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Join Marcus Bronzy (BBC TV / Capital Radio) and friends Dev ( BBC Radio 1), Nick Bright (BBC Sport / BBC Radio 1Xtra), Ace (BBC Radio 1Xtra) and Funk Butcher (Kiss FM) as they try out new entertainment, tech ,gadgets, games, interactive days out all in the name of finding the best ways to kill some time! So what you waiting for!? Come and kill an hour with us! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/howtokillanhour.
 
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My guest on this one is Craig Reynolds, drummer with the politically incendiary metal band Stray From The Path and host of the fantastic podcast The Downbeat. This episode looked like it was going to be a slight departure from the usual heaviness of SWIM as Craig is a good mate and usually when we catch up we end up talking nonsense for a minute, h…
 
What is the current school meal model, how well is it working and how has the pandemic highlighted existing problems and created new ones?More importantly, given the very public problems that have cropped up in recent months, how can the system be improved and made more sustainable and resilient?Sheila Dillon brings together a panel of school food …
 
Daniel Radcliffe has a new film out, the tense prison break thrillerEscape From Pretoria, and he got on the line with Ali to talk allabout it recently now it's out on Amazon Prime Video. If you're notalready in the know, he plays Tim Jenkins, the real-life South Africanpolitical prisoner who managed to break out of jail in 1979 using -wait for it -…
 
Cases of Covid 19 began to soar in the US in the autumn. By early January there were around 300,000 new cases a day. But since then the numbers have fallen steeply. What caused this dramatic drop? From herd immunity to the weather, Tim Harford explores some of the theories with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic magazine and Professor Jennifer Dowd, de…
 
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!In the first show of the new series, they are joined by Jessica Fostekew who relays her time volunteering in a vaccination centre. Ken Cheng talks about his experiences as a Chinese Briton plus music from Beardym…
 
After Radio 1's Movies Week - where Greg James set Ali the task ofwatching as many films as possible in a week - Ali is back and normalpodcast service can finally resume. Hooray and so forth. You've gotthe news section, where the likes of Tom Holland, Zack Snyder and EmmaStone crop up, as well as good ol' Ali Plumb's Film Club, which seesMollie Kin…
 
Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, to find out what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, Kimberley and Xand focus on the heart, which has been branded the seat of emotion by generations of poets and songwriters.They find out whether it’s medically possible to…
 
It was a dark and stormy night. A secret message arrived addressed to Rutherford & Fry from a mysterious woman called Heidi Daugh, who demanded to know: "Why do people like to be scared? For example, going on scary amusement park rides and watching horror movies that make you jump.”What followed was an investigation, which would test our intrepid d…
 
63 Wycliffe Road is an ordinary house on a quiet South London street, but in 1956, it becomes famous as the site of an alleged poltergeist. The strange events focus around teenager Shirley Hitchings – but is it a haunting or hoax? Ghost hunter Harold Chibbett arrives to investigate.This series blends drama and documentary to explore an intriguing p…
 
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