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People Fixing the World
People Fixing the World
BBC World Service

Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they... more

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Episodes

Introducing: Season 2 of 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

How animals make us smarter – we thought you might like to hear our brand new episode. It’s about a... more

22 Jul 2021 · 18 minutes
Unsung victories in the fight against disease

Recent years have seen remarkable successes against some of the most unpleasant illnesses on the planet. While much of... more

20 Jul 2021 · 23 minutes
How five friends can change a refugee’s life

Dutch friends Evelien and Roel are part of a group sharing their social networks and local knowledge with Laila, a... more

13 Jul 2021 · 23 minutes
The great mosquito swap

A large study published in June showed how a peculiar intervention could help prevent the spread of dengue fever. Instead... more

06 Jul 2021 · 23 minutes
The career where it helps to have a criminal past

Former criminals are being employed to run part of the probation system in one of America’s deeply troubled, gang-ridden communities.... more

29 Jun 2021 · 26 minutes
Test-tube rhinos

Scientists have hatched an incredible plan to save the northern white rhino from extinction. The team is using IVF techniques... more

22 Jun 2021 · 23 minutes
Smashing the glass ceiling for young Africans

A young Zimbabwean, Farai Munjoma, has set up a network of mentors to help Africa’s youth achieve their dreams. The... more

15 Jun 2021 · 24 minutes
The helpline for jealous and violent men

This week we hear from Colombia, where a helpline with a difference recently opened. Its aim is to stop domestic... more

08 Jun 2021 · 23 minutes
Turning the desert green

The Sinai desert in Egypt is a dry, barren place where not much grows. But Ties van der Hoeven has... more

01 Jun 2021 · 24 minutes
Catching up with the problem solvers

Are stickers still saving lives? Was a coral reef repaired? Did the volcano erupt? In this episode we check back... more

25 May 2021 · 23 minutes
People Fixing the World
Introducing: Season 2 of 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter
People Fixing the World