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The Figure

The Figure is a podcast about lifelong learning. Each month, which we figure out people, numbers and images of the past, present and future. Hosted by Georgia Parkin and Charlotte Lorimer.

Episodes

49: Daphne du Maurier, prostitution and the north-south divide
Show Details38min 10s
48: Yotam Ottolenghi, fungi and internalised misogyny
Show Details36min 5s
47: Kamela Harris, the wellness industry and the environment post-lockdown
Show Details43min 49s
46: Reflections and recommendations
Show Details32min 48s
45: Greta Thunberg, #MeToo and Venus de Milo
Show Details41min 57s
44: Isaac Newton, Desert Island Discs and Jessie Cave's doodling
Show Details39min 51s
43: Kelly Holmes, the importance of honeybees and Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens
Show Details36min 13s
42: Toni Morrison, ending FGM and the history of the Tower of London
Show Details1hr 2min
41: Stella McCartney, 5G and Meghan Markle's Forces for Change Vogue Cover
Show Details52min 4s
40: Richard Curtis, fast fashion and 50 years since Stonewall
Show Details51min 9s
39: Guest episode: Delilah Montagu on songwriting and solo travel
Show Details47min 14s
38: Elton John, the leadership race and the art of Lee Krasner
Show Details51min 30s
37: Mary Queen of Scots, terrorism in Sri Lanka and the Notre-Dame fire
Show Details51min 59s
36: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangovers and the first image of the shadow of a black hole
Show Details38min 1s
35: Ncuti Gatwa, the pros and cons of dating apps and explaining abstract art
Show Details45min
34: Nelson Mandela, career stereotypes and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the cover of Time magazine
Show Details37min 28s
33: Ian McKellen, the reality of climate change and the Mona Lisa
Show Details45min 31s
32: Lady Gaga, private education in Britain and the four-minute mile
Show Details46min 59s
31: International Women’s Day Special: Carole Easton OBE on empowering young women, a career in charity and ‘Fearless Girl’
Show Details56min 5s
30: Queen Anne, New Year's resolutions and the first baby born from a transplanted uterus in the US
Show Details44min 39s
29: Christmas Special: Santa Claus, last minute shopping on Christmas Eve and the origin of the Christmas tree with Millie Dyos-Szolkowska and Hugo Van Mol
Show Details39min 21s
28: Alan Turing, homelessness over Christmas and the education of women in Afghanistan
Show Details39min 41s
27: Guest episode: Jennifer Cerys on Section 28 and homophobia, LGBTQ+ sex education and the power of protest
Show Details37min
26: Michelle Obama, David Attenborough's Dynasties and the taboo of female sexual pleasure
Show Details46min 45s
25: Guest episode: David Lorimer on being an educator, the world's increasing population and cosmic astrology
Show Details50min 51s
24: Guest episode: Iona Bain on pay gaps, pensions and prenups
Show Details57min 35s
23: Leonardo da Vinci, types of thoughts in a day and Disney’s version of fairy tales
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22: Guest episode: Nafisah Atcha on Jameela Jamil, creating content and the politics of Taylor Swift
Show Details54min 55s
21: Maya Angelou, period poverty and Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
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20: Jamie Oliver, life expectancy and natural disasters
Show Details46min 31s
19: Emma Thompson, the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and SpaceX
Show Details47min 50s
18: Sylvia Pankhurst, religious education and the racist cartoon of Serena Williams
Show Details51min 19s
17: Guest episode: CenTuryP on Kendrick Lamar, the impact of WW2 and Ecsternal Complex
Show Details42min 27s
16: John McCain, technology in the classroom and Kylie Jenner on Forbes
Show Details58min
15: Guest episode: Gina Martin on upskirting, the environment and body shaming
Show Details48min 4s
14: Michael McIntyre, exploring contraception and snap judgements on faces
Show Details44min 13s
13: Madonna, relationship with alcohol and Monet's 'Water Lilies'
Show Details47min 45s
12: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, love of podcasts and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apesh*t' video
Show Details48min 3s
11: Tennessee Williams, food waste and Love Island
Show Details47min 10s
10: Meryl Streep, talking about money and elephant sanctuaries
Show Details51min 18s
9: Serena Williams, words Shakespeare created and breastfeeding
Show Details1hr 1min
8: Guest episode: Ade Odusola on Muhammad Ali, domestic violence and the media
Show Details1hr 2min
7: Novak Djokovic, civil partnerships and Picasso's 'The Dream'
Show Details54min 56s
6: Edna Adan Ismail, DNA and vegan recipes
Show Details48min 10s
5: Jacinda Ardern, hours spent on social media and upskirting
Show Details44min 32s
4: Alexander McQueen, orchestra auditions and cave paintings
Show Details41min 44s
3: Didier Drogba, the golden ratio and Kim Kardashian meeting Donald Trump
Show Details38min 53s
2: Tessa Jowell, repeal the 8th and plastic
Show Details55min 44s
1: Helena Morissey, the death penalty and Rodin's 'The Kiss'
Show Details51min 2s