The mixed messages about social media and mental health.
How bad is social media for my mental health?
Jewrovision: can young Jews celebrate their identity?
Anti-Semitism may be on the rise, but these Jews still want to show off their culture.
Amazon blackmail: should we feel sorry for the world’s richest man?
Sex, power and a French man reading dirty text messages.
Is it ok to pay women to have more children?
How nationalists are waging wars with babies.
Can we stop the insects from dying?
The biodiversity apocalypse isn’t as inevitable as you think.
Should we be more scientific about love?
Swiping left on serendipity.
What’s it like to be attacked at a Trump rally?
The story behind the assault on a BBC cameraman.
Is the Islamic State really defeated?
The first of two special episodes on the end of IS.
What do we get wrong about female terrorists?
How we fetishize and underestimate women who join IS.
Oscars: what do you really have to do to win?
The surprising reasons some films triumph, and others don’t.
Who are the new drug barons?
Fentanyl is shaking up the opioid market.
Grayson Perry: what are the liberal elite afraid of?
The contemporary artist on teasing the establishment.
Why does it matter if Jussie Smollett staged his own attack?
The US actor is at the centre of a hate crime hoax.
Where should we learn about sex?
A group of housemates discuss the bits that school and porn missed.
Why are car companies now tech firms?
Cars aren’t cars anymore, they’re robots.
Why does Kashmir matter to people here?
The conflict between India and Pakistan provokes strong feelings in the UK.
Is it still ok to listen to Michael Jackson?
Two men are accusing the star of sexually abusing them when they were children.
Why would you stab someone?
Inside the mind of a former gang member.
Huawei: is there a tech cold war?
The arrest of a Chinese technology boss is the first shot in a battle for the internet.
Anti-vax: why do we believe medical conspiracies?
What the anti-vax movement tells us about how bad ideas take hold.
Can you tell if you live in a bubble?
We find out if social media causes polarisation online.
How can a town beat the extremists?
How Tommy Robinson’s hometown hit the headlines.
Are the police still racist?
Tackling knife crime raises questions posed after the Stephen Lawrence murder.
What happens to Shamima Begum now?
And who is to blame for the death of her baby?
Save or spend: what should I do with my money?
We help you navigate the tricky world of finance.
Can anyone explain the chaos?
Living through history can be strangely tiring.
Simon Amstell: how do you learn who you are?
The comedian on directing his first film, needing validation, and imaginary gorillas.
Christchurch: how do you find the terrorists among the trolls?
Extreme free speech message boards are nearly impossible to police.
Should egg freezing be free?
More women are considering it, but egg freezing is an expensive choice.
Why is the Pope worried about robots?
Artificial intelligence raises big questions about what it means to be human.
Should we say nice things about Bradford?
Identity, positivity and an experiment to find good news.
What should you do when there’s a terrorist attack?
Lessons from a past attack prepare us for the next.
Dr. Evil: why is consent not enough?
The body modification artist who went to prison.
Did one Russian mastermind this political chaos?
How Vladislav Surkov got deep inside our heads.
Is climate change the only thing making natural disasters worse?
Cyclone Idai is not just about climate change.
Can Grindr be kinder?
How Grindr changed the dating app game
Has Brexit already changed me?
The UK didn’t leave the EU today as planned, but a lot has changed.
True Crime: how ethical is it?
As the genre gets bigger so do concerns for the victims.
Would celebrities make better politicians?
A comedian could be Ukraine’s next president, but celebs don't often hold office here.
How dangerous are far right hipsters?
How an Austrian YouTuber was linked to the New Zealand mosque attack.
What’s Chelsea doing about racism?
Chelsea’s chairman Bruce Buck tells us what the club is doing to educate fans.
Marc Maron: how did podcasts become mainstream?
The godfather of podcasting on interviewing a president in his garage.
Did the financial crisis change banking?
A court case against a senior banker has brought back memories of 2008.
How did a teenager become the UK’s biggest cyber criminal?
Zain Qaiser made hundreds of thousands blackmailing porn users from his parents’ house.
Would we have Brexit without the Tories?
The story of the Conservative Party’s decades-long battle over Europe.
Why is Korean spy cam porn everyone’s problem?
Hidden cameras, toilets and 5G – the epidemic that started in Korea and is spreading.
Are Extinction Rebellion the new Suffragettes?
The climate change activists prepared to break the law to save the planet.
Why would you stab someone? Part 2
Ex-gang member Jay tries to find a solution to knife crime.
What should we think about Julian Assange?
Hero, hacker, narcissist… the Wikileaks founder is an ambiguous figure.
Should you get sacked for posting what you believe?
A rugby star’s anti-gay Instagram highlights an identity crisis for some Christians.
Why would your mattress spy on you?
What surveillance capitalism could take from us
Lyra McKee: what did she want us to know?
A young journalist’s death reveals the trauma that persists in Northern Ireland.
Can we save the planet and still keep our stuff?
From cheap tops to takeaway spoons, the dilemmas are unavoidable.
What does Sri Lanka tell us about the future of Islamic State?
IS had been defeated, we thought, but it is being linked to the bombings in Sri Lanka.
What is justice in the age of Trump?
One of America’s top lawyers on the White House and the law.
Are we being duped by the multi-level millionaires?
The direct selling schemes targeting young women with the opportunity to earn big.
Can India become a better place for women?
More women than ever are voting in the world’s biggest democracy.
Does it matter if we can’t afford to live in cities?
Big city living is more popular – and more expensive - than ever.
Is Caster Semenya a victim?
She’s Olympic champion and a national hero, but she’s lost her fight to run as herself.
Who would be a politician?
They get a lot of stick, but someone’s got to do it.
Chernobyl: how do we split fact from fiction?
The world’s worst nuclear disaster has been dramatised for TV
When does a royal become a celebrity?
Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are changing the monarchy.
What does one rape trial tell us about lad culture and consent?
The cricketer jailed for rape after setting up a sexual conquest game on WhatsApp.
Anna Sorokin: how do you fake your way into high society?
The high-rolling German heiress who wasn’t.
Is Uber stalling?
The company is planning world domination, but may never make a profit.
Could Eurovision change Israel and the Palestinians?
This year the song contest feels a bit more serious than usual.
What does the Hollywood college scandal tell us about class privilege?
Money, class and university admissions.
How did Amar find his mum?
The man who thought he was an orphan for almost 30 years.
The award-winning author on race and public shaming.
Why are female MPs terror targets?
What the Rosie Cooper murder plot reveals about the far-right.
Huawei: what’s the problem with Chinese phones?
What a clash over a phone operating system says about global superpowers.
Changing World, Changing Bodies
How modern life has promoted back pain and why it is the number one cause of disability
The family living off-grid, camping out for a house, and building a co-housing community.
Diabetes and Me
What is the impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Taking your calls through the night.
Rhod Sharp with news, interviews and stories from around the world.