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Best BBC World Services podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
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Updated February 2020
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Helen Lewis discusses her new book ‘Difficult Women: a history of feminism in 11 fights’ and why she believes that today’s feminists could gain from being more generous to the feminists of previous generations.A new Care Quality Commission report says that in a three month period in 2018, 899 sexual incidents or incidents of alleged sexual abuse we…
 
There's a surprise waiting at the sorting office and Postman Pat has yet another special delivery – but will his parcel stay put long enough? Pat helps little listeners develop an understanding of community around them. Special Delivery Service – what will be delivered today? #CBeebiesRadioBy CBeebies Radio
 
Your favourite sound detectives find themselves in a supermarket looking for a missing shopping trolley but with so many sounds and other trolleys around will iSpy find the missing trolley? To fully enjoy this episode turn down the volume on your device, put on your headphones and find yourself transported to a supermarket, thanks to 3D binaural te…
 
Astrology concepts such as retrogrades and returns are no longer niche, they’re meme-worthy, and horoscopes have evolved from a bit of fun into revered life guidance. This isn’t the first time astrology has been part of the Zeitgeist, but it’s definitely enjoying a mainstream moment.So as Mercury the planet that rules technology, travel and communi…
 
The Military Wives Choir captured the nation’s hearts when they got the number one spot in the Christmas chart in 2011. In her new film, Sharon Horgan plays one of the women who got the choir started. She joins us to discuss working on the feel-good project.Yesterday, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of committing a criminal sexual act and third d…
 
We continue our series Family Secrets. Listener Melanie explains why she finally went to the police to reveal her family secret after 37 years.There's global attention on President Trump’s trip to India – a guest of Prime Minister Modi of the Hindu Nationalist BJP. This morning he'll be making a speech at a cricket stadium in Gujarrat. Meanwhile- h…
 
Dan Saladino investigates the possible extinction of wild Atlantic salmon within 20 years. Dan travels from the River Spey on Scotland's east coast to fish farms in the west in order to plot the decline of one species, the wild salmon, and the rise of another, farmed salmon.From a population that was close to ten million, wild Atlantic Salmon numbe…
 
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, famous for Fleabag and Killing Eve, is on the programme.We hear why the fear of being sick or hearing others be sick affects more women than men. It's called emetophobia and someone who suffers from it explains what it's like. Professor David Veale, a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, joins us too. Islamic fait…
 
Andy jets off in his safari mobile, this time heading to Lake Superior in Canada to record the warning call of a Canadian lynx for Jen’s audio database back at Safari World. Along the way, he gets to climb a tree with some black bears, hears a pair of loons calling to each other, meets a beaver gnawing down a tree and listens to an orchestra of fro…
 
The trouser suit: powerful in its own right or just a copy-cat of a man's? The fashion historian, Lydia Edwards, has a new book out called How to Read a Suit. She discusses when they became fashionable for women and if we'll still be wearing them in the future.We talk to Cherry Vann, the new Bishop of Monmouth. She's the first openly gay woman bish…
 
Can you help iSpy and Buster find Ollie Beak the missing budgie using the sound clues along the way? With the noisy building site close by you’ll have to listen carefully for Ollie Beak’s chirping to help iSpy find him!To fully enjoy this episode turn down the volume on your device, put on your headphones and find yourself transported to a building…
 
Sue Black, Women’s Equality Party candidate, joins Jenni to discuss why she has stepped down from the London mayoral race because of complications with her vaginal mesh implant.Flood warnings have been issued across the UK from Doncaster to Wales and more flooding is expected. Hundreds of properties have been affected and families evacuated. How ar…
 
Does your fear of vomiting make parenting a challenge? Emetophobia, a fear of vomiting, is a relatively common but under-researched psychological disorder that mostly affects women. We speak with Lucy Burton, who’s been coping with emetophobia for most of her life, and is the mother of two young children. And Professor David Veale, a consultant psy…
 
Daisy May Cooper is one half of the sibling duo behind award winning BBC Three comedy This Country which returned for its third and final season on Monday. Daisy plays Kerry Mucklowe alongside her brother Charlie as ‘Kurtan’, two twenty-something cousins who are stuck in their tiny Cotswold village. Their lives revolve around local scarecrow compet…
 
A new ballet 'The Cellist' opens tonight at the Royal Opera House in London. It’s inspired by the life and work of the British cellist, Jacqueline du Pré. It portrays the highs and lows of the virtuoso’s life after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, aged 28. Its choreographer, Cathy Marston, talks to Jane Garvey about why it was such a pers…
 
When Professor Dame Sally Davies left her role as Chief Medical Officer for England in Autumn 2019, she didn't go quietly. Instead, she published a strongly titled, independent, 96 page report 'Time To Solve Childhood Obesity'."The Government ambition" she wrote "is to halve childhood obesity by 2030 – in England, we are nowhere near achieving this…
 
Emma is one of the most adapted books by Jane Austen. It returns to the big screen this week. We hear from the director Autumn De Wilde and Anya Taylor-Joy who plays Emma.Yvette Cooper the Labour MP talks about the increasing number of violent threats being made to her and other MP’s. She tells us why she wants political parties to draw up a new jo…
 
This is the first year Bafta has included a casting category, but still none exists within the Oscars. Jenni speaks to two casting directors, who have just won awards from the Casting Directors Guild for their work: Lauren Evans, for the first series of Sex Education and Isabella Odoffin, for Small Island on stage last year at the National Theatre …
 
iSpy and Buster are ready to solve another mystery. They are transported to a busy airport surrounded by lots of suitcases but will they be able to find the one with the squeaky wheel before the plane takes off?To fully enjoy this episode turn down the volume on your device, put on your headphones and find yourself transported to an airport, thanks…
 
Emma is one of Jane Austen’s most adapted books. It returns to the big screen this Friday. The new film is directed by Autumn De Wilde and stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role. Why's the story still so relevant today? After a recent discussion on ‘period power’ and the importance of getting to know your own menstrual cycle, listener Dearbhla McK…
 
Last week we discussed the shortages of menopause treatment drug HRT, which began in late 2018. This week, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have said they are ‘very concerned’ about women buying HRT products from unregulated online sites. Some sites were found to be selling products at four times the NHS price. Dr Sarah Jarvis,…
 
CBeebies Radio helps little listeners get ready to learn all about staying safe on the internet.Hear how children at one school are learning about staying safe on line and listen out for some top tips from an internet safety expert too.This show will encourage parents and carers to help think about their young children’s access to content online an…
 
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