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Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with Danny Finkelstein, Zoe Lyons, Catherine Bohart and Darren Harriott.This week, the panel dissect the Queen's Speech, unpick the local election results, and enjoy a rare quickfire round.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Rajiv Karia and Hannah…
 
Many people on Disability Living Allowance are rejected when they are assessed for the newer benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Paul Lewis hears about some of the experiences of claiming PIP and discusses with Daphne Hall, vice chair of the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers and Dr Jim McCormick, chair of the Disability and C…
 
As missiles have rained down on Gaza and on Israel, violence at street level has also been at its worst for years. There have been clashes between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel within Israel’s own borders. There have been confrontations between security forces and Palestinians in the West Bank. On a far greater scale, Gaza has been under heavy…
 
Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding Queen Boudica including: Is she a feminist icon? How do you pronounce her name? And was she really ginger? Get ready to forget everything you thought you knew about Boudica and learn what it was really like when the Romans invaded. Featuring comedian, author and actress Sara Pas…
 
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social edition of the Football Daily podcast.Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon and commentator Vicky Sparks react to a thrilling 4-3 victory for Manchester City against Newcastle, which sees the Premier League Champions make it twelve away victories in a row, a new Premier League reco…
 
In the last show back before cinemas reopen, Mark and Simon are joined by Sigourney Weaver, who talks about her new film My New York Year.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Taylor Sheridan’s action drama Those Who Wish Me Dead, which stars Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult, Lance Oppenheim’s intriguing documentary Some Kind of Heaven, …
 
Aaron Paul is joined by EFL legends Glenn Murray and Jobi McAnuff to preview the the football league playoffs.They're joined by Swansea goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and Blackpool's Luke Garbutt as both teams prepare for the Championship and League One playoff semi-finals respectively. We also discuss the relegation drama on the last weekend of the se…
 
Last year the avant-garde Iranian artist Mentrix released the critically acclaimed album My Enemy, My Love. The tracks Walk and Nature had accompanying cinematic videos, that explored themes of womanhood, solidarity and spirituality, against the backdrop of the horizons of the Iranian desert. Mentrix has now released the single and video 99 Names o…
 
Grace returns from her honeymoon, but her new husband, Dr Fitzpiers, is soon distracted. Ayeesha Menon's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's novel of love, money and social ambition, tells the story from the perspective of Marty South.Marty South.....Katy SobeyGiles Winterbourne.....Oliver HembroughGrace Melbury.....Holli DempseyEdred Fitzpiers.....Sac…
 
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Waddle, Don Hutchison and John Murray to reflect on Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Manchester United, which puts qualification for next year’s Champions League in their own hands. We’ll hear reaction from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And we have a fascinating int…
 
Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave are back for another week for fantasy football fun.The advice line is open once again as relegation looms for Steve Crossman, Vicki Sparks and the one and only Joe Sant.Plus there's an epic game of Sutton Death between Chris Sutton and Statman Dave.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Singer Umm Kulthum, Mounira al-Mahdiyya, Badia Masabni. These are the names of the pioneering performers working in Cairo's dance halls and theatres in the 1020s whom Raphael Cormack has written about in his new book. From that period of cosmopolitan culture to the uprising in 2011 - how has Egypt shifted ? New Generation Thinker Dina Rezk lectures…
 
Untreated wastewater "routinely released into UK rivers" is creating microplastic hotspots on riverbeds. That is the conclusion of a study in Greater Manchester, which revealed high concentrations of plastic immediately downstream of treatment works. The team behind the research concluded: untreated wastewater was the key source of river microplast…
 
Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and Mina Rzouki join Steve Crossman to discuss why the last six months have been pivotal for both Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Hear insight from Spanish journalist Pol Ballus, who reveals Guardiola’s new obsession with cycling. In Italy, Juventus’ problems go from bad to worse - with Champions League qualifica…
 
Rhiane Fatinikun takes Clare on one of her favourite walks in the Peak District. Starting in Edale they take in Hollins Cross, Lose Hill and Mam Tor. Rhiane set up Black Girls Hike to provide a safe space for black women to explore the countryside. It’s been such a success that there are now three branches: in the North West, the West Midlands and …
 
There's to be an inquiry into the Covid pandemic. It will start in Spring next year. We speak to one of the women who's been pushing for it, but still thinking it's starting too late. Her name is Jean Adamson from the Covid-19 Bereaved families For Justice. Scarlett Moffatt, famous for Gogglebox and winning I'm A Celebrity ... has just become an am…
 
Children are playing on the grounds of a former Irish Mother and Baby Home in Tuam when they find 20 tiny skeletons under a concrete slab. Stories follow that shock the world, of over 800 babies found in a septic tank. But who is to blame?Years later, an investigation into the Bon Secours Home establishes that 978 babies and children died on the gr…
 
Clinton Morrison, Glenn Murray and Ian Dennis join Mark Chapman to reflect on Arsenal beating Chelsea 1-nil at Stamford Bridge, in a game which saw an amazing effort by Chelsea’s Jorginho to score the best own goal of the season before Kepa Arrizabalaga saved his blushes, only for a split second though before Emile Smith-Rowe did his best to miss t…
 
What stories are being uncovered by people working behind the scenes at museums and institutions? Lisa Mullen finds out talking to Tessa Jackson – Conservator;David Beavan – Senior Research Software Engineer, Turing Institute and Matt Harle – Archivist and curator at the Barbican.Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life runs at the Hepworth Wakefield from 21 M…
 
BLACKFACE & MINSTRELSY - At its most basic level, 'blackface' is the application of any prosthetic to imitate the complexion of another race. In theory, it's a performance available to all, yet 'whiteface' is relatively unknown. Laurie Taylor talks to Ayanna Thompson, Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University, about the painful histo…
 
Mark Miodownik, explores the environmental consequences of the throwaway society we have become and reveals that recycling electronic waste comes second to repairing broken electronics. He asks what we can learn from repair cultures around the world , he looks at manufacturers who are designing in repair-ability, and discovers the resources availab…
 
Singer-songwriter Arlo Parks has been nominated for three Brit Awards at just 20 years old. Her inspiration for her debut studio album is drawn from American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Matthew Parris and Arlo Parks are joined by Elliott’s friend and former manager of his band Heatmiser, JJ Gonson. They also hear from writer and college profes…
 
A total of 65 women have been into space - compared with 501 men. The last time the European Space Agency recruited for their Class of 2009, only 16% of applications came from women. That process led to Just one - Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy - being chosen. In a break from training for a 2022 mission to the International Space Station, Samantha…
 
Manchester City are the Premier League champions after Leicester beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to hand City their third title in four years. Steve Crossman is joined by a whole host of guests to assess some of the key performers and how unlikely their success looked at the start of the season. Plus, Guillem Balague explains that Pep Guardi…
 
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