DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives. Many castaways have shared moving moments of difficulty, regret and loss while others have raised a smile or a chuckle along the way.
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THE ANTHILL
The Anthill is a show for curious minds, a mix of everything from science, history and psychology to politics and economics. Hosted by Annabel Bligh  and produced by The Conversation, new stories from the world of academia are unearthed, bringing new and cutting- edge research on the big issues of today.
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THE TED INTERVIEW
Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into provocative and powerful ideas of our time. The podcast is an opportunity to reconnect with renowned speakers and dive deeper into their ideas.
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FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY
Brighten your day by downloading the best satirical comedy from BBC Radio 4 each week. Released every Friday, it features The News Quiz, The Now Show Dead Ringers and Lobby Land.
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HAPPY PLACE
Join Fearne Cotton as she talks to incredible people about life, love, loss and everything in between, revealing what happiness means to them. Famous faces include Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain and Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.
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DAVID TENNANT DOES A PODCAST WITH…
Multi award winning actor, David Tennant, gets talking with some of the biggest names from TV, film and comedy.  Revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs are had as he chats to the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Colman and Sir Ian McKellen.
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THE LISTENING PROJECT
Since 2012, The Listening Project has been collecting intimate conversations between friends or relatives to build a unique picture of our lives today. Each story is archived by the British Library, preserving them for future generations.
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FORTUNATELY… WITH FI & JANE
Fi Glover and Jane Garvey, two of the BBC’s most formidable presenters, air surprising, annoying and unforgettable unexpected bits of radio.Guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t…
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