Buying a Baby on Nairobi’s Black Market

“In reality, once Anita has sold a child on, she knows little about their fate. She sells them to the businesswoman for 50,000 shillings for a girl or 80,000 shillings for a boy, she said — £350 or £550. That is roughly the going rate in Nairobi to steal a child from a woman on the street.”

Source: BBC
Published: Nov 16, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,203 words)

Have Rogue Orcas Really Been Attacking Boats in the Atlantic?

In the past six months, there have been at least 40 reported incidents involving orcas off the coasts of Spain and Portugal.

Source: BBC
Published: Nov 12, 2020

Aberfan: The Mistake That Cost a Village its Children

“I could hear crying and screaming. As time went on they got quieter and quieter as children died, they were buried and running out of air.”

Source: BBC
Published: Oct 21, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,525 words)

The Battle to Separate Safa and Marwa

A ground-breaking series of operations in a British hospital separate two sisters fused at the head.

Source: BBC
Published: Jul 15, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,339 words)

‘Our Foster Child Asked Us to Adopt Him – By Drawing Himself on to a Family Photo’

The story of how, after years of difficulty, George finally found his family.

Source: BBC
Published: Sep 20, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,773 words)

The Weird Space That Lies Outside Our Solar System

Launched in the 1970s, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 — the first two spacecraft and human-made objects to leave our solar system — have reached interstellar space and now beam back images from this mysterious region.

Source: BBC
Published: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,234 words)

The Daring Nun Who Hid and Saved 83 Jewish Children

“Her own bishop supported Pétain so she wrote to Archbishop Saliège for advice. She records his response in her journal: “Let’s lie, let’s lie, my daughter, as long as we are saving human lives.””

Source: BBC
Published: Sep 6, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,448 words)

What The Mysterious Boredom Divide Teaches Us

Source: BBC
Published: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,087 words)

Letters of Love: ‘Our Father Wrote Every Day As He Waited To Be Sent To Auschwitz’

“His love for his sons leaps out from all his letters, but in one of the last he had a surprise for them.”

Source: BBC
Published: Jul 12, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,676 words)

Baiae: A Roman Settlement at The Bottom of The Sea

“If Campi Flegrei were to blow at maximum capacity today, it would make the 79AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii look like a puppy’s sneeze.”

Source: BBC
Published: Jul 13, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,068 words)