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BBC World Service

In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.


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Latest Episodes

Stephen Sackur interviews Northern Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, whose career took him from the troubled streets of Belfast to an Oscar nomination. Right now, Northern Ireland is a creative powerhouse; why, and will it last?

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Sarah Montague is at Nato’s headquarters in Brussels to speak to its outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Two years after Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine, is Vladimir Putin now preparing for a war with Nato?

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In a special programme in the run up to Russia’s presidential election in March, HARDtalk looks back on interviews with those few Russians who have been ready to stand up to Vladimir Putin. From the late Boris Nemtsov to Alexei Navalny whose death wa... more

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4.4 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • let's not forget. the slaughter that was acted out on Israel by Hamas. more

    2 months ago
  • People wishing in depth mainstream coverage of Israel-Gaza can check Canada's Power & Politics podcast. Five nights a week. Better coverage than most.

    Scott Matheson
    4 months ago
  • Last time Hardtalk had someone from Israel on was nearly three weeks ago. Gazans killed were reported around a thousand. The number of Gazans killed is now reported around NINE thousand. What ya think? Time to get someone on from Israel again??

    Scott Matheson
    4 months ago
  • Great Show

    Great interview on the Israel conflict n Gaza. This is one of my favorite podcasts. It always interesting subjects and relevant topics. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • nice talk

    Moein Mansouri
    5 months ago

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