One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.
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.
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.
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.
Events previously accepted as factual, are re-interrogated. The teams assume nothing as they dig out old records and create fresh leads to find out what really happened.
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.
Gemma Bradley talks a new guest on their career so far, inspirations, backstage stories, and they perform in session.
Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.
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 weekly reflection on a topical issue.
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.
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
Amol Rajan, the BBC's Media Editor, interviews the pioneers, leaders and maverick thinkers who are shaping our rapidly changing 21st-century world.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made.
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.
Experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian Moore journeys through philosophical thought on infinity over the last two and a half thousand years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.
Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, brings to life the numbers that highlight the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Golwg ar newyddion pêl-droed. Football news and discussion
Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis joins 5 Live to answer your questions about the financial impact of coronavirus.
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.
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.
A sideways, humorous look at the week in arts with Will Gompertz and guests
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.
Highlights from Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish's show at the Big British Castle, as broadcast on BBC 6 Music.
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.
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
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.
Sreath de litrichean don fheadhainn a tha a' toiseachadh air Gaidhlig ionnsachadh. Series of letters written for people starting to learn Gaelic.
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
Amakuru ya buri munsi kuri BBC Gahuzamiryango.
The Fall of Kabul.
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.
Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
21-year-old troublemaker Alhan Gençay investigates life’s big questions with the help of the nation’s finest MCs, comedians, and experts.
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.
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.
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.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens, abridged in 9 episodes.
அனைவர்க்கும் அறிவியல் - அறிவியல், தொழில்நுட்பம், சுகாதாரம், சுற்றாடல் தொடர்பான புதிய தகவல்களை வாரந்தோறும் சுமந்துவரும் செய்திப் பெட்டகம்.