Author and historian Prof. Bettany Hughes calls on friends and world-renowned experts to discover how art and artefacts can act as evidence to explore enduring questions across human history.
Bettany discusses the importance of storytelling in human history with Margaret Atwood and discovers the ancient roots of comedy with Shappi Khorsandi. Talking to Neil Gaiman, Bettany reveals superheroes are far from a new phenomenon. Bettany questions why women are missing from the history books with Kate Mosse, and asks Ben Okri how important poetry really is.
These are the big questions of human experience answered in the time it takes to have a cup of tea.