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HARDtalk

BBC World Service
Government

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

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Stephen Sackur speaks to the former First Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh, now a leader of the resistance dedicated to overthrowing the Taliban. A year after the Islamists returned to power, Afghanistan is in the grip of repression and s... more

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There are some human experiences which most of us find it very hard to get our heads around. In 2019, Stephen Sackur spoke to Albert Woodfox, who experienced the unimaginable torment of more than four decades in solitary confinement, in a tiny cell i... more

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Stephen Sackur is in Stratford-upon-Avon, interviewing Gregory Doran, artistic director emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company. More than 400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s words and stories live on, transcending languages and borders. Why d... more

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars from 865 ratings
  • another useless organization with smokescreen n self serving usurping millions in donations while pretending to work for humanitarian crises. GREAT journalist questioning n horrible guest evading questions n spking like a robot n scripted answers.

    Castbox
    ForexTraderNYC
    3 months ago
  • Great Show

    Thank you for your program and specially for your Interview with Ariel Dorfman. He is a fascinating writer, a human rights advocate and his life is just amazing. Mr. Dorfman was very inspiring in despite of his life experiences and his dystopian stories of his books. Since I come from Latin America and my father had similar experiences from those years. I am interested to read more of his books since many of his recurrent themes are still very relevant today.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Palunargar
    United States4 months ago
  • BBC HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur, Zeinab Badawi, Sarah Montague

    It’s always a rich and rewarding experience to listen to interviews in HARDtalk, bringing honestly the debates and expert opinions and talks on a range of topics from political to science, literature, law, religion etc. by asking tough questions with an attempt to unearth the truth, reality of facts_ all to explore and exploit what’s happening the world around and to present to the the listeners with greatest satisfaction while holding the charm to listen to the interviews and creating an entici... more

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Rhodes J
    India5 months ago
  • What an indifferent and unsympathetic host. I like the way Arseniy answered his provocative questions. a more

    Castbox
    Maria
    5 months ago
  • pls put at least one photo of your guest in each podcast

    Castbox
    hanie khakpoor
    6 months ago

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