Meet the people who speak many languages. How do they do it, and why?
How to learn a language
What is it like to live in a place where you have to speak several languages to get by?
Is there even something sinister and oppressive to the idea of monolingualism?
World Book Café: Copenhagen
Authors share their experiences of the reality of living in the Danish capital.
When Africa meets China
Linda Yueh uncovers the trend of Africans moving to live in China
The spy of Raspberry Falls
A former CIA officer begins 20 years in prison for selling secrets to the Chinese.
Black girls don't swim
Does maintaining good hair stop black girls from getting into the water?
You Are My Sunshine
The 1930s country song You Are My Sunshine and how it became a children's favourite
My Favourite Things
People share stories about music that has changed their lives
Kraftwerk: Computer World
How the German band Kraftwerk's classic album Computer World has changed people's lives
People share stories about music that has changed their lives.
Peterloo: The massacre that changed Britain
The story of the Peterloo Massacre – an event which changed British history.
Why Woodstock still matters
On its 50th anniversary, we explore the social impact of the legendary Woodstock Festival
Her Story Made History
Her Story Made History: Monica McWilliams
Monica McWilliams was one of two women at the negotiations of the Good Friday Agreement
Her Story Made History: Madeha al-Ajroush
Madeha al-Ajroush battled for 30 years to get women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia
Her Story Made History: Vigdis Finnbogadottir
In 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the first female head of state of Iceland
Her Story Made History: Shukria Barakzai
Shukria Barakzai was one of a handful of female MPs in Afghanistan to speak up for women
Her Story Made History: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa
Vaira Viķe-Freiberga: The first female president of Latvia
Vaira Viķe-Freiberga became president of Latvia in 1999 and re-elected in 2003
Betty Bigombe: Ugandan peace negotiator
Betty Bigombe spent much of her career trying to negotiate peace with warlord Joseph Kony
Afghan Star: A TV talent show
The TV talent show at the forefront of the continuing struggle in Afghanistan