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Best Podcasts from BBC World Service

25 best podcasts from BBC World Service picked by Podyssey's community of podcast lovers.

The Documentary Podcast

BBC World Service

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Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In Our Time

BBC Radio 4

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

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The day's top stories from BBC News, compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.

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Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

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Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

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Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.

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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4

Seriously...

BBC Radio 4

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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.

The Inquiry

BBC World Service

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The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.

Discovery

BBC World Service

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Explorations in the world of science.

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Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Kirsty Young invites her guests to share the soundtrack of their lives.

Death in Ice Valley

BBC World Service

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An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century.

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Sindhu Vee.

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Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.

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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

The History Hour

BBC World Service

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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.

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Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

Witness

BBC World Service

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History as told by the people who were there.

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A story of love, denial and a curious death. Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder.

13 Minutes to the Moon

BBC World Service

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How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer.

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

Thinking Allowed

BBC Radio 4

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New research on how society works

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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.

The Assassination

BBC World Service

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The award-winning inside story. An investigation into the death of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Includes interviews with those accused of her murder.

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Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.