People Fixing the World

By 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 work.

  1. 1.
    Test-tube rhinos
    23:29
  2. 2.
    Smashing the glass ceiling for young Africans
    24:08
  3. 3.
    The helpline for jealous and violent men
    23:50
  4. 4.
    Turning the desert green
    24:22
  5. 5.
    Catching up with the problem solvers
    23:59
  6. 6.
    Regrowing the rainforest
    28:10
  7. 7.
    Turning oil platforms into reefs
    22:59
  8. 8.
    The forest sound detectives
    23:29
  1. 9.
    The detection dogs tracking poachers and Covid-19
    23:46
  2. 10.
    Pedal power: How bicycles can change lives
    24:01
  3. 11.
    Shred it yourself: The DIY plastic recyclers
    23:28
  4. 12.
    Helping animals cross the road and other obstacles
    23:30
  5. 13.
    Watching out for Gran with help from her toaster
    23:31
  6. 14.
    How to reuse a demolished building
    23:30
  7. 15.
    Using satellite photos to help distribute cash
    23:30
  8. 16.
    The magic greenhouse
    23:29
  9. 17.
    The secret to making your stuff last longer
    24:28
  10. 18.
    Tackling sport’s concussion problem
    24:00
  11. 19.
    Beating superbugs
    25:23
  12. 20.
    How to store power in soil and salt
    23:57
  13. 21.
    The breath of life
    24:31
  14. 22.
    The spacesuits saving mothers’ lives
    23:50
  15. 23.
    A forest down your street
    24:59
  16. 24.
    The solutions whisperer
    23:49
  17. 25.
    Can doughnuts save the planet?
    23:38
  18. 26.
    What happened next to our problem solvers
    24:06
  19. 27.
    Saving mums and their unborn babies
    24:41
  20. 28.
    Making meat in a lab
    24:31
  21. 29.
    Building with fungi
    23:59
  22. 30.
    Perovskites: The future of solar?
    23:52
  23. 31.
    Riding the solar railway
    24:22
  24. 32.
    From prison to star employee
    27:51
  25. 33.
    Audience takeover: Your questions answered
    23:58
  26. 34.
    Teenage inventor special
    23:59
  27. 35.
    Saving Cape Cod’s dolphins
    25:27
  28. 36.
    How to put the internet in a box
    24:54
  29. 37.
    How jellyfish can help us
    25:31
  30. 38.
    Training police to patrol each other
    25:52
  31. 39.
    Getting rid of AI bias
    23:31
  32. 40.
    How to prevent drowning
    23:37
  33. 41.
    Smartphones saving the rainforest
    24:09
  34. 42.
    A happier planet
    23:54
  35. 43.
    Keeping data forever
    23:49
  36. 44.
    Could a device invented in the 1930s help end period poverty?
    24:23
  37. 45.
    The mums saving each other from a taboo condition
    24:37
  38. 46.
    The tech doctors forecasting heart failure
    24:06
  39. 47.
    Prison Voicemail: Messages from behind bars
    24:03
  40. 48.
    Financing the forests
    26:08
  41. 49.
    Life-saving surgery, but not by a doctor
    24:30
  42. 50.
    New uses for old solutions
    29:56

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