A History of the Infinite
If you like your radio to straddle the practical and the divine, we direct you to A History of the Infinite. This is peak Radio 4, replete with references to the Classics, academics straight outta Oxford, and a nice British man explaining mind-boggling philosophical mysteries. We personally love a BBC history boffin and there's nothing dull about the excavation of humanity's understanding of the infinite. Surrender to the eminently reasonable charms of host Professor Adrian Moore as he leads you through 2,000 years of philosophy, from the Ancient Greeks' rejection of the notion that something can go on forever, to our conception of space and impressions of the afterlife. Comprising ten 15-minute episodes, the series concluded in 2016.
Gateway episodes: Horror of the Infinite (19 Sep 2016) / The Infinite and the Divine (21 Sep 2016)