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From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters. So, are you Team Believer or Team Sceptic? Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
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Fantasy 606

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Have no fear, your FPL "experts" in ABB, Statman Dave and Chris Sutton are here! Join the Fantasy 606 podcast each Gameweek as they discuss, digress and debate all things FPL.
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Leading thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives – looking back at the news and making links between past and present. Broadcast as Free Thinking, Fridays at 9pm on BBC Radio 4. Presented by Matthew Sweet, Shahidha Bari and Anne McElvoy.
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Football Daily

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Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Steve Crossman, Darren Fletcher and the rest of the BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily team bring you the latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League, WSL and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Get in touch with us @5liveSport on social media and remember to leave us your ratings and reviews.
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The Rwanda bill passes through parliament so will Rishi call an election? Who is really behind the rumours about Angela Rayner? Will Rylan and Stacey Solomon manage to say anything sensible? All questions answered. The series writers include: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Laurence Howarth, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, …
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Mark Chapman has reaction as Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United win the FA Cup. He's joined by Chris Sutton, Dion Dublin, Ian Dennis and correspondent John Murray. Hear the trophy lift and interviews with Ten Hag, Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes and Pep Guardiola. 00:15 Man Utd’s celebrations begin18:15 Trophy lift20:55 Ten Hag com…
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Kate Adie introduces stories from Myanmar, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mexico. In Myanmar, tens of thousands of people have been killed since the military seized power in a coup in 2021, halting the country’s tentative transition to democracy - a further 2.5m people have been displaced. Quentin Sommerville has spent a month in the east of the country, …
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British politics has long been defined by the labels of left and right but the terms are now often seen as defunct with research showing voters increasingly struggle to identify policies as being from one wing or another.We look at the historical origins of the terms and whether it is parties, voters, or both who have shifted in recent years. Our g…
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News stories earlier in the year appeared to suggest that time restricted eating – where you consume all your meals in an 8 hour time window – was associated with a 91% increase in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. But is this true? Tim Harford looks into the claim with the help of Cardiologist Dr Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of the Depar…
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Darren Fletcher previews the FA Cup final amid reports Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag will be sacked. He’s joined by Peter Schmeichel, Michael Brown and Kevin Nolan. Hear from ten Hag and catch up with Phil Foden with Man City on the verge of a double double. 01:20 Reports Ten Hag will be sacked 08:15 Ten Hag: “I’m just focusing on the job and the proje…
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"The north London heroin trade is almost folklore at this stage." For decades, calculated gang warfare involving Turkish, Turkish Cypriot, and Kurdish heroin dealers has played out on the streets of north London, in the midst of dry cleaners, empty market stalls, and oddly abundant carpet shops. In this intimate documentary, we hear the careful acc…
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Comedy drama by Katherine Chandler, starring Siwan Morris and Kimberley Nixon. When her eight-year-old daughter is the only one in the class who doesn't get a party invitation, Lizzie challenges the birthday girl's mum, Jo. As their two world views collide, all hell breaks loose. What are the rules here? CAST Jo - Siwan Morris Lizzie - Kimberley Ni…
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An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher? The duo’s last update pat…
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As India goes to the polls in the penultimate round of voting in their general election, Anita speaks to the BBC’s Divya Arya in Delhi. They discuss what political issues are most important to women in this election, and how the main parties have been wooing them. Valérie Courtois was recently announced as the winner of the 2024 Shackleton medal fo…
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Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about the complicated life and legacy of 19th-century South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Bolívar liberated six modern countries from Spanish colonial rule, but also had himself appointed president for life, and argued that popular ele…
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Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balagué, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to round up the week's biggest European football stories. The team discuss Atalanta's historic win in the Europea League and the end of Bayer Leverkusen's "Invincible season". We get reaction to the surprise news that Vincent Kompany might be heading to Bayern Munich. …
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As the UN tries to get a global agreement on plastic waste we hear from two delegates at the conference in Ottawa; John Chweya, a Kenyan waste picker, and plastics scientist, Steve Fletcher, discuss the impacts of plastic pollution and the possible solutions. Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department, exposes the pain a break up can c…
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Martha Kearney is in Cambridge to explore wildlife at night. She takes an evening trip on a punt to see and hear the creatures which come out after the tourists have gone to home bed. She learns about the bats which at this time of year are just emerging from hibernation - hungry and on the hunt for insects. They swoop low over the waters of the Ca…
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There will be a general election on 4 July. Campaigning will start at the end of next week, but already some of the key players are speaking out. What are women's top concerns in this election? What do women want addressed? Anita Rani speaks to Professor Rosie Campbell, professor of politics and director of the Global Institute for Women's Leadersh…
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David Aaronovitch and guests discuss the current financial crisis facing UK universities and ask what can be done about it. Guests: Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education EditorNick Hillman, Director of The Higher Education Policy InstituteMadeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford and member of the Migration Adv…
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Renowned for the autobiographical candour of her lyrics, Lily Allen has sung about the pitfalls of fame, drugs, broken relationships and motherhood. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for her debut album Alright Still and after the release of It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2010 won a Brit Award and three Ivor Novello Awards, including Songwriter of the…
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest European playwrights of the twentieth century. The aim of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was to make the familiar ‘strange’: with plays such as Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle he wanted his audience not to sit back but to engage, observe and discover the contradictions in life, and act o…
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Although yoga is thought to have been practised for over 5,000 years, its myriad benefits for our health and wellbeing are still being uncovered. Professor Rima Dada from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi reveals the extraordinary findings into the benefits of yoga - how half an hour a day can slow down ageing at a cellular l…
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How did bubble tea get its bubbles? How was this drink invented? Neil and Beth chat about this. TRANSCRIPTFind a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240523 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk…
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Enjoy the unraveling of an MP as he takes his leadership bid digital. Is communicating with the dead better than Google? Probably. It's the last episode in the series where comedian Michael Spicer showcases his satirical talents and does all the voices. No Room features an up to the minute take on current events, alongside character-filled sketches…
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Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave are back to chat all things Fantasy Premier League in a bumper last episode of the season. Find out who won the all important mini-league title, and how the joint team got on against the rest of the FPL community. Geraint Owen joins the pod as the overall winner of Fantasy 606, but what is he doing…
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Eilidh Barbour reacts to Scotland's provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2024 with former Scotland forwards James McFadden, Pat Nevin and the Times' Scottish football correspondent Michael Grant. The panel discuss the inclusion of Liverpool's teenage winger Ben Doak, Scotland's striker options and who will be cut from the final squad. You can also hea…
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Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff preview the Championship play-off final with Phil Brown. Southampton legend Franny Benali joins the pod live; also hear from Leeds striker Patrick Bamford. The panel reflect on Norwich sacking David Wagner and play-off final wins for Oxford and Crawley. Plus, ‘limbs’ and pitch invasions feature in 72 PLUS 72 MINUS. 04:10…
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Martin looks at the cheapest ways to spend money abroad, reflects on the impact of the fall in inflation and discusses the quarterly energy price cap update. And you ‘Tell Us’ when you’ve complained and won. This episode was recorded on lunchtime on 22nd May 2024 – shortly before the General Election date was confirmed.…
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Find the video version of this podcast and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2024/unit-1/session-21 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? ✔️ 6…
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This programme is supreme - Beth is explaining how to use the word 'supreme' TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-3/session-83 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFol…
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The endurance runner Imo Boddy has smashed the 45-year-old world record and become the fastest known woman to complete the UK Three Peaks. She joins Nuala McGovern live on the programme. Do you know what love bombing is? One of our Woman’s Hour listeners Lynn got in touch to say it’s something we should be discussing. She joins Nuala alongside rela…
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Is it going to take 685 years to clear NHS waiting lists in England? Are 10 per cent of MPs under investigation for sexual misconduct? How does gold effect the UKs export figures? What does it mean to say that a woman has 120% chance of getting pregnant? Tim Harford investigates some of the numbers in the news. Presenter: Tim HarfordProducers: Nath…
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Brian Cox and Robin Ince shuffle through the archive to find the smallest things in the world of science, from a particle so tiny nobody has ever actually seen it, to the millions of microbes we’re all made up of. They ask the short-of-stature comedian Andy Hamilton how he’d feel about being three times bigger, which he admits could come in handy i…
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Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by Chelsea captain Millie Bright following their fifth WSL title in a row. Millie gives an insight into the title run and the games that defined it. Plus, what the conversations were between Emma Hayes and the players in those final games. Ellen and Millie discuss the legacy E…
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Career into the future. It's called theFeeFooVerse. Gary Oldman is in the studio to talk about the genius of Christopher Nolan. Social media star Michael Spicer takes on everything that frustrates and angers us, like social media. No Room features an up to the minute take on current events, alongside character-filled sketches which brilliantly capt…
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Kelly Cates has reaction to the England squad list and Pochettino leaving Chelsea. She’s joined by former England internationals Dion Dublin and Matt Upson, as well as journalist Daniel Storey and correspondent John Murray. Hear from Gareth Southgate on his selection, catch DJ Pat Nevin on Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Stamford Bridge and he…
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Richard Sennett, leading cultural and social thinker and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, talks to Laurie Taylor. Growing up in a housing project in Chicago, he originally trained in music. An accident put paid to his cello playing and he turned to sociology. Over five decades he’s documented the social life of cit…
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Sir Richard Evans, Margaret Heffernan, Isabel Oakeshott, Quassim Cassam join Anne McElvoy to look at the ideas shaping our lives today. Are they optimists or pessimists ? How negative should we be in political campaigning, doomscrolling, parenting, writing reviews or giving academic feedback. What are intellectual vices and how might they help us t…
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A new documentary on BBC Two is looking at how new forensic techniques can help police re-examine old cases involving sexual assault and rape, helping to convict perpetrators from decades ago. Cold Case Investigators: Solving Britain’s Sex Crimes tells the story of three cases that were re-examined. One is that of Karen, who was raped in 1983. She …
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A word to express surprise or shock. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPTFind a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240520 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us✔️ http…
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Give us 6 minutes and we can help you learn about the second conditional! FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS?Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ 6 Minute English✔️ 6 Minute Vocabulary✔️ The English We SpeakTh…
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Life and love. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring the language of care. Life or DeathBy Marc KalaniFeaturing Cessie Alfonso and Carmeta Albarus author of The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The D.C. Sniper. BuzzBy Luca Evans (they/them)Featuring Joules Huang Duze (they/them) and Smokey Black (he/they)Additional recordi…
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Tribal elder Fred and his cousin and uncle are travelling through the Alaskan wilderness when they are surrounded in their cabin by terrifying creatures resembling the “Hairy Man” legend they were always warned about as kids. As Fred recounts the terrifying story of what happens next, Danny Robins wonders if this story could hold the answer to one …
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