The Changing World
The Changing World: Out in the World, Part 212/14/11
In the 1980's, Richard Coles was an openly gay chart-topping pop icon in the group, The Communards. Today, he is the Reverend Coles, an ordained Anglican minister serving at a church in England. Coles is also a broadcaster on the BBC. In this...
The Changing World: Steve Jobs, Part 1
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was more than just a businessman. He brought us the Mac and I-Tunes (and a whole lot more), and has been praised globally for his innovation and creativity. But Steve Jobs also had his share of critics. The BBC's Mark...
The Changing World: Steve Jobs, Part 2
When Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, he left countless fans of the technology he innovated. He also left critics, who denounced his ruthless style of leadership. BBC Technology Correspondent Mark Gregory now continues his profile of the iconic...
The Changing World: Musical Migrants, Part 2
Yusuf Mahmoud has gone from delivering milk in the U-K to transforming the music scene in Tanzania. He shares the story of how he became a music promoter and festival organizer in East Africa in this documentary produced for the BBC World Service.
The Changing World: Wandering Souls, Part 2
The bodies of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers are still missing, decades after the end of the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese believe these soldiers have become angry ghosts, who'll never find peace. Cathy Fitzgerald travels with a group of...
The Changing World: Wandering Souls, Part 1
Vietnamese culture emphasizes the importance of a good death. But many of the million-plus Vietnamese who were killed during the Vietnam War were not given traditional burial rites. Cathy Fitzgerald looks at how the war dead continue to reverberate...
The Changing World: The Dark Side of Diplomacy, Part 2
Diplomats are often caught in the middle of international disputes. In this documentary produced for the BBC World Service, Lyse Doucet explores the recent history of negotiation with groups, regimes, or individuals who are shunned by the...
The Changing World: The Dark Side of Diplomacy, Part 1
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has spent much of her career reporting from locations where mediation can be a matter of life or death. In this documentary, she shines a light on the dark side of diplomacy, and explores how deals are made.
The Changing World: The British Establishment, Who For? Part 2
British society can be very hierarchical. Money is part of the equation. But there is also a social aspect that leads to political power. In this BBC documentary, Michael Goldfarb investigates how a few elite schools in Britain nurture the British...
The Changing World: The British Establishment, Who For? Part 1
In Britain, a narrow elite, drawn from the least diverse backgrounds, make the rules, and define what is and is not permissible among the nation's leaders. In this documentary produced for the BBC World Service, Michael Goldfarb, Senior Correspondent...
The Changing World: God in China - Islam
Religion was viewed as poison by the founder of Communist China, Mao Zedong. But the Communist Party has shifted, and China now has five official religions. In this BBC documentary, Tim Gardam looks at how Chinese Muslims are adapting Islam to China's...
The Changing World: God in China - Christianity
China will soon become the largest Christian nation on earth. For this BBC documentary, Tim Hardam, the Principal of Saint Anne's College in Oxford, England, explores why Christianity is spreading so quickly in China.
The Changing World: God in China - Taoism
Tim Gardam explores the resurgence of Taoism and China's folk religions.
The Changing World: Building on Sand - Abu Dhabi
Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey heads to Abu Dhabi and Qatar, as he questions ambitious building programs in the
The Changing World: Building on Sand - Dubai
The architecture in Dubai can only be described as breathtaking, but is all that glass efficient for desert structures? Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey looks at whether Dubai has a sustainable policy for building in one of the harshest...
The Changing World: The History of Population Control, Part 1
The world's population is about to hit seven billion. Historian Matthew Connelly looks at recent efforts to reduce birth rates, and at the mistakes that were made.
The Changing World: The History of Population Control, Part 2
In some countries, population control measures turned drastic. Matthew Connelly looks at the Indian emergency of the mid-1970's, during which millions were sterilized in the name of progress.
The Changing World: The History of Population Control, Extra
Listen to Matthew Connelly's report on the price that is still being paid for the failures of population control.
The Changing World: Being Muslim in the United States
Iranian-born reporter Karen Zarindast travels from coast to coast in the U.S. She meets people who have chosen to follow Islam, and talks about how life for Muslims in the U.S. has changed since 9/11.
The Changing World: Women Convert to Islam in Britain
Many Westerners view Islam as a religion that subjugates women. Many Muslim women see it differently. In Britain nearly two-thirds of those who converted to Islam during the last decade are women. Miriam O'Reilly meets three white women who have...
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More informationLisa Mullins and Marco Werman host an exciting series of powerful documentaries, each of which takes a long look at a single global issue, from geo-political hegemony to world health concerns.
The Changing World is a special collaboration between the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and PRI's The World. The series draws on the unique talents and strengths of the BBC's extensive network of seasoned correspondents and journalists.