Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world t ...
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
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.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Journalist Layla Wright finds out what really happened to Sean Walsh, a young musician who refused hospital treatment and believed he could cure his cancer naturally instead.
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Technological and digital news from around the world.
BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.