Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

"society & culture"
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Wondering where to start with Desert Island Discs? Fans of the podcast have clipped their favorite moments: check out a list of the best episodes below. Want more podcast clips? Get the Shuffle app.

Best Episodes

Sheryl Sandberg

Jul 30, 2017

"What Sheryl Sandberg told her kids after her husband died"



Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, is Kirsty Young's castaway. She worked for Google at the beginning of the tech boom before joining Facebook in 2008. Raised in Miami Beach, Florida, she studied economics at Harvard. She became chief of staff for Larry Summers, TreasuryRead more

Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE

Oct 11, 2020

"We’ve all got to take personal responsibility to make change. "


Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE is a Trinidadian-British broadcaster, writer and politician. She became a familiar face to millions of viewers through her work on children's television, most notably on Play School, which she first presented in 1976. She was born in Trinidad in 1949, the second ofRead more

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