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Best BBC podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best BBC podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
 
History as told by the people who were there.
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
New research on how society works
 
Explorations in the world of science.
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
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.
 
One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you their guide to being a professional footballer. #backstronger
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk #elisandjohn
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
 
Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
 
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
 
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.
 
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
 
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
 
Chatting through the stories that matter. Hosted by Ben Zand and Linda Adey. Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.
 
Colin Murray talks to some of the biggest names in sport in a truly unique setting...in either his house or theirs!
 
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
 
A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.
 
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
 
The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.
 
News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.
 
BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
 
A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
 
Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society
 
A conversation between two women about their paths to success
 
A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t. Released every Friday.
 
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Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 secondsBy BBC World Service
 
Joss has returned to Jamaica Inn and is very angry about Mr Bassat's visit.By BBC Radio
 
With news reports moving as quickly as the virus may be spreading, the latest coronavirus outbreak which is thought to have started in Wuhan in central China is fast becoming a global health concern. Adam Rutherford speaks to BBC Inside Science's resident virologist Professor Jonathan Ball from Nottingham University, who says one of the most urgent…
 
An hour of top tunes from ARCADIA ROOTS, JOAN THE WAD, TRIZZY 5STAR, GIANT BOYS, BAMBOO SMOKE, CROSS WIRES, BEN HOLLAND, MUDDY SUMMERS & THE DFWS, GENN, HINAKO OMORI, ORGANISED SCUM, KEIR, THE TARANTULIPS, MATT STOCKL, LOTTERY WINNERS, THE GRAVITY DRIVE, BLACKABY and SALLOW PILLOW, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
 
The five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game's history. Also: China is extending its Lunar New Year holiday to help control the coronavirus outbreak, and the sheep that only eat seaweed foraged from beaches and are apparently more environmentally friendly because of it.…
 
Emma Saunders is joined by BBC Sport's Kyle Walker, Ben Haines from 90Min and the Daily Telegraph's Luke Edwards to reflect on Shrewsbury's dramatic comeback to draw 2-2 with Liverpool in the FA Cup. The team discuss whether replays should be kept after more criticism from managers over the weekend. Manchester United and Manchester City both cruise…
 
We hear from Paul Collingwood and Sam Curran and we discuss about Jofra Archer with his good friend Tymal Mills and Michael Carberry.We also debate about the new metrics taking over in T20 cricket to work out how good a player is.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
The way in which a new virus has emerged in China is reminiscent of SARS, a highly infectious virus that spread rapidly. It’s so similar that Health officials demanded action as soon as its existence became known. And the Chinese authorities and global medical community have acted to try and stop the spread. Events were still developing, even as we…
 
Can understanding a little chemistry and physics help us cook better? Dan Saladino asks Heston Blumenthal and Raymond Blanc.Photograph: Emily Jarrett PhotographyBy BBC Radio 4
 
Anne Enright won the Booker Prize for her fourth novel, The Gathering, in 2007, and was appointed the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction in 2015. She has written seven novels, two collections of short stories and a book of essays about motherhood and her work has been widely translated. Born in Dublin in 1962, Anne is the youngest of five childre…
 
President Trump's lawyers have begun defending him at his impeachment trial, accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the result of the 2016 election. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the spread of a deadly new coronavirus is accelerating, and Brazil marks the first anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse.…
 
As a young woman Ieva Lesinska was faced with an agonising choice. Defect to the US with her double agent father, or stay in Latvia with her mother and renounce him as a traitor. Ieva says it was like she was living in a spy movie, and a film has now been made about her life, it's called: 'My father, the spy.'Presenter: Emily WebbProducer: Deiniol …
 
Mark Chapman rounds up the best of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round action. West Brom manager Slaven Bilic enjoyed his return to West Ham, dumping his old club out of the cup. You will hear from a disappointed David Moyes and West Brom match-winner Conor Townsend. Jose Mourinho talks about Christian Eriksen's future after he missed Tottenham's draw a…
 
The young, black cellist from Nottingham making chart history.Sheku Kanneh-Mason was the first ever black winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year. He performed with the eyes of the world looking on at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. And now he's become the first ever cellist to reach the UK’s top 10 album chart. Who is the 20-year-…
 
Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks reflect on another good day for England. After Ben Stokes was fined by the ICC for his altercation with a fan yesterday, we’ll hear about players’ reaction to getting out: why Niall O’Brien returned to his locker with a broken loo seat? And whether Harry Potter really stole Tim Murtagh’s kit.And we also hear from the Ba…
 
This week we're looking at extinction. The deadly fungus that's killing amphibians, the story of the Dodo, plus why discovering that whales 'sing' helped to save them. Also, the book that changed attitudes to the environment and the 'Frozen Zoo' that aims to preserve endangered DNA for future generations.(Photo: dead frog infected with Chytrid Fung…
 
Sports presenter and pundit Natalie Paweleck, broadcaster Martin Bashir, football journalist John Cross and comedian Mike Bubbins join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.In the final round, the…
 
The anti-nationalist protesters in Italy and the man they are trying to stop - Mark Lowen meets members of the Sardines as well the hard-line politician Matteo Salvini who is hoping to become Prime Minister.Kate Adie introduces this and other stories:In Cape Verde, Colin Freeman finds out why Europe’s drug problem is also a problem for the Atlantic…
 
What is the virus that's disrupting the Lunar New Year celebrations? Doctors are worried because we know so little about it. Also in this edition: the outside world starts to take an interest in Libya - maybe; what the charges against Isabel dos Santos mean for Angola and the world; Britain and the US edge towards a trade and tariff battle over tec…
 
As more cases of Coronavirus are confirmed in China, the BBC's Andrew Walker considers the potential economic impact of the disease. German car parts manufacturer Gedia is the latest in a line of companies hit by ransomware attacks. Bill Goodwin from Computer Weekly explains what's happened. Kai Ryssdal of our partner show Marketplace sits down wit…
 
Growing threat interrupts holiday plans as France confirms three people there are sick with coronavirus. Also in this edition: thousands of civilians flee a fresh front in Syria’s civil war, and one of England’s top football clubs tackles racism head on.By BBC World Service
 
"All racism is a species not only of unreason... but of unreason enthusiastically embraced", writes Howard Jacobson. Howard discusses why anti-Semitism should trouble us all, regardless of our background. Producer: Adele ArmstrongBy BBC Radio 4
 
Looking back at Eric Cantona’s infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan that shocked the football world.Palace fan Matthew Simmons ran down 11 rows to abuse Cantona as he walked back to the dressing rooms. What followed caused a sensation across the sporting world. Cantona was sentenced to two weeks in prison which was reduced on 31 March to 1…
 
Super-sized volcanic eruptions and giant asteroids crashing in from outer space are the stuff of disaster movies. They have listener Santosh from South Africa slightly concerned. He’d like to know what’s being done in real life to prepare for this kind of event. Although the chance of these events occurring is low, Santosh isn’t entirely wrong to b…
 
Matthew Sweet with NYT journalist Kate Murphy, Anne Karpf & David Toop in a conversation about paying attention and how to hear each other properly. Kate's new book You're Not Listening draws on her interviews with a range of people including priests, focus group co-ordinators and CIA interrogators.Former radio critic Anne Karpf is the author of th…
 
Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks discuss England fighting back after a mini-collapse in the first innings.Plus could Ben Stokes be in trouble for an altercation with a fan after he was dismissed?We hear from Zak Crawley, who top-scored with 66, and from Stuart Broad on his fond memories the last time he played at this ground.…
 
In this very special episode, we're joined by a hero in these parts - Martin Lewis! Elsewhere, we enjoy some millennial slang in today's Made Up Game and we learn all about Simon Mayo's repeat fees.Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk#elisandjohnBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom”. These were Donald Trump’s words at Davos earlier in the week, dismissing those who warn of the dangers of climate change. We know climate change is real, but Trump doesn’t seem to be listening to the experts who tell him this. It’s a tendency the author Michael Lewis noticed in Trump the day after he…
 
Jane Wakefield checks out the latest educational tech at the Bett 2020 show in London and talks to Apple and Google about how they think technology can prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Plus she finds out what role robots can play in teaching. And is always-connected technology making you stressed and burnt-out? If so, we hear some tips th…
 
Fi and Jane crack on with another episode of Fortunately and with them this time is Love Island star Dani Dyer.Dani gives two of them a guide to living their best lives, including how to look after your eyelashes and being less harsh on yourself. They chat about the opportunities and problems of appearing on reality TV and what it was like to grow …
 
Coronavirus in China has killed 26 people and infected more than 800; In Iraq, tens of thousands of people march to demand the removal of US troops; There are fears about huge swarms of locusts in East Africa which are destroying crops:By BBC World Service
 
Donald Macleod explores the myriad influences on the life’s work of Karol Szymanowski.The reshaping of Europe at the end of the First World War had a defining effect on Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. As Europe was being reapportioned, the comfortable world he’d known up to that point disappeared for good. His family’s comfortable and cultured l…
 
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, historian Rebecca Clifford tells the stories of child survivors of the Holocaust who made their way to Britain after the war. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
Isabel dos Santos faces charges in her native Angola. The daughter of the former long-time president is accused of corruption after a leak of documents. Ed Cropley, former Reuters sub-Saharan Africa bureau chief, discusses what could happen next. Mark Hays from the campaign group Global Witness explains why the role of international banks and accou…
 
In 1975, San Diego Zoo began placing tissue samples of rare animals in cryogenic storage for the benefit of future generations. Called the Frozen Zoo, the refrigeration system now contains the cells of more than 1000 species ranging from the white rhinoceros to the black-footed ferret. Scientists are now using the collection to try to save species …
 
Colin Murray sits down with multiple Paralympic Gold and London Marathon winner David Weir at his place, for a no-nonsense chat. Covering his career across over 20 years from how he started out, his love of music and DJing, to his big rivalries across track and road races.David also talks frankly about how he has dealt massive success at London 201…
 
We update you on the viral outbreak centred on Wuhan in China and how a combination of huge internal migration and neglected public services may have made China's Happiest City not such a cheerful place. What's the best way to work out how well an economy is doing? Some existing survey methods aren't that effective any more - the BBC's Szu Ping Cha…
 
Beijing cancels Lunar New Year celebrations and cities like Wuhan curb public transport. Also: The world remembers Auschwitz, and a 3000 year-old Egyptian priest speaks againBy BBC World Service
 
Christie Harnett died in a children and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) unit in Middlesbrough.She is one of 16 suicides in CAMHS units in England since 2016.Hosted by Georgia Coan.#TheNextEpisode // TheNextEpisode@bbc.co.ukBy BBC Radio
 
What lessons do previous pandemics provide about how we should treat the new coronavirus? David Aaronovitch tracks the disease's origins in China, explores its spread. He considers how dangerous this virus is and asks how prepared we are for an outbreak in the UK. Contributors:Howard Zhang, editor of the BBC’s China serviceDr Nathalie McDermott, Im…
 
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein find out what makes Bruno Fernandes tick and hear from PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
The trial of Harvey Weinstein started in New York this week. Once upon a time he was a Hollywood giant, then in 2017 allegations he sexually harassed a number of women began to surface. Over 80 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, only a few of the complaints have led to criminal charges. For many people Weinstein facing justice s…
 
Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus is now 90 years old, but she was only 14 when she was taken to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland. She worked in the children’s hut and she’s now known as the ‘librarian of Auschwitz’. Dita remembers being desperately hungry and cold, but along with her mother she survived her time there. After coming f…
 
As Ollie Pope becomes England's youngest Test centurion for 14 years, we ask his mentor Alec Stewart when he first realised he had a special talent on his hands. Plus, cricket puts down roots in Japan. Coach Chris Thurgate's two sons are playing for the country in the Under-19s World Cup.And what does Jim Maxwell make of Lord's relaxing its famous …
 
Beijing's palace complex, the Forbidden City,will be closed to the public. The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. World leaders attend a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.…
 
Isabel dos Santos is the billionaire daughter of the former president of Angola and Africa’s richest woman. She claims to be a self-made businesswoman. But more than 700,000 documents, recently leaked from her business empire, suggest otherwise. The emails, charts, contracts, audits, and accounts in the so-called Luanda Leaks have put her under int…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flow of particles from the outer region of the Sun which we observe in the Northern and Southern Lights, interacting with Earth's magnetosphere, and in comet tails that stream away from the Sun regardless of their own direction. One way of defining the boundary of the solar system is where the pressure from the s…
 
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