Never like the first time!

15 minutes

Virginity lost, perspective gained – four stories of formative sexual experience

Whether they are romantic or traumatic, embarrassing or inspiring, first sexual encounters are always formative. In this short animated documentary, four people tell the stories of their first sexual experiences, recalling these moments with a mixture of nostalgia, amusement, regret and wonder.

Director: Jonas Odell

Video/Life Stages

Harlem’s over-55s synchronised swimming team thinks ageing is better in the pool

4 minutes

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Video/Neuroscience

Psychiatry is due for a revolution in diagnosis and treatment through brain science

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

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

21 minutes

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Cognitive dissonance helps old dogs with their new tricks

Suzanne Cope

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

How totalism works

The brainwashing methods of isolation, engulfment and fear can lead anyone to a cult. I should know – I was in one

Alexandra Stein

Video/Love & Friendship

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

3 minutes

Essay/Gender & Sexuality

The orgasm cure

What if we could expand ecstasy, reduce stress and lift depression, all by delaying and extending orgasm?

Peter von Ziegesar

Video/Gender & Sexuality

How a once overlooked civil-rights leader became an icon of gay marriage equality

16 minutes

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

We could all do with learning how to improvise a little better

Stephen T Asma