Putting listeners’ questions to the experts
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Crowd Science is the show that takes listeners' questions and puts them to experts. We put some of your views on the programme to one of its presenters Marnie Chesterton and producer Ben Motley. Plus, the BBC WS has announced a change to the way it will be structured in India. Listeners ask what it means for them. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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Is The Happy Pod the right antidote?
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by BBC World Service
2w ago
If news fatigue is getting worse, do we need more podcasts like The Happy Pod? Almost a year since the launch of this weekly good news show, we hear listeners' views on whether it is a welcome antidote and we are joined by the show’s presenter Jackie Leonard. Plus, a listener complains about the unwanted appearance of a trailer in Trending - especially when the programme topic and the subject of the trailer jar. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for the BBC World Service ..read more
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Did a documentary on football in Paris score?
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by BBC World Service
3w ago
The presenter and producer behind Paris: Football’s Greatest Talent Factory, joins us to talk about how they made the documentary and hear listeners’ comments. Staying with the football theme, a listener feels the Asian cup is losing out on coverage to the Africa Cup of Nations because both are running at the same time. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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Unearthing the stories they don’t want told
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
World of Secrets is billed as “the stories they don’t want told”. Series two has turned its attention to exposing the cult of Nigerian prophet TB Joshua. We hear your views and we are joined by the series’ presenter and producer. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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Listeners respond to the boss of BBC World Service English
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
The New Year saw us broadcast our annual “ask the controller” special edition in which the boss of BBC World Service English, Jon Zilkha, answered a number of comments and questions. But were listeners satisfied with what they heard? We hear your follow-up feedback. Plus, listeners give us their thoughts on the World Service’s sports output. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon. A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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A global story of unrivalled context and insight?
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
We look at the Global Story podcast, which promises to “drill deep into a single story a day offering unrivalled context and deeper insight and helping you make sense of the global news cycle”. Does it succeed in doing that? We hear your views and we’re joined by its host Katja Adler and editor Jonathan Aspinwall. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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The Reith Lectures: A tradition since 1948
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by BBC World Service
1M ago
The Reith Lectures are an annual tradition, started in 1948 by the BBC’s first director general. In a special edition, we hear your thoughts on the programme, and we’re joined by the man who gave this year’s address. We also talk to the BBC executive who commissioned it. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for the BBC World Service ..read more
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Ask the BBC World Service English controller 2023
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
In a specially extended edition, we have Jon Zilkha, the controller of BBC World Service English, in the studio to answer listeners’ questions about what they’ve heard on the World Service in the past year. Some are happy - others feel there’s work to be done! Topics include news coverage of the Middle East conflict, proposed schedule changes and the BBC’s long-term finances. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon. A Whistledown production for the BBC World Service ..read more
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A listener’s radio diary on World Questions
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
Listener power strikes again! Following an invitation from Gilbert Banda from Zambia on this programme earlier in the year, World Questions has just been broadcast from Zambia. We asked Gilbert to record his own radio diary and go behind-the-scenes to report on what it is like when the BBC World Service comes to his home city of Lusaka. Plus, a listener asks if an edition of The Real Story on right-wing populism in Europe meant to miss out Britain? Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown production for BBC World Service ..read more
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How US citizens flee states for their own safety
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by BBC World Service
2M ago
A recent edition of Assignment called Florida’s Political Refugees, featured stories from people across the US political spectrum who have swapped states, all claiming that they left for their safety. We hear listeners’ views on this documentary - and we are joined by its presenter Lucy Proctor. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon A Whistledown Production for BBC World Service ..read more
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