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Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

How Gaelic sports became a cultural binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town

15 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

With inspiring perseverance, Julio juggles late work nights with elite marathon training

9 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Painted frame by frame, a vivid animation restores a history lost to deportation

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

An immigrant mother and her daughter finally explore the things they had left unsaid

5 minutes

Essay/Demography & Migration

Law in the Jungle

The ultimate ‘outsider’ space, the Jungle refugee camp in Calais became its own society, the no-borders idea made real

Natasha King

Video/Demography & Migration

The island where 50 million crabs roam free and refugees are trapped in limbo

21 minutes

Video/Law & Justice

The farmer turned human rights activist who breaks France’s laws to defend its values

25 minutes

Idea/Politics & Government

There’s a Green Card-holder at the heart of Greek philosophy

David V Johnson

Video/Demography & Migration

The interned and the undocumented: the immigration spectrum in the US today

7 minutes

Video/Work

What the night janitor knows about you. And what you should know about her

9 minutes

Idea/Demography & Migration

Solving the mystery of the Druze – a 2,000-year-old odyssey

Eran Elhaik

Essay/Demography & Migration

The future is mixed-race

And so is the past. Migration and mingling are essential to human success in the past, the present and into the future

Scott Solomon

Essay/Progress & Modernity

Is greatness finite?

The world feels caught between infinite possibility and limited resources. Thomas More and T R Malthus can help

Joyce E Chaplin

Essay/Cosmopolitanism

This is your morning

I left the US, the land of my birth, sickened by racial injustice. But the return to a homeland is not a simple matter

Enuma Okoro

Video/Fairness & Equality

How the one-child policy created a Chinese underclass of 13 million people with no rights

15 minutes

Idea/Demography & Migration

How refugees have the power to change the society they join

Alejandra Dubcovsky

Video/Demography & Migration

How we became more than 7 billion – humanity’s population explosion, visualised

6 minutes

Essay/Demography & Migration

The great settling down

The idea that American life is increasingly transient and uprooted is a myth: people are moving less, but worrying more

Claude S Fischer

Video/Politics & Government

What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like?

7 minutes

Idea/Nature & Environment

It’s not easy to make landscape a place: you have to feel it

Fiona Stafford

Essay/Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

The twin boom

The proportion of twins in the population has waxed and waned in human history. For the first time we understand why

Laura Spinney

Video/Cultures & Languages

‘Whose language is it anyway?’ The evolution of English, from ‘loaf’ to ‘LOL’

11 minutes

Essay/History

The nature of Britain

A group of gentlemen antiquaries wanted to unite Britain. They turned to natural history, archaeology and linguistics

Elizabeth Yale

Idea/Demography & Migration

How DNA traced the Ashkenazic Jews to northeastern Turkey

Eran Elhaik

Essay/Social Psychology

The outsiders

Has evolution programmed us to shun and turn our backs on refugees – even when they might die without our help?

Avan Judd Stallard

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Video/Childhood & Adolescence

From the US to China and back again by age six. Why ‘satellite babies’ struggle

9 minutes

Essay/History

Bridging the Hellespont

In the light of the Syrian refugee crisis, how long can we cling to our traditional ideas of ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’?

Tim Whitmarsh

Video/War & Conflict

A Syrian refugee makes his barbershop a haven in Jordan’s largest refugee camp

22 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Is the ‘population bomb’ real? The statistician Hans Rosling says ‘Don’t panic’

59 minutes