Personality cult tactics return to Azerbaijan

Drugs charges used as a pretext for detaining men who vandalised monument to dead president

World

Defending free speech isn't just for heroes like Roberto Saviano

It is right to laud writers who risk everything: but free expression suffers if we only support people we agree with

Society

Hitler has become a secular stand-in for Satan

Why British politicians can't stop mentioning the war

Society

Art activists challenge museum Botticelli sketching ban

Why has the V&A banned sketching at its big summer exhibition?

Art & Design

Technology is destroying the idea of forgiveness

Technology and data collection threaten our sense of what is human, says Peter Warren

Society

Little Atoms 418 - Rowan Moore's Slow Burn City

The award-winning architecture writer discusses 21st century London

Art & Design
Society

London election special #3 - housing

We talk to Ben Judah, Heather Kennedy and Martin Skinner about housing, the hottest issue in the London mayoral race

Left anti-Semitism - how did we get here?

Progressive discourse too easily lends itself to conspiracy theory

Society

London election special #2 - Youth, diversity and equality

In our second London mayoral election special, Josh Niecho and his panel discuss the issues affecting London's young and diverse community

Society

Little Atoms 417 - Stephen Trombley's Wise Words

The philosophy of everyday life, plus Johann Hari and the war on drugs

Little Atoms 416 - Steve Silberman and Sarah Moss

The last of our three shows for the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize

Society

Being homesick in the modern world

What does it mean to be homesick in the modern world and does technology help or hinder us when we move to a new place? John Osborne revisits his past to find out

How a global board games giant exploited Ireland's Magdalene women

The penance industry

The return of analogue - how vinyl went mainstream

Inside the recording company bringing grooves back 

We need to find a way to talk about psychosis the way we talk about depression

There’s a huge gulf between the way people think about – and the way people treat – these conditions

Science
Society

How campaigning can change our attitude to mass surveillance

"As citizens, we need to make mass population surveillance as unacceptable as the use of landmines, or the use of CFCs."

Society

How big data is changing history

Technology is transforming how we see the past

Science
Society

Little Atoms 412 - The Penderyn Music Book Prize

Neil Denny talks with Penderyn Music Book Prize shortlisted authors Stuart Cosgrove and Peter Doggett, and prize judge Jude Rogers
Film & Music

Twitter and the revenge of the below-the-line commenter

The demise of the website comment section has meant users vent their anger elsewhere, and it's not pretty

Society

Cory Doctorow's manifesto for hope

Governments and technology exist to serve us, not the other way round

Society

Andrew Solomon and Marion Coutts

The Wellcome Book Prize winners in conversation

Science

Little Atoms 409 - Harry Parker and Andrew Hankinson

Neil Denny meets the authors of Anatomy of a Soldier and You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]

Words

Trump, Putin and the rise of the Macho International

Donald Trump is just the most visible manifestation of a self-pitying misogynistic ideology

Society

Little Atoms' seven best (other) book podcasts

To celebrate World Book Day, Little Atoms presenter Neil Denny shares his favourite podcasts about all things literary

Words