The Documentary Podcast

The Documentary Podcast

BBC World Service

A window into our world, through in-depth storytelling from the BBC. Investigating, reporting and uncovering true stories from everywhere. Award-winning journalism, unheard voices, amazing culture and global issues. For our latest box-set Whose Truth? we talk to Nobel Prize winners about Covid vaccine disinformation, alleged Russian war crimes against Ukraine, climate change denial and online women haters. From the rise of China, to fake Russian art, to the Sudan war and El Salvador’s missing children, The Documentary investigates major global stories. We delve into social media, take you into the minds of the world’s most creative people and explore personal approaches to spirituality. Every week, we also bring together people from around the globe to discuss how news stories are affecting their lives. A new episode most days, all year round. From our BBC World Service teams at: Assignment, Heart and Soul, In the Studio, OS Conversations, The Fifth Floor and Trending.

Categories: Society & Culture

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For artist Nazanin Moradi, who was brought up in Iran where women are “second-class citizens in every sense,” reversing the “unfair” gender roles is paramount. In her new project, the multidisciplinary artist challenges male domination and toxic masculinity, within a fragmented historical context where fantasy meets rebellion. She does this by changing the narrative of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, fixating on the legendary battle where the supremely powerful dragon goddess of oceans Tiamat, was killed by the storm god Marduk. Sahar Zand spends time with Nazanin as she embarks on the ambitious project.

Previous episodes

  • 4417 - In the Studio: Nazanin Moradi 
    Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • 4416 - Three Million: Silk scarves 
    Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • 4415 - The Fifth Floor: My AI boyfriend 
    Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 4414 - BBC OS Conversations: Far-right voters in Europe 
    Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 4413 - Losing Attar 
    Fri, 14 Jun 2024
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