: What Makes Us Human?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explains why cooking food makes us human.
02/12/15·23m 4s

Mary Beard: What Makes us Human?

Classicist historian Mary Beard answers the question What Makes Us Human?
06/11/15·24m 20s

Stephanie Hirst: What Makes us Human?

Transgender radio presenter Stephanie Hirst answers the question What Makes us Human?
13/10/15·24m 45s

Gyles Brandreth: What Makes us Human?

Television presenter and former MP Gyles Brandreth explains why words make us human.
08/09/15·26m 39s

Max Mosley: What Makes Us Human?

Former boss of Formula 1 Max Mosley joins us to tell us What Makes Us Human.
02/09/15·24m 20s

Cardinal Vincent Nichols 01 Jul 2015

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales says tears make us human
09/07/15·21m 3s

Ken Dodd 08 Jul 2015

The King of the Diddymen is 87, still performing and thinks we should all use our brains
09/07/15·21m 4s

Johnnie Walker 10 Jun 2015

Carers Week special: Radio 2 DJ and carer Johnnie Walker locates humanity in our souls.
10/06/15·24m 6s

David Starkey

Historian David Starkey reveals the man behind the media persona in a moving interview. For him, what makes us human is our unique facility as pattern-making animals.
03/06/15·22m 22s

Sheila Hancock

Leading actress and writer Sheila Hancock talks to Vanessa Feltz live at the Hay Festival. She talks about growing old, life with John Thaw and that being human is breaking the rules.
25/05/15·27m 55s

Val McDermid

Best-selling crime writer Val McDermid talks to Jeremy Vine about experimental education in Fife, Raityh Rovers, and how, even in the most appalling circumstances, what makes us human is that we are essentially humane.
20/03/15·23m 2s

Graham Taylor

The former Watford FC and England Manager, Graham Taylor talks to Jeremy about his undiminished love for football, his Scunthorpe beginnings and how kindness is key to what makes us human
25/02/15·26m 17s

Nev Wilshire

Real-life call centre manager and star of BBC3’s reality show, Nev Wilshire, talks to Jeremy about being human
11/02/15·23m 10s

Tom Piper

The theatre designer Tom Piper, who worked with artist Paul Cummins to create the Tower of London poppy memorial, talks to Jeremy Vine about the creative value of human collaboration
27/01/15·18m 42s

David Owen

David Owen has had a full life: foreign minister aged just 38 and founder of the SDP. He talks to Jeremy Vine about his original profession - a doctor - politics and saving the NHS...
20/01/15·22m 31s

Andrew Marr

The irrepressible Andrew Marr talks to Jeremy Vine about slowing down after his stroke and being an eight-year old Maoist (of sorts)
16/12/14·24m 54s

Nick Hewer

The Apprentice's Nick Hewer talks to Jeremy Vine about the battle between human selfishness and altruism. Ever the optimist, Alan Sugar's right-hand man believes giving is its own reward.
25/11/14·20m 17s

Camila Batmanghelidjh

From Tehran to Peckham: the founder of the pioneering charity for abused and neglected children, Kids Company, recounts her extraordinary life to Jeremy Vine
04/11/14·24m 34s

Mason McQueen

London taxi driver and star of A Cabbie Abroad, Mason McQueen, talks to Jeremy Vine about the compassion and empathy of the humans he met on his travels all over the world
23/10/14·22m 51s

Howard Jacobson

Booker prize-winner Howard Jacobson talks to Jeremy Vine about laughter, Jewishness and joy in a special edition for Radio 2 Book Club Day
06/10/14·23m 16s

Francis Fukuyama

American political scientist Francis Fukuyama - the man who predicted the End of History - talks to Jeremy Vine about the triumph of democracy, his family and his imaginary pet mouse...
23/09/14·21m 54s

Simon Stevens

The new NHS chief Simon Stevens talks to Jeremy Vine about the importance of caring for others, even strangers, as key to our humanity.
10/09/14·22m 23s

Ruby Wax

Comedian and writer Ruby Wax talks to Jeremy Vine about her tough Chicago childhood, clinical depression and the neuroplasticity of the brain
03/09/14·24m 58s

Bill Oddie

Comedian and naturalist Bill Oddie talks to Jeremy Vine about being bi-polar and his extraordinary life story
20/08/14·25m 14s

Peter Hermon

Computer pioneer and expert in Welsh hill-walking, Peter Hermon in his first ever radio interview. He talks to Paddy O'Connell about his extraordinary life
13/08/14·23m 2s

Noreena Hertz

One of the world’s cutting edge thinkers – Professor Noreena Hertz – answers the question ‘what makes us human?’
22/07/14·23m 19s

William Boyd

Life is not a dress rehearsal: the acclaimed writer of Restless, Any Human Heart and a Good Man in Africa talks to Jeremy Vine about the peculiarly human will to live
01/07/14·22m 6s

John Lloyd

John Lloyd, responsible for some of the funniest, most intelligent comedy on British TV, believes laughter is what make us human. He tells Jeremy Vine his story
18/06/14·25m 42s

Terry Waite

Former hostage Terry Waite talks to Jeremy Vine about captivity, altruism and rural Cheshire
14/05/14·24m 22s

Archbishop of Canterbury

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby reveals the man under the mitre, his childhood, his faith and his father.
02/05/14·23m 55s

Vince Cable

Business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable says dancing is what makes him human. He talks to Jeremy Vine about love, life overseas and rebelling against his dad.
16/04/14·24m 31s

Brian Blessed

Actor Brian Blessed tells Jeremy what he thinks makes us human, and discusses his remarkable upbringing and career.
02/04/14·24m 57s

Ann Widdecombe

Former Conservative Minister and sometime ballroom dancer Ann Widdecombe ponders moral conscience, family and Westminster with Jeremy Vine
17/03/14·24m 40s

Ray Mears

Our mastery of fire is what really makes us human, says Bushcraft expert Ray Mears in conversation with Jeremy Vine
10/03/14·24m 35s

Simon Weston

Falklands veteran Simon Weston talks to Jeremy Vine about survival, laughter and being human.
19/02/14·22m 44s

Maureen Lipman

Jeremy Vine mulls artistic creativity with one of Britain’s best-known performers, Maureen Lipman
12/02/14·26m 24s

Prof Colin Pillinger

Human beings are nosey parkers. Planetary scientist Prof Colin Pillinger ponders human curiosity, martian life and living with MS.
05/02/14·27m 35s

Michael Rosen

The irrepressible children's writer Michael Rosen says history - the sum total of our individual and shared experiences - are what make us human. A moving interview with Jeremy Vine.
22/01/14·25m 41s

Chris Patten

Chairman of the BBC Trust and former cabinet minister, Chris Patten discusses his own life, politics and how art is something animals simply cannot do.
08/01/14·24m 54s

Esther Rantzen

Esther Rantzen talks to Jeremy Vine about her own life and how compassion and altruism are what essentially make us human
18/12/13·21m 50s

General Richard Dannatt

Britain's leading soldier, General Lord Richard Dannatt locates our humanity in our ability to serve others. The former Army chief talks to Jeremy Vine about faith, sacrifice and whether christian soldiers should be allowed to kill.
11/12/13·24m 21s

Robert Skidelsky

Leading economist Lord Robert Skidelsky says it's the opposite of economics that makes us human: following our hearts and intuitions, rather than our heads.
04/12/13·21m 53s

Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist, reflects on the qualities that he believes makes us human.
27/11/13·24m 47s

Alan Johnson

The Labour MP and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson discusses how sometimes the best things that make us human emerge from the worst things that humans have to endure.
20/11/13·23m 21s

Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef, writer and presenter Yotam Ottolenghi gives us his take on the question 'what makes us human?'.
13/11/13·23m 1s

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Former Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Jeremy about her remarkable career, and why she thinks ‘self-awareness’ is part of our humanity.
04/11/13·21m 1s

Matthew Parris

Journalist Matthew Parris reflects on why playfulness helps to define our humanity, on his time in politics, the difficulties of coming out and the adventures he's had travelling.
23/10/13·21m 1s

Alison Lapper

Artist Alison Lapper talks to Jeremy Vine about phocomelia, growing up without arms, motherhood and predjudice against disabled people.
16/10/13·21m 46s

Brendan O'Neill

Libertarian commentator Brendan O'Neill tells Jeremy Vine how our ability to create change is what really makes us human.
09/10/13·23m 21s

Robert Peston

Robert Peston - the BBC's Business Editor - talks to Jeremy Vine about his late wife Sian Busby and how his love for her is what makes him human.
30/09/13·22m 45s

Roger Scruton

Eminent philosopher, writer and huntsman, Roger Scruton talks to Jeremy Vine about Paris '68, Thatcher and how asking questions are what make us human.
11/09/13·22m 33s

Evelyn Glennie

World renowned solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, discusses music, her hearing loss and listening with her whole body. Features an impromptu performance on her mbira thumb piano.
29/07/13·20m 55s

PD James

Celebrated crime writer PD James talks to Jeremy Vine about her own extraordinary story. Having chronicled Britain's changing society in her murder mysteries since the 1960s, she says our ability to rein in our aggressive impulses is what make us human.
17/07/13·26m 23s

Alain de Botton

Philosopher Alain de Botton believes it is wisdom that is key to emotional health and to what makes us human.
10/07/13·23m 31s

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle, the godfather of alternative comedy, talks to Paddy O'Connell about serenity, consumerism and the 1000 year human experiment. And being named after Maxim Gorky.
03/07/13·21m 18s

Susan Greenfield

Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests individuality - and the Seven Deadly Sins - holds the clue to what makes us human.
26/06/13·24m 54s

Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran - columnist, feminist icon and best-selling author – talks to Jeremy Vine about her extraordinary life, the gospel according to Sgt Pepper and how humans have a unique ability to create joy.
19/06/13·25m 35s

James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, talks to Jeremy Vine about justice, Hillsborough, and what makes him - and us - human
12/06/13·25m 31s

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, Ireland's first female president, tells Jeremy Vine how it is empathy that binds humans from all walks of life together. A former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she is currently president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
05/06/13·25m 38s

Lord Puttnam

David Puttnam - Oscar-winning filmmaker, UNICEF ambassador and Labour peer - sees the Olympic spirit as the embodiment of humanity. In conversation with Jeremy Vine
22/05/13·21m 11s

Brian May

Brian May - rock star, astrophysicist and animal rights campaigner - tells Jeremy Vine how kindness and cruelty is the key to what makes us human
13/05/13·21m 52s

AC Grayling

Philosopher AC Grayling discusses growing up in Africa, how culture raises us above animals and the art of humanity
08/05/13·22m 22s

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks talks to Jeremy Vine on loneliness, spirituality and how family, when it works, is the matrix of humanity.
29/04/13·19m 39s
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