The Documentary Podcast

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Unprecedented mass protests have caused chaos in Hong Kong’s public sphere – but what has it meant for private life? How have they affected the increasing number of couples who have married across the divide, with one partner from Hong Kong and another from the Chinese mainland? BBC World Affairs correspondent Paul Adams hears from one such couple, for whom the political has become personal.


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Super Sisters Oct. 20, 2019
Meet the inspirational supersisters on whose shoulders today's female sport stars stand
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The Gospel of Wealth Oct. 16, 2019
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Passport to paradise Oct. 8, 2019
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Passport to paradise Oct. 8, 2019
In Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific Island Nation, a controversial passport scheme is a concern