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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rachel Mann, Anglican priest and feminist theologian. Show more
From the future of food to the impact of Brexit - just some of the topics up for discussion at this year's National Farmers' Union Conference. Show more
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Timandra Harkness explores the best ways to disagree with other people - constructively. In this episode, Timandra talks to scientists about disputes over establishing facts. Show more
Family secrets. The life of trade unionist Mary Macarthur, who is now the subject of a folk opera. Gender pay inequalities in UK nursing. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more
Tony and daughter Mandie discuss diets, depression and how Tony managed to lose ten stone. Fi Glover presents. Show more
Radio 4 investigates what makes parents risk their own lives and the lives of their children as they embark on dangerous Channel crossings and who is behind this desperate trade? Show more
Comedian Rob Newman takes on thought experiments through history, including a famous Shakespeare-typing monkey. From 2018. Show more
One of the biggest fashion retailers has announced it will stop using retouched photos of its models. And how cycle shops are struggling to compete with the rise of online shopping Show more
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Liza Ward recalls how she became caught up in a web of gang culture, and meets former gang members who are now trying to reverse a new explosion of street violence. Show more
Joe and Hermione see the wife of Joe’s friend with another man. What should he do? Tell his friend or keep quiet? Starring Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more
How possible is it to make a living as an author, and which is the most cost effective route to publication - a traditional publisher, self-publishing or a hybrid approach? Show more
Dr Mark Porter investigates the digitisation of the NHS: are online GP consultations the future? A new test for pre-eclampsia and could aspirin help in the treatment of cancer? Show more
Laurie Taylor explores the social history, meaning and changing nature of the tendency to look down on others. Show more
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The group accuse Theresa May of allowing hardline Brexiteers to take over the party. Shares in Sainsbury's plunge after its merger with Asda was thrown into doubt.
Nathan didn't really nail life the first time round, so he's been reincarnated as a mayfly. Starring Daniel Rigby. From 2019. Show more
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk. With Anne McElvoy, Claire Fox, Giles Fraser and Mona Siddiqui. Show more
Does kombucha boost your immune system? Can turmeric lattes prevent memory loss? Greg Foot and Blur bassist and food fanatic Alex James to put these wonder drinks to the test. Show more
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There is a new prisoner on The Egg, who is known to one of the wardens...could this raise a conflict of interests? Show more
Characters, songs, sketches and well, who knows really? A journey inside comedian Terry Alderton’s chaotic mind. From 2016. Show more
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How did two people from such vastly different backgrounds end up together? Birkin from British aristocracy and Gainsbourg from Russian Jewish immigrants. Show more
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