Home of the best science programmes from BBC Radio 4 introduced by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.
A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
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.
Seriously is home to the world’s best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
Dr Julia Shaw and comedian Sofie Hagen dissect the criminal cases that shock, intrigue and scare us the most.
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
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.
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.
New research on how society works
The case that could radically change abortion laws in the US
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Have your say on the latest football action
David Aaronovitch presents in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
Provocative weekly debate on moral, religious and ethical issues. From BBC Radio Ulster
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.
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
Out of (Foreign) Office: Top UK official says he regrets staying on holiday during Afghan crisis
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
Wheel of Misfortune with comedians Alison Spittle and Fern Brady sharing their funniest most embarrassing stories: the bad stuff that makes you feel good.
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.
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.
Join Radio 1’s resident film buff Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them for the final episode of the series and all from a safe distance is Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald with music supplied by Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner.Voice Actors: Kieran Hodgson and Nimisha Odedra.…
Kelly Cates is joined by Neil Lennon, Pat Nevin and Alistair Bruce-Ball to reflect on Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League win over AC Milan and Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to RB Leipzig. Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola give their thoughts on the matches before John Bennett drops by to explain what went on in the other final group games. Finally Aaron …
A top UK official says he regrets staying on holiday during Afghan crisis... The BBC's James Landale joins Adam to talk it all through, and we hear from Basira Paigham, who was evacuated from Afghanistan and is on this year’s #BBC100Women 2021 list. Also, Adam digs deep into the pockets of personal finance with Jaidev Janardana, the boss of Zopa, t…
The Cundill Prize and PEN Hessell-Tiltman prizes for non-fiction writing about history are announced in early December. Rana Mitter talks to Cundill judge Henrietta Harrison about why their choice this year was Blood On The River by Marjoleine Kars. And with the news tonight that Rebecca Wragg Sykes book Neanderthals has won the PEN Hessell Tiltman…
Ministers & senior officials involved getting people out of Afghanistan after the country fell to the Taliban defend their actions from criticism by Foreign Office whistle-blower.By BBC Radio 4
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about how our sense of self collides with the world outside. Two Russian journalists find their lives turned inside out when they are classified as foreign agents, Keanu Reeves offers inspiration for one writer navigating his mixed-race identity, and a virtual world offers freedom and new…
Deposed Myanmar leader has been sentenced after widely criticised trial.By BBC Radio
07 DEC 21By BBC Radio 4
Emma speaks to the Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, about the government’s plans to improve women’s experiences in the armed forces. In particular she asks him to explain why the government has rejected calls for rape or sexual assault committed in the military to be tried in civilian courts, away from military courts.Education activist…
Wild Inside embarks on something we hardly ever witness – a look inside some of nature’s most wondrous animals. Its a rare chance to delve deep into some enigmatic and very different wild animals – from a reptile, to a mammal to a fish – unravelling the intricate internal complexity inside three of the most amazing animals ever to evolve. What make…
Don't like what you hear? Say it with this expression!By BBC Radio
Fashionable? Fashionably? Learn how to use adjectives and adverbs.By BBC Radio
100 years ago the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed, bringing to a formal end the Irish War of Independence and ending centuries of British colonial control. During the war members of the IRA were pitted against the Royal Irish Constabulary, the British Army and the notorious Black and Tans and Auxiliaries. It's a story of divided loyalties and the unr…
Alison, Fern and Eleanor on getting your own back with audience stories too. Join in by sending your anonymous stories on any subject as voice notes to +44 7519 494 891 whatsappBy BBC Radio
Fresh back from a week’s hiatus Chris Sutton is revelling in his new role as honorary supermarket manager. But we’re lucky to have a Football Daily for you at all after it transpired that Chris, Micah and Rory Smith have a private WhatsApp group that Chappers isn’t invited to. But that to one side, it’s all ears on Liverpool’s super sub Divock Orig…
The government announces its new drugs plan. As the government sets out its 10-year plan to help problem drug users and cut drug-related crime, we hear from the medical expert, Dame Carol Black, whose research informed the policy.And, as Germany’s new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, prepares to take office on Wednesday, Dr Katya Adler is back to explain w…
Ministers promise crackdown on dealers and investment in treatment and rehabilitation. Grenfell inquiry told that "unbridled passion for deregulation" contributed to the disaster.By BBC Radio 4
For this special edition of Beyond Belief, Ernie Rea has been to Northern Ireland to talk to a panel of young adults in their 20s about their views on religion and how their society has changed in the 23 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Ernie was born in Belfast and worked in a youth club on the Shankill Road during some of the…
A panel of experts discuss the international legal principle of Universal Jurisdiction.By BBC Radio Ulster
06 DEC 21By BBC Radio 4
In our series Under Pressure we've been looking at what happens to relationships when couples are put under extreme strain: how do they cope? Today we hear from Kate and Annie who live in Northumberland. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. In March, Julia Chain was announced as the new chair of …
Learn how to use compound adjectives (e.g. low-fat yoghurt, high-quality carbohydrates).By BBC Radio
Jennie and the team look back on an incident-packed race from Jeddah. They discuss the many flash points that eventually saw Lewis Hamilton take victory to set up a winner-takes-all title finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.By BBC Radio 5 live
An hour of top tunes from Broken Chanter, New Wolves, Ben See, Cable Street Collective, AKS, Syd Harper, Rob Quo, Ronniee, Kyoto Kyoto, Tom Spirals & Euan Mclaughlin, Wïlderman, Áine Deane, RJ, Sunflower Thieves, Echo Hotel, Bienvenue and Neev, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
The famous Blyth Staithes (created for off-loading coal into ships) were the backdrop for one of the grimmest scenes in the Michael Caine classic Get Carter - the smoggy industrial view at the time described by the director as an "absolute vision of hell". Undaunted, comedian Mark Steel travels to this part of Northumberland and finds a fascinating…
In this edition of the Football Daily pod Jeanette Kwakye and Ben Haines are joined by The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and special guest, former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder, Nigel Reo-Coker. The guys hear from Ralf Rangnick, after the interim manager got his first win in his opening game in the dugout at the club. They also get a United fan pe…
Masks, you may not have worn them before 2020 but now we’re all at it. With the rise of the Omicron variant countries have scrambled to reintroduce public health policies, among them mask wearing. Health officials and scientists agree that masks help reduce the incidence of covid19 infections – but by how much is still debated. Several newspapers r…
Your football calls with Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton. Phone 08085 909693 free from mobiles and landlines. Text 85058 at your standard message rate. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.By BBC Radio 5 live
High in the mountains of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, artist Emma Stibbon RA explores the idea of the Sublime in 19th century landscape painting and its power to move viewers today.By BBC Radio 3
Ministers say lessons should be learned from torture and murder of 6 year old boy. Government defends decision to re-impose pre-departure covid tests for people travelling to UK.By BBC Radio 4
Helen Macdonald is a writer and naturalist who is best known as the author of H is for Hawk which won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Book Award, and topped the sales charts. The book chronicles her experiences training a goshawk called Mabel while grieving for her late father. Helen’s father was a staff photographer at the Daily Mirror…
This week, your Christmas science questions and a sprinkling of festive fun as Julia Ravey hears about a planet where it rains rubies, robots that feel pain, a crab with a hairy chest, and how to make a top science rap hit!Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.By BBC Radio 5 live
Adam Driver, then: an acting god walking amongst us. He's worked with everyone from Spielberg to Eastwood and back again, most recently pulling off a Ridley Scott double-bill in the form of The Last Duel and House Of Gucci. Here Adam speaks to Ali about his 'Story So Far', how many Kylo Ren masks he has at home and what it's like working with the C…
Ben Haines is joined by former Manchester United and Chelsea goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to look at West Ham's win over league leaders Chelsea.The panel discuss whether this is a blip for Chelsea or should we be giving West Ham some more credit?Jurgen Klopp hailed Divock Origi a legend after he scored a 95th…
Jennie and team reflect on all the drama from Jeddah. They hear from Lewis Hamilton who put it on pole, and from Max Verstappen who hit the wall on the final corner.By BBC Radio 5 live
The government say anyone returning to the UK must take a pre-departure Covid test.By BBC Radio 4
After a huge win for West Ham their fans were delighted but Chelsea’s feared the worst. Meanwhile Liverpool fans eyed the title, as do those on the blue side of Manchester. Plus there’s a look across the leagues and the FA Cup too.There’s another memorable footballer in The Wanderer and we look ahead to Monday’s Everton - Arsenal game in Gone In 60…
Brené Brown's Tedx talk 'The Power of Vulnerablity' is one of the most viewed talks in the world with more than 50 million views. Her new book 'The Atlas of the Heart' takes on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. Photo credit: Randal Ford. Calls for Boots, the chemist to permanently reduce the…
A 26-year-old believes his drink was spiked on a night out and his finger print used to unlock his smart phone allowing thieves to steal £18,000 from his bank accounts. A leading anti-fraud campaigner warns that criminals appear to be adopting the "sinister" tactic of spiking drinks to get money. The Government is asking Parliament to pass a retros…
This year's surprise international television success is the dystopian South Korean series, Squid Game, which imagines people competing in a series of ever more violent contests, hundreds dying along the way. The show is a shameless satire on the cut-throat competitiveness of ordinary South Korean life; some characters explicitly state they are tak…
04 DEC 21By BBC Radio 4
Darren Fletcher and guests discuss Ralf Rangnick’s impressive opening media conference as Manchester United manager before taking charge for the first time this weekend against Crystal Palace. They debate whether the German can have the type of impact Thomas Tuchel had at Chelsea last season or whether there might be some resistance from his squad …
Jennie and Jolyon are joined by Red Bull boss Christian Horner to get his take on the title battle and his unique insight into Max Verstappen. He also tells us about nearly losing his lucky pants in Qatar and what it was like to race against Max’s mum.By BBC Radio 5 live
A couple who tortured and killed a six-year-old boy have been given long jail sentences.By BBC Radio 4
‘Drunken, drugged-up thugs’ could have caused death at the Euro final, a review finds.Two thousand ticketless fans stormed the stadium for one of English football’s biggest matches, and the official report says a “perfect storm” of problems might have turned it into a tragedy. We speak to the BBC’s Sports Correspondent, Natalie Pirks, at Wembley.It…
Riz Ahmed talks to Simon about his role as Malik Khan in Mihcael Pearce’s Encounter. Mark reviews that film, along with Silent Night, the horror/comedy Keira Knightley came on the show to talk about last week; Mike MIlls’s C’Mon C’Mon, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a radio journalist embarking on a cross-country trip with his young nephew; Resident E…
An unusual Friday edition of Radio 1's Screen Time as friend of the show (and stand up comedian extraordinaire) Alasdair Beckett-King stops by to talk to Ali at length about what makes a good Christmas movie - and what makes a good Christmas special of a sitcom. Bold statements are made, names are misremembered and stories are conflated - just the …
03 DEC 21By BBC Radio 4
Brené Brown has always called herself a mapmaker and in her sixth and newest book, the Atlas of the Heart, out this week, she takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. Her TEDx talk “the power of vulnerability” is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 50 m…
Aaron Paul is joined by former Hull City manager Phil Brown and ex-Crystal Palace and Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff.They look at the Championship title race ahead of Fulham and Bournemouth’s crucial clash on Friday night, with Fulhamish podcast’s Sammy James and Kirk Tovey from Cherries Red Army Youtube channel.Phil gives us his take on the reviv…