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Trump-Trudeau Trade Tussle.

Today Canada’s Justin Trudeau is the latest world leader to talk trade with President Donald Trump. As the Prime Minister steps through the White House doors though, will they be trading maple syrup, apple pie, or barbed insults? We hear from Christophe Bondy, an international…

Standing Trial for Blasphemy

The national motto of Indonesia is ‘Bhinneka Tunggal Ika’ – Unity In Diversity. It is the world’s largest Muslim majority country, but across its thousands of islands live more than 300 ethnic groups. Pancasila, the nation’s founding philosophy, recited by school children every morning, proclaims…

Trump-Trudeau Trade Tussle.

Today Canada’s Justin Trudeau is the latest world leader to talk trade with President Donald Trump. As the Prime Minister steps through the White House doors though, will they be trading maple syrup, apple pie, or barbed insults? We hear from Christophe Bondy, an international…

Prefixes de-, dys-, and dis

Do you suffer from dyspepsia? Could a detox diet help? Do you always listen to your doctor or do you sometimes disagree? Neil and Finn talk about prefixes in 6 Minute Vocabulary

13th Feburary 17: The Museum of Curiosity (Series 10, Ep 5)

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Jo Brand welcome comedian, screenwriter and Guilty Feminist podcaster Deborah Frances-White; the entomologist and bumblebee expert, Professor Dave Goulson; and “that bloke off Time Team who was Baldrick in Blackadder”, Sir Tony Robinson. This…

12/02/2017

Roy and Helen have a nervous wait, and Jennifer raises her game.

The Biomedical Detectives

In Ireland, the hunt is on for a group of women who might have a natural resistance to a virus which can destroy the liver. In the 1970s, some pregnant women were given a medication called Anti-D which was contaminated with hepatitis C. Now researchers…

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla at CBSO

Tom Service asks conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla about her plans for the City of Birmingham Orchestra, looks at the slave trade with composer Thierry Pécou, and explores the rarely-performed opera-oratorio, Le vin herbé. Tom visits Symphony Hall to talk to the exciting young conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla…

South African Great: Joost’s Valiant Fight

One of rugby union’s finest players, the South African, Joost van der Westhuizen died this week at the age of 45. Diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2011, he set up the J9 Foundation to raise funds for awareness of MND and help support families…

The Plankton Problem

You’ve swallowed many of them throughout your life without realising, and some look like aliens: we look at plankton, the sea’s smallest living creatures that have a big global impact. At the centre of the food web, and responsible for most of the air we…