Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
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.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
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.
History as told by the people who were there.
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
Journalist Layla Wright finds out what really happened to Sean Walsh, a young musician who refused hospital treatment and believed he could cure his cancer naturally instead.
Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
New research on how society works
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
This podcast, assembled by a former PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.