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We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
Science in Action
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).
The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
Business Daily
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
Digital Planet
Technological and digital news from around the world.
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
House of Rugby
James Haskell and Alex Payne do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Subscribe free to get a new episode every Wednesday. The UK's No. 1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE.
Today in Focus
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
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Football Weekly
The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
Test Match Special
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
The WIRED Podcast
The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.
In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world and inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then the boys have come a very long way; from best-selling book to sold out live shows, The Football Ramble’s irreverent takes on football have clearly resonated with other fans of the sport. Now, The Football Ramble becomes Football Ramble Daily--featuring brand new shows and voices Mo ...
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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. In the coming months we’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, Leavers and Remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It will be a podcast that can’t get enough of experts... And we wa ...
Science Stories
Surprising stories from the history of science told by Naomi Alderman and Philip Ball.
Nominated for the BEST TRUE-CRIME PODCAST award at the British Podcast Awards 2018, Murder Mile is a uniquely different UK true-crime podcast, presented as an audio guided walk of 300+ of London’s untold, unsolved and (often) forgotten murder cases, all within the West End.
The inside line on Brexit. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team -- and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope. Every Friday.
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Dave Anthony tells a story from English history to Gareth Reynolds
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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.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
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Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
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Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
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The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
FT News Briefing
A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
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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On June 30, 2016, the emergency services were called to an address in Leeds after a young man was struggling to breathe. What the paramedics found would remain with them for the rest of their lives. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING *** Become a ‘Patre ...…
It was New Years Eve 2004 at popular student pub, The Avery, in Cambridge. The mood was good, the music was loud and everyone was having fun. But 22 year old forensics student Sally Geeson never made it home from the party. In this episode I explore the events leading to her disappearance and the shocking details of what happened to Sally. Spon ...…
Rowena Mason is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Anand Menon and Paula Surridge to discuss the potential for a Brexit agreement given relations between the UK and the EU have soured this week. Peter Walker then gives the latest on how MPs feel about the Extinction Rebellion activists. Help support our independent journalism at…
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine Witchfinder Matthew Hopkins. Sources Tour Dates Redbubble Merch
This is Mini Mile, a weekly compendium of UK true-crime facts and trivia designed to accompany Murder Mile True-Crime Podcast and to entertain and inform you whilst your host (Michael) is writing and researching the next multi-part series of Murder Mile. In Mini Mile #8, we’ll take a peek at murderers who appeared on the telly, we’ll discover w ...…
The new government put its Brexit proposals to the EU. Will it get approval from Brussels - and parliament? Also in this edition: Ukraine tries to unfreeze its frozen conflict; China marks the 70th anniversary of Communist rule - as Hong Kong protests; why crowds are staying away from the world athletics championships; and the low slow retreat ...…
The prince has begun legal action against the owners of the Sun and the Daily Mirror. We speak to Brian Cathcart, founder of Hacked Off, which campaigns for press accountability in the UK, as Buckingham Palace confirms documents have been filed over the alleged illegal interception.And we get the latest on the US markets with Chris Low of FTN F ...…
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.By BBC World Service.
Lisa Taddeo is a phenomenon. Although she is too humble to recognise that description of herself. But this is a journalist and author who spent eight years - EIGHT YEARS - of her life travelling the United States and embedding herself in the lives of three 'ordinary' women in order to report back on that hitherto unexplored topic: female desire ...…
Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark get the hauliers' view on the latest Brexit developments. They also discuss postal strikes, Woodford Fund collapse and costly changes to Meetup.By BBC Radio 5 live.
The US House of Representatives passed an act voicing strong support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, and Boris Johnson was on Tuesday night locked in a race against time to secure a Brexit deal. Plus, the IMF slashes global growth forecasts, Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with a congressional subpoena that is part of the impeachment in ...…
Across a career spanning 22 years and over 700 senior appearances, Nigel Winterburn developed a reputation as a fiercely competitive and reliable operator at the top of the game under varied managers, from Dave Bassett to Arsene Wenger. In this exclusive interview with Football Ramble Daily, the Arsenal and England left back divulges exactly wh ...…
Martin Chulov, who covers the Middle East for the Guardian, has spent the past week on the frontline of north-east Syria. He describes the fallout from Trump’s shock decision to withdraw US troops. And: Amelia Gentleman on the EU citizens struggling for the right to remain in the UK. Help support our independent journalism at ...…
Russia's defence ministry said its forces, which have been deployed in Syria since 2015, were patrolling along the "line of contact" between Syrian and Turkish forces. Also: Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing over business dealings, and Elton John reveals the one person he spent his life trying to impress.…
Kelly Cates is joined by Derby defender Curtis Davies, former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend, former Everton player Don Hutchison and Jack Pitt-Brooke from The Athletic to discuss what action should be taken after some England players were racially abused in their Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria. The team debate whether the England players ...…
The Assad government has reached a deal with Kurdish-led forces in control of north-east Syria to stave off a Turkish assault. Kurdish fighters controlling the region would surrender the border towns of Manbij and Kobane to Damascus in a deal brokered by Russia.Also on the programme: Bulgaria's football chief resigns after racist chants by some ...…
The first African smartphone factory, where phones are made from scratch, opened this week in Rwanda. The smartphones are designed for the African market, so they are being made as affordable as possible, while being accessible and secure. TunabotProfessor Hilary Bart-Smith at the University of Virginia, USA went back to basics to develop a fas ...…
What causes poverty? Rachana Shanbhogue interviews this year’s winners of the Nobel prize for economics—Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Their pioneering work has changed the understanding of one of the hardest problems in economics: why do some countries grow rich while others stay poor? Plus, Europe’s Nordic banks are embroi ...…
President Trump’s order to pull US troops out of northern Syria last week was a little like pushing over a domino: it meant that Turkey could start an offensive against the Syrian Kurds who live in that region and who they see as a terrorist threat; it meant that the Kurds, who have been a crucial ally of the West in the fight against the Islam ...…
We'll hear from our correspondent on the ground and look at who is selling weapons to Turkey. 'Tortured' and shackled pupils are freed from a Nigerian Islamic school. Bulgaria's Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov resigns following the racist abuse of England players by fans in Sofia.By BBC World Service.
The eyes have always been a focal point of Persian beauty for men and women and they have always been embellished with sormeh, or thick black eyeliner. Presenter Nassim Hatam's grandmother taught her mother how to apply sormeh, which originates from a 4000-year-old recipe, and when the family was scattered to the four winds by revolution she ma ...…
Caver Vernon Unsworth helped coordinate what became known as 'the rescue of the century' when 12 Thai schoolboys and their coach became trapped in the Tham Luang caves in Northern Thailand last year. It took 17 days to get them all out but they did it - Vernon describes the moment the boys and their coach were all brought out alive. Presenter: ...…
Twelve candidates take to the stage again tonight, with two clear front-runners. We ask how the winnowing field reflects the mood of the party. We also examine an unlikely candidate in a lesser-watched race: that for the Republican nomination. And, why the shattering of the two-hour-marathon mark has much to do with snazzy footwear. For informa ...…
Days before the crunch EU summit, Jon Henley asks whether Boris Johnson can secure a Brexit deal. He is joined by the Guardian’s Brussels correspondent, Jennifer Rankin, and opinion writer Rafael Behr, and by Georgina Wright of the Institute for GovernmentBy The Guardian.
We hear the arguments of leading US academic and author, Daniel Markovits, whose book The Meritocracy Trap argues that meritocracy in the United States is a myth that fuels inequality. The principle of one US private school outlines the role schools could play in helping less advantaged students, while Samina Khan, director of undergraduate adm ...…
Sports Direct has called for an inquiry into Nike and Adidas's treatment of suppliers. Plus - the boss of Thomas Cook appears before MPs. And what the food and drink industry makes of the proposed Brexit deal so far.By BBC Radio 5 live.
Donald Trump imposes sanctions against Turkish officials, hopes fade for a Brexit deal at a European summit this week, Facebook admits doubts about its digital currency, Libra, as regulatory hurdles loom and African swine fever drives up European pork prices. Plus, the FT’s James Politi explains why the US-China trade truce reached last week is ...…
The comedian Russell Kane traces his success back to the day his Dad bought his council house in Enfield in the 80s. Now, in 2019, he wrestles with the impact of the Thatcher policy which allowed that to happen – Right to Buy.Russell’s family lived in an end of terrace, which meant a bigger garden, and the potential for an extension. His Dad bu ...…
On what should have been a night for analysing England’s impressive performance in Bulgaria, racist abuse from the stands is, rightly, the main focus on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. We discuss the dignified response of the England players and staff, the unprecedented actions taken by UEFA and how this abuse can be stamped out at future matc ...…
A Hong Kong protester describes why he has returned to the streets, week in week out, in the face of an increasingly brutal crackdown by the authorities. And: Polly Toynbee on the Queen’s speech. Help support our independent journalism at The Guardian.
Why do some games pass into the collective memory? Should we be celebrating old games more?All this and more besides as Mike Diver joins Adam to talk about his new book, 'Retro Gaming: A byte-sized history of video games'By BBC Radio 5 live.
Mark Chapman is joined by former England internationals Stephen Warnock and Chris Waddle and senior football reporter Ian Dennis to react to the racist abuse and chanting directed at England players in their 6-0 win over Bulgaria.The game was stopped twice as abuse was aimed at a number of players. Our football correspondent John Murray talks t ...…
Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments talks us through the day's trading in the StatesBy BBC World Service.
The US President has tweeted that he will sign an executive order in response to Turkey’s military incursion in northern Syria. Also: Angry protests across Catalonia over the sentencing of twelve leaders for the failed attempt to break away from Spain, and the winner of the Booker prize is revealed… and this year there’s a twist.…
President Erdogan of Turkey says he'll continue the military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria despite growing criticism. President Trump has been slammed from inside and outside the US over his withdrawal of troops from northern Syria. We will hear the case for the defence, from a former senior US security official. Also in the program ...…
James Parkinson described a condition known as the “shaking palsy” over 200 years ago. Today there are many things that scientists still don’t understand explaining why diagnosis, halting the progression or finding a cure for Parkinson’s can seem elusive. But how close are researchers to developing better treatments?Better understanding seems t ...…
The Queen opened parliament today and set out the government’s main priority: to leave the EU by October 31st. Boris Johnson has set up his whole premiership on this very message, and one reason why is Nigel Farage. Now leader of the Brexit Party, Farage has always campaigned to get us out of the EU. Boris Johnson and the Conservative party are ...…
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul MacInnes discuss England’s defeat in Prague, Welsh consistency, Scotland wading through San Marino, Euro 2020 permutations and, er, a reality Cech. Help support our independent journalism at The Guardian.
Brits in Space!Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by astronaut and author of "The Astronaut Selection Test Book", Tim Peake, first British astronaut Helen Sharman and comedian Mark Steel for a Brits in Space Special. Tim and Helen talk about their different experiences of training to be an astronaut and the challenges of life in space. They al ...…
We talk to the billionaire chief executive of one of the world's biggest investment firms. What's the secret behind the success of Stephen Schwarzman and Blackstone? And how does Mr Schwarzman counter the criticism that his private equity company sacrifices long-term prosperity for short term financial gain? Also in the programme, Poland's gove ...…
Shukrullah Zeerak was only 17 years old when he lost part of his right leg in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He was inspired by the physiotherapists who helped him to train as a physio himself. He now works at the Red Cross Orthopaedic Centre in Kabul. He's also a consultant for Afghanistan's National Association for Physiotherapy, and he ...…
Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court sentences nine Catalan leaders to long jail terms for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid.Also in the programme: Syrian government forces have taken up positions within the range of Turkish artillery, hours after striking a deal with the Kurds; and N ...…
The verdicts have drawn thousands onto the streets in protest. Syrian government forces agree to help the Kurds battle the Turkish military incursion; they're now within the range of Turkish artillery. Tragedy in K-pop, the star Sulli has died aged 25.By BBC World Service.
The workplace philosophy of WeWork founder Adam Neumann was at the heart of his global real estate company. But WeWork is imploding after a recent IPO was shelved and Mr Neumann has been removed as CEO. Pilita Clark discusses how the company got into such difficulties and what this signifies for the property markets with Andrew Edgecliffe Johns ...…
From bullying and sexual assault to squalid living conditions and forced labour, working at sea can be a grim business – and one deep-sea fishing fleet is particularly notorious. By Ian Urbina. Help support our independent journalism at The Guardian.
Baroness Arminka Helić is credited with persuading William Hague, the former foreign secretary, and the actor and director Angelina Jolie to launch the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) to campaign against rape as a weapon of war.Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Arminka fled her home country as violence escalated in the former ...…
Oof, England’s visit to Prague wasn’t the stroll in the park many anticipated it being. It was more like a stumble into some stinging nettles because you were looking at your phone and had assumed the whole thing would be straightforward. Things were better over in Wales, as Gareth Bale’s brilliance earned the home side a point, while Andorra w ...…
Turkey’s violent strikes on north-eastern Syria came as swiftly as America’s withdrawal. The overwhelmed Kurds, once America’s staunch allies against Islamic State, now want protection from Syria’s Russian-backed forces. “Microfinance” experiments are intended to alleviate poverty, but in Sri Lanka one trial has gone badly wrong. And, why China ...…
From hotheads to curmudgeons, is anger always bad for business? Can anger management techniques help? Or should we put our wrath to profitable use?Laurence Knight speaks to an entrepreneur who hit the headlines following an air rage incident about his chronic fits of rage. Anger management expert Dr Gina Simmons explains why he may want to cons ...…
Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss what businesses would like to hear in the Queen's Speech, and the latest on Brexit with the head of the UK's chemical industry trade body.By BBC Radio 5 live.
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