Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
The Spoken History of a Global Language
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
New research on how society works
Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman. TheAllusionist.org
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.
Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
History as told by the people who were there.
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our 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
Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...