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Best BBC podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best BBC podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
New research on how society works
Technological and digital news from around the world.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Explorations in the world of science.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Science news and highlights of the week
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies.
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.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
Have your say on the latest football action
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White with an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket...
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
Stories that matter.
Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.
BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe
In-depth reporting on the world of social media
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t. Released every Friday.
Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles
Test your pop knowledge with the daily download of Ken Bruce’s tricky music quiz.
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Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances bu…
The Science Museum Group looks after over 7.3 million items. As with most museums, the objects you see on display when you visit are only the tip of the iceberg of the entire collection. Up until now, many of the remaining 300,000 objects have been stored in Blythe House in London. But now the collection is being moved to a purpose-built warehouse …
Stuart Broad, the latest member of the 500 Test wickets club, joins Greg, Jimmy and Felix to discuss the art of bowling, the Ashes and life in a bubble. Plus, Mattchin is back with a new game, more on ’The Declare Flare’ and the odd technical difficulty!By BBC Radio 5 live
The Duchess of Cambridge has spearheaded a campaign to persuade retailers to donate items to baby banks around the UK. New figures from the three big charities – Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities have published figures which show the number of families with children under five who’ve needed their help has risen significantly since the…
Five years after the publication of his landmark book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, historian Peter Frankopan explores some of the major themes in global history and how they relate to life in 2020. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's Vicky vs Kenny in this Wednesday edition of the PopMaster podcast with Ken Bruce.By BBC Radio 2
05 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Danni Hewson speaks to the British Chambers of Commerce about the recent acceleration in job cuts, she chats to the UK boss of Ford, and she finds out how our TV viewers' habits have changed during the lockdown.By BBC Radio 5 live
A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 4,000 others, the health minister says. The BBC's Hashem Shawish explains what we know about the explosion so far. Also in the programme, Argentina has struck a debt agreement with creditors, after agreeing the terms of a restructuring deal. Dr Juan G…
At least 78 people are dead and around 4,000 injured. Also: the BBC gets a rare look inside a Chinese ‘re-education’ camp for Uighur muslims and hears accounts of torture, and the man who found out aged 24 that his father was the world famous drug lord, Pablo Escobar.By BBC World Service
A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 27 people and injured more than 2,500 others, the health minister says. The BBC's Hashem Shawish explains what we know about the explosion so far. Also in the programme, Argentina has struck a debt agreement with creditors, after agreeing the terms of a restructuring deal. Dr Juan G…
The blast was so big that it was felt for kilometres around. It is not yet clear what the cause is but the interior minister said ammonium nitrate had been among the materials stored. Also: the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga describes her experience of being detained after anti-corruption protests; and the man who discovered h…
Dr Mark Porter on a new bedside test that differentiates between Covid-19 and other infectious diseases including flu in under an hour. Mark meets Dr Tristan Clark who has already been using the test as part of a trial. And the world's largest study into 'Long Covid' recruiting 10.000 people from 50 different hospitals across the UK who've been hos…
India came last out of 42 countries in a recent study of remote-working readiness. Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business for The Fletcher School at Tufts University, explains what his research means for the 1.3 billion people living in India, and what the future holds for the second largest internet market in the world. Saving lives with a h…
BP has halved its dividend and posted a $6.7bn quarterly loss in the wake of coronavirus. The energy giant said it plans to increase its clean energy spending, and Gordon Ballard, director of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, discusses what such a move would mean for its members. And we get reaction from Charlie Kronick, senio…
On-the-spot fines of more than 3 thousand US dollars for breaking isolation rules in the Australian state of Victoria, as military and police get tough with dissenters. Also: fears that new ID rules for voting in Ghana could deter some voters, and in Italy a Grand Slam great interrupts girls playing rooftop tennis.…
Jack Sim is a Singaporean multi-millionaire tycoon with an unusual nickname: Mr Toilet.His obsession with toilets has had him mingling with presidents, A-list celebrities, he's even had a resolution passed at the UN. After growing up without a working toilet in Singapore he's now on a global mission to make sure others don't go through the same.Pre…
Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse.Also in the programme: A strict lockdown with large on the spot fines for breaking it, comes into force in Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria; and ahead of the election in …
Empowering schoolchildren to identify propaganda and distorted facts onlineBy BBC Radio 4
04 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
It's Gerald vs Aidan in this Tuesday edition of the PopMaster podcast with Ken Bruce.By BBC Radio 2
How can you help your children to identify fake news on the internet? With the explosion of different platforms it can be hard to keep tabs on what they are watching. Jane finds out from the editor of 'The Week Junior', Anna Bassi, and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, the founder of 'Lie Detectors', an award-winning news literacy project which empower…
It’s amazing what we can learn from a pile of old bones. Having worked as a paediatric surgeon for several years (often doing the ward round on roller blades), Alice Roberts spent a decade teaching anatomy to medical students and studying human remains. A niche interest in the collar bone and how it has changed since we evolved from the common ance…
Danni Hewson speaks to the boss of FTSE 250 firm, Biffa, discusses a government letter sent to pharmaceutical firms urging them to stockpile drugs post-Brexit, and finds out more about the ongoing TikTok saga.By BBC Radio 5 live
Simon had been sleeping in shop doorways in Manchester for three years when the coronavirus pandemic reached the UK. Suddenly, as the government released emergency funding to get people sleeping rough off the streets during lockdown, Simon found himself being offered an en suite room at the Holiday Inn. This is the story of the unprecedented operat…
The Prison Voicemail app connects inmates and their families, helping them stay in touch throughout a sentence. We hear a mum and daughter using the messages to rebuild their relationship, and find out how it helps children who are separated from their dad. Producer/ reporter Ruth EvansBy BBC World Service
In Karachi, with a population of around 20 million people, ambulance drivers are on the front lines of this megacity’s shifting conflicts. Samira Shackle joins one of these drivers, Muhammad Safdar, on his relentless round of call-outs. As a first-responder for more than 15 years, Safdar has witnessed Karachi wracked by gang wars, political violenc…
Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten temporarily suspends cruises after 41 passengers and crew test positive for Covid 19. We talk to Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy, about how the industry can come back after the pandemic. Also in the programme, the US interests of social media company TikTok look set to be bought by Microsoft. Georgia Wells, tec…
This comes weeks after the embattled former King was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Also: red card for footballers caught deliberately coughing, and other mammals lose out in panda conservative drive.By BBC World Service
Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten temporarily suspends cruises after 41 passengers and crew test positive for Covid 19. We talk to Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy about how the industry can come back after the pandemic. Also in the programme, the US interests of social media company TikTok look set to be bought by Microsoft. Georgia Wells, tech…
The Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. One of the highest-profile politicians in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, he helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles. Mr Hume played a major role in the peace talks, which led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.Also in…
Adam Rutherford celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most ambitious and revolutionary scientific endeavours of all time - the Human Genome Project.Its scope and scale was breath-taking, set up to read every one of the 3 billion nucleotides, or letters of genetic information, contained within the DNA in every cell of the human body. It took…
The former SDLP leader - who helped end the Troubles - has died aged 83By BBC Radio 4
HSBC plans to speed up job cuts after profits plunged as it set aside $13bn for bad loans. We hear how the bank also finds itself caught between China and the West, from fund manager and analyst, Alpesh Patel. Also in the programme, the veteran environmentalist James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia hypothesis, which suggests the earth and its organi…
The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to hire ten thousand more medical workers to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. It follows warnings that the health system is at risk of collapse. Also in the programme: We'll get the latest on Covid-19 from Iran and hear about the story of two young men who were part of the mass …
A BBC investigation has found almost three times the number of reported deaths. Also: we hear from Zimbabwe where a doctor says, despite capacity, staff shortages mean she's turning Covid-infected patients away, and could the staunchly conservative US state of Kansas turn Democrat?By BBC World Service
It's Andy vs Gary on Monday's PopMaster podcast with Ken BruceBy BBC Radio 2
Listen to sisters Ella and Amy. They're behind Kids Against Plastic and talk to us about the world's reliance on plastic, especially single use plastic, and the way we just dump it. On Wednesday they're part of the online climate change forum called ‘Race Against Climate Change’.We go to Ireland to hear about a tampon TV ad which has caused a stir,…
When Judy Heumann was growing up in the 1950s, expectations for someone like her were low. Her disability wasn't her main problem, it was other people's prejudices. Judy Heumann was the first person in a wheelchair to become a teacher in New York, and she went on to dedicate her life to fighting discrimination. In doing, so has helped shape history…
Historian Robert Bartlett explores how medieval royal families sought to retain their grip on the throne and explains why some dynasties thrived, while others collapsed. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Jennie Gow presents a special programme celebrating 70 years since the first Formula One British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone.We’re joined by 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, two-time British Grand Prix winners David Coulthard and Mark Webber and double World Champion Mika Hakkinen to look back on some of the most memorable moments we’ve se…
Felicity Hannah talks to businesses as they grapple with lockdown measures ramping up - both on a local, and sector level. It's the launch day for the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, to entice would-be diners into restaurants. Felicity talks to a business that's taking part, and one that's excluded from the scheme. Get in touch #wakeuptomo…
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Krishnan checks in with Fi and Jane after an early morning hosting 5live Breakfast. He talks them through a morning news meeting, confesses why he wouldn't make a good doctor and is subject to a bit of Glover-Tracing. After chatting to Krishnan, Fi an…
ByteDance, the Chinese owner of popular social media site TikTok, is scrambling to divest itself of its American operations after President Trump called for the company to be banned over security concerns. Microsoft is the likely buyer but other Chinese companies are now in the firing line. Bloomberg's Sarah Frier has the latest. Kenyan victims of …
The SpaceX capsule touched down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years. Also: top US Democrat rounds on virus chief Birx, and New Zealand's most popular albatross chick needs a name.By BBC World Service
Brazil and Mexico have reported more fatalities than any country apart from the United States.Also in the programme: India's interior minister is hospitalized with the coronavirus; NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel return from orbit; and Melbourne imposes a curfew as residents re-enter a lockdown.(Photo: A worker sprays to disinfect the Amazon…
Jennie and the team look back at a dramatic race that saw Lewis Hamilton win despite a puncture on the last lap. We hear from Hamilton and look back at how the race unfolded at Silverstone.By BBC Radio 5 live
Ministers insist it will be safe to return in September despite concerns from unionsBy BBC Radio 4