currently listening to these on a regular basis
1914: Day by Day
Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to World War One in 1914, drawing on newly researched archives throughout Europe.
BBC World War One
BBC Radio brings you stories of the war that changed who we are, with documentaries exploring the causes, politics and impact of WW1 and its legacy. From BBC National, Local, Regional and World Service Radio.
World War One At Home On Radio Ulster
As part of World War One at Home series, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle introduces a series of short programmes marking the centenary of the Great War. Ranging across the UK and Ireland, each programme focuses on a particular place that played its own small part in the global conflict. The series is introduced by Helen Mark.
Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4's weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Bringing you a satirical take on the week's news with The News Quiz and The Now Show from BBC Radio 4. Enjoy a satirical take on the week’s news with the cream of UK comedy talent.
Gardeners' Question Time
As well as fresh ideas and inspiration, the Gardeners' Question Time podcast offers solutions to most of your gardening problems. Packed full of practical advice from a panel of expert gardeners here's 45 minutes of top gardening tips, from vegetable growing to wildlife, new plants to dealing with garden pests.
Drama of the Week
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
Coast and Country
Countryside magazine featuring people, walks and wildlife from rural Britain. Clare Balding’s ‘Ramblings’ and ‘Open Country’ with Matt Baker and Helen Mark join forces to bring you a weekly tour of the best of the British countryside. In ‘Ramblings’ Clare joins her guests on a country walk that’s been significant in their lives. ‘Open Country’ travels to a different corner of the British Isles every week, seeking out the wildlife, the landscapes and the controversies that excite the passions of local people.
Comedy of the Week
Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.
Newsjack – Topical Sketch Show
The week’s stories cobbled together in a scrapbook-sketch-show. With Romesh Ranganathan.
Hindsight presents history in a new light, offering insights and perspectives on the past through stories, some well known and some, till now, unheard.
Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.
another Australian podcast i loved which is sadly no longer being broadcast is The Night Air, the archives are still available here