Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
A frenzied attack. Two dead men. A dozen suspects. A South African town divided. Blood Lands is a true story told in five parts.
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
The Audio Long Reads podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
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.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
New research on how society works
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
History as told by the people who were there.
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
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.
Technological and digital news from around the world.