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Podcasts Worth a Listen
Podcasts Worth a Listen
David Aaronovitch presents in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Seriously is home to the world’s best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
The podcast that walks the line between the funny, awkward and outrageous.
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
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.
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Li ...
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional, hosted by Bob Carlson.
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.
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact