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The Future of English
From Language to Algorithm
How is the 21st Century transforming English - the world’s most widely used language?
Dialects and Evolution
How is the 21st Century transforming English - the world’s most widely used language
Changing British English
Have you used the words antwacky, jarg and squinny recently?
Too Much English?
Will English continue to dominate or decline, diminish cultures or enrich them?
Practical advice on how to stop yourself going out of date
How can we prepare against antibiotic resistant diseases in the future?
Can we all continue to be gainfully employed for years to come?
Who Owns Your Data?
How companies amass data about you and how to win the data race against tech companies
Flesh is Weak, so Upgrade
How do we hack our own biology to counteract the effects of ageing, pain and ill health?
Living with Nature
The sounds of the Maasai Mara
A sonic journey through the plains of the Maasai Mara in Africa
The sounds of the Namib Desert
Life in the Namib Desert from the solo notes of birds at dawn to the wind at night
The sounds of the Lofoten Islands
Glacial streams, the wind and the cry of ravens are familiar sounds of Lofoten islands
Sounds of the forest
What is the relationship between sound, the forest and the people in India?
After the Crash
After the Crash: Authority and Trust
How did the 2008 financial crisis affect our trust in authorities and experts?
After the Crash: Austerity and Consequences
Did Governments’ handling of the 2008 financial crisis make things better or worse?
After the Crash: Power Shift
How the 2008 financial crisis led to a shift in power from West to East
After the Crash: Rethinking Economics
How should economists rethink their ideas to better spot financial dangers in the future?
After the Crash: The Future
Ian Goldin examines how the 2008 financial crisis has changed the world
The Great Unravelling
The Great Unravelling: Human Rights
Is the world order that was forged after WW2 unravelling?
The Great Unravelling: War
Will new forms of war present even more of a challenge to the world order?
The Great Unravelling: Self Determination
What does the principle of self-determination mean in 2018?
The Great Unravelling: Trade and Trump
Could President Trump’s trade wars break the World Trade Organisation?
The Great Unravelling: Trade and China
Could China break the World Trade Organisation?
The Sun, Our Star
It's the source and sustainer of all life on Earth, but what do we really know about it?
The Sun, Our Star: Energy
How much energy can we get from the Sun?
The Sun, Our Star: Ancient sun
How the Sun’s light and heat inspired rituals dating back to the earliest humans
The Sun, Our Star: Space Weather
What effect could solar winds have on life on Earth?
The Sun, Our Star: Health and beauty
What does being deprived of sunlight do to you?
My Perfect Country
My Perfect Country: Estonia's Digital Society
Is Estonia’s revolutionary digital policy a contender for a perfect country?
My Perfect Country: Green Energy in Costa Rica
Could Costa Rica’s green energy policy work in our utopian dream?
My Perfect Country: Drug Decriminalisation in Portugal
Is Portugal's view of drugs as a health issue rather than a crime a good model to follow?
My Perfect Country: Preventing Suicide in Michigan, USA
Would Michigan's 'zero suicide model' be a policy for adoption in a perfect country?
My Perfect Country: Sanitation for Women in India
Should India's pioneering policies on sanitation be adopted elsewhere?
My Perfect Country: Legal Advice in Uganda
How a group of legal experts revolutionised Uganda's legal system through social media
My Perfect Country: The UN Debate
Fi Glover, Martha Lane Fox and a panel of guests discuss ground-breaking social policies
My Perfect Country: Solving Water Scarcity in Bermuda
The island's roofs catch every drop of rain, purify water and store it for daily use
My Perfect Country: Cutting Poverty in Peru
Peru has cut poverty by 50% in 10 years. Is it a model others could - or should - follow?
My Perfect Country: Gun Control in Japan
How Japan's rigorous gun control policy has reduced gun violence to single digits
My Perfect Country: 'State Feminism' in Tunisia
Is Tunisia’s approach to what women can and can't do an example for other Arab countries?
My Perfect Country: Shanghai's Model for Teaching Maths
Has Shanghai found the perfect formula for teaching maths?
My Perfect Country: Curbing Smoking in Australia
Is Australia's anti-smoking policy a model for other countries to follow?
My Perfect Country: The Debate
Water, housing, gun control, women's rights and more are debated by a panel and listeners
My Perfect Country: Rwanda
Rwanda has closed its gender gap by 80%. Is it a model other countries should follow?
My Perfect Country: Cuba
Does Cuba hold the best policy for surviving hurricanes?
My Perfect Country: Germany
Is the way Germany has handled refugee integration a model other countries could follow?
My Perfect Country: Norway
How has Norway managed to have the lowest rate of prisoners reoffending in Europe?
My Perfect Country: Nepal
How has Nepal dramatically reduced maternal death – and can their policy be replicated?
My Perfect Country: Canada
Is Canada’s catch share model for sustainable fishing a contender for an imagined utopia?
My Perfect Country: Which Policies will Work?
From closing the gender gap to sustainable fishing, which policy will be adopted?
Making a Difference
Can Japan’s gun control policies, Norway’s prisoner scheme and Uganda’s law scheme work?
The History of Wastefulness
The History of Wastefulness: Today’s Trash Challenge
How our relationship with rubbish has evolved over time
The History of Wastefulness: Rubbish Through the Ages
Three historical landmarks that shaped modern attitudes to waste
The History of Wastefulness: The Tipping Point
Could the future be rubbish-free?
My Perfect City
The green city: San Francisco, USA
Is San Francisco’s recycling scheme and sustainable public transport a model to follow?
The smart city: Seoul, South Korea
How is data being used to help Seoul run smoothly?
The 24-hour city: London, UK
How the UK capital makes money around the clock
Participatory budgeting: Paris, France
In Paris citizens vote on how to spend the city’s budget. Is this a model to follow?
Knife crime: Glasgow, Scotland
How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in Europe, is tackling knife crime
Medellin, Colombia: Slums and urban regeneration
The visionary project that transformed the violent barrios of Colombia's second city
Changing World, Changing Bodies
How modern life is changing our feet
What modern living is doing to our feet and why our trainers may not be the best for them
How modern life is changing our backs
How modern life has promoted back pain and why it is the number one cause of disability
How modern living is changing our faces
How our faces are evolving from jaws that are shorter to our teeth and eyes
Stories from the New Silk Road
Raha: The joy of the train
The new Chinese Mombasa–Nairobi railway has replaced the British-built Uganda Railway
Kazakhstan: A port in the sand
Khorgas in Kazakhstan was the gateway of the ancient Silk Road. How is it transforming?
Cambodia: New riches on the coast
How a new Silk Road connecting transport hubs from Kenya to Kazakhstan is changing lives.
China: The start of the Silk Road
Lanzhou city on the Yellow River is benefiting from the Belt and Road Initiative
Ground Shift: The Farming Revolution
Ground Shift: Survival for millennial farmers
Ground Shift talks to the next generation of farmers in Ghana, Australia and the USA
Ground Shift: Digital technology and rural communities
How digital and mobile phone technology is changing farming and boosting prosperity
Ground Shift: Scale and modern farming models
Ground Shift: Sustainability and the millennial farmers
What future is there for millennial farmers amidst an increasingly fragile environment?
Media Front: India - The future of journalism
What are the challenges for a free and independent media in India?
Media Front: Philippines
How journalists in the Philippines are fighting back against challenges to press freedom
Media Front: Ukraine
How geo-political forces are shaping the media landscape in Ukraine
Media Front: USA
Who's controlling the media messages in advance of the 2020 presidential election?