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Stephen King: Are you afraid of the dark?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Americas and the CaribbeanLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for over a year

Stephen King has written more than 60 books and sold close to 400 million copies. He's been writing for half a century – how has our appetite for fear evolved? Show more

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Ben Rhodes: President Biden's foreign policy challenges

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for over a year

Stephen Sackur speaks to former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Ben Rhodes. Is the US in any position to lead a much touted global alliance of democracies? Show more

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James Lovelock: The fragility of life on Earth

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the past century's most influential environmentalists, James Lovelock. Have we humans sown the seeds of our own destruction? Show more

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Victor Gao: 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

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As the Chinese Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary, Stephen Sackur speaks to veteran party loyalist Victor Gao. Is Beijing's method of governing fit for the future? Show more

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Don Bacon: Will Republicans regret their loyalty to Trump?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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HARDtalk dives into the impeachment trial of President Trump, and speaks to Republican Congressman Don Bacon. Will the party regret its unwavering loyalty to Donald Trump? Show more

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Jean-Claude Juncker: What's next for the EU and Britain?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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Britain is about to become the first country to leave the European Union. We speak to the man who has guided the EU through the process of losing its first member. Show more

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Paul Krugman: Nobel Prize-winning economist warns of threat to America’s economic future

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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Is partisanship infecting every corner of today's realm of ideas? Stephen Sackur interviews Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Show more

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Professor David Heymann: The fight against coronavirus

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for over a year

Coronavirus is now in more than 40 countries, and every continent but Antarctica. Is the World Health Organisation moving fast enough to tackle it? Show more

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Gabriel Attal: Has the magic worn off France's Emmanuel Macron?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur interviews Gabriel Attal, Minister for Youth and a rising star in the President’s En Marche party. Show more

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Ian Goldin: Will Covid-19 cause a new recession?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for over a year

Zeinab Badawi interviews Ian Goldin, a professor on globalisation who predicted that the next financial crash would be caused by a pandemic. Will his prophesy come to pass? Show more

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Laurence Boone: Is enough being done to prevent a recession?

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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Laurence Boone, chief economist at the global economic forum, the OECD, discusses the fiscal impact of Covid-19. Are world leaders doing enough to prevent another recession? Show more

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Ola Källenius: Surviving coronavirus's economic shock

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service AustralasiaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

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Stephen Sackur speaks to Ola Källenius, the CEO of German car maker Daimler. What will the economic landscape look like when the pandemic is over? Show more