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Best BBC Radio podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best BBC Radio podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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BBC Inside Science
Monthly+
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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Seriously…
Weekly
 
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
 
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
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In Our Time
Weekly
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
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.
 
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Football Daily
Weekly
 
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
 
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Beyond Today
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One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
Honest and fun chat around all the questions you’re too scared to search for. Everyone has the same questions, so we can learn from each other’s experiences, however cringeworthy…
 
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.
 
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.
 
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk #elisandjohn
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and Lobby Land.
 
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
 
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The Digital Human
Monthly
 
Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world
 
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Test Match Special
Weekly+
 
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
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.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
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Money Box
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
 
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
 
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
 
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Short Cuts
Monthly
 
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
 
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Woman's Hour
Daily
 
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
 
Ugo Monye, Chris Jones and Danny Care dissect the biggest rugby union stories of the week
 
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.
 
Adam Fleming and the BBC’s politics team bring you the essential guide to the 2019 UK general election.
 
BBC Radio 5 live’s award winning gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture.
 
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606
Monthly+
 
Have your say on the latest football action
 
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Analysis
Monthly+
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
 
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Tailenders
Monthly+
 
Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Felix White with an alternative (and sometimes musical) look at cricket...
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
 
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Intrigue
Monthly
 
Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.
 
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Time Travellers
Monthly+
 
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents a collection of quirky tales from the corners of history, exploring a different theme in each weekly episode.
 
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The Next Episode
Weekly
 
Chatting through the stories that matter. Hosted by Ben Zand and Linda Adey. Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.
 
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.
 
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Costing the Earth
Monthly+
 
Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet
 
Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests for this comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics "all 21 first 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 E ...
 
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The Blame Game
Monthly
 
Comedy news quiz
 
Elis James chews over the week's football in the company of former Wales internationals Danny Gabbidon and Iwan Roberts.
 
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
Expert answers to your questions in World Football: The Phone-in from BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night programme.
 
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6 Minute Grammar
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday.By BBC Radio 4
 
Only 70 students identifying as Gypsy, Roma or Traveller were accepted into uni last year.The Next Episode found that 65% of unis don’t have anything in place to support Gypsy, Traveller or Roma students. Hosted by Jordan North.Warning: this episode contains offensive language around race that you may find upsetting. #TheNextEpisode // TheNextE ...…
 
Following our series of interviews with the wives of veterans who had PTSD we hear from a listener called Sarah who got in touch to share her story. As a woman who suffers from the condition she tells us why it can be just as difficult for a woman to acknowledge having it as it is for a man and why it’s often ignored. Marie-Elsa Bragg is an aut ...…
 
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Steve Finn at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, the day before the first Test against New Zealand. We hear from England captain Joe Root, on England's 'reset' approach to Test cricket, and new opener Dom Sibley says how he dreamed about playing for England after watching the first day of the 2005 Ashes Test as a 10 year ...…
 
The prepared sound bites of the two protagonists were almost drowned out by the guffaws from the cynical audience. And then the BBC's top hacks foraged for facts through the manifesto of the Green Party (for England and Wales).Producers: Emma Close, Franki Tobi and Rianna Croxfrod Editor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Steve Crossman, John Murray, Harry Redknapp, Chris Waddle, Guillem Balague, Nihal Arthanayake and Ben Haines discuss the sudden sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and debate who would be the right fit for Spurs.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
David Lindo, the Urban Birder, rarely sees a black or ethnic minority face when he's bird-watching in town or country. That's something he's determined to change for all our sakes. When diverse communities use their green space and demand more of it, health and well-being is improved and the battle to conserve species can more easily be won.Pro ...…
 
Three days later and the fallout from Prince Andrew’s BBC interview keeps coming: today university students and a big accountancy firm are distancing themselves from the duke. Prince Andrew appeared on Newsnight to address controversy over his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. But it backfired after critics called the intervie ...…
 
From a broken-hearted granddaughter's search for understanding to a collective conversation around desire - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about desire, love and heartbreak.ROW-cubProduced by Neena PathakTexts I've Sent The GovernmentFeaturing John-Luke Roberts and River HallFalckensteinscredoProduced by Phil Sm ...…
 
Criticised for not expressing sympathy for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims in his recent interview with BBC's Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew has since told friends he ‘regretted’ not doing so. We consider how victims and survivors are so often an afterthought when allegations of sexual assault are being discussed. Actor Mia Wasikowska and director and ...…
 
Jessica Logan was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis before she hacked her life to make it better. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.By BBC Radio 1
 
It sounds violent, but this phrase might surprise you!By BBC Radio
 
"You didn't eat all the chocolate, did you?" Learn how to use 'did you' - a question tag.By BBC Radio
 
In 1979, Pattie Moore, a 26-year-old designer in New York was so was so incensed by the way her colleagues ignored the needs of the elderly that she embarked on a daring piece of social research. Disguised as an 85-year-old woman, she took to the streets of America, travelling to over 100 cities, to discover the realities of being old. Her disg ...…
 
Why did the Esports Awards move to Texas and what's happening next for them? At the Golden Joysticks Adam catches a word with CD Projekt Red about Cyberpunbk 2077 and makers of control, Remedy.Cloud based systems are picking up a lot of attention at the moment so, what are Shadow up to with their Ghost system? Florian Giraud and Luke Hancock tr ...…
 
Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith join Chappers to discuss Wrighty's first 24 hours in the celebrity jungle, whether or not it's strange behaviour to allow ponies into your house during meal times, and taking bolt cutters to Vincent Kompany's locker at Man City to mess up all his paperwork.Features a cameo appearance from Chris' daugh ...…
 
Ahead of the start of England’s Test series in New Zealand, Mark Chapman is joined by former opener Marcus Trescothick and Lancashire bowler Graham Onions.We’ll hear in depth how Marcus has been helping Jos Buttler with his batting in the build up to the series, get Graham’s assessment of the new players in the England squad, and discuss the bu ...…
 
It’s only taken two months but finally we’ve managed to get Danny, Ugo and Chris all on the same pod. They’re joined by Dylan Hartley who chats about his decision to retire, captaining England and what’s next for him. There’s more on Saracens who aren’t appealing their points deduction and fine for breaking the salary cap. Plus, there’s a look ...…
 
NATO’s military strength and unswerving trans-Atlantic solidarity enabled it to contain and ultimately defeat the Soviet Union. But with Vladimir Putin’s Russia resurgent, and eager to restore some of its past glory, people speak of a new “Cold War”. But this one is very different from the first. It is being fought out on the internet; through ...…
 
The party leaders spell out their business pledges, Jennifer Arcuri asks why Boris Johnson is ghosting her, and the BBC’s answer to Mulder and Scully reveal why bar charts are wreaking havoc in Hastings. AND we're joined by a special celebrity guest - Jeremv Vince!Producers: Emma Close, Rianna Croxfrod & Natalie KtenaEditor: Dino Sofos…
 
There was a story in October you may have missed: a 15-year-old boy from London was stabbed to death after getting off a bus on his way home from school. Baptista Adjei was one of the youngest people to be murdered in the capital this year. In this episode we speak to BBC London’s Greg McKenzie, who’s been reporting on knife crime in 2019, incl ...…
 
Aleks Krotoski explores how the culture in Silicon Valley led to a growth in the cult of personality and asks if it's gone too far. This kind of worship has been hot housed in Silicon Valley ever since Steve Jobs burst out of his garage and onto the scene. Here, we take a look at how Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and others are now regarded as cha ...…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Johnny Cochrane Episode 176: Fatherhoodwith special guests Elliot Rae and JJ Recorded 21 October 2019 at Kings Place in London. Released 18 November 2019. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.co ...…
 
Earlier this month, McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook was fired for having a consensual relationship with a subordinate. But what are the rules where you work? And how easy are they to navigate?Do you know where the line is between flirting and harassment in the post #MeToo era? Or has it all gone too far? Whether you’ve had ...…
 
When the letter 'c' is pronounced /k/ and when it has an /s/ sound.By BBC Radio
 
Malawi's most famous comedian Daliso Chaponda returns for a second series.The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship as well as current issues, with Daliso as our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.Episode 1: Cu ...…
 
Jack and Jolyon do their best to pick through the bones of an incident packed race in Brazil that saw Max Verstappen take victory. We hear from him and Pierre Gasly who finished second to claim his first podium in Formula 1. We also discuss Lewis Hamilton’s time penalty and the two Ferrari drivers taking each other out.…
 
Steve Crossman, Ian Dennis, Chris Waddle and Rob Green discuss England’s 4-0 win over Kosovo on Sunday and discuss the key decisions facing Gareth Southgate as he looks forward to Euro 2020. Plus interviews with Southgate, Harry Winks and Nick Pope.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Your football calls and reaction with Sam Quek and Clinton Morrison.Phone 08085 909693 free from mobiles and landlines. Text 85058 at your standard message rate. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
In the latest programme of the monthly series, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers reflecting the range of contemporary life in the United Kingdom. Dan Johnson reports direct from the flooded River Don in South Yorkshire where feelings are running high among locals about the response to the latest inundation. As the ...…
 
Stephen Graham is an actor, whose credits include key roles in films including This is England and The Irishman, and in TV dramas such as Boardwalk Empire and Line of Duty. Stephen was born in Kirkby just outside Liverpool in 1973. He discovered acting at school, where a starring role in a production of Treasure Island at the age of 10 was a tu ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out about the new solar material to give panels a boost, how hiccups evolved to help babies to learn, 3D TV coming to a screen near you, and are we on the brink of a revolution in medicine. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Jack and Jolyon look back at qualifying from Interlagos that saw Max Verstappen put it on on pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. We hear from all three and question the success of the current Red Bull young driver programme.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
It’s well-known that the Roman Catholic Church is struggling to find new priests. Sexual abuse scandals haven’t helped. But for some years, there’s been a movement to allow women to be priests. Will we see it happen any time soon? The writer Marnie Dickens explains why she wanted to focus on the life of an older woman for her new BBC One series ...…
 
The UK's banks haven't been able to agree who should pay compensation to customers who have had money fraudulently stolen from their bank accounts. Until last May the banks routinely refused to refund these customers. A new Code promised that all innocent customers would be reimbursed from 28 May but that runs out at the end of next month. We s ...…
 
They believe they are fighting for their way of life, for Hong Kong’s very existence, but the protesters know they can’t really win says Paul Adams. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world:There is a saying in Russia “If he beats you - he loves you” hears Lucy Ash as she visits a refuge for the survivors of domestic vi ...…
 
3/9The SPACE in Bangor Co Down plays host to the comedy this week when Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O’ Kane and Neil Delamere arrive in town to cast their comedy eyes over the seaside town. Joined by Diona Doherty, there’ll be no shortage of laughs as they compare and contrast life on the Gold Coast with what they’re used to!A Moondog Produc ...…
 
Tim Vickery and John Duerden join Dotun this week.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Jonathan Overend is joined by Matthew Upson, Alan Hutton and James Collins to assess the state of play for the Home Nations in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. After England secured qualification, the panel look at whether Tammy Abraham will challenge Harry Kane for the main striker role at next summer's Championships. And we hear from Gareth Bale, wh ...…
 
As the Formula One season reaches its penultimate destination, Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and Jolyon Palmer preview the weekend's action in Interlagos. The team look at Lewis Hamilton's new contract negotiations with Mercedes and examine the magic of the Interlagos circuit.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Comedian and former Labour adviser Matt Forde and former Conservative adviser Salma Shah discuss the art of a not-so-savvy political interview. Plus what’s going on with all the big numbers being thrown around in this campaign?Producers: Emma Close and Rianna CroxfordEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s longest-serving leader and first indigenous president, stepped down last week amid weeks of protests sparked by a dispute over a recent presidential election in the country. His opponents say the election was rigged but the embattled former president said it was a cunning coup. We take a closer look at the election result ...…
 
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s longest-serving leader and first indigenous president, stepped down last week amid weeks of protests sparked by a dispute over a recent presidential election in the country. His opponents say the election was rigged but the embattled former president said it was a cunning coup. We take a closer look at the election result ...…
 
Welcome to the 25th instalment of EJ&JR on BBCR5L! Where does the time go? This week, we play a Made Up Game that has its own jingle, a Queen-based game goes wrong, and Producer Dave has some big news.Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk#elisandjohnBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Emilia Clarke talks about Last Christmas. Plus film reviews including Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans ‘66 and Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad in comedy horror Little Monsters.Mark Kermode also reviews docudrama The Report, starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Tim Blake Nelson and Jon Hamm.Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth se ...…
 
We know that one in four people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life and that anxiety seems to be on the increase. The latest research suggests that rates of psychological distress and illness are especially high among undergraduates. Dr Laurie Santos wanted to do something about it: she’s professor of psychology ...…
 
In this episode of Fortunately, Fi and Jane play host to Nick Bright. You can find him talking football on 5Live's The Squad, or DJ-ing in the 1Xtra saturday morning slot.The ladies take Nick on a tour of their childhood beverages, get their heads around Jurgen Klopp's diary and seek out the inside goss on BBC Sports Personality.And before that ...…
 
Donald Macleod journeys through some of the contrasting sides of Sir Malcolm Arnold and his musicSir Malcolm Arnold was a prolific composer, writing music in many different genres ranging from nine symphonies and over twenty concertos, to chamber music, music for brass bands and nearly one hundred and twenty film scores. These many works for fi ...…
 
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