Truth is often more fascinating than fiction. The world is full of amazing stories. Some are frightening and controversial, while others are uplifting and joyful.
The BBC World Service website has audio documentaries that cover the entire range. Listen to them on the site or download them as MP3 files for your portable media player.
New documentaries from around the world are posted regularly, but you can also access an extensive archive of stories. You'll discover topics you never knew existed. Plus, you'll find different takes on the headlines you see every day.