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Best BBC podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
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Updated July 2020
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An hour of top tunes from Cheerbleederz, Alex Gibson, Moods, The Wilderness Yet, Jflames, Beach Riot, Gaspar Narby, Ana De Llor, King Of The Sea, Otta, Murman, Rachel Chinouriri, Ostrich, Berry Brown, Dan Tindall, India Electric Co, Nuha Ruby Ra, and Sylvette, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
 
If you don’t know what a Kanye West is, then Joan Bakewell will explain all, and Her Majesty the Queen tells us why she’s helping out the FBI. There’s also a special guest at Downton Abbey, and a new role for Daniel Day Lewis. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson.Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson…
 
Is the UK losing its way when it comes to satellite navigation? There's GPS from the US, but other countries and regions, including Russia, China, India and Japan, either have, or are building, satellite navigation systems of their own. The EU has Galileo, but with Brexit, Britain is no longer involved. The Government has announced that it’s just a…
 
African scientists have developed a reliable, quick and cheap testing method which could be used by worldwide as the basis for mass testing programmes.The method, which produces highly accurate results, is built around mathematical algorithms developed at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kigali. We speak to Neil Turok who founded …
 
Blood, gold and secrets at the Olympic pool.Greg Louganis is one of the most celebrated divers in the US, and a record-breaking athlete. But Greg is also famous for one of the biggest shocks in Olympic history – cutting his head on a diving board, and the revelations that followed. This podcast was first released on the 17th November 2018.Presenter…
 
Nine recently-identified victims of the massacre at Srebrenica have been buried during a ceremony in Bosnia marking 25 years since it took place.Also in the programme: After large protests in Bamako, Mali’s Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, has offered to hold talks with opposition forces; and the World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's Presid…
 
Present and past world leaders have been addressing Bosnians and dignitaries gathered at Srebrenica, as part of ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the massacre of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys.Also in the programme: President Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser; and we hear from a front-line doctor …
 
We’ve all been there – that awkward situation that happens over the dinner table or at a party, when someone starts talking about conspiracy theories. With the coronavirus pandemic has come a huge wave of novel online misinformation – including some outlandish ideas and panicky people who are buying into them.So what do you do when confronted with …
 
The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction. The justices decided 5-4 that an eastern chunk of the state, including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation. We hear from representatives of the Muscogee Cr…
 
There have been strong reactions both inside Turkey and internationally over the decision by President Erdogan to turn one of the world's most famous buildings, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, back into a mosque.Also in the programme: Serbia's prime minister speaks to us about the decision to abandon a weekend coronavirus curfew in Belgrade, and a co…
 
Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave return for more top tips, stats and fantasy football chat.After Gameweek 34+ saw the clash of 'Statman Dave FC' and ’The little fellas' in the head-to-head league, the battle is on and Dave has a plan to try and bridge the 103-point gap to Ali with just four weeks to go.The trio also discuss the tr…
 
Fi and Jane are joined by Ashley 'Dotty' Charles the 1Xtra DJ now turned author who has already managed to change Jane's life. They talk social media rage, outrage and the perils and dangers of en suite bathrooms.The ladies also catch up on the avalanche of interest in earwax and how best to remove it and Jane drops another thunderous name as they …
 
We're in the studios of Awesome Sauce , where an audio drama workshop - and podcast - is being recorded to thrash out a way of telling the bawdy, iconoclastic and impossibly digressive eighteenth century novel Tristram Shandy. It's an opportunity, says award winning producer Philippa Lauriston, to discover an entirely new way of doing radio drama. …
 
Kathy Clugston hosts this week's horticultural panel show. James Wong, Matthew Wilson and Christine Walkden answer the questions from green-fingered listeners.This week, the panel discusses the best plants for a bonsai, share tips on caring for a Money Tree, and give recommendations for planting an upright piano and a moon garden. Aside from the qu…
 
Sergei Lavrov's warning came in an address to an international conference. The nuclear treaty between US and Russia expires next year, but there are doubts that it will be extended. Also, notorious Indian gangster is killed one day after being arrested over deadly attack on police, and Barbados invites people to come there and work from home.…
 
The minister for Culture and Digital, Caroline Dinenage, told Mishal Husain the decision on whether to make face masks mandatory in shops would be kept under review following the Scottish Government's new guidance for the retail sector. She went on to say "We have said face coverings in closed spaces is advised but people can use their own discreti…
 
In the summer of 1967 more than 100 cities in America were caught up in riots. US Senator Fred Harris urged the President, Lyndon B Johnson, to investigate the causes. He set up the Kerner Commission and appointed Fred Harris as one of 11 members to find out why America was burning. The final report shocked many Americans when it blamed white racis…
 
The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump's financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. Law professor and host of the "Passing Judgement" podcast Jessica Levinson explains the significance of these rulings. Also in the progr…
 
Delays in late abortion services were identified as an issue in 2015. But Charlotte Hayward has found that some women are still unable to get the medical abortions they need. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service says they are having to turn more and more women away because there are not enough trained doctors or hospital facilities, including for…
 
The Roman statesman Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy around the year 524 when he was incarcerated. It advises that fame and wealth are transitory and explores the nature of happiness and belief. Former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has been wrestling with the way we understand belief. He joins Professor Seth Lerer and New Generat…
 
African scientists have developed a reliable, quick and cheap testing method which could be used by worldwide as the basis for mass testing programmes.The method, which produces highly accurate results, is built around mathematical algorithms developed at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kigali. We speak to Neil Turok who founded …
 
China criticises Australia’s move to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to Beijing's imposition of a controversial national security law. Newshour examines the diplomatic fallout with Geoff Raby, a former Australian ambassador to China.Also in the programme: Serbia backtracks on lockdown amid protests; and searching for the d…
 
Sam Mills is a British writer who has always turned to fictional characters for answers in her life. Whether that was Roald Dahl's Matilda when she was younger or Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway as an adult, they've always been the language she's used to interpret her situation. As a child, Sam didn't understand why her dad would disappear for long s…
 
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke to Martha Kearney the day after his summer statement and defended his decision to end the furlough scheme for all sectors by October. "Fundamentally we have to get our economy back to normal: we can't sustainably have a system where Government subsidise jobs and the only way that those jobs exist.” He went on to say…
 
The former Clinton administration Vice President, Al Gore, is now an environmental campaigner and chair of sustainable investment firm, Generation. He spoke to Justin Webb about his hopes for a lower carbon, less unequal future, in response to the pandemic. He is calling on governments to take advantage of a “once in a generation obligation” to ens…
 
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