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An hour of top tunes from Still Corners, The Little Unsaid, Ruinz Ason, Jaayns, Weird Milk, Phoenix Rise, Broken Bear, Kiffie, The Rabbitts, Shlug, Gabriela Eva, Tsinder Ash, Jim Pearson, Wednesday's Child, Tom Leader, Annie Gardiner, I Am The Unicorn Head, The Vic C Project, The B Roads And The Jojo Man Band, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BB…
 
In the last of the current series, Andy Zaltzman and the panel take on the week's headlines.Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Winning, Geoff Norcott and Elis James join Andy in 'convivial, fraternal spirit' to look take a close look at COP26, and whether Brian Cox is right about earth's extinction leaving the galaxy bereft of meaning. They also discuss Southen…
 
Flying London to New York and back. 244 times every day. For half a year. That’s the size of the carbon footprint of all the personal protective equipment used in health and social care in England during the first six months of the pandemic. So I take a look at how the NHS is going green including efforts to make a reusable facemask. Also, a shorta…
 
Abandoned by its entire population in 1930, St Kilda has been uninhabited ever since. What's it like to spend six months with the birds on one of Britain's most isolated islands?Conor McKinney is a naturalist and broadcaster with what might be- depending on your personality- either the best job in the world or the worst. St Kilda is seriously isola…
 
Police around the world have accused 150 people of trading illegal goods on the dark web - part of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. Also, the coup leader in Sudan says the army seized power to prevent a civil war. And the niece of the Japanese emperor, Princess Mako, has married a commoner and left the royal family.…
 
The first international conference on the problems of the environment took place in Stockholm in 1972. It didn't concentrate on climate change but on the damage that was being done to animals and forests by the encroachment of humans and industry. It also highlighted some of the splits between rich and poor nations over who should make the greatest…
 
Tesla surpassed a market value of $1 trillion on Monday, making it the fifth such firm to reach the milestone. Shares in the electric automaker climbed 12.6% after it struck a deal to sell 100,000 vehicles to the international car rental company Hertz. We speak to Bloomberg's Business reporter Dana Hull about Tesla's fortunes. Also in the programme…
 
Facebook's latest financial results showed better than expected earnings. It comes as the whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared in front of the UK parliament and told MPs that the social media company was "unquestionably making hate worse". Vivienne Nunis asks Imran Ahmed, Chief Executive of the Center for Combating Digital Hate, whether he agrees.…
 
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Karen Carney discuss the fall-out from Manchester Utd’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The panel assess Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future and welcome ESPN’s Senior Writer, Mark Ogden for the latest on speculation that Antonio Conte could replace him. The topic of leadership and Harry Magu…
 
This week, while teaching a class on mysticism, I showed my students a picture of the mythical King Oedipus. It showed him raging for answers as to why nature was suffering and his people ill or dying. On the palace walls behind him were paintings of past generations caught in an inherited web of tragedy alongside trees, animals and crops – all cry…
 
Coca-Cola has been named as the world’s biggest plastic polluter. The drinks company sells over 100 billion throwaway bottles every year. Rob Young asks how we can reduce the amount of plastic we use and is joined by Emma Priestland from the research group Break Free from Plastic. Plus, we get a preview from a special BBC investigation into Coca-Co…
 
Manjula Pradeep was born in Western India to a Dalit family, a community considered to be on the lowest rung of the caste ladder. Growing up she experienced discrimination and indignity because of her background, but she excelled at school, and managed to defy expectations to become a lawyer and high-profile activist. Now she's helping Dalit rape s…
 
A young American scientist began the work that would show how our climate is changing in 1958. His name was Charles Keeling and he started meticulously recording levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. He would carry on taking measurements for decades. His wife Louise and son Ralph spoke to Louise Hidalgo about him and his work. (Photo: Thick black smoke …
 
The 10 member countries of the ASEAN group of nations, like Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will hold a summit in Brunei this week. But Tuesday's meeting has already run into controversy, after the group excluded Myanmar, amid concerns about the military rulers undermining democracy. Countries in South East Asia are also wary of taking sides…
 
Ben Haines is joined by the former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham, former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Luke Edwards from the Telegraph to react to Manchester United’s extraordinary 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. The team discuss Manchester United’s tactical approach to the match, how damaging the defeat i…
 
The hospitality sector has a problem: it just can't get the staff.Businesses from bars to hotels are facing a massive worker shortage, as job vacancies in the sector hit their highest levels since records began. Last month, in an open letter to the government, various hospitality professionals warned that the sector was “close to imploding” because…
 
Michael Sandel is a political philosopher and professor of government theory at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has also presented the BBC Radio 4 series The Public Philosopher and The Global Philosopher, in which he examines the thinking behind a current controversy.His books have tackled the idea of meritocracy and the moral li…
 
Justin looks at the period since the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs, which had seen a steadily cooling climate - until we humans turned up. What can the last 66 million years teach us about the likely consequences of climate change? And can our species make the next big evolutionary leap needed to tackle it? Adrian Lister of the Natural Histor…
 
We’ve talked a huge amount the past 18 months, for obvious reasons, about the way that white blood cells protect us from infection. But red blood cells – it’s probably among the earliest things I learned in human biology that they’re simple bags for carrying oxygen around the body. But over recent years, immunologist Nilam Mangalmurti, University o…
 
Ben Haines, former England international Anita Asante and the Daily Telegraph's Jim White look back on Watford's thrilling 5-2 win at Everton, as Josh King scored a hat-trick against his old club to give Claudio Ranieri his first win as Watford boss.There's also analysis of where Norwich are going wrong after their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Pre…
 
We heard from delighted Chelsea supporters following their emphatic win at home to Norwich. Everton fans were in dismay after a big loss to Watford. Norwich fans remained hopeful, Arsenal fans grew with confidence, and Charlton fans reacted to the sacking of their manager. There was a look ahead to Manchester United vs Liverpool in Gone in 60 Sutto…
 
Former England rugby player Martin Bayfield, football presenter Natalie Pike, sports broadcaster and journalist Lynsey Hooper and comedian Ivo Graham join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.In …
 
When Aids began to emerge in the USA and Europe in the 1980s, South Africa was a fractured country, divided by Apartheid. During this time, the ruling National Party seemed disinterested in preventing a disease which was mainly affecting black people and gay men. The fall of Apartheid and the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela didn't improve …
 
The anti-nuclear weapons protest began in 1981 and lasted nineteen years. Also the first transgender priest in the Church of England, WW2 Polish refugees in Africa, plus why lesbian mothers caused such a stir in the 1970s and was the untimely death of Mozambique's President Samora Machel an assassination?Photo: Women from the Greenham Common peace …
 
The French political scene has a new kid on the block, or one might say, a new veteran. Eric Zemmour is his name, not one familiar in the UK, but Zemmour has long been well known in his own country as a right-wing television presenter. His controversial pronouncements on race, religion and immigration have in the past got him into legal trouble, bu…
 
Growing up in the city of Jos in central Nigeria, Panshak Zamani better known as Ice Prince, never set out to become a musician. But through personal loss and the violent crisis he saw unfolding on the streets, he found solace in singing and rap. Panshak tells Anu Anand how he overcame his struggles to write a hit song that became one of the most r…
 
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