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The Documentary Podcast BBC World Service

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Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

    Life in Kyiv

    Life in Kyiv

    Back in February, when Russian forces began their invasion of Ukraine, their tanks were heading towards Kyiv. The Russians retreated before making it to the centre of the city, but left devastation in every area that had been fought over in those weeks. In a café in Kyiv, the BBC’s correspondent Joe Inwood met up those now living and working in the city to hear how it is changing and recoverin. The District One Foundation is a 1000-strong team of volunteers dedicated to helping restore damaged homes, schools and hospitals, and give whatever support they can to people returning to live in the city. The work is challenging, but they say it’s energised them and given them a sense of great positivity. He also talks to, two photographers and an artist who how their day to day work has changed, but their art can be put to essential use on social media and beyond, informing the rest of the world about the war and how life is in Ukraine.

    • 24 min
    Kenya's election hustle

    Kenya's election hustle

    Kenyan politicians are spending millions of dollars on campaigns to win lucrative political office in August's crucial elections. With 75 percent of Kenyans under the age of 35, securing the youth vote will be key. But amid a youth unemployment crisis, many have grown disillusioned about the chance for real change. Dickens Olewe travels to Nairobi to meet the young Kenyans who instead see the election campaign as a new business opportunity, a new "hustle" to extract cash from competing candidates. Photo: Supporters gather at Kenyan election rally. (AFP/Getty Images)

    • 26 min
    The Interview: Sergei Lavrov

    The Interview: Sergei Lavrov

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to the BBC’s Russia editor, Steve Rosenberg, about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact of the war on Russia’s standing in the world. Now that Russian troops have focused on the east of Ukraine, what are Russia’s war aims, and how does the leadership in Moscow justify them?

    • 28 min
    The climate tipping points

    The climate tipping points

    The melting of polar ice sheets, the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, the seizing up of ocean circulation - these are just some of the calamities we risk bringing about through our unabated carbon emissions. Each of these tipping points on its own could have dire consequences for the wellbeing of all life on Earth, including us humans. Justin Rowlatt discovers how global warming may trigger irreversible changes to our planet.

    • 50 min
    Insecurity in Nigeria

    Insecurity in Nigeria

    It has a population of 215 million but very few Nigerians have been untouched by incidents of violence and lawlessness which appear to have increased in recent months. Schools, colleges, churches, trains and roads have all been targeted, and people report feeling unsafe wherever they go. We hear the anguish of relatives involved in the recent armed attack on a church in Ondo state in south-west Nigeria, in which 40 people were killed and dozens wounded. A young woman describes the terror of being abducted with her sister and other students.

    • 23 min
    Ukraine’s homegrown harvest

    Ukraine’s homegrown harvest

    Ukraine’s farms are under attack. Russian forces are burning or stealing grain and vegetables. The main growing regions in the south are under occupation, cutting off the country from its usual supplies of fresh food. What can the outside world do? Monica Whitlock reports from the village of Brożec in western Poland where farmers have rallied round to send seeds to smallholdings and allotments in Ukraine - ‘Victory Gardens’ in President Zelensky’s words. Each garden feeds far more than one family, as Ukrainian villagers take in internally displaced people from the cities. But as the season for harvest approaches, far more worrying problems face Ukraine’s beleaguered farmers. Producer Monica Whitlock

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Gezupften ,

Almost perfekt

The podcasts are almost every time informative and well researched, but on some politically delicate matters you can definitely spot biased views, for example in the podcast silent wounds.

ndjuxhhehaijdbehbbxk ,

don't anecdote

I know it's a journalistic habit deeply trained, to begin & to string a topos along with personal histories, subjective experiences, on-site-"it's really happening!"s, to add flesh to a story, to make personal contact with aufience experience. Alas, all this favouring anecdotes results in driving the audience apart in reducing facts & issues about the world to experiences, which are met by other, divergent, opposite experiences, & what remains is "so sorry this happened to you, but it didn't to me, so let me go on with my reality" subjectivisms. History is not stories.

Ann123456789! ,

Great!!

I really enjoy listening to „The Documentary Podcast“ to improve my English Skills and to learn something new every day!

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