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James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Every Friday, join lifelong Bond fanatics Tom Sears & Chris Wright, as they explore the world of 007. From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Bruce Glover, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to all the latest news and reviews. With 5 years of faithful service to the Bond community and features in Variety, The Times and on BBC Radio 2, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things Bond. Disclaimer: James Bond Radio is an unofficial e ...
 
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Rose Matafeo is one of those excellently excellentactor-comedian-writer-performers that is going to be HUGE so, so soon- in part no doubt to her starring role in the new New Zealandpregnancy rom-com (not a genre but hey) called Baby Done, where herdry humour and amazing screen presence just beam off your TV. Here shetalks to Ali about New Zealand c…
 
GDP figures for the period covering lockdown appear to show that the UK suffered a catastrophic decline, worse than almost any other country. But as Tim Harford finds out, things aren’t quite as bad for the UK as they might seem - though they might be worse for everywhere else.Also, alarming claims have been circulating in the UK about the number o…
 
Joining Andy this week are Helen Lewis, Olga Koch, Andrew Maxwell and US stand-up, Hari Kondabolu.It's a Biden Inauguration Special for News Quiz this week as Andy and teams reflect on four years of Trumpism and look ahead to the bulging Biden in-tray. There's also time for a mountaineering news round-up and an appearance from a record-breaking Fre…
 
A twofer for Ali Plumb's Film Club this week: Hook and Jumanji, withMatt Edmondson joining Ali for a '90s Robin Williams special. Plus adecent chunk of movie news to discuss, including all those unavoidablemovie release delays, lots of Marvel bits and bobs, plus a few of yourvery best answers to the question "What's the weirdest way yourparents hav…
 
Declan and Tara explore the life and leadership of the man who led Ireland as the country split over Home Rule. Edward Carson was born in Dublin, but became leader of the Ulster Unionists and secured a place in the UK for the six counties that would become Northern Ireland. Historians David Hume and Timothy Bowman reflect on his career. Stephen For…
 
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies, including Quo Vadis, Aida? 76 Days and White Tiger. Plus an interview with director Kevin Macdonald to talk about Life In A Day 2020.00:22:38 Celebrating Cinema00:32:13 Algorithm Is Gonna Get You00:39:28 Quo Vadis, Aida? review00:44:02 The White Tiger review00:48:34 Kevin Macdonald interview01:0…
 
By Joseph ConradAdapted by Anita SullivanA new adaptation of Conrad’s classic novel, reimagining it for the 21st Century.Maya is an environmental scientist, sent into the heart of the Congo Rainforest after contact is lost with a research team. But what was the nature of their research? And what has become of their charismatic team leader – Kurtz.C…
 
28 January 2021 would have been legendary sound engineer King Tubby’s 80th birthday. The sonic experiments he created in his tiny studio in the ghettos of Kingston Jamaica during the early seventies helped create a genre that’s now part of the very fabric of contemporary music – Dub.Tubby’s productions pre-empted today’s remix culture, were instrum…
 
Since we last spoke, sea shanties seem to have become a massive global phenomenon, which is very odd to see, given that I’ve been in a band singing shanties for the last fifteen years. I chat with shanty stalwart Jim Mageean from the Keelers who recounts tales of travelling the world singing shanties and the surreal adventures which being a shanty …
 
Reports this week talk of some BAME ethnic minorities being significantly less likely to take a covid vaccine if offered. Vittal Katikireddi and Tolullah Oni both sit on the SAGE ethnicity subgroup, and they discuss with Alex Lathbridge where the figures come from and quite what they might mean. And yet some of these same groups have suffered some …
 
The vaccine rollout continues: how long will it take before we see the benefits, and what benefits will we see? Figures suggest the UK’s economy performed worse than almost anywhere else in the world during the pandemic. But are the numbers misleading us? Alarming claims have been circulating about the number of suicides during lockdown. We look at…
 
We’ve got a cracking episode of the podcast today where our main focus is on boxing – and a man who is determined to make his mark in more ways than one. Martin Stark is the brains and driving force behind the first-ever World Gay Boxing Championships, which are set to be held in Sydney, Australia in 2023. Some fight nights and test events are comi…
 
Tom Heap introduces an episode of Radio 4's new environmental podcast which looks at 39 great ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet.Trees soak up carbon dioxide, trees store carbon dioxide. So why not build with wood instead of concrete and steel? The usual reason is strength, but Dr Michael Ramage at Cambridge U…
 
The doctors put mosquitoes on trial, as listener Cathy in the UK asks, ‘What is the point of mosquitoes?’ in response to our show about wasps. Mosquitoes have undeniably played a role in killing millions of people. Malaria is the single biggest cause of death in human history. But Erica McAlister, senior curator of flies and fleas at the UK’s Natur…
 
Terry Gross’s remarkable conversations have become a daily fixture for millions of Americans. Since 1975, the presenter of Fresh Air, one of National Public Radio’s most popular shows, has interviewed thousands of public figures - including musicians, Hollywood actors, Nobel Prize-winning authors and US Presidents.In this Archive on 4, the writer D…
 
As scientific evidence grows showing an urgent need for us to reduce the environmental impact of food we eat, Sheila Dillon looks for practical ways we can change our diets. From increasing UK investment in plant protein, to producing meat differently; from embracing veganism to counting carbon.She speaks to chef Tom Hunt, author of 'Eating for Ple…
 
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