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Defra should lose its rural affairs remit, because it is not serving rural communities well enough - says a House of Lords report, which suggests redistributing responsibilities. Show more
Conversational voices of those inspired by birds. Avian vet Richard Jones introduces the bird that, while on a childhood trip to Anglesey, inspired his career. Show more
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Oliver Kamm, journalist, language columnist and former City man, dismantles a brilliant metaphor that has shaped our thinking about debt, fiscal policy and moral virtue. Show more
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Bernadette Robinson portrays five iconic singers: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. Show more
How was Boko Haram able to kidnap more than one hundred school girls in Dapchi, Nigeria? Kate Adie introduces stories and analysis from correspondents around the world. Show more
A new wave of politically engaged bands are defining the current alternative music scene. 6 Music's Chris Hawkins investigates with Nadine Shah, Idles, Life and Cabbage. Show more
On this day in 1918, Women's Day raised funds for the WAAC, and in Folkestone, Adeline finds her own way of helping women. Show more
Consumer affairs. How sellers drum up a frenzy in online fashion stakes. What's going on with the big names on our high streets and Norway gears up for an electric future. Show more
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Post-Brexit vote drama confronting the complex and sometimes uncomfortable issues of British identity and xenophobia, narrated by Lin Sagovsky who voices the role of the Queen. Show more
Clare Balding joins Gill Callow, a teacher, on a walk around York. Walking has always played a vital role in Gill's life and it now helps her come to terms with bereavement. Show more
Crime writer Joseph Knox talks to Mariella Frostrup about his follow-up to his hugely successful debut Sirens. Show more
Ava DuVernay talks to Francine Stock about her new film A Wrinkle in Time based on the award-winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Show more
President Trump has announced plans to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods -- raising the prospect of a damaging trade war with Beijing.
Are Arthur Dent, Trillian and Random really the last remaining humans in The Galaxy? Maybe not. Stars Simon Jones. From 2018. Show more
Arts news, interviews and reviews. Rufus Norris and Kit Monkman discuss Macbeth and Alastair Niven talks about the role of the British Council in diplomacy. Show more
David Gauke, lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice, speaks to Joshua Rozenberg about prisons, modernising the courts system, legal aid and the coroners service. Show more
How do you run a successful business while you're still at school? Evan Davis hears the stories of four teenage entrepreneurs and their business ventures. Show more
Regarding US tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing says it will 'fight to the end' to defend its interests. Show more
Lee Ingleby continues Jon McGregor's acclaimed novel. It is two years since the disappearance of Becky Shaw. The sightings of her continue, but the truth seems as elusive as ever. Show more
Jocelyn Jee Esien on friendship, Princess Pay As You Go gets into podcasting, and a meeting for the traffic wardens. From 2017. Show more
Sean Curran reports from Westminster as MPs mark the fatal terror attack on Westminster a year ago. Show more
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