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An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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  • Rise and Fall of Arab Nationalism

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tracing the history of the modern Arab world through some of the great political dreams that have shaped it, from the 19th Century to the Arab Spring. In part two of The Making of the Arab World, Egyptian author Tarek Osman explores the rise and fall of Arab nationalism.

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  • Preparing for Disaster

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Lu Olkowski reports on New York's growing 'prepper' movement - people who are fearful of the future and who are preparing for the next disaster that will strike the city. They train in self-defence, plan ways to escape, store food and water in their houses and have 'bug out' bags ready at a moments notice if they have to flee. Are these people simply paranoid? Or do they have genuine concerns that all of us should take heed of?

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  • Docs: Manchester: A City United 12 Apr 2014

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    How Manchester helped shape the modern age. Communism, free trade, the co-operative movement, the campaign for female suffrage, European vegetarianism and trade unionism all originated or - crucially - were developed in the northern UK city.

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  • Docs: Central African Republic - A Road Through Hatred - 10 Apr 2014

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Can a unique friendship between two men of god end the killings in the Central African Republic? Tim Whewell investigates.

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  • Docs: The Rise and Fall of Arab Liberalism

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The history of the Arab world, including Egypt's 19th Century encounters with Europe and the cultural renaissance known as Nahda.

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  • Docs: Mapping the Void 8 Apr 2014

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How does being on a map affect your work, education and rights? Meet the The volunteers who are mapping the world's unmapped places and people - in the aftermath of natural disasters, and in areas of political unrest and civil war.

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  • A Good Man in Rwanda

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The story of Capt Mbaye Diagne, one of the unsung heroes of Rwanda’s genocide. Working as a Senegalese UN peacekeeper, he saved the children of murdered Hutu Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana and many more. Mark Doyle travels to Rwanda, Senegal and Canada to meet the people who knew Mbaye Diagne.

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  • Docs: The Mystery of Flight 370 4 Apr 2014

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How can an airplane go missing in the 21st Century and why - nearly a month after it disappeared - we are apparently no nearer to solving the mystery of what happened to flight MH370?

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  • Docs: Ukraine – The Criminal Paper Trail - 3 April 2014

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Lucy Ash talks to the Ukrainian volunteers and activists who are painstakingly restoring a stash of documents dumped in a lake on the abandoned estate of ex-president Yanukovich.

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  • Docs: Crypto Wars 2 April 2014

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Hacking, security, encryption: Gordon Corera explores the history of the war between governments and geeks to control computer cryptography.

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