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Best BBC Radio podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best BBC Radio podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
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.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
News that's not boring. Brought to you by Adam Fleming, with the BBC's best journalists and other people who know what they're talking about.
Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you their guide to being a professional footballer. #backstronger
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
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.
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
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.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
Have your say on the latest football action
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
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.
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: email@example.com #elisandjohn
Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
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.
Provocative weekly debate on moral, religious and ethical issues. From BBC Radio Ulster
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze
Stories that matter.
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week
Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise.
Join Radio 1’s resident film buff Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society
News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.
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…
In this episode Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and Julien Laurens and the chat is all about the big games in the Champions League quarter-finals. They debate if Manchester City can go all the way and beat Lyon, and if Bayern can defeat Barcelona and Messi? Not only that, attention turns to Italy as the guys chat about …
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has warned difficult decisions will have to be made in the months to come as the UK deals with its worst recession on record.By BBC Radio 4
Laurie Taylor explores the increasing use of metrics across diverse aspects of our lives. From education to healthcare, charities to policing, we are are target-driven society which places a heavy emphasis on measuring, arguably at times at the expense of individual professional expertise. Laurie is joined by Jerry Muller, Professor of History at t…
Alexandra Wilson on her new book “In Black and White”. The story of breaking down barriers of race and class to become a barrister. She explains how losing a very close family friend to knife crime made her pursue a career in law and how she has overcome her family’s fears of becoming “part of the system”Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for Presid…
12 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Lois Pryce argues that bicycles need to be reclaimed as simply a mundane means of transport - and cycling needs to be uncool again.As a passionate advocate of two-wheeled transport, whether it's powered by an engine or her own legs, Lois is tired of disapproving looks. And she thinks that in the case of bicycles, it's partly because cycling has tur…
“We’re talking here about a woman who was Mexican, dark skinned, disabled and queer, who produced art and didn’t allow her disabilities to define her. She defined who she was on her own terms," says Circe Henestrosa, co curator of Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.Circe joins Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist in discussion about the Mexican art…
Covid-19 cases are rising in the UK - is it a sign of a second wave of the virus? We’re picking apart the data and asking how concerned we should be both now and as autumn approaches. Scotland is undercounting Covid deaths, England is overcounting them: we’ll ask why and whether the problems will be fixed. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver claims over a …
Steve Crossman is joined by former Scotland winger Pat Nevin and former Wolves wide man Matt Jarvis to look at Wolves' late defeat to Sevilla in the last eight of the Europa League and whether they face a fight to keep their best players. Meanwhile Pat explains why Manchester United should feel confident ahead of facing the Spanish side in the semi…
How will this year's expanded flu vaccine programme be delivered? In addition to usual groups the flu vaccine will be offered to all eleven year olds, any household contacts of vulnerable people told to shield, more health and social care workers and - the biggest change - everyone over 50! Dr Margaret McCartney discusses the difficult logistics fo…
Thousands of pupils in Scotland - who had their exam results marked down last week - are to have the original grades estimated by their teachers reinstated.By BBC Radio 4
Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.By BBC Radio
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for Britain and France to work together to stop migrant boats crossing the Channel to Dover. On Friday a record number of unaccompanied migrant children arrived in the UK. The 23 youths were taken into the care of Kent County Council, on top of the 70 who arrived in July. According to the latest Home Office S…
11 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Listeners choose the music that has been special to them during the weeks of lockdown. With Jane Moss, Hugh Mullally, Ailish Douglas, Professor Jason Warren, Niti Acharya, Margery Hookings, Simon Spiller, Clare Raybould and Garry Greenland.DISC ONE: Amazing Grace by Judy Collins DISC TWO: Who Knows Where The Time Goes? by Sandy DennyDISC THREE: The…
Do you know someone who's a bit sheltered from the problems of the world?By BBC Radio
Learn how to talk about obligations in English using 'have to' and 'must'.By BBC Radio
Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has spent his career trying to unravel the mystery of how some of the most dramatic events in the universe can profoundly influence its evolution. For over 50 years he’s been examining our universe using X-ray satellites orbiting way above earth’s atmosphere . He’s built up compelling …
James Naughtie examines Joe Biden's chances in the forthcoming US election as he tries to beat president Donald Trump at the polls this November.Donald Trump was elected on the promise to 'drain the swamp' in Washington, and in response the Democrats have chosen a candidate who is from the heart of the political establishment.As a state senator for…
Champions League winners Philip Neville and Darren Fletcher have their say on Manchester United making the Europa League semi-finals, Mason Greenwood's rare finishing ability, and the likelihood of Jadon Sancho arriving at Old Trafford. We also hear from Nuno ahead of Wolves' tie with Sevilla, and Italian football expert Mina Rzouki joins the pod a…
Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has apologised to pupils for the way exam grades were calculated.By BBC Radio 4
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10 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Presented by Jenni Murray.Every few days we hear of more jobs going. The Bank of England said at the end of last week that unemployment is likely to hit 2.5 million this year. That means the jobless total would almost double by Christmas. Tonight there’s a Channel 4 documentary series starting which focuses on a job centre in Leeds and the people w…
Have no fear... Finn and Alice are here and they'll teach you everything about prefixes!By BBC Radio
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French in the first of a new series in which famous women look at their lives from the perspective of the cars they have known, the journeys they've been on and the things they keep in their boot for emergencies.Hear what Dawn wrote on the back of her first car; find out which comedian totalled her beloved Co…
Jennie and the team look back at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. We hear from winner Max Verstappen as well as Lewis Hamilton who finished second.By BBC Radio 5 live
A headteachers' union has criticised Boris Johnson for claiming there's a "moral duty" to reopen schools next month -- saying it should have been a priority much earlier.By BBC Radio 4
75 years on from the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan, is today's generation ambivalent to the risks of nuclear weapons?By BBC Radio Ulster
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at a new study which suggests children can carry more coronavirus than we previously thought. Its also a big week for space exploration and we’re one small step closer to nuclear fusion, in France. Plus, how science could help assess your relationship with your cow, and cook a tastier barbecue. Get more in …
An hour of top tunes from Lord Kagemusha, The Stray Field, YinYang, Fagan, Amaroun, Blanco White, Konsole, Phantom Isle, Martha Pryer, Lostboy, Aaron Taylor, SPINN, Mollie Ralph, Kid Kapichi, Abbie Ozard and Blacklisters, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.By BBC Radio 6 Music
Seth Rogen is back - and in cinemas to boot! - with An American Pickle, a high-concept comedy about grief, loss, ancestry, religion and what it would be like if your grandfather met you, a 30-something app developer in New York, after waking up from being pickled in brine for over 100 years. You may need to read that sentence again, I don't blame y…
One More or Less listener has heard that if all the ice in Antarctica melted, global sea levels would rise by 70 metres. But it would take 361 billion tonnes of ice to raise the world's sea levels by just 1 millimetre. So how much ice is in Antarctica? And in the coming years, what impact might temperature changes have on whether it remains frozen?…
Emma Saunders is joined by former Chelsea keeper Rob Green, Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis & The Athletics’ Chelsea correspondent Simon Johnson as they look back at Chelsea being dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. BBC Sports Rob Schofield also joins the panel to reflect on Barcelona’s progression to the quarter-finals after t…
Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. We hear from the top three and look ahead to the race on Sunday.By BBC Radio 5 live
Home Office seeks military help over migrant crossingsBy BBC Radio 4
The multi award winning writer Zadie Smith on 'Intimations', a collection of personal essays about lockdown. Photo courtesy of Dominique Nabokov.The rise in families with children under 5 needing help from baby banks has risen significantly since the pandemic began. We hear from Lauren Elrick who has a fifteen month old daughter and uses Abernecess…
Eavesdrop as a couple open up to a relationship counsellor about their personal finances and their feelings.Money worries are known to put a big strain on relationships, and it can be hard to talk openly and honestly without tempers flaring or heads burying deep into the sand.In this episode, newly-weds Eve and Nick have different ideas about how j…
In Lebanon, shock is turning to anger at the authorities and political class at large, after the catastrophic blast in the capital Beirut. It was caused by explosive chemicals stored improperly at the city’s port, and caused much loss of life, thousands of injuries, and damaged large swathes of the city. Lizzie Porter asks what impact this will hav…
08 AUG 20By BBC Radio 4
Steve Crossman is joined by former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin, former Manchester City midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips and correspondent John Murray to reflect on Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League. It means they’re through to the ‘Final 8’ tournament style end to the competition with a 4-2 victory on aggregate.…
"If we accept that gender is something imposed on us," writes Bernardine Evaristo, "as opposed to intrinsic to who we are as humans, then what does it matter if people want to switch genders?" Bernardine discusses the "gender revolution" and our attitudes to the disruption of traditional gender roles. Producer: Adele Armstrong…
Jennie Gow sits down with the six-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. They discuss his thoughts of the global campaign against racism, why using his platform to push for change is so important and how his approach to the future has shifted with time.…
The Unite Union has accused BA of industrial thuggery over the way it's cut thousands of jobs. The airline says the move is necessary to ensure its long-term survival.By BBC Radio 4
Elis and John are joined by a fantastic Unsung Hero who adorned a record-breaking album cover from the mid noughties, today's Shame Well is excruciating, and Elis invents a new sport called Catch.By BBC Radio 5 live
Ali is all on his lonesome this week as he tries to get his head around the Disney+ release strategy for Mulan, gets excited for The Boys series two and lists ten of his favourite 'underseen indie movies' from the 21st century. Plus, The Martian is this week's Ali Plumb Film Club choice - look forward to Ali trying to get his head around the scienc…
Kathy Clugston hosts the gardening panel show, with Pippa Greenwood, Chris Beardshaw and Matt Biggs joining her to answer questions sent in by listeners.This week, the team discusses how to add a water source to your garden, which plants are best for a living wall, and an impressive amount of train-related plant names. Away from the questions, Huma…
Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Seth Rogen and Ben Mendelsohn, who talk about their films An American Pickle and Babyteeth. Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Shailene Woodley and Jamie Dornan in Endings, Beginnings and new British drama Perfect 10.Ben and Anna chat through all the films worth seeing on streamin…
By Daf JamesWhen Daf was 11 he made a momentous discovery about his grandparents. The true story of a dark family secret.In 1931 Daf’s Nan was five years old; her father took her to her grandparents’ house in the mountains of North Wales and told her that her mother was dead. He then left her there and never came back. This event sparked a lifetime…