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E3. Talking horses. Can horses really heal us?

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It might sound a little woo, but horses have been used to heal people since antiquity.  Now called Equine-Assisted Therapy, it’s been growing in prominence again.  The question is, how does it work?  theQUEST!ON talks with equine therapist Sandra Cheval and asks:  Can horses really heal us?

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E7. Is normality a kind of tyranny?

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There’s nothing natural about social norms, but they can discriminate and exclude anyone who deviates from what the majority thinks is normal.  theQUEST!ON talks with Kirsten Meyer of Helsinki University and asks: Is normality a kind of tyranny?

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E2. Why was ‘Take Back Control’ such a powerful slogan?

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When Britain headed to the polls in 2016 to vote on our continued membership of the European Union, many were shocked that the Leave vote won.  For some, the vote represents an underlying xenophobia, others suggest the electorate just wanted to give the political class a good kicking.  But maybe there’s something more revealing in the power of three simple words and what they say about people’s sense of personal agency.  theQUEST!ON talks with social psychologist Matt Day and asks: Why was ‘Take Back Control’ such a powerful slogan?

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E6. When everyone’s entitled to an opinion, does it matter who’s right and who’s wrong?

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We live in a divided time, with people pitting themselves against it each other over the most minor – and the most serious – differences.  If all opinions are the same, then anything goes.  But that can’t be right when we’re seeing a rise in hate across the western world.  theQUEST!ON talks with philosopher Anthony Greyling and asks: When everyone’s entitled to an opinion, does it matter who’s right and who’s wrong?

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