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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Cally Beaton, Emmanuel Sonubi and Christy Coysh.Cally takes inspiration from primates, Emmanuel fights his news addiction and Christy delivers a ballad to a national icon.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Catherine Brinkwort…
 
New recordings featuring the voices of 53 species of turtle, caecilian and tuatara previously thought to be silent have illuminated the evolutionary origins of vocal communication. Gabriel Jorgevich-Cohen a PhD student at the University of Zurich has travelled the world collecting recordings and summarised his findings in Nature Communications this…
 
Products that claim to lighten skin are often physically harmful, often containing toxic chemicals and dangerous ingredients. In today’s episode of business daily, we’ll look at why skin lightening products still exist, speak to people affected by their messaging, and find out why stopping sales is not as simple as it might seem.We’ll hear from Pro…
 
Growing up in Canada, her father's delusions and paranoia gave Julia Shaw a front-row seat into an alternate reality Believing "they” were out to get him – including everyone from aliens to the Bin Laden family – he would later email her, warning that she too was targeted by those monitoring him. He believed that doctors too were part of the conspi…
 
The past few years have been the most politically turbulent for the State of Oklahoma and its Native American, or Indian, population in over a century. A Supreme Court ruling, McGirt v Oklahoma, in July 2020, reaffirmed treaties that have been in place since the early 19th Century. These treaties decreed much of eastern Oklahoma as reservation land…
 
The number of new coronavirus infections keep making records in China, as protesters take to the streets of major cities to call for the ease of Covid restrictions. We hear about the impact demonstrations are having on businesses and international markets.We also explore what the future holds for Disney after its returning CEO, Bob Iger, outlines h…
 
The firm had previously admitted to have "significant exposure" to FTX, which collapsed in mid-November after a rush of customer withdrawals ran out its reserves. We look into the repercussions that this might have in the crypto industry.Also in the programme, Disney’s returning CEO, Bob Iger, has outlined his vision for a company that had lost mom…
 
Kelly Cates and guests look ahead to Wales vs England. She’s joined by Rio Ferdinand, Sam Vokes, John Murray, Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton, and you’ll hear from Gareth Southgate, Rob Page and Gareth Bale. Also catch reaction to Portugal’s win over Uruguay and thrilling matches involving Ghana and Cameroon, and Statman Dave presents his play…
 
A heavy police presence in major Chinese cities -- including Beijing and Shanghai -- appears to have stopped new demonstrations against Covid restrictions. Also in the programme: European 'super cartel' broken up; and water shortages in the Zambezi river.(Picture: A man is taken away by police after pushing over a protester during a demonstration o…
 
Thousands take to the streets in China to protest against Xi Jinping’s Covid lockdown restrictions. Adam is joined by John Simpson, the BBC’s world affairs editor and Kerry Allen, the BBC’s China media analyst to discuss what’s happening, what it’s like to be arrested as a journalist in China, and whether state media there is censoring images of ma…
 
One of the world’s large owls by length, the Great Grey Owl is an enigmatic predator of coniferous forests close to the Arctic tundra. It's most often seen hunting around dawn and dusk, when it perches silently at the edges of clearings. But as Prof Ben Garrod and Dr Jess French delve deep inside to understand its true secret to survival, they find…
 
We hear from Borys Todurov, a cardiac surgeon from Kyiv, whose team used head torches to operate on a 14-year-old boy after a Russian strike knocked out the hospital’s power supply.Olena, a mother of eight from Izium, tells us how an attack near her home killed her mother and left her teenage son unable to walk. He was taken to Moscow for treatment…
 
Authorities in China are seeking to end protests against Covid restrictions that spread to some of its biggest cities over the weekend.Many cities across the country are locked down as the government tries to control record Covid-19 cases.We'll find out what effect this new instability is having on financial markets and businesses in China.…
 
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