The week in radio and podcasts: The Life Scientific; The Listening Service; Witness History: CulturePlanB

Jim Al-Khalili and his expert guests are essential listening, especially now; the unexpected joy of drones; and the heady early days of Eurostar

The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds
The Listening Service (BBC Radio 3) | BBC Sounds
Witness History (BBC World Service) | BBC Sounds
CulturePlanB (Podbean)

If the government really is following the science, I assume it’s tuning into The Life Scientific. Week after week, Jim Al-Khalili, a theoretical physicist, winkles out extraordinary fields of research, interviews the scientists responsible, and asks how and why they got there. The format is straightforward; the speakers are crystal clear; the programmes are riveting.

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