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Ask Martin Lewis Podcast

Ask Martin Lewis Podcast

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis joins 5 Live to answer your financial questions.

All Hail Kale

All Hail Kale

Wellness you can actually trust – from award-winning journalist Tim Samuels. What’s best for your mind, body, diet and mood – served with heaps of expertise & a sprinkling of wit.

A to Tsar of Russia with Adrian Chiles

A to Tsar of Russia with Adrian Chiles

From Aeroflot to Tsar Nicholas, Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Arts Club with Will Gompertz

Arts Club with Will Gompertz

A sideways, humorous look at the week in arts with Will Gompertz and guests

Africa Daily

Africa Daily

One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

Africa Today

Africa Today

News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.

A Wish for Afghanistan

A Wish for Afghanistan

The speed of the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan in August 2021 took the world by surprise. Now there is uncertainty and fear among many Afghans - what will Taliban rule look like? What will become of their country? The Taliban took control of Kabul just weeks before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the event that led to the US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 and the Taliban’s fall. It was hoped this would be a new beginning, bringing peace to a country that had known nothing but war since the Soviets invaded 20 years earlier. After 2001, there was a new constitution and elections; women returned to parliament, girls returned to school and civil society flourished. But there was also a resurgence in violence. And now, with the last American soldier gone and the Taliban back in power, many Afghans are fearful for the future. The BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet has followed every twist and turn of the Afghan story. In this landmark series of interviews for the BBC World Service, she hears from Afghans how the last 20 years have shaped them: their dreams for a new future and their fears that the cycle of violence will never stop. Afghans have a word which seems to capture this moment: kashke. It's a word that conveys sadness, regret and hope, roughly translating as "if only", which is why we've called this series A Wish for Afghanistan.

Alinkar Paleban

Alinkar Paleban

The richness of Burmese language is explored and explained. Ko Thein Myat joins renowned linguists to look into the aesthetic beauty of language, its syntax structure, semantics used in song lyrics and fine texts, the etymology of words and how meaning has changed over the time. Broadcast every Saturday morning on the BBC Burmese Service.

Any Questions? and Any Answers?

Any Questions? and Any Answers?

Chris Mason presents topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. Anita Anand presents listeners' responses to the issues raised.

A Point of View

A Point of View

A weekly reflection on a topical issue.

AntiSocial

AntiSocial

Peace talks for the culture wars. In an era of polarisation, propaganda and pile-ons, AntiSocial offers an alternative: understanding, facts, and respect. Each week, Adam Fleming takes on a topic that's generating conflict on social media, blogs, talk shows and phone-ins and helps you work out what the arguments are really about.

Add to Playlist

Add to Playlist

Add to Playlist takes us on a musical journey of discovery, exploring the web of connections between tracks across the breadth of all musical styles, from pop, rock, reggae and hip-hop to classical, jazz, folk and country.

Analysis

Analysis

Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

All in the Mind

All in the Mind

Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind

A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand

A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand

Chris and Xand are doctors, scientists and identical twins. Well, not quite identical. Xand is 20kg heavier, clinically obese, and has a Covid-induced heart condition. Chris believes that the reason Xand is overweight is the same reason that most of us in the UK are overweight - Ultra Processed Food or UPF. It's the main thing that we now eat and feed to our children, but most of us have never heard of it. It's addictive, highly profitable and the main cause of the global obesity pandemic. It's destroying our bodies, our brains and the environment. In this series, recorded during the first coronavirus lockdown of 2020, Chris wants to help his brother quit UPF and get his health back. So, he has a plan. In an attempt to turn Xand's life around, Chris persuades his brother to eat a diet comprising 80% Ultra-processed food while learning about every aspect of it. By doing this, Chris tests two theories - that Xand is addicted to UPF, and that eating more of the stuff while learning about it, will help him quit. Chris believes that the science shows UPF is addictive and harmful to the body, not least by driving excess consumption and weight gain. By speaking with the world's leading experts on obesity and nutrition, Xand will learn what UPF is made of, how it's produced, whether it's addictive, what it does to the human brain and body and how it is the number one force driving global obesity.

Amol Rajan Interviews...

Amol Rajan Interviews...

Amol Rajan, the BBC's Media Editor, interviews the pioneers, leaders and maverick thinkers who are shaping our rapidly changing 21st-century world.

A Summer of Swallows

A Summer of Swallows

A regular podcast from Today on Radio 4, following Britain's swallows throughout the summer, and through their breeding season. Emily Knight, plus experts, listeners and swallow-lovers all over the country, get to know these iconic birds. Episodes are occasional – depending on the swallows Produced by Emily Knight and Eliza Lomas This podcast feed also includes episodes from the earlier series, Planet Puffin. All things puffin. Both the silly and the serious; the scientific and the cultural.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made.

A Point of View: A Point of View: Clive James

A Point of View: A Point of View: Clive James

Clive James presents reflections on topical issues ranging from politics to pop culture in this award-winning series of BBC Radio 4's A Point of View. These programmes were first broadcast between 2007 and 2009.

A History of Delusions

A History of Delusions

Experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.

Addicted to Sex

Addicted to Sex

Can you really be addicted to sex or is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Sangita Myska meets the men and women who suffer from porn and sex addiction.

At Lunch With...

At Lunch With...

Politicians and public figures talk candidly and engagingly over lunch with reporter Becky Milligan. This is the off-the-record lunch, on the record. These interviews are broadcast on Radio 4’s PM programme.

A New Life in Europe: The Dhnie Family

A New Life in Europe: The Dhnie Family

The story of one Syrian family heading for Europe in search of a better life. For the last two years, the Dhnie family has been living as refugees in Jordan. In August, the family decided there was no future for them there and little prospect of returning to Syria. They packed up their lives and set off for the EU. Manveen Rana documents the twists and turns of their journey in a series of reports for BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.

A History of the Infinite

A History of the Infinite

Adrian Moore journeys through philosophical thought on infinity over the last two and a half thousand years.

A History of Ideas

A History of Ideas

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.

Across the Board

Across the Board

Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

A History of Britain in Numbers

A History of Britain in Numbers

Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, brings to life the numbers that highlight the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner

A Positive Life: HIV from Terrence Higgins to Today

A Positive Life: HIV from Terrence Higgins to Today

Sam Smith presents stories of HIV in the UK over the last 40 years; beginning with the life of Terrence Higgins, one of the first British people to die of an AIDS-related illness.

Aberfan: Tip Number 7

Aberfan: Tip Number 7

The Aberfan disaster shook the world - 116 children and 28 adults died on 21 October 1966 when a coal tip engulfed a junior school and surrounding homes. How could this happen? It’s a tale of unheeded warnings, broken promises, and a shattered community’s fight for justice. Nine part podcast series from the same stable as 'Shreds'.

Americast

Americast

Join old pals Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel for all the latest gossip from American politics.

Amakuru kuri  BBC - Gahuzamiryango

Amakuru kuri BBC - Gahuzamiryango

Amakuru ya buri munsi kuri BBC Gahuzamiryango.

Ar y Marc

Ar y Marc

Golwg ar newyddion pêl-droed. Football news and discussion

Assume Nothing

Assume Nothing

The teams assume nothing as they examine events through fresh eyes.

Alright, Pet?

Alright, Pet?

Celebrity guests chat to specialist veterinary surgeon Rob Adams and Anne-Marie Wallace about the animals they share their lives with, and why their pets are so important to them. Rob offers veterinary advice to guests and listeners and talks through some of the more unusual surgeries he's carried out over the years in his role as a specialist surgeon. Whether your animal is a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster or snake, they are all welcome on Alright, pet? Our pets are our lifelines, our best friends, our constant companions – Alright, pet? is a lively celebration of our favourite animals and a source of advice and reassurance to pet owners. Anne-Marie Wallace and vet Rob Adams will bring a combination of fun stories about the quirky little things animals do to make us smile every day as well as be the podcast that people turn to when they need information and reliable advice about their pets. To contact the team simply email alrightpet@bbc.co.uk

ATL Introducing: In Session

ATL Introducing: In Session

Gemma Bradley talks a new guest on their career so far, inspirations, backstage stories, and they perform in session.

A Short History of Ireland

A Short History of Ireland

Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.

A Perforated Ulster

A Perforated Ulster

The Hole in the Wall Gang are on air with a brand new sketch show, delivering their hilarious verdict on the politicians and current events in Northern Ireland.

Around the Wicket - Yorkshire's Asian Cricket

Around the Wicket - Yorkshire's Asian Cricket

From community to county level, a story of how grassroots Asian cricket went professional. Yorkshire based journalist and cricket fan Nasser Hanif explores recordings he made for the archive project “From Parks to Pavilions” which documented how Asian community cricket developed from its roots on the backstreets through to the formation of the first leagues and up to county level and beyond. It’s a story that reflects society at the time, looks into immigration and cultural differences and asks how the sport can create a climate where diversity flourishes. The project was produced by a Bradford community organisation AYA in 2016 and was originally broadcast on local BBC radio across England. Producer: Nasser Hanif. Digital producer: Rachael Smith. Executive producer: Kathryn Morrison. With thanks to: Mobeen Butt for the use of this archive. Photograph by Mohanlal Mistry. The ‘From Parks to Pavilions’ project was developed and delivered by the AYA Foundation with support from Bradford Local Studies Libraries, the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, the England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB), and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Arts & Ideas

Arts & Ideas

Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research. Broadcast as Free Thinking Tues – Thurs 10pm on BBC Radio 3 + Proms Plus events

A History of Mozart in a Dozen Objects

A History of Mozart in a Dozen Objects

Mozart’s world rediscovered in objects of his time. Professor Cliff Eisen looks at Mozart’s world through objects that were close to him. From BBC Radio 3.

Albion Unlimited

Albion Unlimited

Our special show talking all things Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League, with special guests each week. We look back at their last match, and preview their upcoming game.

Access All: Disability news and talk

Access All: Disability news and talk

Weekly podcast about mental health, wellbeing and disabled people. Life stories and solutions with a friendly touch – for listeners around the world. Presented by Nikki Fox.

Alhan’s World

Alhan’s World

21-year-old troublemaker Alhan Gençay investigates life’s big questions with the help of the nation’s finest MCs, comedians, and experts.

After:   Surviving sexual assault

After: Surviving sexual assault

Catriona Morton talks to fellow survivors of sexual assault and abuse about what happened to them and how they cope now. After experiencing sexual abuse and assault herself, Catriona felt like she was abandoned by society, “stranded in an ocean,” she says, "with only a life raft and no rescue in sight.” So she created her own life raft with a blog called Life Continues After, where anyone affected by sexual trauma can share their stories and advice in the hope that others will find something useful. Or even just some comfort in knowing they’re not alone. This podcast continues Catriona’s mission. Each person’s story will be split into two parts - and two separate episodes in the podcast feed. In the first part – called ‘Then’ – survivors will tell Catriona as much or as a little as they want about what happened to them. If listeners feel this part of their story might be too triggering and distressing, they can skip to the second part – called ‘Now’ – where survivors will share the practical steps, resources and methods they follow. If you've been affected by sexual abuse or violence, you can find details of organisations in the UK who offer help and support at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

A to Z of Psychedelia on 6 Music

A to Z of Psychedelia on 6 Music

A definitive, but light-hearted look at the world of mid to late-Sixties psychedelia. Exploring the world changing counter-culture on both sides of the Atlantic via music, art, mind-bending band names and an impressive rogues gallery. Paying homage to legends such as Hendrix and Pink Floyd whilst celebrating lesser-known artists like Linda Perhacs. Some wonderful stories too - George Clinton’s hair-straightening job, The Beatles’ chauffeur on backing vocals and what Brian Wilson and his brothers did when their mum and dad went on holiday. Researched and presented by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley and music journalist Rob Hughes. Adult themes and drugs references mentioned throughout.

Adam and Joe

Adam and Joe

Highlights from Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish's show at the Big British Castle, as broadcast on BBC 6 Music.

An Litir Bheag

An Litir Bheag

Sreath de litrichean don fheadhainn a tha a' toiseachadh air Gaidhlig ionnsachadh. Series of letters written for people starting to learn Gaelic.

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin

An Eye for Pattern: The Letters of Dorothy Hodgkin

An intimate portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel Prize for science, for cracking the chemical structures of penicillin and vitamin B12.

A Brief History of Mathematics

A Brief History of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Andy & The Band – Rockin’ Road Trips

Andy & The Band – Rockin’ Road Trips

The Odd Socks are the best band in the world, and not only do they rock out but they have incredible adventures aboard their tour bus – ‘The Rock’n’ Roller’.

A Podded History Of Devon

A Podded History Of Devon

Stories of people, places and events from Devon’s history with James Watts. Episodes can be heard on Michael Chequer’s evening show with a new podcast every fortnight.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens, abridged in 9 episodes.

Anaivarkkum Ariviyal

Anaivarkkum Ariviyal

அனைவர்க்கும் அறிவியல் - அறிவியல், தொழில்நுட்பம், சுகாதாரம், சுற்றாடல் தொடர்பான புதிய தகவல்களை வாரந்தோறும் சுமந்துவரும் செய்திப் பெட்டகம்.