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The Why Factor

By BBC World Service

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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

Customer Reviews

Well presented and thought provoking

As with all BBC programs, this podcast is very professionally presented. Each week a particular facet of human biology, psychology or culture is examined and a theory presented. Not so many hard answers, but many interesting theses, conjectures and ideas presented by bona fide leaders in the field.


Perfect length and fundamental interesting topics

A different look

A good podcast that makes the listen consider why something they take for granted or as basic is the way it is. There are reasons for every little thing in our society and often we never think to look at what they are. While not every episode does this as well as others, generally I leave each podcast with several thought provoking questions and answers!