Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
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Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
History as told by the people who were there.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
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.
Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
New research on how society works
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.