David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.
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