Society And Culture Podcasts

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00.

By BBC Radio 4

How Jamaica Conquered the World show

How Jamaica Conquered the WorldJoin Now to Follow

The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when it comes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people. For a nation that gained independence from the British only 50 years ago, Jamaicans have left their mark on music, sport, style and language around the globe and have become an international marker of ‘cool’. Jamaican music has colonised the new and old world alike, its athletes break world records with impunity and youngsters the world over are incorporating Jamaican slang into their dialects. Despite this the country has reaped no economic reward in return, unlike empires of old, and Jamaica still remains an economic pygmy. Jamaican influence has unconsciously spawned creative innovation around the globe and to this day it remains a country to be studied, celebrated, and demystified. Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.

By Roifield Brown

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00.

By BBC Radio 4

The Digital Human show

The Digital HumanJoin Now to Follow

Aleks Krotoski charts how digital culture is moulding modern living. Each week join technology journalist Aleks Krotoski as she goes beyond the latest gadget or web innovation to understand what sort of world we’re creating with our ‘always on’ lives.

By BBC Radio 4

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00.

By BBC Radio 4

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00.

By BBC Radio 4

Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00

By BBC Radio 4

Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011Join Now to Follow

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00

By BBC Radio 4

Simon Mayo's Confessions show

Simon Mayo's ConfessionsJoin Now to Follow

Simon Mayo considers listeners' darkest secrets and worst misdemeanours, as they beg for his forgiveness. Combining humour with heated debate, Simon and his collective sit in judgment on some unspeakably wicked acts - but will they be merciful? Taken from Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, and updated at the end of most weeks.

By BBC Radio 2

Inheritance Tracks show

Inheritance TracksJoin Now to Follow

Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

By BBC Radio 4