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Life expectancy is going up, pensions are declining. Meanwhile the official retirement age has been abolished, while the age at which you can draw your state pension is rising. As a result, more and more of us will have to work until our 70s, or even our 80s. So, asks David Baker, is this the end of retirement? That may not be as bad as it soun ...…
 
Margaret Grey is grilled extensively about the white nationalist beliefs she held in college. Her Dicklin Syndicate secretary, Elaine Powser, joins the discussion. And Steve Bosell is taking a bath.The BSP Classic Show is from August 2001. Art Griego used to scare his students by pretending his plane was going to crash, Colleen Kristen Brewster ...…
 
Thousands of university places are still vacant for those getting their A-level results today. But is it strange that universities are having to fight so hard to fill places? And is the curriculum too exam focused? We hear from Education Secretary Damian Hinds.(Image: Exam results, credit: Getty Images)…
 
Conservative peer Lord Sheikh defends his attendance at a conference in Tunisia in 2014 after three Tory MPs called for an investigation. (Image: Lord Sheikh, credit: BBC)
 
In this episode we tell the truth about time. We throw out the old and dated conceptions of “time management” and look at how time really works. We explore the fundamental way you must flip your approach to time so that you can focus on what really matters in life. We look at how you can become an artist manipulating time at your will - stretch ...…
 
When we think of the Middle Ages, the first thing that comes to mind is usually knights in shining armor. Chivalry - the ideal of behavior that guided knights - was a major force in medieval life. Honor and piety, bravery and reputation: these were core values for the secular elite. We explore what they actually meant to medieval people. You ar ...…
 
The Turkish lira rallied slightly yesterday, but it's still down 40% on the year. How long could its woes last, and how are other emerging markets affected? (Photo: Getty Images.)
 
Guests: John Hastings, Brendon Burns, Mat Ricardo, Dave Maher, Russell Hicks, Time Renkow, Darius Davies, Spring Day & Scott Capurro. Live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. These are recorded LIVE at the Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh Scotland. BRENDON BURNS & COLT CABANA DO COMEDY & COMMENTARY TO BAD WRESTLING MATCHES - 11PM - MONKEY BARREL ...…
 
When we think of creative people, we often think of a genius who works alone, comes up with an earth-shatteringly new idea in an instantaneous eureka moment, and then sees that obviously valuable idea naturally become a well-known sensation. My guest today argues that this picture is altogether wrong, and lays out a different image of what it r ...…
 
General Shaw interviews/harasses Dean Wheeler while he does Shaw's yard work. John Jerryman, live from Philadelphia, reprises his performance in 1975 of "Cool" in West Side Story.The BSP Classic Hour is from July 2000. Phil talks about the film "The Patriot." Caller Austin Amarka believes that slaves were happier here than they were in Africa.S ...…
 
Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.
 
John Blythe, PhD, argues that labelling devices such as smart televisions and thermostats will help consumers choose technology that meets their security and privacy needs.
 
What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas.Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his c ...…
 
The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting his Latvian counterpart as part of a three day trip around Europe. He will also visit Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs says he thinks the chances of a no deal Brexit are 50/50.(Image: Riga old town, Latvia, credit: BBC)…
 
The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, suggested that annual pay rises for rail workers should be based on a lower measure of inflation. He wants future increases to regulated fares in England to be calculated using the Consumer Price Index, rather than the current, higher Retail Price Index.(Image: Commuters at Manchester Piccadilly station, ...…
 
The director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tristram Hunt, takes us on a tour of six items that explore British history, culture and identity.(Image: Tipu's Tiger, credit: Victoria and Albert Museum)
 
Wang Anshi's heady, glorious dream at last comes crashing into the cold, mechanical reality of imperial bureaucracy, to everyone's chagrin.By nordrithal@gmail.com (Chris Stewart).
 
Chief Executives of the UK's biggest companies are typically seeing their pay rise six times as fast as their workers(Image: people walk outside Lloyds of London's headquarters. Credit: Reuters)
 
I don’t know if you know this, but I used to be TERRIFIED of speaking. I couldn’t get up in front of my class to give presentations. I was even scared to read in front of a few friends. Any time I had to speak before a big games, I was trembling. Public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is. You need to be a ...…
 
A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.
 
General Shaw wins the "race to 1000 followers" on Twitter against Deanne Wheeler, winning 1011 to 1007. Now Deanne's gotta do what the General tells him to and he's worried. Saturday, he received coupons for half-off on Vaseline in the mail.The BSP Classic Hour is from June 2001 featuring Chris Norton…Sign up for a Backstage Pass and enjoy a 30 ...…
 
British astronaut Tim Peake says that his time in the heavens as an astronaut did not prompt any spiritual experiences but he did entertain the idea that the universe was the result of intelligent design.(Image: Tim Peake, credit: ESA)
 
The government has released its plans for a revamp of social housing after the prime minister said in the aftermath of Grenfell that "governments of all colours haven't paid enough attention to social housing."(Image: House on street, credit: Getty Images)
 
Jeremy Corbyn and Benjamin Netanyahu have exchanged heated tweets. Mr Corbyn said the Israeli prime minister's claims about him laying a wreath for those accused of taking part in the Munich Olympic massacre, were "false". (Corbyn in Tunisia, credit: Palestinian embassy in Tunisia/Facebook)
 
Why are the shockwaves from Turkey's crisis being felt in economies as far afield as South Africa, India and Argentina?(Image: Turkish lira banknotes at a currency exchange office in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters)
 
Snakes are creatures that I rarely see. Actually, I have no desire to see them. They're not really my cup of tea. My sister, however, used to have a very large corn snake. It was yellow and white, and its very long body filled its glass cage where it would only occasionally move. Once a week Suzy would feed it a mouse which, in a flash, would d ...…
 
No matter where you look these days, someone is trying to make you laugh. Advertisers, politicians, and even ministers have all become comedians. But it wasn’t always like this. When and why did the world become so funny? And what are the consequences of living in a culture where everything has a touch of humor and irony? My guest explores thos ...…
 
An encore show from August 21, 2017. Ted Bell of Ted's of Beverly Hills explains his drunkenness and his wife Marcy leaving him as a big misunderstanding. Deane Wheeler's Yogo positions, like turning one's head all the way around, gets people laughing at him. Bob Green from Frazier Foods is selling gag eclipse supplies.The BSP Classic Hour is F ...…
 
The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bull's-eye ever since.
 
The Muslim Council of Britain is planning to send a letter to the prime minister, saying that the Tory Party inquiry into Boris Johnson's comments about Muslim women wearing burkas or niqabs must not be a "whitewash".(Image: Boris Johnson, credit: EPA)
 
The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027 and promised £100m "to help people turn their lives around", including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing.(Image: Man in street, credit: Getty Images)
 
The Pensions Regulator says it's keeping a close eye on Mike Ashley's deal to buy House of Fraser out of administration(Image: House of Fraser. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
 
In this episode we discuss Jake's birthday, stupid cats, and Mission Impossible.By ifiwereyoushow@gmail.com (Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld).
 
You may not know this, but growing up I was raised a Christian Scientist. My family didn’t believe in going to the hospital.My father believed that all I needed to heal myself is the power of belief. I was taught that a powerful mindset is all you really need to be healthy and heal things that even western medicine may not be able to help with. ...…
 
Award-winning comedian, Jayde Adams takes us on a first of three journeys to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A Fringe veteran, Jayde gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard of perform. This is the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience, but in your e ...…
 
Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections.
 
This week, we hear from those calling for change in the church, and those who've overseen it. Theologian Richard Gaillardetz pulls no punches on the need for reform and renewal inside the Catholic Church, especially in light of the child sexual-abuse crisis. And the new President of the Uniting Church, Deidre Palmer, reflects on the recent deci ...…
 
How the rise of Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation and the peace of Augsberg combined with attitudes towards heresy to divide Europe along harsher, confessional lines.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Sometimes we forget what’s really important and our priorities get out of sync. The way we spend our time doesn’t align with our values or the impact we hope to make. This exercise will help you create clarity and offer some new insights into decisions you may not have considered. To leave a message for the podcast (your insights from this exer ...…
 
Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.
 
This week, we take a look at the history of gay and lesbian relationships in Japan. How has the social position of homosexuality changed over time in Japanese history? What evidence can we use to "read out" the history of a non-mainstream culture?
 
Jimmy Martinez joins Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J Gomez, and Dave Smith on Legion of Skanks! The guys discuss a comic who spoke out on Facebook against Skankfest and then bailed on Luis’ invitation to discuss things in person on Real Ass Podcast. Jimmy shows off his Kurt Cobain tattoo and shares the story of when he met his personal hero, Dave Groh ...…
 
Former reality TV star and Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke to NPR about explosive allegations in her new book, Unhinged, but part of her account changed in the interview.
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 164, originally published in September 2014. Doug Tucker is the Managing Director of the leading international sales training organization, Sales Commando and author of the new book, ‘Sales Commando: Unleash Your Potential.’ He joins the podcast to discuss how important old selling is versus digital ...…
 
Deane Wheeler challenges General Shaw: Who can reach 1,000 followers first. Larry Grover on Trump's lack of fashion sense. Dr Ron Tarner's bizarre dieting theories. The Dooley's bid farewell to Buttner. The BSP Classic Show is from March 2004 and features Bobbie Dooley, who saw Passion of the Christ and says it was nothing but an attempt to mak ...…
 
Another batch of hilarious clips of the week. Featuring Alan Brazil, Sam Allardyce, Dean Saunders & Jim White...
 
Dr Omar Khan, director of the race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust, says that we can debate freedom of speech but "the concern is racism" and we should define Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism. His comments come as criticism of Boris Johnson's remarks about Muslim women wearing the burka continues. (Image: protester in Boris Johnson's ...…
 
The Victoria and Albert Museum's director, Tristram Hunt, looks at what a stage set design tells us about multiculturalism in Britain. The image depicts a Caribbean island scene probably for a performance of Calypso, the first musical based on a West Indian subject with a predominantly West Indian cast. Each day, he will choose a piece from the ...…
 
The Confederation for British Industry has called for net migration targets to be scrapped after Brexit and instead create a new system letting in EU citizens but reassessing their right to stay after three months.(Image:hands of a bricklayer, credit: PA)
 
The documentary classic “The Atomic Cafe,” an archival-footage essay about America’s relationship with the atomic bomb, is back in theaters with a new 4k restoration. Filmmakers Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce Rafferty compiled government propaganda, newsreels, educational films — like one that tells students to “duck and cover” if a bo ...…
 
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