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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

How to spot fake drugs with a mobile phone

Fake medicines are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year. But inventors around the world are coming... more

26 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
Talking signs, amazing peas and planes mapping fires

Signs that connect to a mobile phone app, which then reads the information out loud, are appearing in some cities.... more

19 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
Can computer games improve mental health?

Apart of Me is a computer game that has been designed to help young people process grief. It’s part of... more

12 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
Robots on the beat

Police forces in the US are turning to futuristic technology to tackle a rise in violent crime and murder across... more

05 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
Helping animals cross the road and other obstacles

Irrigation pipes have been designed to double as mid-air walkways to help slow lorises cross open farmland in Indonesia; and... more

28 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
Saving mums and their unborn babies

Women in a village in Northern Nigeria have come up with an emergency transport scheme that is saving lives. They... more

21 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
The hotel for homeless people

What would happen if the government of a country decided to try to find everyone who was homeless and living... more

14 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
The library where the books are people

At the human library you borrow a person you wouldn’t usually meet for a half-hour frank conversation. The volunteers have... more

07 Sep 2021 · 23 minutes
Ways to save the planet: Fridge detectives

Two sources of greenhouse gas could be lurking in your kitchen: rice and fridges. We meet a biologist breeding climate-friendly... more

31 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
Ways to save the planet: Swap concrete for wood

Wood is strong enough to build skyscrapers, and bamboo - the fastest growing plant in the world - can also... more

24 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
People Fixing the World
How to spot fake drugs with a mobile phone
People Fixing the World