BBC Radio Podcast Guide - B

Books and Authors

Books and Authors

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House

The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.

Best of Today

Best of Today

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world

Bookclub

Bookclub

Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels

Brexit: A Love Story?

Brexit: A Love Story?

You know we’re leaving the EU but this is the story of how the UK got here. Mark Mardell uncovers the fractious yet intriguing story of Britain’s relationship with the EU.

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

The story of the systematic doping of the 2012 and 2014 Olympics by the Russian state set against the ongoing attempts to catch the cheats.

Best of Natural History Radio

Best of Natural History Radio

The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.

Beyond Today

Beyond Today

Beyond Today is the daily podcast from Radio 4 that asks one big question about one big story in the news - and beyond. Tina Daheley, Matthew Price, and a team of curious producers search for answers that change the way we see the world. They speak to the BBC’s unrivalled global network of reporters, plus occasional special guests, to tell stories about identity, technology, and power - where it lies and how that is changing.

Body Horror

Body Horror

What price a new body? Welcome to 2050, where the booming transplant industry can cater for all your wildest desires

Bunk Bed

Bunk Bed

The acclaimed Bunk Bed with funny, intimate in-the-dark conversation and the voices of the famous dead. Peter Curran and Patrick Marber let those crazy disconnected thoughts before sleep float into the air.

Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed

Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change.

Body on the Moor

Body on the Moor

A body is found on the moor, with no clue as to who the man was. And he died from poisoning. Who is he? Why was he there? Jon Manel follows the police inquiry for BBC Radio 4.

Britain at Sea

Britain at Sea

Admiral Lord West tells the story of the Royal Navy during the 20th century.

Brixton: Flames on the Frontline

Brixton: Flames on the Frontline

Forty years ago Brixton burned. It was the people versus the police. Violence erupted on the streets. What happened changed the face of Britain – for everyone. Big Narstie finds out why.

BeSpoke: at the Tour de France

BeSpoke: at the Tour de France

Gareth Rhys Owen, Rob Hayles and Simon Brotherton bring you a daily podcast from the 2019 Tour de France, as Geraint Thomas defends the title he won last year for Team Ineos (then Team Sky). Follow the team @5liveSport, via the BBC Sport website, and use the hashtag #BBCycling to get in touch.

Bunce's Tales of the Extraordinary

Bunce's Tales of the Extraordinary

Steve Bunce tells the most extraordinary sporting stories

Bump Club

Bump Club

5 live's Bump Club follows families through their experience of pregnancy and birth. Every Sunday morning from 11am with Edith Bowman and Colin Murray

Building Queertopia

Building Queertopia

Chelcee Grimes and Shane Jenek (Courtney Act) invite a guest on each week and ask what they would add to build their perfect queer utopia. What’s your big idea for Queertopia? What would we do for fun? What would we bring from our current world to Queertopia? With help from you our queertopian citizens and our guests, we create the perfect society for all lifeforms to be their true selves. Everyone is welcome in Queertopia.

Bad People

Bad People

Dr. Julia Shaw and comedian Sofie Hagen dissect the criminal cases that shock, intrigue and scare us the most. Producers: Louisa Field & Caroline Steel Assistant Producer: Simona Rata Artwork: Kingsley Nebechi Music: Matt Chandler Series Editor: Rami Tzabar Academic Consultants for The Open University: Dr. Lara Frumkin Dr. James Munro Commissioning Assistant Producer: Adam Eland Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Bad People is produced in partnership with The Open University and is a BBC Audio Science Production for BBC Sounds

Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada

Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada

Model and author Naomi Shimada meets the people from the world of fashion and beauty who know how to get their beauty fix, while showing that beauty is anything but fixed. Naomi lifts the filter on selfies and self-care, with models, influencers and campaigners, all fixing broken beauty standards in their own way.

Behind The Investigation

Behind The Investigation

Behind The Investigation takes you behind the scenes of the genre-defining new crime drama exploring the gripping case of the murdered young Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Bitesize Secondary Parents' Survival Guide

Bitesize Secondary Parents' Survival Guide

Join fellow frazzled parents Jonathan Overend (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Deborah James (You, Me and the Big C) as they discuss your home schooling nightmares, top tips, and get expert advice to help us all support Secondary learning along with the rest of our home lives as best we can.

Bitesize Primary Parents' Survival Guide

Bitesize Primary Parents' Survival Guide

Join fellow frazzled parents Elisha Sessions (BBC Academy) and Deborah James (You, Me and the Big C) as they discuss your home schooling nightmares, top tips, and get expert advice to help us all juggle teaching Primary kids with the rest of our home lives as best we can.

Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks

Colin Murray gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue their favourite tracks.

Books To Live By… with Mariella Frostrup

Books To Live By… with Mariella Frostrup

Hear about the books that have shaped the lives of globally celebrated movers and shakers, as Mariella visits them in their homes, hotels and dressing rooms to find out why their reading matters.

Business Matters

Business Matters

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Business Daily

Business Daily

The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Bad Cops

Bad Cops

In Baltimore, Maryland, an elite group of plainclothes officers called the Gun Trace Task Force gets hundreds of illegal guns off the streets every year. Secretly, however, these detectives are also robbing people, selling drugs, planting evidence and framing innocent people. When some of the officers go too far, it triggers an FBI investigation that reveals the Gun Trace Task Force as one of the most corrupt police squads in American policing history. Jessica Lussenhop tells the story of the rise and fall of this once-powerful unit of officers, and its leader Sergeant Wayne Jenkins. And she asks: why do good cops go bad?

Boston Calling

Boston Calling

How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.

Burmese Morning Broadcast

Burmese Morning Broadcast

Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.

Burmese Evening Broadcast

Burmese Evening Broadcast

BBC Burmese provides up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. 2015-2100 Burmese Time (1345-1430 GMT)

BBC Radio Wolverhampton update

BBC Radio Wolverhampton update

A snapshot of the news, sport and weather in your area, as well stories of people making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.

Breaking the News

Breaking the News

Topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines.

BBC Radio Scotland Rugby Podcast

BBC Radio Scotland Rugby Podcast

Interviews with the stars of today, memories from legends of the game plus the latest news, the BBC Scotland rugby team keeps you across everything in the world of Scottish rugby

Brainwaves

Brainwaves

Pennie Latin explores the science behind our everyday experiences and speaks to key scientists working in Scotland.

Baza Muganga

Baza Muganga

Ikiganiro ku bibazo by’ubuzima. Ibisubizo bitangwa n’abaganga ku bibazo twakiriye.

Birthday Girls' House Party

Birthday Girls' House Party

Comedy sketch group Birthday Girls, aka Beattie, Camille and Rose, invite you to their house party. Expect late-night chats with nothing off-limits, veggie Scotch eggs and party legends.

Best of Nolan

Best of Nolan

Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day: an unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment. From BBC Radio Ulster

Blas Pod

Blas Pod

Inneachar tráthúil fuaime ó fhoireann BBC Blas in am seo na dianghlasála i bhfoirm podchraolta

Book Week NI

Book Week NI

Poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction –the joy of reading is brought to life through informed discussion and debate from BBC NI.

Best Of Vinny Hurrell

Best Of Vinny Hurrell

Vinny hosts a lively, late-night magazine show with discussion, topical features and guests. Feisty talk radio - without the politics

Between the Ears

Between the Ears

Innovative and thought-provoking features that make adventurous use of sound and explore a wide variety of subjects. Made by leading radio producers.

Britten 100

Britten 100

Britten 100. Highlights from Radio 3’s Britten centenary weekend in Aldeburgh with special features, interviews and on location reports recorded in Suffolk.

BBC Proms Music Guide

BBC Proms Music Guide

In this set of free downloads, BBC Radio 3 presenters introduce a key composer and work featured in BBC Prom concerts.

BBC Learning English Drama

BBC Learning English Drama

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.

BBC Writersroom

BBC Writersroom

BBC Writersroom seeks out fresh voices, championing writer talent from across the UK. We support, develop and challenge writers throughout their careers, across the BBC.

BBC Young Musician

BBC Young Musician

Jess Gillam hosts the podcast about young musicians, for young musicians. Special guests every episode, with a new show every week.

Blue Planet II: The Podcast

Blue Planet II: The Podcast

Join us for a deeper dive into the science and spectacle of Blue Planet II. New episodes weekly, right after the show finishes on telly. Presented by Emily Knight and Becky Ripley.

Bwletin Amaeth

Bwletin Amaeth

Y newyddion ffermio diweddaraf ar BBC Radio Cymru. The latest farming news.

Beti a'i Phobol

Beti a'i Phobol

Beti George yn holi rhai o bobl mwyaf diddorol Cymru. Beti George interviews some of Wales' most interesting people

Byd Rygbi Cat a Charlo

Byd Rygbi Cat a Charlo

Dilynwch holl gyffro pencampwriaeth y Chwe Gwlad yng nghwmni Gareth Charles a Catrin Heledd.

Bwyta, Cysgu, Crio

Bwyta, Cysgu, Crio

Yn anffodus ‘dyw bod yn rhieni ddim yn dod â chyfarwyddiadau – ond ry’n ni gyd yn gwneud ein gorau glas. Beth Jones, Siôn Tomos Owen a’u gwesteion sy’n trin a thrafod yr holl brofiadau boncyrs o fod yn rhieni a magu plant.

BBC Music Introducing Mixtape

BBC Music Introducing Mixtape

An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.

Beag air Bheag

Beag air Bheag

Prògram do luchd-ionnsachaidh na Gàidhlig le Iain Urchardan. John Urquhart guides learners through some of the intricacies of the Gaelic language.

BBC Introducing in Oxfordshire

BBC Introducing in Oxfordshire

Listen to highlights of Dave Gilyeat and his team of new music aficionados as they deliver all the best Oxfordshire bands you've never heard before.

BBC 時事一周 Newsweek (Cantonese)

BBC 時事一周 Newsweek (Cantonese)

Key events of the week reviewed in this Cantonese programme. In the special features, BBC correspondents, contributors and listeners present the world from different angles.

BBC Lê

BBC Lê

Reportagens selecionadas pelos editores lidas pela equipe da BBC.

BBC Somerset’s Cricket Show: Extras

BBC Somerset’s Cricket Show: Extras

The best guests and interviews from BBC Radio Somerset’s Cricket Show. Charlie Taylor brings you extra from the county’s cricket scene every fortnight.

Blades, Sweat and Tears

Blades, Sweat and Tears

Behind the scenes access with the GB Rowing Team as they strive for Olympic glory. From the gym to the canteen, boathouse to training camps, follow the team from start to success. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire.

Beyond Bollywood

Beyond Bollywood

Join BBC Asian Network's Haroon Rashid for your fix of Bollywood movie chat, big star interviews and all things Desi entertainment. From new movies to love of the classics - this is the only place to be!

Brown Girls Do It Too

Brown Girls Do It Too

From Dirty Talk to the A to Z of Sex Toys, Poppy and Rubina confess all the funny and intimate details of their sex lives. A South Asian woman still can’t talk openly about her sex life, but Poppy and Rubina are determined to change that, beginning with their own experiences. In this new series of Brown Girls Do It Too, Poppy and Rubina speak to a whole range of women, who are all ‘doing it too’ and who proud to talk about their relationship and sex lives. The stakes are high for a South Asian woman talking openly about her sex life, both Poppy and Rubina have faced enormous backlash online and from their families for being so frank on this podcast. Yet they insist they must carry on – and as Rubina says in Episode One of the new series, “an orgasm is a human right” and so is their right to talk about it. Through the series Poppy and Rubina learn about their own boundaries as they grow closer and become more comfortable talking about this most challenging of all subjects.

But…Where Are You Really From?

But…Where Are You Really From?

Meet Eshaan, Sunil and Nim - each week they'll be putting comedic guests through their desi paces. Join them as they answer the pointed question "But...Where Are You Really From?"

Bats, Bails & Biryani

Bats, Bails & Biryani

Some say it’s bigger than football while others believe it’s bigger than religion! The one thing everyone agrees is millions of Asians throughout the world are totally obsessed with the phenomenon called cricket. In Bats Bails & Biriyani, super fan Noreen Khan goes around the wicket as the Cricket World Cup 2019 arrives in England and Wales. Joining her on the team sheet is cricket guru Nikesh Rughani. Each week during the tournament, they bring a fresh team out to chat about the love, the passion, the rivalry and the biryani!

Boro Podcast

Boro Podcast

Matty Jones and Matty Nixon talk to former Middlesbrough players and fans.

BBC Africa Debate

BBC Africa Debate

Current issues that matter to Africa go under discussion and are brought to the attention of a global audience. Each month an invited audience engages robustly with a distinguished international panel to help inform global perceptions of the continent. If it matters to Africa, we shall debate it in Africa.

Brexit Britain

Brexit Britain

How is Brexit Britain affecting your life? Six people’s personal views on what’s happening to the UK, recorded as they go about their normal lives.