Utopias in History and an Environmental Disaster

Ideas of opening of all boarders, universal basic income and 15 hour workweek apparently have a remarkable history. Writer and thinker Rutger Bregman in his book Utopia for Realists reasons that the time has come to propose them again. He is our guest in this episode. Meanwhile, BBC radio producer Julian May talks about the aftermath of the Torrey Canyon disaster, when a huge oil tanker ran aground in 1967.

Episode’s first set of adverts end at 2:30

History extra