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Mental health in Africa

Dodany: 21 listopada 2019

One of the continent's most neglected issues is finally getting some attention. Africa is affected by mental illness just like everywhere else, but with the added challenges associated with past...

The fight over the Parthenon Marbles

Dodany: 20 listopada 2019

Greece hopes to regain the ancient sculptures from the British Museum, which were taken from Athens two centuries ago by the Earl of Elgin. Tamasin Ford is given a personal tour of the marbles by...

Africa's tech hub explosion

Dodany: 19 listopada 2019

What impact has it had on the continent's tech startup scene? Tamasin Ford speaks to Bosun Tijani, founder of the CcHub in Lagos, about why tech hubs have been so important in driving innovation in...

The scramble for Nollywood

Dodany: 18 listopada 2019

The internationl companies investing in Nigerian cinema. France's Canal+ and streaming giant Netflix are among those who see potential for Nollywood both inside and outside Africa. Are they right?...

Live long and prosper?

Dodany: 15 listopada 2019

The longevity industry aims to let everyone enjoy a healthy, active life well past the age of 100. But the question everyone will be asking is... will it happen in my lifetime? Manuela Saragosa...

Quantum computers: What are they good for?

Dodany: 14 listopada 2019

Google claims to have achieved a major breakthrough with "quantum supremacy". But what could quantum computers actually do, and how soon will they be useful? Manuela Saragosa speaks to Harvard...

The ethics of AI

Dodany: 13 listopada 2019

One of the world's top thinkers on artificial intelligence, tells us why we should be cautious but not terrified at the prospect of computers that can outsmart us. Professor Stuart Russell of the...

The billionaires who want to pay more tax

Dodany: 12 listopada 2019

Liesel Pritzker Simmons and her husband Ian Simmons are billionaires who come from successful US business families. Liesel's family is best known for founding Hyatt hotels. Both say the the US...

Who wants to be a billionaire?

Dodany: 11 listopada 2019

Should the richest be taxed out of existence? Manuela Saragosa hears from Emmanuel Saez, a US-based French economist advising US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on a wealth tax targeting the...

Fake me an influencer

Dodany: 8 listopada 2019

The murky world of fake Instagram followers, fake comments, fake likes. Edwin Lane turns to the dark side in his quest for more followers for his Instagram account, with help from Belgian artist...

Make me an influencer

Dodany: 7 listopada 2019

How hard is it to make money on Instagram? Ed Butler hears from successful influencer Laura Strange, who makes a living from her Gluten-free food themed profile, and the BBC's Edwin Lane tries to...

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Dodany: 6 listopada 2019

Brittany Kaiser was one of the whistleblowers who brought down her former employer, Cambridge Analytica. She helped to expose how the data analysis firm had collaborated with Facebook to profile...

The world's youngest Nobel-winning economist

Dodany: 5 listopada 2019

Esther Duflo discusses her work on the economics of poverty, for which she won this year's Nobel prize, along with her husband Abhijit Banerjee and co-author Michael Kremer. The 46-year old...

A hydro-powered Bitcoin boom in Georgia

Dodany: 4 listopada 2019

How hydroelectric dams are powering cryptocurrency mining on the eastern edge of Europe. Ed Butler travels to Georgia to visit the Bitcoin mines benefiting from cheap electricity and tax benefits....

Botox by Instagram

Dodany: 1 listopada 2019

How social media is fueling the modern cosmetic surgery industry. The BBC's Regan Morris visits a Botox party in Los Angeles and Sarah Treanor investigates a cosmetic surgery industry event in...

The cancer scammers

Dodany: 31 października 2019

How social media is being used to target cancer patients with fake cures. Tamasin Ford hears from cancer bloggers dealing with a flood of 'snake oil' salespeople. A former naturopathic doctor Britt...

The diverse economy of the Lone Star State

Dodany: 30 października 2019

Texas is the second-largest state economy in the United States and if it were a country it would be the 11th largest in the world. Although it produces more oil than any other state in the US,...

Can airlines pivot fully to biofuels?

Dodany: 29 października 2019

As pressure grows on airlines to reduce their climate change impact, and “flight shame” grows among people concerned about their own impact, ever more research is being put into alternative,...

Goodbye Super Mario

Dodany: 28 października 2019

This week marks a changing of the guard at the European Central Bank, one of the world’s most important financial institutions. The bank, under the stewardship of outgoing president Mario Draghi,...

A meatless future?

Dodany: 25 października 2019

The food we'll be eating in the future may look the same, it may even taste the same, but it may well have been grown in a lab. In today's programme we're talking volcanic fungi, eggless scrambled...