BBC Radio Podcast Guide - W

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour

The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis. Presenter Carolyn Quinn is joined by politicians and journalists 10pm every Sunday on BBC Radio 4.

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them

World at One

World at One

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.

Wireless Nights

Wireless Nights

Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark, with stories of night people

When Greeks Flew Kites

When Greeks Flew Kites

Monthly series in which historical novelist Sarah Dunant delves into the past for stories and moments that help frame the present, bringing to life worlds that span the centuries.

We Need to Talk About Death

We Need to Talk About Death

Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss death and dying, exploring the choices open to us and confronting the questions we fear the most.

Will Self's Great British Bus Journey

Will Self's Great British Bus Journey

Will Self takes a 1,000-mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Elsie Frost was murdered on 9 October 1965 in Wakefield in the UK. She was 14. The murderer hasn't been caught. iPM investigates this unsolved case.

Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

Which ten women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in culture, business, politics or campaigns? Emma Barnett, chairs our 2014 panel. From BBC Radio 4

Wake Up to Money

Wake Up to Money

News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe

What Planet Are We On? ...with Liz Bonnin

What Planet Are We On? ...with Liz Bonnin

Offering solutions and practical tips on how we can tackle climate change, as well as hearing from experts, campaigners and well-known names, like David Attenborough and Idris Elba. ‘What Planet Are We On?’ shines a light on some of the most challenging environmental issues of our time and takes a closer look at how we choose to live on this planet. Hosted by science, natural history and environmental broadcaster Liz Bonnin alongside the BBC’s environment correspondent Matt McGrath and science correspondent Victoria Gill, we’ll be exploring some of the impacts we’re having on the world and what we can do about it.

Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune with comedians Alison Spittle and Fern Brady sharing their funniest most embarrassing stories: the bad stuff that makes you feel good. Send in your stories! Contact us on: 07519 494 891 (or +44 7519 494 891 from outside the UK) and record your story as a whatsapp voice note or whatever kind of audio recording works for you. It does need to be audio. Or record it and send it to our email address: Misfortune@bbc.co.uk Everything's 100% anonymous (promise!) and we’ll contact you first if we want to include your story. Producer: Beth O'Dea Artwork: Sophie Rose Brampton Commissioning Producer: Hannah Rose Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Wheel of Misfortune is a BBC Audio Bristol Production for BBC Sounds

Where Is George Gibney?

Where Is George Gibney?

A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished. Multi-award-winning podcast series. Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail. Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Artwork: Jacob Phillips Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds * AWARDS * - Rockie Awards 2021 - Non-Fiction Podcast of the Year - Winner - Prix Europa 2021 – Radio Investigation of the Year - Special Commendation - Webby Awards 2021 – Best Sounds Design - People’s Voice Winner - British Podcast Awards 2021 – Moment of the Year - Winner - Justice Media Awards (Ireland) 2021 - Overall Winner - New York Festivals Radio Awards – Best Non-Fiction Series - Gold - New York Festivals Radio Awards – Best Narrative/Documentary Podcast - Gold - New York Festivals Radio Awards – Best Serialized Podcast - Gold - New York Festivals Radio Awards – Best Documentary (Social Issues) - Silver - Radio Academy ARIAs – Impact Award - Silver - The Podcast Academy – Ambies 2021 – Best Production - Nominee - The Lovie Awards – Best Crime & Justice Podcast Series - Nominee

We Can Change The World

We Can Change The World

Isy Suttie talks to amazing young people whose actions have changed the world around them. In each podcast Isy interviews a new, inspiring young person who has not just enhanced their life with their actions, but those in their immediate community and even worldwide.

World Business Report

World Business Report

The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

Witness History

Witness History

History as told by the people who were there.

WorklifeIndia

WorklifeIndia

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

World Football

World Football

BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.

World Questions

World Questions

The public's questions about issues affecting their country, recorded in a different global location each month

World Book Club

World Book Club

The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.

When Katty Met Carlos

When Katty Met Carlos

A BBC World Service and OZY Media co-production, presented by the BBC’s Katty Kay from World News America, and journalist and OZY co-founder Carlos Watson. When Katty Met Carlos looks at the issues and themes reshaping America’s future and the deep undercurrents that lie beneath American society – from Covid-19 to race, the economy, and more. These are issues that will change America and the world, from how we are governed to how we live together. Katty and Carlos are looking for answers to their questions; discovering solutions to the problems, and reflecting the widest possible range of opinion and thought.

Witness History: Witness Archive 2015

Witness History: Witness Archive 2015

History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2015.

Witness History: Witness Black History

Witness History: Witness Black History

Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history

World Wise Web

World Wise Web

Teenagers from the around the world talk to the technology pioneers who have shaped their lives. Each episode is introduced by seventeen year old Anna Zanelli, a budding designer from London. Young people get the chance to ask leading innovators the questions they want answered. We find out about the inspiration behind some of the most important digital inventions, what their creators needed to do to make them a reality, and hear words of wisdom from brilliant minds.

Witness History: Witness Archive 2016

Witness History: Witness Archive 2016

History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2016.

Witness History: World War 2 Collection

Witness History: World War 2 Collection

More than 50 first-hand accounts of significant moments in WW2. Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust.

World Service Music Documentaries

World Service Music Documentaries

All the BBC World Service music podcasts gathered into one place. New documentaries will be added intermittently. Only available in the UK.

Witness History: Witness Archive 2017

Witness History: Witness Archive 2017

History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2017.

Weekend Break

Weekend Break

Weekend Break is no longer available as a download, but we recommend the Global News Podcast as an alternative. Search for it wherever you find your podcasts.

World Update: Daily Commute

World Update: Daily Commute

World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.

WW2: War and Words

WW2: War and Words

The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.

Witness History: Archive 2014

Witness History: Archive 2014

The story of our times told by the people who were there.

Witness History: Archive 2013

Witness History: Archive 2013

The story of our times told by the people who were there.

Witness History: Archive 2011

Witness History: Archive 2011

The story of our times told by the people who were there.

Witness History: Archive 2010

Witness History: Archive 2010

The story of our times told by the people who were there.

Witness History: Archive 2012

Witness History: Archive 2012

The story of our times told by the people who were there.

Word Up!

Word Up!

Word Up! introduces listeners to Scotland in all its diverse and multifaceted glory. Across the series, you'll hear the voices of trailblazers, unsung heroes and much more.

Women in Sport

Women in Sport

Heather Dewar talks to prominent sportswomen about their life, career and sporting issues.

Who Killed Emma?

Who Killed Emma?

The naked body of a young woman is found in isolated woods. Police never catch her killer. Journalist Sam Poling's investigation takes her into a dark and unsettling world of sex, rape, lies and murder. And it leads her to confront the man she believes is the prime suspect. From BBC Scotland, Who Killed Emma? Is an eight-part podcast that forensically takes apart the police investigation into Emma's murder and unravels the impact of a series of coincidences and missed opportunities until a clear suspect starts to emerge. CREDITS Reporter: Samantha Poling Producer: Mona McAlinden Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey Story Editor: Kirsty Williams Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes Thanks to Matt Roper Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories. Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

From the 16th to the early 18th centuries, witch hunts took place in Scotland. In this podcast series Susan Morrison, along with Dr Louise Yeoman and a team of expert historians, explores how events aligned to allow this to happen. How did it get to the stage where many innocent people, mostly women, were executed for imaginary crimes

Worst Dates

Worst Dates

Luke Franks and Arielle Free dig into dating lives, to draw out the terrible, awkward and just plain embarrassing.

When I Was 25

When I Was 25

Vinny Hurrell takes his guests back to their mid-twenties. Given the passage of time – what would they do differently now? What advice would they give their younger selves?

What Happens in Ulster

What Happens in Ulster

True crime parody. Comedian Diona Doherty plays Georgina, an ambitious young reporter trying to jump on the true crime bandwagon with a hit podcast.

World War One at Home

World War One at Home

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.

What Makes Us Human with Jeremy Vine

What Makes Us Human with Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine explores what makes us human in this landmark BBC Radio 2 series.Guests deliver their thoughts on the essence of human existence, reflecting on their own lives.

World War One

World War One

The events of the first truly global war and its devastating and far reaching impact.

Walescast

Walescast

BBC Wales Politics Editor Felicity Evans and Political Correspondent James Williams present a one-stop shop of what's happening in the world of Welsh politics.

World War 1 Performance Pack - 'Archie Dobson's War'

World War 1 Performance Pack - 'Archie Dobson's War'

The 10 programmes to download combine dance, music and drama activities exploring World War 1, which can be combined to stage our play for KS2 pupils called 'Archie Dobson's War'. Full details in the Programme Notes (below).