6 Minute English


Our long-running series of topical discussion and new vocabulary, brought to you by your favourite BBC Learning English presenters.

From the archives 

All 6 Minute English programmes pre-September 2014 can be found here.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The Rosetta Stone

    Episode 210603 / 03 Jun 2021

    We talk about the famous piece of rock that was key to translating the writing system created in ancient Egypt.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Compassion fatigue

    Episode 210527 / 27 May 2021

    Covid-19: Are we tired of feeling sorry for others?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 210520 / 20 May 2021

    Why do people decide to be alone for long periods of time?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    When males are not needed

    Episode 210513 / 17 Mar 2021

    Learn about self-cloning animals

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 210506 / 06 May 2021

    Sirens, mermaids, mami wata... we talk about different representations of these intriguing water creatures.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    A quieter world

    Episode 210429 / 29 Apr 2021

    Hear about whether noise is bad for our health

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    US and China vs climate change

    Episode 210422 / 11 Mar 2021

    Can the two biggest polluters work together?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Naked in nature

    Episode 210415 / 15 Apr 2021

    Hear about why being naked in nature might be good for you

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The language of biscuits

    Episode 210408 / 08 Apr 2021

    Learn why this tasty snack became popular with the Industrial Revolution

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is English really English?

    Episode 210401 / 01 Apr 2021

    Where did today's English language really come from?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Astronauts on strike?

    Episode 210325 / 25 Mar 2021

    Hear all about the Skylab astronauts’ disagreement with mission control

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Digital help for blind people

    Episode 210318 / 18 Mar 2021

    Hear about digital technology which helps blind people improve their lives

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What’s the key to happiness?

    Episode 210311 / 11 Mar 2021

    Hear about what small things you can do to feel happier about life

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Looking for utopia

    Episode 210304 / 04 Mar 2021

    Hear about how to create a happy place

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Covid: One year on

    Episode 210225 / 25 Feb 2021

    Hear about Covid-19 and how our knowledge has changed

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Singing in tune

    Episode 210218 / 18 Feb 2021

    Hear about singing and why it’s good to do it

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Working for yourself

    Episode 210211 / 11 Feb 2021

    Hear about why some people are choosing to freelance

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The woman whose cells never die

    Episode 210128 / 28 Jan 2021

    Hear about a woman whose cells never die

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What makes a good story?

    Episode 210121 / 21 Jan 2021

    Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    For the love of foreign languages

    Episode 210114 / 14 Jan 2021

    Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Comfort Food

    Episode 210107 / 07 Jan 2021

    Hear about comfort food and why we eat it

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What is fat-shaming?

    Episode 201231 / 31 Dec 2020

    Hear about why fat-shaming is on the rise

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Coronavirus vs other pandemics

    Episode 201224 / 24 Dec 2020

    Hear about coronavirus and how it isn’t that bad compared to historical pandemics

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are trees intelligent?

    Episode 201217 / 17 Dec 2020

    Hear about how trees can communicate with each other

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?

    Episode 201210 / 10 Dec 2020

    Could jellyfish could reduce plastic pollution?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do we choose to text instead of talk?

    Episode 201203 / 03 Dec 2020

    Hear how texting has become more popular than talking

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 201126 / 26 Nov 2020

    Hear about how loneliness can affect everyone

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is punctuality important?

    Episode 201119 / 19 Nov 2020

    Hear about different people's attitude to being on time

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you be a victim of online fraud?

    Episode 201112 / 12 Nov 2020

    Hear about online fraud and how it is becoming more common

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

    Episode 201105 / 05 Nov 2020

    Scientists worry about this year's global heating and melting polar ice

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Walkman: the music player revolution

    Episode 201029 / 29 Oct 2020

    About 40 years ago, portable music players became a craze with the launch of the Sony Walkman.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could humans live in underwater cities?

    Episode 201022 / 22 Oct 2020

    Hear about projects to create liveable underwater habitats

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Hacking help for US elections

    Episode 201015 / 15 Oct 2020

    Volunteer hackers are invited to prevent election cyber-attacks

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do chimps have the same emotions as us?

    Episode 201008 / 08 Oct 2020

    Hear the iconic environmentalist Jane Goodall talk about the deep connections between humans and the great apes

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How can we make the web a better place?

    Episode 201001 / 01 Oct 2020

    Learn about Web Science, a new academic subject about the internet

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment

    Episode 200924 / 24 Sep 2020

    What will the jobs market look like after the coronavirus pandemic ends?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe

    Episode 200917 / 17 Sep 2020

    Local project trains grandmothers to help Zimbabweans mental health

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is there a future without bees?

    Episode 200910 / 10 Sep 2020

    The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for humans.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How to talk about conspiracy theories

    Episode 200903 / 03 Sep 2020

    Conspiracy theories: Don't be fooled!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What’s the point of blood types?

    Episode 200827 / 27 Aug 2020

    What does your blood type say about you?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Will Covid-19 change cities?

    Episode 200820 / 20 Aug 2020

    The future of cities after the Covid-19 crisis

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is this the era of distrust?

    Episode 200813 / 13 Aug 2020

    What is trust? And who should we place our trust in?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    No more bosses

    Episode 200806 / 06 Aug 2020

    Can companies operate better without managers?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The medicine of coronavirus

    Episode 200730 / 17 Jul 2020

    Neil and Georgina talk about the origins of Covid-19 and teach you related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Food made in space

    Episode 200723 / 23 Jul 2020

    Could plant growth studies in the ISS help feed people on Earth in the future?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Sport against poverty

    Episode 200716 / 16 Jul 2020

    Surf in South Africa, skateboarding in Afghanistan – are making poor children more assertive.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Covid-19: The office after lockdown

    Episode 200709 / 09 Jul 2020

    Lots of companies are rushing to install technology to make offices and workplaces safer.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Should we wear a face mask?

    Episode 200702 / 02 Jul 2020

    Is wearing a face mask necessary?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Millennials and business

    Episode 200625 / 25 Jun 2020

    Why are millennials so attracted to starting their own businesses?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is being thrifty a virtue?

    Episode 200618 / 18 Jun 2020

    We talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and discuss the meaning of 'thrift' through history.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The food delivery revolution

    Episode 200611 / 11 Jun 2020

    New apps are transforming the way people order food from home

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What difference has #MeToo made?

    Episode 200604 / 04 Jun 2020

    Listen to civil rights activist, Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is the recycling system broken?

    Episode 200528 / 28 May 2020

    Is recycling a guilt-free way of encouraging us to use more plastic?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The soothing power of books

    Episode 200521 / 21 May 2020

    How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Shocking facts about electricity

    Episode 200514 / 14 May 2020

    How do electric systems differ across the world?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The importance of handwashing

    Episode 200507 / 07 May 2020

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Tips for parents coping with kids at home

    Episode 200430 / 30 Apr 2020

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The power of crying

    Episode 200423 / 23 Apr 2020

    Does crying make you feel better?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are bucket lists always a good thing?

    Episode 200416 / 16 Apr 2020

    Bucket list dilemma

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is the pasty really Cornish?

    Episode 200409 / 09 Apr 2020

    Where does a pasty come from?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Touring bands and climate change

    Episode 200402 / 02 Apr 2020

    Music with a smaller carbon footprint

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Training artificial intelligence

    Episode 200326 / 26 Mar 2020

    How smart is artificial intelligence?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Meditation and the brain

    Episode 200319 / 19 Mar 2020

    Free your mind

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Will humans become extinct?

    Episode 200312 / 12 Mar 2020

    How long will we survive for?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The circular economy

    Episode 200305 / 05 Mar 2020

    Who's responsible for recycling?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Eating pond scum

    Episode 200227 / 27 Feb 2020

    Pond scum - the new superfood which could benefit your health and the planet

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you give up fast fashion?

    Episode 200220 / 20 Feb 2020

    Cheap production of clothes is being blamed for contributing to global warming.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How resilient are you?

    Episode 200213 / 13 Feb 2020

    Are we born with the ability to cope well with difficult situations? Can we learn it?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is it good to disagree?

    Episode 200206 / 06 Feb 2020

    Can a battle of ideas be a constructive exercise?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The benefits of low emission zones

    Episode 200130 / 30 Jan 2020

    What are low emission zones and why are more cities adopting these cleaner-air initiatives? Clean up your English by listening to this discussion

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Women in politics

    Episode 200123 / 23 Jan 2020

    What's inspiring women to get involved in politics?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you give up booze for a month?

    Episode 200116 / 10 Jan 2020

    Giving up beer, wine and spirits is a challenge many people include in their New Year's resolutions.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The decline of the apostrophe

    Episode 200109 / 09 Jan 2020

    Apostrophe misuse

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why does seeing someone yawn make you yawn?

    Episode 200102 / 02 Jan 2020

    Why is yawning contagious?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Fake or real: What’s the best tree to have at Christmas?

    Episode 191226 / 26 Dec 2019

    What's the carbon footprint of your Christmas tree?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The calming power of nature

    Episode 191219 / 19 Dec 2019

    Can ecotherapy heal our urban woes?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Chatting to new people

    Episode 191212 / 12 Dec 2019

    Anxious about talking to people you don't know? Listen to what a social psychologist has to say about it.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why take a gap year?

    Episode 191205 / 05 Dec 2019

    Does delaying university to travel help you get a job in the future?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The joy of free diving

    Episode 191128 / 28 Nov 2019

    Diving without air

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can robots care for us?

    Episode 191121 / 21 Nov 2019

    Robots with a heart?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Mental health in the workplace

    Episode 191114 / 14 Nov 2019

    How small changes can make a big difference to people with mental health issues at work.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do people like sad music?

    Episode 191107 / 01 Nov 2019

    What goes on in the brain and the body when we listen to Adele?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why's it called 'mother tongue'?

    Episode 191031 / 31 Oct 2019

    Do we only learn language from our mother?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is it a good idea to have a tattoo?

    Episode 191024 / 24 Oct 2019

    Are you prepared to be the canvas for a painting that might last forever?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Working for free

    Episode 191017 / 17 Oct 2019

    Internships: exploitation or valuable work experience?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can you tell when someone is lying?

    Episode 191010 / 10 Oct 2019

    How lying helps society

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are you good at complaining?

    Episode 191003 / 30 Sep 2019

    Consumers are less keen to keep quiet when they are not happy with the service.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Does your name start with the wrong letter?

    Episode 190926 / 26 Sep 2019

    Learn about alphabet disadvantage!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Faking it: Computers that spot a real smile

    Episode 190919 / 19 Sep 2019

    Something to smile about

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is tourism harmful?

    Episode 190912 / 12 Sep 2019

    Everyone loves a holiday, but what damage can tourists do? Sam and Rob find out.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The future of food

    Episode 190905 / 05 Sep 2019

    How are we going to feed ourselves?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How can I help the environment?

    Episode 190829 / 29 Aug 2019

    Being more environmentally friendly

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Does your age affect your political views?

    Episode 190822 / 22 Aug 2019

    Age and political views

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 190815 / 15 Aug 2019

    Libra, Bitcoin... would you invest in digital money?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The art of tipping

    Episode 190808 / 08 Aug 2019

    How much should you tip?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Coffee cups: Do you use your own?

    Episode 190801 / 01 Aug 2019

    Does recycling coffee cups make a difference?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are you at risk from online fraud?

    Episode 190725 / 25 Jul 2019

    Falling for fraud

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is shame always bad?

    Episode 190718 / 18 Jul 2019

    Why is 'shame' the emotion of now?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do you care if you're poor when you're old?

    Episode 190711 / 11 Jul 2019

    Are you planning for a comfortable retirement?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Women’s football

    Episode 190704 / 04 Jul 2019

    FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The business of eSports

    Episode 190627 / 27 Jun 2019

    Game on for eSports!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can death metal bring you joy?

    Episode 190620 / 20 Jun 2019

    Does fast, loud, aggressive, guitar-based music inspire violence or happiness?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is talking on the phone embarrassing?

    Episode 190613 / 13 Jun 2019

    Is talking on the telephone embarrassing?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Women and motorbikes

    Episode 190606 / 06 Jun 2019

    Why do we associate motorcycles with men?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Vampire shoppers

    Episode 190530 / 30 May 2019

    Shopping online in the middle of the night is becoming popular but, is it always a good idea?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What to do when you can't sleep

    Episode 190523 / 23 May 2019

    Is there anything more frustrating?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Being slim: Is it in our genes?

    Episode 190516 / 16 May 2019

    Studies have shown that about 40% of the variation in a person's weight is influenced by genes.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can we trust a smart speaker?

    Episode 190509 / 09 May 2019

    Do smart speakers make life easier or spy on you?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Evolution and anxiety

    Episode 190502 / 02 May 2019

    Has anxiety been good for humans?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The rise in popularity of the comfy shoe

    Episode 190425 / 25 Apr 2019

    Everyone's wearing them!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Rabbits: cuddly friends or cunning tricksters?

    Episode 190418 / 18 Apr 2019

    Neil and Rob talk about the animal symbol of Easter in literature and in the real world.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The decluttering trend

    Episode 190411 / 11 Apr 2019

    Is it time you decluttered?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do we feel awkward?

    Episode 190404 / 04 Apr 2019

    Do you know that cringey feeling?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Side hustles

    Episode 190328 / 28 Mar 2019

    Do you have a second job?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How your eyes predict your personality

    Episode 190321 / 21 Mar 2019

    Be careful where you look!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Debating veganism: How to change someone's opinion

    Episode 190314 / 14 Mar 2019

    Debating veganism

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What's on your to-do list?

    Episode 190307 / 07 Mar 2019

    How much do you enjoy doing housework and paying bills?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 190228 / 28 Feb 2019

    Why are these magical creatures back in fashion?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are food allergies more common now?

    Episode 190221 / 21 Feb 2019

    Are you allergic to anything?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Dating apps

    Episode 190214 / 14 Feb 2019

    How effective are dating apps when you're looking for a romantic partner?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    High heels

    Episode 190207 / 07 Feb 2019

    What's so special about these uncomfortable shoes?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Improving your memory

    Episode 190131 / 31 Jan 2019

    How good is your memory?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Concepts of happiness

    Episode 190124 / 24 Jan 2019

    What makes you happy?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is music getting faster?

    Episode 190117 / 17 Jan 2019

    New technology might be putting an end to instrumental introductions to pop songs

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The benefits of schadenfreude

    Episode 190110 / 10 Jan 2019

    What's the positive side of feeling good when bad things happen to people you envy?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you be flexitarian?

    Episode 190103 / 03 Jan 2019

    Would you all but give up eating meat to save the environment?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Michelle Obama on empowerment

    Episode 181227 / 27 Dec 2018

    The former US First Lady and her mission to inspire women

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why we push buttons

    Episode 181220 / 20 Dec 2018

    Are you a button presser?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The teenage brain

    Episode 181213 / 13 Dec 2018

    Inside a teenager's head

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why does 'x' mean 'kiss'?

    Episode 181206 / 06 Dec 2018

    What does 'x' really mean?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Photo-friendly food

    Episode 181129 / 29 Nov 2018

    Making good-looking food

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The smell of coffee

    Episode 181122 / 22 Nov 2018

    How important is the smell of coffee?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What chickens can teach us about hierarchies

    Episode 181115 / 09 Nov 2018

    What can chickens teach us about organisation?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 181108 / 08 Nov 2018

    Can people feel lonely in a crowded place?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 181101 / 01 Nov 2018

    Neil and Sam discuss objectification. What is it and is there really a 'perfect body'?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How creative should we be?

    Episode 181025 / 25 Oct 2018

    Rob and Neil discuss the must-have skill of the future

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What is scumbro?

    Episode 181018 / 18 Oct 2018

    Paying a lot to look a mess!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Curbing our plastic addiction

    Episode 181011 / 11 Oct 2018

    Could we live without plastic? We discuss the issues and the progress that's being made.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Describing Generation Z

    Episode 181004 / 04 Oct 2018

    Have you grown up with social media?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    High-vis fashion

    Episode 180927 / 27 Sep 2018

    A bright new fashion trend

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Snowflakes and taking offence

    Episode 180920 / 20 Sep 2018

    The word snowflake has taken on a new meaning. We discuss this new term without causing offence!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Dating apps: How our brains react

    Episode 180913 / 13 Sep 2018

    What does our brain tell us to do when faced with a dating app?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Beating a sedentary lifestyle

    Episode 180906 / 06 Sep 2018

    Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Learn what made people more active in Finland.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Street food: Why is it becoming so popular?

    Episode 180830 / 30 Aug 2018

    Why is street food becoming more popular in the UK?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are smartphones killing cameras?

    Episode 180823 / 10 Aug 2018

    Do people still buy cameras when everybody is keen on selfies?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 180816 / 16 Aug 2018

    Why do men want to be fathers?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    A tall story

    Episode 180809 / 09 Aug 2018

    Does being taller mean you earn more at work?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How intelligent is the octopus?

    Episode 180802 / 02 Aug 2018

    Learn more about this fascinating animal

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Not going out

    Episode 180726 / 26 Jul 2018

    Why are countryside walks no longer so popular?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is technology always the solution?

    Episode 180719 / 19 Jul 2018

    Why technology doesn't always know best

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Smartphone addiction

    Episode 180712 / 12 Jul 2018

    Smartphone addiction

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Surf and turf

    Episode 180705 / 05 Jul 2018

    Surf and turf shopping

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Broken hearts

    Episode 180628 / 28 Jun 2018

    A healthy heart

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is gaming a sport?

    Episode 180621 / 21 Jun 2018

    The Fortnite phenomenon

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are you excited about the World Cup?

    Episode 180614 / 14 Jun 2018

    Are you a football fan?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Talking to machines

    Episode 180607 / 07 Jun 2018

    Our new virtual assistants

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Taking risks

    Episode 180531 / 31 May 2018

    Risky language

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Women in space

    Episode 180524 / 24 May 2018

    Gender equality

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Football songs: Why are crowds so quiet these days?

    Episode 180517 / 17 May 2018

    Why are football fans so quiet nowdays?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Hangry: are you angry when you're hungry?

    Episode 180510 / 10 May 2018

    hungry + angry = hangry

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Perfume: what your smell says about you

    Episode 180503 / 03 May 2018

    What does your smell say about you?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is the internet good or bad?

    Episode 180426 / 26 Apr 2018

    Is the internet a positive thing?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Lying to children

    Episode 180419 / 19 Apr 2018

    Is it good to lie?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are you a foodie?

    Episode 180412 / 12 Apr 2018

    How much do you know about the food you eat?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The future of marriage

    Episode 180405 / 05 Apr 2018

    Marriage decline

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Who needs a manbag?

    Episode 180329 / 29 Mar 2018

    A bag for a man

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 180322 / 22 Mar 2018

    A mini-adventure

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How do you learn to speak a language?

    Episode 180315 / 15 Mar 2018

    Words to learn

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Robot therapist

    Episode 180308 / 08 Mar 2018

    Would you tell a robot your deepest secrets?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Hello, hello

    Episode 180301 / 01 Mar 2018

    The history of the humble ‘hello’

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Swimming like a mermaid

    Episode 180222 / 22 Feb 2018

    A new approach to swimming

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The rise of drones

    Episode 180215 / 15 Feb 2018

    Are drones taking off?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Transport of the future

    Episode 180208 / 08 Feb 2018

    Future travel

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What’s in a name?

    Episode 180201 / 01 Feb 2018

    A new wedding trend?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Rise of the machines

    Episode 180125 / 25 Jan 2018

    Are robots and artificial intelligence taking over from humans? Dan and Neil discuss the rise of the machines

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    A dry January?

    Episode 180118 / 18 Jan 2018

    Are you trying to give up drinking this month? Catherine and Rob discuss abstaining and the benefits of a dry January

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Ethical coffee

    Episode 180111 / 11 Jan 2018

    Would you pay more for coffee if you knew it was doing some good? Dan and Catherine discuss the pros and cons of ethically produced coffee.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Bitcoin: digital crypto-currency

    Episode 180104 / 04 Jan 2018

    Bitcoin is here and it's generating interest. Is that a good or bad thing? Dan and Neil discuss the pros and cons of this digital currency.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is 'man flu' real?

    Episode 171228 / 28 Dec 2017

    Can science prove the existence of 'man flu' or are men just big babies? Dan and Neil discuss all this and give you six useful items of vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The perfect Santa

    Episode 171221 / 21 Dec 2017

    A popular job at this time of year is playing the part of Santa. But what does it take to be the perfect Father Christmas? Neil and Dan discuss whether it's a role that would suit Dan.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Should schoolchildren have jobs?

    Episode 171214 / 14 Dec 2017

    The number of schoolchildren doing part-time jobs in the UK has fallen. Is that a good thing? Neil and Dan discuss the pros and cons of working while you're still at school.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What do you buy when you're sad?

    Episode 171207 / 07 Dec 2017

    Have you ever bought something when you're sad and then regretted it later?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do you need to upgrade your phone?

    Episode 171130 / 30 Nov 2017

    How old is your smartphone?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why more of us are getting fitter together

    Episode 171123 / 23 Nov 2017

    More people are going to the gym to get fitter but why?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How do you like your coffee?

    Episode 171116 / 16 Nov 2017

    Does a cafe's free wi-fi encourage you to go in and buy a coffee?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Pedestrianisation - is it good for cities and towns?

    Episode 171102 / 02 Nov 2017

    There’s a fresh interest in keeping cars out of cities. Is it a good idea?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Too much sugar

    Episode 171026 / 26 Oct 2017

    Are you aware of how much of the sweet stuff you eat?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What’s wetiquette?

    Episode 171019 / 19 Oct 2017

    When you have to be polite and courteous ... even when you swim!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why pay for bottled water?

    Episode 171012 / 12 Oct 2017

    Can you tell the difference between the taste of bottled water and tap water?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do adults exercise enough?

    Episode 171005 / 05 Oct 2017

    Neil and Rob talk about vigorous exercise – and whether adults take enough of it!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What can't computers do?

    Episode 170928 / 28 Sep 2017

    Are you afraid of machines that copy human intelligent behaviour?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The wonders of hair

    Episode 170921 / 21 Sep 2017

    Did you know that when the entire body is aging hair can grow stronger?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Having a row or asking for directions?

    Episode 170914 / 14 Sep 2017

    Tim and Neil talk about interactions that can be misunderstood by people of different backgrounds

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 170907 / 07 Sep 2017

    A policeman, a pilot, a chef - what's our fascination with uniforms?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Laughing could kill you

    Episode 170831 / 31 Aug 2017

    Tim and Neil laugh their head off as they teach you useful vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Would the world stop without clocks?

    Episode 170824 / 24 Aug 2017

    Rob and Neil are in a hurry to discuss our concept of time and teach you new words

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What makes a video go viral?

    Episode 170817 / 17 Aug 2017

    Rob and Neil discuss what makes people want to share a video

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Fancy dress funerals

    Episode 170810 / 10 Aug 2017

    Have you ever thought about what sort of funeral you would like to have?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    It's good to talk

    Episode 170803 / 03 Aug 2017

    The treatments that help people stay mentally healthy

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How honest are we?

    Episode 170727 / 27 Jul 2017

    Have you ever cheated an honesty box? Is honesty really the best policy?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    You think you're invisible?

    Episode 170720 / 20 Jul 2017

    Do you not want to be seen?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How do pets navigate?

    Episode 170713 / 13 Jul 2017

    How do lost cats and dogs find their way home?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 170706 / 06 Jul 2017

    Want to improve your life?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Faces and first impressions

    Episode 170629 / 29 Jun 2017

    Can we trust our first impressions?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Built to fail?

    Episode 170622 / 22 Jun 2017

    Why do we throw away so much technology?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 170615 / 15 Jun 2017

    Relax, slow down and breathe. Neil and Catherine explore mindfulness - what it is and what benefits it offers

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is happiness genetic?

    Episode 170608 / 08 Jun 2017

    Is happiness in the DNA?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Water Burial

    Episode 170601 / 01 Jun 2017

    A new way to rest in peace

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you go vegan?

    Episode 170525 / 25 May 2017

    Could you give up meat and animal products?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Goldfish, brains and phones

    Episode 170518 / 18 May 2017

    Do people now have shorter attention spans than goldfish?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How much food do you waste?

    Episode 170511 / 11 May 2017

    Food waste is a major problem

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The super rich

    Episode 170504 / 04 May 2017

    The rich are getting richer

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Miraculous survival

    Episode 170427 / 27 Apr 2017

    How did a man fall from a 47 storey skyscraper and survive?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 170420 / 20 Apr 2017

    Why do we sigh?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Multiple Careers

    Episode 170413 / 13 Apr 2017

    What's behind the trend for having more than one career?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Food and mood

    Episode 170406 / 06 Apr 2017

    How does your food affect your mood?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Dog detectors

    Episode 170330 / 30 Mar 2017

    Can dogs be used to detect cancer?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The rise of the emoji

    Episode 170323 / 23 Mar 2017

    Are you an emoji person? We explore how simple smiley faces have become powerful communication tools.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What your lunch says about you

    Episode 170316 / 16 Mar 2017

    What do you eat for lunch? Sandwiches are the most popular lunchtime meal in the UK, but why?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Mermaids – Fact or fiction?

    Episode 170309 / 09 Mar 2017

    Are mermaids real?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Life expectancy

    Episode 170302 / 02 Mar 2017

    Can humanity really breach the 90 year limit?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Gun control without guns

    Episode 170223 / 23 Feb 2017

    Gun control with no guns? How is that possible? Join Dan and Neil to find out.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How romance ruined love

    Episode 170216 / 16 Feb 2017

    Neil and Dan discuss romanticism

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can you trust your own eyes?

    Episode 170209 / 09 Feb 2017

    Catherine and Neil discuss why the police and the legal system are concerned about eyewitness testimony

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do cities make us rude?

    Episode 170202 / 02 Feb 2017

    Catherine and Neil discuss how the pressures of modern living are making us hostile to each other

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Family history

    Episode 170126 / 26 Jan 2017

    Why are so many people obsessed with learning about their family history? Neil and Catherine talk about genealogy

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Life on the edge

    Episode 170119 / 19 Jan 2017

    The increased study of extremophile microbes has revealed a lot about what is and is not needed to sustain life on Earth

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What's your superpower?

    Episode 170112 / 12 Jan 2017

    Why are we so fascinated with the superheroes that populate our cinema screens and comic books?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 170105 / 05 Jan 2017

    Alice and Neil discuss whether we would miss driving as driverless cars are tested in cities around the world

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Introvert... and proud!

    Episode 161229 / 29 Dec 2016

    What’s your personality type? If you are an introvert you’re in good company; Barack Obama, JK Rowling are introverts...

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do crazes take off?

    Episode 161222 / 22 Dec 2016

    Why is it that some games, hobbies and activities become crazes while others don’t? Alice and Neil talk about their preferences

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    When do you feel sleepy?

    Episode 161215 / 15 Dec 2016

    Alice and Neil discuss circadian rhythms – the so-called body clock that influences an organism's daily cycle of changes

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 161208 / 08 Dec 2016

    Sophie and Neil discuss why the last pharaoh of Egypt still fascinates people today

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Animal phobias

    Episode 161201 / 01 Dec 2016

    Why do we fear animals that pose no threat to us? Sophie and Neil discuss the reason why fear of spiders is so common

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Women's right to vote

    Episode 161124 / 24 Nov 2016

    Neil and Alice talk about the defiant women who fought for their right to choose their representatives

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why we love trainers

    Episode 161117 / 17 Nov 2016

    Call them what you want – trainers, sneakers, tennis shoes – but why does everybody love them so much?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    On your bike

    Episode 161110 / 10 Nov 2016

    Sophie and Neil discuss the bike's mass appeal, from helping to widen the gene pool to blazing a trail for the women’s movement

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Hi, meet my online persona!

    Episode 161103 / 03 Nov 2016

    Sophie and Neil discuss social networks and why we often use different identities for different social media

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How do you read your news?

    Episode 161027 / 27 Oct 2016

    Free, digital news is threatening traditional newspapers. Sophie and Neil discuss the pros and cons of news in print

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do opposites attract?

    Episode 161020 / 20 Oct 2016

    Why are we attracted to some people and not to others? Sophie and Neil discuss love at first sight

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is loneliness in our genes?

    Episode 161013 / 13 Oct 2016

    What is loneliness and why do we feel it? Sophie and Neil discuss how feeling lonely can help us to survive

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Who do you think you are?

    Episode 161006 / 06 Oct 2016

    How do you see yourself and how do others see you? Alice and Neil discuss identity and how appearances can be deceptive

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Does punctuation matter?

    Episode 160929 / 29 Sep 2016

    Why is punctuation important? Neil and Alice discuss rhetoric, commas and full stops.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Penicillin: breaking the mould

    Episode 160922 / 22 Sep 2016

    Alice and Neil discuss penicillin, the so-called wonder drug discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Global warming

    Episode 160915 / 15 Sep 2016

    What might the world look like if temperatures keep rising? Neil and Alice discuss the need to adapt to the changes ahead

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Old tech

    Episode 160908 / 08 Sep 2016

    Did you ever own a Walkman or a record player? Alice and Neil discuss old tech and why the US Pentagon still uses floppy disks

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 160901 / 01 Sep 2016

    Neil and Alice discuss the differences between slang, jargon, and swearing, while teaching you some Cockney Rhyming Slang

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Domestic chores

    Episode 160825 / 25 Aug 2016

    Do women clean the house more often than men? Alice and Neil discuss the topic and teach you a tidy amount of vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Have you walked off your pizza?

    Episode 160818 / 18 Aug 2016

    Is food labelling clear enough to help us make healthy choices? Alice and Neil discuss chocolate chip muffins along with some other tasty vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How to cure writer's block

    Episode 160811 / 11 Aug 2016

    Who were the Muses and how did they help the creative process? Neil and Alice discuss how to be more creative

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is English changing?

    Episode 160804 / 04 Aug 2016

    Will we still be speaking in an English we recognise in a thousand years' time? Alice and Neil make some educated guesses!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Heritage sites

    Episode 160728 / 28 Jul 2016

    Neil and Alice discuss the threat to The Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are we there yet?

    Episode 160721 / 21 Jul 2016

    Why do some weeks just fly by but sometimes minutes can seem like hours? Neil and Alice discuss our perception of time

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Cities of the future

    Episode 160714 / 14 Jul 2016

    What will the cities of the future look like, and will we enjoy living in them? Alice and Neil discuss Neil's attempt at town planning

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 160707 / 07 Jul 2016

    Why is the disease diabetes on the rise? Alice and Neil talk about the role that diet has to play in this global health problem

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Get on with it!

    Episode 160630 / 30 Jun 2016

    Why do we procrastinate? Rob and Alice discuss why it can be difficult to get on with tasks

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Who would you imitate?

    Episode 160623 / 23 Jun 2016

    Why do we like to impersonate people? Neil tries out his best impression of Elvis while teaching you some related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How to prepare for an exam

    Episode 160616 / 16 Jun 2016

    Alice and Rob consider which study techniques are good and which aren't. Does sleeping with a book under your pillow help?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Young and in business

    Episode 160609 / 09 Jun 2016

    Young entrepreneurs are appearing everywhere. Alice and Rob discuss whether grey hair is best

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do as I say, not as I do

    Episode 160602 / 02 Jun 2016

    Why do people often say one thing and do another? Alice and Rob ask how far hypocrisy is actually part of who we are

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Could you be an astronaut?

    Episode 160526 / 26 May 2016

    Do you have what it takes to go to space? Alice and Rob discuss the challenges of a job thousands of people are keen on

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Conspiracy theories

    Episode 160519 / 19 May 2016

    Do you believe men walked on the Moon? Alice and Rob discuss why some people are suspicious about everything

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Have you got too much stuff?

    Episode 160512 / 12 May 2016

    You've decluttered and tidied but could you live life free of stuff? Alice and Rob discuss why we give objects emotional value

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How bad is booze?

    Episode 160505 / 05 May 2016

    Are you a teetotaler or a drinker? Rob and Alice discuss what risk to your health regular drinking may have

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is chivalry dead?

    Episode 160428 / 28 Apr 2016

    What does it take to impress the ladies in the 21st century? Neil and Alice discuss knights in shining armour

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Never too old

    Episode 160421 / 21 Apr 2016

    Is retirement the end of everything or just a door for new opportunities? Alice and Rob talk about aging

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do you think for yourself?

    Episode 160414 / 14 Apr 2016

    Do you always agree with what most people in your group say? Neil and Sophie discuss staff meetings.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Brain training

    Episode 160407 / 07 Apr 2016

    Neil and Sophie discuss the health benefits of being able to speak two languages fluently. And Neil... speaks Japanese!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is social media a distraction?

    Episode 160331 / 31 Mar 2016

    How often do you check your phone? Neil and Sophie discuss how social media is changing the way we interact.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 160324 / 24 Mar 2016

    Sophie and Neil discover that soil has some surprising qualities and discuss how growing food can be therapeutic too

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What's in a fairy tale?

    Episode 160317 / 17 Mar 2016

    Sophie and Neil talk about traditional fairy tales for the adult market and teach you some magical vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Corporate team building

    Episode 160310 / 10 Mar 2016

    Neil and Sophie discuss the growing industry of team building – from zombie bootcamps to horse training for executives.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Life on Mars

    Episode 160303 / 03 Mar 2016

    Neil and Sophie discuss Mars, the fourth rock from the Sun

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    It's all in the genes

    Episode 160225 / 25 Feb 2016

    Neil and Sophie talk about gene editing, designer babies and how many errors Neil might have in his genetic code.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Giving away your fortune

    Episode 160218 / 18 Feb 2016

    How generous are you? Neil and Sophie discuss Mark Zuckerberg and what it takes to be a modern-day philanthropist.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How would you like to pay?

    Episode 160211 / 11 Feb 2016

    Are the days of paying by cash for a latte or a newspaper nearly gone? Alice and Neil discuss Neil's fondness for loose change...

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How do you like your tea?

    Episode 160204 / 04 Feb 2016

    Tea comes in different forms – milky, sweet or spicy. Alice and Neil discuss how this Asian leaf conquered the world.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The commute

    Episode 160128 / 28 Jan 2016

    Train, car, bicycle ... Hundreds of millions of us make the same journey day in day out. Take a hike with Alice and Neil and learn new vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are we afraid of food?

    Episode 160121 / 21 Jan 2016

    Are food allergies on the increase and if so, why? Neil and Alice talk about the growing fear of food and teach new words.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is modern life making us tired?

    Episode 160114 / 14 Jan 2016

    Are artificial lights and late night TV ruining our sleep? Neil and Alice discuss the issue and teach you related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Asking the right questions

    Episode 160107 / 07 Jan 2016

    What does it take to be a good interviewer? Neil and Alice discuss TV chat show hosts and teach you some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The way we look

    Episode 151231 / 31 Dec 2015

    How much does appearance really matter? Neil and Alice discuss fitness and New Year's resolutions

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Christmas kindness

    Episode 151224 / 24 Dec 2015

    Some families struggle to buy even food and can’t afford presents. Neil and Alice discuss how some charities are helping those in need.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do we take risks?

    Episode 151217 / 17 Dec 2015

    Alice and Finn talk about the passion some people have for danger and the unseen threats we face every day

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is student life all good?

    Episode 151210 / 10 Dec 2015

    Alice and Neil discuss the psychological pressures of going to university. They also teach some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Robin Hood

    Episode 151203 / 03 Dec 2015

    Neil and Alice discuss the long-lasting appeal of this man with a bow and how he has changed over the centuries

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How much is your spouse worth?

    Episode 151126 / 26 Nov 2015

    Do you know how much your partner earns? Is he or she in debt? Would this make you love them less?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    100 Women

    Episode 151119 / 19 Nov 2015

    The BBC broadcasts a season of programmes discussing women's issues around the world

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What makes us laugh?

    Episode 151112 / 12 Nov 2015

    Are you good at telling jokes? What makes a good comedian?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The impact of plastic

    Episode 151105 / 05 Nov 2015

    Should we all pay for supermarket plastic bags? Neil and Alice take a look at the environmental impact of plastic and teach you some related words.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Shakespeare in plain English

    Episode 151029 / 29 Oct 2015

    Should the difficult language of Shakespeare be 'translated' into plain English?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    New transport on two wheels

    Episode 151022 / 22 Oct 2015

    The bicycle is the most popular form of two-wheeled transport in the world, but could we all soon be using hoverboards? Listen to Neil and Finn's conversation and learn some new words.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Will robots take our jobs?

    Episode 151015 / 15 Oct 2015

    If you are sitting at a desk or answering the phone, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better? Neil and Finn discuss the future of our jobs.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do we read to show off?

    Episode 151008 / 08 Oct 2015

    Neil and Alice discuss what kind of book people like to be seen reading. Do you like to impress people with a classic book in your hands?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Summer-born kids

    Episode 151001 / 01 Oct 2015

    Does being born in the summer reduce your chance of going to university?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The Earth's core

    Episode 150924 / 24 Sep 2015

    Take a trip with Rob and Alice to find out about the Earth’s core. They’ll discuss how hot it is – and whether there are any dinosaurs living there!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The meaning of clothes

    Episode 150917 / 17 Sep 2015

    Do you dress formally or casually? Do you choose trendy items or old comfortable ones? Rob and Will talk about the meaning of clothes.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The Proms

    Episode 150910 / 10 Sep 2015

    It's been described as the world's largest and most democratic classical music festival. Neil and Finn guide you through the BBC Proms

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is knuckle cracking good for you?

    Episode 150903 / 03 Sep 2015

    What an awful sound - cracking your knuckles! Listen in to Rob and Neil to find out if it's a useful skill or just an annoying habit

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Evolution before Darwin

    Episode 150827 / 27 Aug 2015

    Was Charles Darwin the only man with ideas about evolution? Rob and Neil talk about someone else who discovered it first.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 150820 / 20 Aug 2015

    What are the modern day dilemmas in using a lift? Rob and Neil discuss the awkwardness and irritation of being in one

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Compulsory voting

    Episode 150813 / 13 Aug 2015

    Should young people be made to vote in elections or should we choose? We discuss the ideas behind compulsory voting

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์


    Episode 150806 / 08 Aug 2015

    What do we need our chins for? Rob and Neil discuss how we got them and what our chins say about us

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why do gibbons sing duets?

    Episode 150730 / 30 Jul 2015

    Why do gibbons sing duets and what has this got to do with the evolution of the human language?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are models too skinny?

    Episode 150723 / 23 Jul 2015

    Skinny models: What does the law say about walking the catwalk?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is a game just a game?

    Episode 150716 / 16 Jul 2015

    The dangers of computer games. How good are they for our health?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The wonder of blood

    Episode 150709 / 09 Jul 2015

    It's amazing! What part of our body have scientists discovered can heal and help us?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Why did Singapore ban gum?

    Episode 150702 / 02 Jul 2015

    Do you chew gum and what do you do with it when you've finished? Listen to Rob and Finn discussing the history and chemical properties of gum and why it's messing up our streets whilst explaining some related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Food banks

    Episode 150625 / 25 Jun 2015

    Food banks provide food to people in the UK who can't afford to buy their own. Rob and Finn discuss this how they work and how they help many of the country's poorest

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The teenage brain

    Episode 150618 / 18 Jun 2015

    Listen to Neil and Rob discussing mood swings, risk taking, and why people make fun of teenagers, while they also explore some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The Outernet

    Episode 150611 / 11 Jun 2015

    How can remote parts of the world get access to the internet? Neil and Catherine discuss a new idea for spreading knowledge

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is aggression useful?

    Episode 150604 / 04 Jun 2015

    What makes us angry and why is aggression useful? Neil and Catherine discuss human behaviour.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are beards back to stay?

    Episode 150528 / 28 May 2015

    Big bushy beards have become so fashionable that there's now an art exhibition dedicated to them

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is a door just a door?

    Episode 150521 / 21 May 2015

    A London apartment block has front and back entrances for private and social housing - or so-called rich and poor doors. Does it make sense to you? Listen to a discussion whilst learning some housing-related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The first space walk

    Episode 150514 / 14 May 2015

    Fifty years ago, on 18 March 1965, Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov took the first space walk. Listen to Rob and Neil describing the struggles of that ground-breaking space mission whilst explaining some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Wireless furniture for phones

    Episode 150507 / 07 May 2015

    Furniture with built-in wireless charging technology - like a coffee table is now being sold. 'Built-in' means the technology is included as part of the table. So you just pop your phone on the table, and technology does the rest!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Saving China's elephants

    Episode 150430 / 30 Apr 2015

    Many animals face extinction. But people are realising that they must act now to stop further losses. A scheme to save the Asian elephant in China could provide an answer.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Life without music

    Episode 150423 / 23 Apr 2015

    How does music make you feel? Research shows that it actually influences us more than we realise - whether we're at the movies, the supermarket, or down the pub

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The story behind coffee

    Episode 150416 / 16 Apr 2015

    Coffee is now the most popular drink in the world. But what about the economics and politics of coffee production? It's as complicated as getting the right flavour in your cup

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The sun

    Episode 150409 / 09 Apr 2015

    Rob and Neil put on their sunglasses to find out more about this special star and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won’t be blinded with science!

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The three-parent baby

    Episode 150402 / 02 Apr 2015

    The UK has become the first country to approve legislation allowing the creation of babies with genetic material from three people. Listen to Neil and Harry’s conversation and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    A threat to London's artwork?

    Episode 150326 / 26 Mar 2015

    What are some art galleries banning to protect their paintings? Find out with Neil and Harry

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Human microchips

    Episode 150319 / 19 Mar 2015

    An electronic device under your skin?! Workers in Sweden take part in experiment which allows them to get in and out of their office without a key, ID or password. Listen to Neil and Harry’s chat and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The two sides of Churchill

    Episode 150312 / 12 Mar 2015

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. He is known throughout the world for his role in defeating Nazi Germany but he also made mistakes. Listen to Neil and Mike’s discussion, and learn new vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Poverty in a rich world

    Episode 150305 / 05 Mar 2015

    We live in a richer world. But the gap between rich and poor is still very wide in individual countries. How to change this? Listen to Rob and Harry’s discussion, and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The cost of life-saving vaccines

    Episode 150226 / 26 Feb 2015

    The price of vaccines has escalated and some poor countries are struggling to prevent children from catching certain life-threatening diseases, says Medecins Sans Frontieres. Listen to Rob and Neil’s discussion, and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Do you fear Artificial Intelligence?

    Episode 150219 / 19 Feb 2015

    Will thinking computers be the end of humans? Listen to Rob and Neil’s chat and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Should tourists go to Antarctica?

    Episode 150212 / 12 Feb 2015

    About 37,000 tourists are expected to visit Antarctica this season. But should they be going to a region with such a sensitive environment? Listen to Rob and Neil’s conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Does your CV shine?

    Episode 150205 / 05 Feb 2015

    At a time when more people compete for fewer jobs, are you sure you present your skills and abilities well to a potential employer? Listen to Rob and Neil's conversation and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are you big on small talk?

    Episode 150129 / 29 Jan 2015

    Going to a party where you don't know anyone? Listen to Rob and Neil's advice and learn some related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Are computers making us dumb?

    Episode 150122 / 22 Jan 2015

    We use computers for everything nowadays. Are we forgetting our own abilities - and losing our talent? Listen to Rob and Neil's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Smokers to face one more ban

    Episode 150115 / 15 Jan 2015

    Smoking in cars with children might be banned in England. Listen to Neil and Rob's chat and learn some related vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Bullying or normal competition?

    Episode 150108 / 08 Jan 2015

    Is bullying just an attempt to give a bad name to what is part of human nature? Listen to Rob and Neil’s chat and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Time capsules

    Episode 150101 / 01 Jan 2015

    What would you put in your time capsule? Listen to Rob and Neil’s chat and learn new vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The Christmas Truce

    Episode 141225 / 25 Dec 2014

    When enemy soldiers sang together in WW1. Listen to Rob and Finn’s chat and learn some related vocabulary.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    42 languages

    Episode 141218 / 18 Dec 2014

    The London school where students speak 42 different languages

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Laughter is bad for you

    Episode 141211 / 11 Dec 2014

    Laughter isn't always the best medicine, says research

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Cloud of suspicion

    Episode 141204 / 04 Dec 2014

    Are your pictures, documents and videos safe online? Listen to Rob and Finn's chat and learn new vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Sharing economy

    Episode 141127 / 27 Nov 2014

    Nowhere to park? How the sharing economy is changing the way we use our space

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Can science fiction save the world?

    Episode 141120 / 20 Nov 2014

    How can science fiction help the world? Rob and Finn discuss a project which aims to inspire through stories of a bright future

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Is eating meat killing our planet?

    Episode 141113 / 13 Nov 2014

    Why is eating meat bad news?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    What makes a superhero?

    Episode 141106 / 06 Nov 2014

    Do real-life superheroes exist or are they just cartoon characters?

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Cigarettes v e-cigarettes

    Episode 141030 / 30 Oct 2014

    Rob and Finn discuss the World Health Organisation's recommendations on e-cigarettes

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The bitter taste of sugar

    Episode 141023 / 23 Oct 2014

    Should we eat less sugar? Listen to Rob and Neil and learn new vocabulary

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    How quickly can you learn English?

    Episode 141016 / 16 Oct 2014

    Is learning English getting easier? Find out what's new

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Food waste

    Episode 141009 / 09 Oct 2014

    Why do we buy so much food and not eat it all? Learn more about food waste

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Sleeping on the job

    Episode 141002 / 02 Oct 2014

    Is it right to sleep at work? Rob and Finn discuss the benefits of sleeping on the job.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    The fame game

    Episode 140929 / 29 Sep 2014

    Is the way we see famous people a new thing? Learn about the first 'modern celebrity'.

  • เสร็จสมบูรณ์

    Dealing with boredom

    Episode 140821 / 21 Aug 2014

    Bored? You're not alone. Rob and Finn discuss how to deal with boredom and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won't be bored!