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CLASSIC

The herd instinct

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud, 1921

With a new introduction and commentary by Elizabeth Lunbeck

Idea/Love & Friendship

Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

Tamsin Saxton

Video/Love & Friendship

From a 77-year relationship to a first date – a brisk, cheery survey of love

3 minutes

Video/Neurodiversity

Living with Asperger’s is a delicate balance between external and internal worlds

12 minutes

Essay/Political Philosophy

Join the party of love

Love is not just a feeling given or received, it is an action too. It could be a radical force in politics

Max Harris

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Love & Friendship

Meeting your boyfriend’s family is hard. Agata must travel 3,000 miles. And she’s blind

13 minutes

Idea/Ethics

How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory

Carrie Jenkins

ORIGINAL
Video/History of Ideas

How did the 20th century’s most glamorous intellectual friendship go wrong?

3 minutes

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Gender & Sexuality

On the examined sex life: a meticulous chronicle of desire and self-knowledge

19 minutes

Essay/Love & Friendship

Bad friends

Even the best of friends can fill you with tension and make you sick. Why does friendship so readily turn toxic?

Carlin Flora

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

Video/Stories & Literature

How E E Cummings’s most famous love poem reaches towards transcendence of self

9 minutes

Video/Love & Friendship

Fighting the tide: a Louisiana bayou couple’s 70 bittersweet years of marriage

13 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

A monk dedicates himself to giving unwanted children the childhood he never had

40 minutes

Video/War & Conflict

How two enemy soldiers saved each other’s lives decades – and continents – apart

18 minutes

Essay/Mood & Emotion

Only the lonely

Loneliness is hell: debilitating yet formative. Can we avoid the pains of loneliness yet enjoy the pleasures of solitude?

Cody Delistraty

Video/Cultures & Languages

‘Grief bacon’ and other untranslatable words for the highs and lows of love

4 minutes

Video/Technology & the Self

Can you get to know someone through visualisations of their personal data?

3 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Blame lets you blow off steam, but it will rarely help you get at the truth

3 minutes

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Why receiving compliments can feel like a high price to pay

Shivani Radhakrishnan

Video/Old Age & Death

Of humming birds and burgers: how old cans pay for a simple 90th-birthday treat

16 minutes

Essay/Rituals & Celebrations

Smoking with friends

Life can be a lonely journey. But at your local cigar bar, all the guys know your name – or give you a new one altogether

Mark Teich

Idea/Family Life

There is a better way to parent than the nuclear family

Vicki Larson

Video/Love & Friendship

How do polar bears find their love match? Flirty play in the snow till they drop

4 minutes

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

My secret life

Parents expect to know everything about their children’s lives. They need to remember that secrets are part of growing up

Tiffany Jenkins

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Spoken in scent

A hidden sense of smell might account for the mysterious sixth sense and a universe of subtle knowledge about the world

Elizabeth Preston

ORIGINAL
Video/History of Ideas

Can the problem of induction save Anthony’s dismal dating life?

6 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

The candid, surprising stories of a tower block’s residents emerge in the lift

25 minutes

Idea/Love & Friendship

A temporary marriage makes more sense than marriage for life

Vicki Larson

Video/Life Stages

A deaf couple’s candid conversation shows what love looks like

6 minutes