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Best BBC podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best BBC podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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BBC Minute
Daily+
 
One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
 
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BBC Inside Science
Monthly+
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Science in Action
Weekly
 
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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Discovery
Weekly
 
Explorations in the world of science.
 
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
 
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In Our Time
Weekly
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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CrowdScience
Weekly
 
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
 
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Seriously…
Weekly
 
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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The Inquiry
Weekly
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
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Outlook
Daily
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
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Business Daily
Daily
 
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
 
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Football Daily
Weekly+
 
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
 
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Beyond Today
Daily
 
One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
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Witness History
Daily
 
History as told by the people who were there.
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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The Science Hour
Monthly+
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
 
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BBC News
Daily+
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
 
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BBC Earth Podcast
Monthly
 
Intimate stories and surprising truths about nature, science and the human experience in a podcast the size of the planet. Each week the BBC Earth podcast brings you a collection of immersive stories about our world and the astonishing creatures, landscapes and elements in it. Close your eyes and open your ears as you travel from the impenetrable forests of Uganda to research bases in the Antarctic; the edges of the Thar Desert to the Shores of Lake Tahoe. You’ll get up close and personal wi ...
 
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The Life Scientific
Monthly+
 
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
 
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The Why Factor
Weekly
 
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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Digital Planet
Monthly+
 
Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk #elisandjohn
 
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
 
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The Forum
Weekly
 
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
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The Blame Game
Monthly
 
Comedy news quiz
 
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The Compass
Monthly+
 
The Compass - exploring our world.
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
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BBC Essential Mix
Weekly
 
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Money Box
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
 
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.com Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription
 
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Thinking Allowed
Monthly
 
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how we live today.
 
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The Digital Human
Monthly
 
Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world
 
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Test Match Special
Weekly+
 
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
 
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Tech Tent
Monthly+
 
How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.
 
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and Lobby Land.
 
Adam Fleming and the BBC’s politics team bring you the essential guide to the 2019 UK general election.
 
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The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.By BBC World Service
 
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday.By BBC Radio 4
 
Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 secondsBy BBC World Service
 
Scrooge is getting used to the company of ghosts, but here's one he doesn't expect.By BBC Radio
 
Reports from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid are saying that global warming is increasing and that we're not doing enough, fast enough, to change things. The World Meteorological Organisation's provisional State of the Climate 2019 report lists atmospheric carbon dioxide reaching record levels. Global mean temperatures for J ...…
 
For the seventh episode of the BBC Earth Podcast, we’re bringing your stories about adaptation. Did you know, during its 8 month hibernation, the Arctic ground squirrel can survive with a core temperature of 3 degrees below freezing? Scientists have been studying this astounding little rodent’s long, cold sleep to understand whether its hiberna ...…
 
2019-11-30-Radio_1s_Essential_Mix-Route_94_(m000bs8j).m4a, for justice
 
Kyle Walker is joined by Gaz Drinkwater, former Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening & former Manchester City & Spurs midfielder Michael Brown to preview another bumper weekend of Premier League action. Will Man United do Liverpool a favour in the derby? And how will 'Big' Dunc rally the troops at Everton?** DISCLAIMER * ...…
 
Jia Tolentino is a 31-year-old American writer who is being hailed as the voice of a generation. Her pieces for the New Yorker magazine nail everything from feminism to capitalism and vaping. Jia was born in Texas and brought up in a Southern Baptist community; as a teenager she starred in a reality TV show. Later she spent time working for the ...…
 
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new film Citizen K. Plus film reviews including Shia Leboeuf in Honey Boy, Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm in Lucy in the Sky, Edward Norton’s neo-noir Motherless Brooklyn and Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in Ordinary Love.Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing in UK cinemas in ...…
 
Taking ‘live and loose’ to new levels, the ‘Enfant Terrible’ are back and badder than ever! In other words, it’s a fun show, which will raise a smile. Enjoy!By BBC Radio 5 live
 
German Chancellor makes her first trip while in office to Auschwitz death-camp in Poland. She says Germany has an unending responsibility to remember the Nazis' war crimes. Also, Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young woman, and how a British woman was revived after a six-hour cardiac arrest.…
 
Mobile phone buyers in China are made to provide facial recognition data when they get a new plan. But are Chinese citizens comfortable with the rapid rollout of such tech? Plus, how advances in machine learning could help patients with Parkinson's Disease manage their symptoms better. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe ...…
 
Donald Macleod illustrates Leos Janacek’s inner tensions through five key relationshipsOne of the most original voices of the twentieth century, Leoš Janáček was a composer, musical theorist, folklorist and teacher. Born in 1854 in the Moravian village of Hukvaldy, which was then part of the Austrian Empire, in his youth German was the language ...…
 
The BBC's Kizzy Cox in New York tries out the technology developers say can instantly translate any language into any other. Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley describes what happened when one Chilean company switched from Spanish to English overnight. And Melanie Butler, editor of the English Language Gazette, explains why there's ...…
 
On 7 December 1990 the dissident Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas killed himself in New York after years of suffering from AIDS. Before fleeing Cuba, Arenas had been jailed for his homosexuality, sent to re-education camps and prevented from writing. He left behind his autobiography - Before Night Falls - a powerful denunciation of Fidel ...…
 
As we approach the most unpredictable General Election in decades, Adrian Chiles talks to an often forgotten group - the habitual non-voter. Around 18 million people didn’t cast their ballot in the last election, so what’s keeping them from the polls?The majority of people who don’t vote are from two groups, low income households and the young ...…
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power. Also: The World Health Organisation says the cases of measles are rising at dangerous levels, and six rowers are planning to make a trip from Cape Horn in South America to Antarctica.…
 
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's huge state-owned oil production company is up for sale. 1.5% of its stock will be on offer on the Riyadh stock exchange which Aramco hopes will raise $25 billion, valuing the company at $1.7 trillion. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi has been following this highly anticipated IPO from Dubai. A lot of Chinese companies have b ...…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Chief football writer for BBC Sport Phil McNulty, former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder Michael Brown and Everton legend Leon Osman as they dissect Marco Silva's sacking by Everton and who’s in frame to replace the Portuguese at Goodison Park. The team are also joined by Derby County defender Curtis Davies, who ...…
 
It’s the last Brexitcast before polling day. We look at what the main parties have been saying about Brexit on the campaign trail. And we invite Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens from Dead Ringers in to take the piss out of us.Producers: Emma Close & Ione WellsEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Extracts from unpublished papers on the methods used by a Chinese scientist to genetically modify the embryos of two girls reveal a series of potentially dangerous problems with the procedure and ethical shortcomings. We look at the mechanism behind the formation of our facial features and how this is linked to our evolution, scrutinise the imp ...…
 
66 million years ago, a huge asteroid hit the earth, wiping out most of the dinosaurs that roamed the land. It would still be tens of millions of years before the first humans appeared - but what if those dinosaurs hadn’t died out? Would we ever have evolved?CrowdScience listener Sunil was struck by this thought as he passed a Jurassic fossil s ...…
 
President Trump’s been in the UK for the meeting of the world’s biggest military alliance, NATO. NATO’s been struggling recently, partly because Trump doesn’t get along so well with America’s traditional allies and now he’s in a row with his own military chiefs. This is because he’s taken decisions without informing them, like pulling out of Sy ...…
 
BBC's Ivana Davidovic hears from the boss of a manufacturing company and an internet entrepreneur, both of whom contributed anonymously for fear of repercussions from talking to the BBC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Boursa Bazaar, a publication which tracks developments in Iran's economy discusses why ordinary Iranians feel so let down a ...…
 
Former Middlesbrough boss and Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka and agent Jonathan Barnett join Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Mina Rzouki to discuss the future of Gareth Bale, his relationship with Zinedine Zidane and what Jose Mourinho will bring to Tottenham.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Transport workers, teachers and other public sector workers join demonstrations. Also; an Indian woman who was raped has been attacked and set on fire on her way to court, and scientists have developed a pioneering new vaccine against typhoid.By BBC World Service
 
Hiram Johnson is a policeman who decided to use his investigative skills on his own family. He set out to find who his grandfather was but what he discovered was a killing that changed the course of his African-American family's future. Hiram's written a book about his journey called: Reason to Fight: A Search for Truth.Presenter: Emily WebbPro ...…
 
Hiram Johnson is a policeman who decided to use his investigative skills on his own family. He set out to find who his grandfather was but what he discovered was a killing that changed the course of his African-American family's future. Hiram's written a book about his journey called: Reason to Fight: A Search for Truth.Presenter: Emily WebbPro ...…
 
There’s a new climate of fear in Sri Lanka. This time it’s the Muslim community who are fearful of the future. The Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka - targeting churches and international hotels - horrified the island. It’s suffered civil war but never known jihadi violence. But the attacks also intensified a creeping campaign by the Sinhala Bud ...…
 
Some delay university to take a year off travelling. Is it a good idea? Find out here!By BBC Radio
 
A prison camp called Jaslyk opened in the desert in western Uzbekistan in 1999. Even by the standards of the Uzbek prison system it would become notorious for torture and human rights abuses, including reports of a prisoner being boiled alive. Journalist Muhammad Bekjanov was imprisoned in Jaslyk during the 18 years he spent in Uzbek jails. He ...…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss T.E. Lawrence (1888 – 1935), better known as Lawrence of Arabia, a topic drawn from over 1200 suggestions for our Listener Week 2019. Although Lawrence started as an archaeologist in the Middle East, when World War I broke out he joined the British army and became an intelligence officer. His contact with a promi ...…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss T.E. Lawrence (1888 – 1935), better known as Lawrence of Arabia, a topic drawn from over 1200 suggestions for our Listener Week 2019. Although Lawrence started as an archaeologist in the Middle East, when World War I broke out he joined the British army and became an intelligence officer. His contact with a promi ...…
 
Although the name conjures up the image of a swashbuckling poet with an enormous nose, little is known about the life of the maverick 17th-century writer and philosopher Cyrano de Bergerac. Born four centuries ago, he left behind a play, love letters and a handful of strange travelogues that imagine a journey to the moon.The sketchy details of ...…
 
English language proficiency has become a basic skill worldwide, and kids are picking it up in some surprising places.Manuela Saragosa - herself trilingual - asks Melanie Butler, long-time editor of the English Language Gazette, how English has become the unavoidable common currency of global communications. Meanwhile linguistic sociologist Jan ...…
 
Dr Alice Motion joins Bianca Nogrady and Rhod to answer your science questions. They discuss why dried Weetabix is so hard to get off the bowl and a caller offers some bread glazing advice.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
An estimated 2.6 billion people use social media, but in the online world not everything is what it seems. Fake accounts and automatic programmes can be used to spread disinformation and influence political narratives. We hear from experts across the world about how elections have been fought, and won, with the help of this electronic – and som ...…
 
**SPOILER ALERT** Chappers has the breaking news on who has been evicted from I’m a Celebrity! So if you don’t want to know who the latest camp-mate is to go then skip the first 30 seconds of the pod and also at 27 minutes in (but you can probably guess...)But not only that Mark Chapman, Michael Brown and John Murray look at the biggest Premier ...…
 
As the investigation entered a new phase, law experts testified to the House Judiciary Committee which began hearings aimed at drawing up articles of impeachment. Also: Greenpeace accuses the Japanese government of covering up hotspots near the starting point of the 2020 Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, and New York launches a test-run for car ...…
 
A Christmas advert from exercise bike company Peloton has been widely mocked on social media as being "sexist", "out of touch", and even "dystopian". Matthew De Silva of Quartz explains how this translated to a hit to the company's share price. Plus we'll have a regular look on the US markets from Chris Low at FHN financial in New York.…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd pays tribute to former England captain Bob Willis, who has died at the age of 70. His teammates Mike Brearley, Vic Marks and David Gower share their memories of him, including Willis' memorable performance during 1981 Ashes series at Headingley.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
In this extra-special bumper edition we talk Trump’s tiff with Trudeau, Labour’s spending plans and Jo Swinson meeting some bees. Plus Northern Ireland, what the parties are promising to disabled voters, and the history of general elections. And perhaps most importantly… what is the weather going to be like when we go to the polls?Producers: Ha ...…
 
In October, a video went viral after Extinction Rebellion protesters disrupted public transport by protesting on the roof of a train at Canning Town station in east London. The stunt took place during rush hour and the intention was to raise awareness of the climate emergency. But it ended in angry commuters dragging the protesters off the trai ...…
 
How much financial support is available for foster carers looking after children in need? Around 65,000 children live with foster families across the UK. Foster carers provide a safe and stable place for them to live when they can't live with their families. It may be for a few days or even for their entire childhood. But as a foster carer, wha ...…
 
An onion crop failure led to soaring prices in India where it can cause political turmoil. Vivek Singh of London's Cinnamon Club restaurant explains how significant the onion is to South Asian cuisine. Kolkata-based journalist Sandip Roy tells us that a fivefold price increase means the onion has become a valuable target for thieves. We hear fr ...…
 
Despite a joint condemnation of Russian aggression, the French president Emmanuel Macron repeated his belief that NATO should not be structured around treating Russia and China as enemies. Also: Germany expels Russia diplomats over Berlin murder, and researchers suggest that people should check their cholesterol from the age of twenty-five.…
 
Teodora Vásquez is from El Salvador and in 2007 was pregnant and planning her future. However, when she had a stillborn baby Teodora was arrested and eventually sentenced to 30 years in prison for the baby's murder. She then found out she wasn't the only woman this had happened to. Teodora spoke to Emily Webb about her fight for freedom. Presen ...…
 
Teodora Vásquez is from El Salvador and in 2007 was pregnant and planning her future. However, when she had a stillborn baby Teodora was arrested and eventually sentenced to 30 years in prison for the baby's murder. She then found out she wasn't the only woman this had happened to. Teodora spoke to Emily Webb about her fight for freedom. Presen ...…
 
The work of GCHQ started just after the end of World War One as telegraph became a vital means of military communications. We hear from people who worked at the listening station in the Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough during World War Two and the Cold War. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera reveals how Government Communications He ...…
 
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