David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
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.
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.
A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
New research on how society works
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Science news and highlights of the week
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Technological and digital news from around the world.
Explorations in the world of science.
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.
Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
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A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.