There's a battle underway for control of BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day slot. At present, you have to show religious affiliation to win your two minutes of fame. Secular humanists argue that you don't have to be religious to have offer a life-improving suggestion, a point that seems perfectly obvious to us at The School of Life.

So the humanists have launched a rival series of thoughts to make their point. I've listened to some, and they're certainly listenable to - though rather focused on critique and moral issues, as opposed to the fuller, life enhancing moments that the best thoughts can offer.