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Many students of psychology, business, nursing and other disciplines are taught about "Maslow's pyramid of human needs", a diagram that shows a progression from our basic needs, such as food and shelter, to higher, social needs and, eventually, to striving for often intangible life goals and fulfilment. The pyramid is an iconic image, yet Abraham M…
As protests continue in Myanmar against the generals who staged a military coup, and with Aung San Su Kyi under house arrest and facing criminal charges, has the country lost all prospects for a democratic future? With Tanya Beckett.(A little girl shouts slogans with protestors waving flags of Myanmar, 22 February 2021. Credit: Peerapon Boonyakiat …
Alice Waters is one of America’s most influential chefs and food writers. In the 1970s she led a food revolution that sparked a movement towards local, sustainable, organic food. Alice tells Emily Thomas about her life, from a suburban childhood in New Jersey to the radical politics of the University of California, Berkeley. She explains how she wa…
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4
In our world of dissolving distinctions, five contemporary writers imagine life as an animal of their choice and investigate the boundaries between animal and human - each with the help from different animal experts. In this edition, playwright Sarah Kosar flies in the night sky with the soprano pipistrelle bat.In other editions in the series, Isab…
Joanna Bourke is an historian whose previous work has looked at fear, pain, sexual violence and dismemberment. Her new book is a history and examination of bestiality and zoophilia, tracing our changing understandings from Leviticus, to modern psychiatry, the animal rights movement, and beyond.Anna Tsing's book The Mushroom at the End of the World …
Reaction to Neil Lennon's Celtic departure with Paul Lambert, Alan Stubbs, Pat Bonner, James McFadden and Steven ThompsonBy BBC Radio Scotland
Who will take care of your affairs if you can't and how do you go about giving someone the right to manage your money? It can be a big step for everyone involved but setting up a power of attorney is one way to allow someone to control your money and personal needs. One or more people can help with dealing with your bank, paying your bills, and arr…
The last twelve months have been the most difficult of my career”; The chef and TV presenter talks to Nihal about reviving the restaurant industry and his new BBC game show.By BBC Radio 5 live
The lads discuss if Elis has what it takes to play League 1 football, if John could scale El Capitan (after six cans and with no extra training), and if Dave should do his gardening topless or bottomless.By BBC Radio 5 live
Vidou H was a music producer and DJ with an enviable life in Cameroon, but everything changed when he and his brothers were falsely accused of murder. He was sent to a tough overcrowded prison to await trial, a process that took two years. For much of that time he had no access to music, until a recording studio was set up inside, the idea of an It…
On Wednesday, ministers have pledged more money towards the catch-up funding for pupils in England, taking the total allocated since last year to £1.7bn. Today programme's Mishal Husain spoke to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, as well as Glynn Potts, head teacher at Oldham's Catholic High School and Lee Elliott Major, Professor of Social Mobi…
Mark and Euan meet David Balharry, Chief Executive of the John Muir TrustBy BBC Radio Scotland
Covid-19 has ruined millions of wedding plans. Will 2021 spark a race to the altar for those unable to tie the knot? California couple Lauren and Patrick Delgado tell their story. We also hear from Jordie Shepherd, host of the Corona Brides podcast, and the bride tear-gassed on her wedding day. Also, has Covid-19 put an end to the Big Fat Indian We…
The Ghanaian president, Kwame Nkrumah, was one of Africa's most famous independence leaders. But in 1966, while he was out of the country, the Ghanaian military and police seized power in a coup. The legendary Ghanaian film maker Chris Hesse worked closely with Nkrumah and was with him at the time. He spoke to Alex Last about his memories of the co…
Crouchy describes what a young player goes through in order to make it to the top, how David Ginola helped out and why garage tunes were so important.The boys set themselves a new implausible challenge and want some help submitting architect drawings to Mike Ashley.By BBC Radio 5 live
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4
In our world of dissolving distinctions, five contemporary writers imagine life as an animal of their choice and investigate the boundaries between animal and human - each with the help from different animal experts. In this edition, writer and sound artist Belinda Zhawi imagines life as a southern African plains Zebra. In other editions of the ser…
Tech giant Facebook blocked news content across its Australian platform last Thursday on account of a proposed law which would enforce some firms to pay news publishers for use and distribution of their information. Nearly a week later the government has agreed to amend the law and negotiate the value of this content. Tech reporter Angharad Yeo in …
Scotland v Portugal reaction, we talk to Inverness CT chief executive Scot Gardiner & discuss dementia and football following the diagnosis of Scotland legend Gordon McQueenBy BBC Radio Scotland
Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.By BBC Radio
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about letter writing - Mother’s Day cards travelling thousands of miles home, love letters that are cherished, hidden and lost, and a one-way correspondence bringing comfort during chemotherapy. Letters to My Dear LoversProduced by Sofia SaldanhaYou Go FirstFeaturing Helene IshikawaProduc…
Catherine Pepinster, Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley and New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel join Rana Mitter to look at the poet, theologian and now Saint John Henry. The programme marks 175 years since Newman's conversion from the high church tradition of Anglicanism and the Oxford Movement to the Catholic faith on 23 Feb 1846, with a conversati…
There's a long and winding road before the destination of June 21st when the hope is that most restrictions in England will be lifted. Nick Robinson speaks to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock about the prime minister's plan and with Martha Kearney, puts listener questions to our chief political correspondent Adam Fleming. Our correspondent Jon Kay…
In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis Ireland had to borrow billions to stop its banks from going under and to keep its economy afloat. The IMF, the EU and the European Central Bank provided the money. Matt Murphy has been speaking to Patrick Honahan, who was Ireland's central banker at the time of the bailout. Photo: Protesters take to t…
For a long time people who heard voices or suffered paranoid delusions were thought to be too crazy to benefit from talking therapies. As a young man working on a prison psychiatric ward, Richard Bentall thought otherwise. Together with a small group of clinical psychologists, he pioneered the use of the talking therapy CBT for psychosis and conduc…
The pandemic has brought with it a massive rise in plastic waste. Tamasin Ford looks at how the demand for hygiene along with plummeting oil prices boosted our use of single use plastics. In some countries, it has increased by 50 percent. In other countries, the increase has been even six or seven fold. She speaks to Gary Stokes, the Founder of Oce…
'GOAT' is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.By BBC Radio
We explain different meanings of the word 'like', and talk about food...By BBC Radio
63 Wycliffe Road is an ordinary house on a quiet South London street, but in 1956, it becomes famous as the site of an alleged poltergeist. The strange events focus around teenager Shirley Hitchings – but is it a haunting or hoax? Ghost hunter Harold Chibbett arrives to investigate.This series blends drama and documentary to explore an intriguing p…
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.By BBC Radio 4
In our world of dissolving distinctions, five contemporary writers imagine life as an animal of their choice and investigate the boundaries between animal and human - each with the help from different animal experts, In this edition, poet Isabel Galleymore clings to the side of a rock pool as a limpet. In subsequent editions of the series Belinda Z…
Craig Levein, Ian McCall & Darryl Broadfoot debate the SFA's refereeing Covid breach & Celtic's latest disappointment in Dingwall.By BBC Radio Scotland
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.By BBC World Service
In 1975, when Maria Diemar was two months old, she was flown more than 8000 miles from Chile to Sweden to meet her adoptive parents. They couldn't have children of their own, and thought they could offer a home to a child from a poorer country. Two years later, they brought over another baby from Chile, just a few weeks old, and called him Daniel. …
Aleks Krotoski explores the power of toys and play in shaping our technological future. Apple's Tim Cook has said he began working on the smartwatch aged 5 after seeing the cartoon character Dick Tracy's wristwatch two way radio. So how much of our technological present has been prescribed by future visions of the past? Clearly many innovators imag…
"We all have a superpower and that's making someone feel better.” Ricky chats to Nihal about kindness, Covid and writing series 3 of Afterlife.By BBC Radio 5 live
In the 1960s, Swedish scientists documented how acid rain was poisoning lakes, killing fish, damaging soils and forests. Crucially they said it was an international problem, because the acid rain was caused by industrial pollution being carried on the prevailing winds from countries thousands of miles away. Acid rain is primarily created by the bur…
The "hydrogen economy" has received a lot of hype, but could this explosive gas fill some critical gaps in a future zero-carbon energy system?Justin Rowlatt looks at Australia's plans to use its huge solar and wind resources to generate hydrogen from seawater. Miranda Taylor of the government-sponsored agency National Energy Resources Australia lis…
Outdoor sport could be permitted from March 29 - but what about gyms?(Image: people doing cardio training on treadmills in gym. Credit: Getty Images)By BBC Radio 4
Stand-up comedy from Eleanor Tiernan, arguing with herself on the merits of releasing a sextape.So you still haven't made your most intimate sexual acts available on pay per view? What?! Not even willing to tweet as much as a naked pic? How old school! In our click-bait, "no such thing as bad publicity" world, one woman dares to stand against the t…
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's journey to head the World Trade Organisation has been particularly note-worthy. She is the first woman and the first african in hold that position. A trained economist, she was at The World Bank during the financial crisis and, as Nigeria’s finance minister, she faced down corruption. But it's not just her career that sets …
Ross County defeat Celtic 1-0 to take them off the bottom of the league. Celtic now 18 points behind Rangers who need 7 points to win the title.Stuart McCall picks his career X1By BBC Radio Scotland
Errollyn Wallen unravels the story of how classical music fused with local musical traditions across the British Commonwealth, speaking to acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta, soprano Patricia Rozario, composer and kora player Tunde Jegede and others.Errollyn explores the remarkable musical hybrids that emerged in Nigeria, India and the Caribbean, as w…
Sophia Loren is the first performer to win the Best Actress Academy Award for a role in a foreign language film. She won in 1962 for her performance in Vittorio De Sica’s film Two Women in which she played a mother trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy. In 1991, she picked up a second Oscar when the Academy presented her with…
Is our education system in hoc to politics and religion?By BBC Radio Ulster
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ask if reopening schools in March safe for pupils and teachers, what the World Health Organisation learnt about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic when they went to Wuhan and look into what COVID vaccine efficacy rates actually mean.By BBC Radio 5 live