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Widowed

In the second of two episodes on food and grief, Emily Thomas explores the food experiences of...

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Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast

On this week’s show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores...

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The end of the road for street food?

Street food is one of the many charms of South East Asia, but there are signs this much-loved way...

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Coronavirus: Food’s frontline heroes

This week, we pay homage to the workers making sure we stay fed in times of lockdown. As farmers...

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How our planet moves

We have the latest on the potential coronavirus vaccine, the UK scientists trying to extract...

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Rhiane Fatinikun of Black Girls Hike in the Peak District

Rhiane Fatinikun takes Clare on one of her favourite walks in the Peak District. Starting in...

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Jonathan Safran Foer on Aleksandar Hemon's The Bees, Part 1 – short story podcast

Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he loves this tale about the Bosnian author’s father, which is...

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I Can't Taste!

If you couldn't taste your food, what would you eat? Would you even want to? Taste disorders are...

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Absolute Food I

How do authoritarian regimes use food to control and manipulate? And does a changing global...

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Marcus du Sautoy and James Bridle – books podcast

We talk about the troubling future of tech with artist and writer James Bridle, and the idea of...

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Sebastian Barry on James Joyce's Eveline – books podcast

Forty years after he first discovered it, Sebastian Barry explains why he loves James Joyce’s...

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Eating with Etna

What’s it like to live and farm on one of the world’s most active volcanoes? Mount Etna in...

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Why are people putting chemicals in our food?

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on your microwave meal and wondered what dextrose and...

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My quarantine kitchen

As the spread of Covid-19 confines millions of us to our homes, we go behind closed doors to hear...

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Coronavirus: The survival business

Food businesses have been some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Worldwide...

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The impact of COVID vaccines, how to fly a helicopter on Mars and the educational cost of lockdown.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look into whether the COVID vaccines are making a...

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Is it time to kill the calorie?

Calories are ubiquitous across most of the world and have been used to help people manage their...

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An alternative Christmas

What dish says Christmas to you - roast turkey, goat? Carp perhaps? What about fried chicken?...

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The Food Chain unwrapped

In this final episode of 2021, we're revisiting some of the most powerful food stories from the...

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