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From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
History as told by the people who were there.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
New research on how society works
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
Explorations in the world of science.
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Science news and highlights of the week
History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.