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Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Alice Fraser, Chris McCausland, Daliso Chaponda and Hugo Rifkind. They try to make sense of a week of big dogs, pork pies and red meat.Chair's Script: Written by Andy ZaltzmanAdditional Material: Written by Heidi Regan, Cameron Loxdale, Steph…
 
Fifty years ago on 30 January 1972, a day that came to be forever known as “Bloody Sunday”, soldiers of the First Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, shot dead 13 civil rights marchers in Londonderry/Derry. Peter Taylor tells the story of that day with a mix of his own unique archive and new interviews from those on all sides about what the events m…
 
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and The Athletic's Adam Crafton for the Monday Night Club.BBC Three Counties' Geoff Doyle gives us the inside info on Watford's sacking of Claudio Ranieri and Mike Parkin from the Rookery End podcast tells us how the fans feel about their current situation.Chris raves about Norwich after their …
 
From CryptoPunks to Bored Apes to original artwork and more, there has never been so much interest in them. Even big traditional art galleries are getting in on the action.Felicity Hannah looks at the financial world of NFTs, non-fungible tokens. They have a boring, slightly odd sounding name but they are generating a lot of excitement. So what are…
 
Widening the repertoire of classical music comes under the spotlight in today's Free Thinking conversation as New Generation Thinker Christienna Fryar speaks to researchers uncovering music that has been left out of the canon. Ahead of concerts featuring their work, she hears about the stories of three composers: the 18th-century French polymath Jo…
 
Concerns that the criminal justice system is not responsive enough to the specific needs of women are longstanding. In June 2018 the government published its Female Offender Strategy. It sought to reduce crime, pressure on services and the cost of dealing with women in the CJS, and to improve outcomes for women at all points in the system. The Nati…
 
An hour of top tunes from BLANKETMAN, SARAH MCQUAID, FLAMMA, CEVANNE, NILE MARR, MICA MILLAR, WEBMOMS & CIARAN AUSTIN, RHONA STEVENS, SLEEP WALKING ANIMALS, ELLUR, YOLK, INDIA ARKIN, VINNIE VAGABOND, BETSY SWEENEY & BALLOON TWISTER, NTANTU, HOLODRUM and BOOKOFSONGZ handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
 
Creators of the hit Radio 4 Sci Fi comedy Quanderhorn, Rob Grant (Son of Cliché, Spitting Image, Red Dwarf) and Andrew Marshall (Burkiss Way, Whoops Apocalypse, 2point4children) invite you back for a deeper glimpse into the steaming primordial swamps of their hideously contorted imaginations, known only as The Nether Regions.Trapped with them in th…
 
All the key moments from Sunday’s Premier League games are discussed in this episode of the Football Daily podcast. Jeanette Kwakye is joined by former Tottenham right back Stephen Kelly, Nottingham Forest striker, Lyle Taylor and Ben Haines from 90 min and the first topic of conversation is Spurs losing to Chelsea by two goals to nil – a subject t…
 
In early January several newspapers ran article claiming that ‘women are 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon. If true, this is a terrifying figure but is all as it seems? We dig into the data to find out whether women should really be worried about having a male surgeon.By BBC Radio 4
 
John Caudwell is a businessman and philanthropist who founded the mobile phone company Phones 4U in 1996. It became the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer and made him one of Britain’s most successful businessmen. John was born in Birmingham and grew up in Stoke-on-Trent. He came up with his first business venture when he was five – he …
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at why the government thinks now is the right time to ditch Covid Plan B?Also, how can your brain tell the difference between noises it can ignore, and ones that should be alarming when you are asleep?We’re exploring the world of robotics, what does it involve and how can we use the technology to improve…
 
It’s been an action packed day in the Premier League with last minute winners, six pointers and Manchester City’s 12 game winning streak coming to an end.Ben Haines is alongside former Scotland international Gary Caldwell and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to dissect Saturday’s madness including a stoppage time goal from Marcus Rashford to take …
 
Chris and Robbie took your calls following Saturday’s football action.Leeds and Newcastle fans called in to discuss the fallout of a victory for the Magpies whilst Manchester United supporters celebrated a late, late win and Wolves fans feted Lage’s charges.There was another edition of Gone in 60 Suttons as we looked ahead to Chelsea vs Tottenham w…
 
Artist Tracey Emin shares why she wants an artwork she donated to the government’s art collection to be removed from display in Number 10 Downing Street. Last Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old school teacher Ashling Murphy was killed while jogging along the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Ireland. The case has shocked the nation and revived c…
 
The drug-related violence in Mexico is sometimes described as being “like a war.” Certainly the death toll justifies calling it that, with three hundred thousand people killed in the past fifteen years, many of them innocent civilians. About a hundred thousand have simply disappeared, presumed dead, and with their families left to search for them. …
 
Darren Fletcher is joined by ex-Brighton striker Glenn Murray, commentator Jonathan Pearce, and former England international Karen Carney as Norwich climbed out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win at Watford.Under-pressure Watford head coach Claudio Ranieri tells us he doesn't feel his job is at risk following the defeat. We discuss how Ralf Rang…
 
The US and Russia have held high-level talks over the tension in Ukraine, aimed at lowering the chances of war. The BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale, and Steve Rosenberg, our Moscow Correspondent, join Adam to try and figure out what both sides are thinking.Armando Iannucci, creator of satires like ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘The Death of S…
 
Guillermo del Toro talks about his new film Nightmare Alley, the second film adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette. Mark reviews that film along with Sir Ken ‘Chuckles’ Branagh’s new film Belfast, which he discussed with Simon on last week’s show, about a …
 
Aaron Paul is joined by Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood and ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown to assess the big stories from the EFL and beyond.Following Hull City’s takeover, BBC Radio Humberside’s Mike White tells us what to expect from their new owner - “the Turkish Simon Cowell”.Richie Wellens lifts the lid on what went wrong at Doncas…
 
We discuss the life of Mary Ward the 17th century Catholic nun who actively championed education for girls - and even spent time in prison for her cause. Now, almost four hundred years after her death, Mary Ward's legacy lives on via a network of almost 200 Mary Ward schools worldwide – including St Mary's School in Cambridge. She is considered the…
 
Chris Pearson and Chrystal Genesis pick out podcasts which discuss fresh starts, in the fields of work, health and relationships.Ian Coss tells us about 'Forever Is A Long Time', a podcast that examines the marriages and divorces within his own family.Plus we'll hear clips fromWorkingSwitch Pivot or QuitHow I Built This with Guy RazSelfHealers Soun…
 
QAnon and the plot to break reality... When a mob storms the Capitol in Washington DC, reporter and presenter Gabriel Gatehouse sees someone he recognises: a man draped in furs with horns on his head. He is known as the Q Shaman. Gabriel had met him at a Trump rally in Arizona, ranting about a conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton and a cabal…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton, senior football reporter Ian Dennis and the former Liverpool and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison as Liverpool have booked their place in the EFL Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-0. The panel reflect on the importance of Liverpool making their first domestic cup final at Wembley since 2016 and Chris thinks…
 
A senior Tory accuses Number 10 of using blackmail to keep rebellious MPs in line.Adam, Chris and Laura chew the fat over the latest serious claims and they are joined by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, to discuss an apology, a defection and strong-arm tactics. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, John Murphy and Sally …
 
Have we seen the last of Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona?Steve Crossman is alongside Spanish football author Guillem Balague, French football journalist Julien Laurens and The Athletic's James Horncastle to talk about whether Barcelona are treating Dembele fairly after saying he must leave immediately if he doesn't sign a new contract.The panel discus…
 
Why was the blast from the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano so explosive? Where are we on the global climatic thermostat? And how you can get involved in the Big Repair Project.Gaia Vince speaks with Auckland University volcanologist Prof Shane Cronin, one of the few human beings to have visited the now-disappeared volcanic land bridge that stretc…
 
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