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BBC PODCAST

15/12/2016

Johnny prepares to strike a pose, while David is not in the Christmas spirit.

The Gin Craze

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the craze for gin in Britain in the mid 18th Century and the attempts to control it. With the arrival of William of Orange, it became an act of loyalty to drink Protestant, Dutch gin rather than Catholic brandy, and…

When do you feel sleepy?

Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – that influence our daily cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes – and what shift workers can do to help

When do you feel sleepy?

Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – that influence our daily cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes – and what shift workers can do to help

When do you feel sleepy?

Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – that influence our daily cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes – and what shift workers can do to help

When do you feel sleepy?

Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – that influence our daily cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes – and what shift workers can do to help

When do you feel sleepy?

Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – that influence our daily cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes – and what shift workers can do to help

Modern Slavery

Is forced labour on the rise again in the supply chains of the big global brands? The BBC has discovered evidence of Syrian refugee children being made to work in factories in Turkey producing clothing for big name apparel companies. Ed Butler asks Andrew Wallis,…

How risky is the contraceptive pill?

Many of the potential side effects of the pill, such as blood clots, have been well documented since its release in the 1960s. And now, a study has claimed to have established a link between depression and the pill. But perhaps the main risk women…