The Why Factor

The Why Factor

Published by: BBC World Service
328 Episodes | First Released: Mar 14 '14 | 🇬🇧
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
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swarm1138
Sep 8 '19
Rating:   10
The why factor

Excellent podcast. Well produced. Interesting topics, informative and educational. Fun also.

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EllieEkat
May 20 '19
Rating:   10
Educational and Thought Provoking

This podcast opens me up to subjects I would normally not think about as well as going deeper into those which I have spent time studying. I also enjoy the stories which have a bit of humor that are a part of the programming repertoire.

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Mantis79
Feb 18 '19
Rating:   6
Too much spin

Well presented like all BBC programs. Every subjects is presented with a liberal bias. I wish it would be more balanced and fair.

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Helenbuck
Nov 20 '18
Rating:   4
Unsubscribe

I enjoyed it until the “Truth” episode. When they started getting political and attack Trump, it became no different than the rest of the boring podcasts.

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just a lustener 2 2
Jul 2 '18
Rating:   6
Too much opinion

So little information

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Phuckingphilistine
Mar 4 '18
Rating:   10
Surprising depth

The producers of this podcast have tackled such a variety of unrelated topics and managed to treat each in great depth (the kind of great depth one can achieve in 25 or 30 minutes). I’m enjoying plowing through the archives and look forward to new episodes

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Milli.
Oct 19 '17
Rating:   10
Great content

Great Podcast. Love the subjects. I wish the episodes were a bit longer but they are great in content.

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dettifoss
Jul 10 '17
Rating:   8
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.

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Stefan Van Sant
Jun 29 '17
Rating:   10
Fantastic

Beautifully produced and well worth listening to. Highly recommend.

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Sucker pucker
Apr 21 '17
Rating:   10
Underrated!

I listen to the BBC world service here in the US late at night on my local NPR station, 91.7 FM WNNZ. The Why Factor is easily one of my favorite segments! Like a shorter version of RadioLab, but with less of the soundscape. My only complaint is that the segments are not longer!

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zakur0
Jun 11 '16
Rating:   10
Amazing.

Perfect length and fundamental interesting topics

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Plusein
Jun 25 '15
Rating:   8
Great podcast but a bit too short.

I love this touching and fascinating podcast, I just wish the episodes were longer. The topics are varied and they make the smallest human story interesting- but I always want a bit more. Well worth subscribing to!

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Darin 505
Jun 21 '15
Rating:   10
For sure!!

This is going to be a top rated podcast.It is well done!It is a bit short, however I can live with that.

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