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Hormone: Testosterone

In the first in a new series of programmes about hormones, Justin Rowlatt asks whether testosterone is responsible for causing stock market bubbles, and for offering false hope to American men of a certain age. Neuroscientist and former Wall St trader John Coates explains why…


Ed’s prospects take a hit, and Emma finds an ally.

It won’t wash

Heard something unconvincing? Maybe it’s time to get out the washing powder!

Could China Shut Down North Korea?

Military tensions between the United States and North Korea seem to rise on an almost daily basis. But how important are economic factors in putting pressure on the North Korean state? Could China, with its close trading relationship, choose to shut down North Korea –…

Game On – A little ludic music

Music’s as integral a piece of games making as the jump button. In this edition Jessica Curry and Joris De Man – both award winning composers – talk about the power of music in games and why Classic FM has decided to launch a games…

Episode 2

Miles is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Katy Brand, Rich Hall and Kiri Pritchard-McLean in the extended version of last Friday’s show. Our top story is of course the UK General Election. But we’re also talking about the French Presidential elections. Producer: Benjamin Sutton A BBC…


Adam considers his future at Home Farm, and Lilian is at a loose end.


There is an old joke that talking to yourself is first sign of madness but we now know its an essential mental tool . So how much of what we do online is that same inner speech?

Compound nouns

Words like ‘ice cream’ and ‘keyboard’ are compound nouns. These are nouns that are made up of… well, listen to this week’s 6 Minute Vocabulary to find out