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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Noah Findling (The New York Times, Comedy Central).
 
Comic Geek Speak is the best podcast about comic books for fans and new readers alike. Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, it's 4-5 hours a week of comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. In addition to all the latest in comics talk, the show also features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your o ...
 
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We begin the episode with the big reveal, as your votes have been tallied for the Comic Geek Speak Best of 2020 awards. Thank you all for participating, and do check out the books and creators that won if you have not done so. We then transition into a wide variety of Comic Talk featuring the return of Kevin Moyer, including discussion on Marvel's …
 
Ronen Bergman, staff reporter at The New York Times, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel after Sunday's attack on Natanz, one of Iran's main nuclear sites. Senator Chris Coons talks about how President Biden will deal with these challenges in the region. Sophia Nahli Allison, director of the Oscar no…
 
Writer and director Aaron Sorkin and actor Sacha Baron Cohen's Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" has been met with critical acclaim and a host of awards. They join Christiane Amanpour to reveal the process of making the film and the power of comedy to expose society's flaws. Britain will be hosting the G7 in June – President Biden’s first s…
 
As the British Royal family announce the passing of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99, royal correspondent Max Foster joins Christiane Amanpour from Windsor to reflect on the life and legacy of the man who stood by the Queen’s side for 73 years. Then former communications Secretary to the Queen Simon Lewis explains how he moderni…
 
In this episode we speak to Sandy Harper who is looking to carry out research on the impact of fostering on foster carers. We're also joined by, friend of the show and foster carer, Ema Mortimer to offer some lived experience and insight. Sandy would like to hear from foster carers about what stresses and challenges they experience, and what streng…
 
All eyes are keenly focused on the long-awaited trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Today, doctors take the stand for the defense, arguing that Chauvin acted beyond reasonable force and police procedure. Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates and former police chief Donald De Lucca unpack the evidence being laid out and how what …
 
This week’s episode is a special tribute to Jamie Tarses. An irreplaceable force in the television business, Jamie was the producer of shows such as Happy Endings, My Boys, Franklin and Bash, The Wilds, Men at Work, and the upcoming Mysterious Benedict Society. She was a tireless and fearless supporter of writers, and Andrew interviewed 16 writers …
 
For the first time in the COVID era, The Crisis Tapes are back in production! The Monitor's satellite explodes and emotional mayhem reigns on Earth-X and Earth-4, as Peter and Adam pick apart the pertinent plot points of the first half of Crisis #6. BONUS: More fun facts about the cover of issue #5! (2:54:37)…
 
In this, a podcast special, Scott and Jacob interview the author of the book 'Foster Boy'. Rhian is a social worker in CAHMS and this is her first book reflection her knowledge and experience of children's experiences in care. You can buy the books here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fosterboy-Rhian-Taylor/dp/183816202X https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/…
 
This was the first episode in our mini series - “How’s your Lockdown Hun”. There were some slight audio issues for Scott in this episode, and therefore we have attempted to improve the sound quality… however, it still sounds like Scott is in a tin can in outer space. Polly Penter is our first guest, and more than makes up for Scott’s audio. Sharing…
 
Hi, in this episode we get the smashing Dr Marie Kershaw on to answer listener's questions. It'a a lighthearted but really helpful and informed conversation and we were delighted to have her back on after a four year gap! Thanks for all the questions we received, we hopefully were able to consider them all in the ones we asked and as Marie notes, w…
 
Paola Ramos, VICE Correspondent, tells Christiane Amanpour about her new report from Colombia's border with Panama on the dangerous journeys migrants take to reach the U.S. Nasser Alkidwa, former Palestinian Foreign Minister, discusses his new independent party and the upcoming elections. Our Michel Martin talks to Tracie Keesee and Phillip Atiba G…
 
World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on the vaccine rollout so far; both the progress and the setbacks. She warns the EU Covid-19 vaccine export ban could snowball and become uncontrollable. Then as Iraq grapples with their highest number of daily covid cases since the pandemic began,…
 
Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., calls CNN's reporting on Uyghur children separated from their families and kept from leaving China's Xinjiang region "immoral" and a "fabrication" in a wide ranging conversation with Christiane Amanpour. Joe Parkinson, co-author of "Bring Back Our Girls", discusses the kidnapping of nearly 300 Chibok sch…
 
After months of tracking Tessa Coates’ pilot Primates, we were so happy to finally get it on the pod last week. If you haven’t listen to it yet, get on it! Andrew caught up with Tessa in this week’s episode to discuss the rollercoaster ride her pilot went on in the development process. She talked about her experience of learning how to write a pilo…
 
In our final “How’s your Lockdown Hun?” Scott chatted to childhood friend, Westend star and adult adoptee Shone White. Talking candidly like friends would in the Pub (remember them) they talk all things Lockdown, and how it has affected Shona and her counterparts in the arts. As ever, the technophobe Scott couldn’t work out how to do various things…
 
President Joe Biden has called for Congress to enact stricter gun control measures after another deadly shooting rocks America, this time in Boulder, Colorodo. Dave Cullen, author of "Columbine" and "Parkland: Birth of a Movement", and Tom Mauser, whose teenage son was killed in the Columbine massacre, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss. Then in t…
 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Biden's latest foreign policy moves. He says clarity in purpose and in message are essential as he takes his place on the world stage. Then clinical psychologist Christine Runyan explains how to combat COVID-19 'brain fog'. She explores how our ability to m…
 
The following is a special presentation of the Comic Timing Podcast, as we celebrate fifteen years of the podcast! In turn, we review, and dissect, Zack Snyder's Justice League. A warning that if you're a pure fan of this and other Zack Snyder films this might not be for you. But if you're looking for a critical eye that delves into what works and …
 
Leader of Israel's Labor Party Merav Michaeli talks to Christiane Amanpour about how she plans to revive her party and her push for equality. And as the news is dominated by violence against women from London to Istanbul, Turkish novelist and women’s rights activist Elif Shafak criticizes the Turkish government for not supporting women. Then turnin…
 
Welcome to Conversations from the Adoption & Fostering podcast. This week we are talking to Thelma a graduate of the Pause Programme. Thelma shares some of her experience of being in care and having some of her children in care. Thelma is also works as a peer mentor with Pause and supports other parents with similar experiences. It's a short episod…
 
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva talks to Christiane Amanpour about President Bolsonaro, the pandemic and potential plans to run again. He urges U.S. President Joe Biden to gather the G20 to face the coronavirus crisis. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to Biden’s new U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about why billions of d…
 
Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Elizabeth Neumann talks to Christiane Amanpour about the urgent situation at the U.S. border and the dire need for immigration reform. John Hume Jr, son of the late architect of Northern Irish peace, and Martin Luther King III reflect on the intertwined and enduring legacies of their fathers as peace …
 
This month we bring you a pilot that was consumed in the fires of Quibi's epic flame-out! The pilot is Primates by Tessa Coates. Tessa is a British writer, performer, journalist, and comedian. Primates is based on her debut solo show which sold out its entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ran at the Soho Theatre to even more sell-out aud…
 
In what can only be described as experimental podcasting Scott has branched out on his own to chat to a few folks with lived experience of adoption and fostering to as how they've faired in Lockdown. In episode 2 of “How’s your Lockdown Hun?” – we have fixed Scott’s audio issues…. and Scott chatted to Daniel, an adopted adult. The plan was to talk …
 
A three person crew of Chris, Ian and Murd dive into Previews #390, DC Connect #10, and Marvel Previews #9, mostly for books coming out in the month of May. And unlike most Previews episodes, all three stick around all episode! Oh, what a glorious feeling that is. And because we were expedient in our dissection of this month's offerings, there's ti…
 
Several European nations have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after a Danish woman died from blood clots following her first shot. However, doctors and scientists maintain there is no link and the vaccine is in fact completely safe. Professor of Global Health at UCL Dr. Anthony Costello and statistician David Spiegelhalter join Christi…
 
Second only to the United states, Brazil’s death toll stands at over 275,000 and it’s now entering the deadliest chapter in this crisis. CNN Correspondent Matt Rivers gives us the view from the ground in Sao Paolo. Then Brazil's former health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the failings of President Bolsonaro to…
 
Author Annalee Newitz and Columnist EJ Dionne Jr. join Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Biden's stimulus bill and the lessons that can be drawn from our descendants in Ancient Rome when it comes to disaster relief. Then, rescued from death row by a legal education; Alexander McLean and Jane Manyonge speak about the Justice Defenders, an org…
 
This week we speak to the CEO of Adoption Focus Anna Sharkey, Scott had asked her on to speak to us in relation to early permanence and foster to adopt. Anna runs the Triangle Project as part of Adoption Focus and she speak with authority in relation to the work that they do, how and why the do it and detail about some of the challenges. Anna is ge…
 
As tensions in Myanmar continue, the country’s Ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun joins Christiane Amanpour. He pushes back on the military's claim it will hold new elections, arguing they are not needed, and urges the world to help the Burmese people. Then UK Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward weighs in with her view on t…
 
Who's been pulling every evil string? It's been Comic Talk all along! We give WandaVision the full spoiler filled treatment this episode (spoiler talk begins at 11:50 and concludes at 53:38), while also discussing the first few episodes of Superman & Lois, the new season of The Flash, and we even dabble into the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice Leagu…
 
Next week sees the first international travel for President Biden’s cabinet officials since his inauguration, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin fly to Japan and South Korea. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks to Christiane Amanpour to discuss Biden’s foreign policy, from China and Afghanistan to tackling the …
 
As a damning report is unveiled accusing China of genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer and Uyghur activist Jewher Ilham join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the importance of holding the Chinese government to account. Last month, Bumble founder and CEO Emily Wolfe Herd be…
 
Welcome to Conversations from the Adoption & Fostering podcast. This week we are talking to Whitney, a 22 year old Care Experienced Adult. We came across Whitney on Social Media, when she posted openly and honestly about her experience of being permanently excluded from education, with images of reports and information (that she had carefully conce…
 
Former royals Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah saw accusations of racism against the British royal family as well as reflections on Meghan’s personal battle with her mental health. Former deputy private secretary to Prince Charles Peter Westmacott and New European columnist Bonnie Greer join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the interv…
 
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the possible plot to breach the Capitol again today and the sweeping voting rights and government ethics bill passed in the House. Actress Mara Wilson talks about her experiences navigating the press and living in the public eye as a child actor. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Rhea Bo…
 
In the tenth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Tim Coates, Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder of Oxbury Bank, about Oxbury’s history, their plans for the future, and using savings to mitigate climate change. 00:00 The origins of Oxbury Bank 03:57 Tim’s background as a farmer and a regulator 09:30 The early feedback from Oxbury’…
 
Dr Sasa, the envoy representing Myanmar's parliament to the U.N, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the escalating violence at the hands of the military in his country and the help Myanmar needs from the international community. Isabel Allende, author of "The Soul of a Woman", talks about her latest book and her journey as a feminist. Our Walter …
 
In this week's #WednesdayWebcast we chat to Adele Bates a teacher, speaker, writer and educator for students with emotional and behavioural difficulties. In what can only be described as 'freewheeling' conversation Adele shares some of her journey to specialising as she does and how her own experience of difference has given her insight to the expe…
 
Overture, curtains, lights. This is it, the night of nights. No more rehearsing and nursing a part, we know every part by heart! Gather round as the ever-ready Master of Ceremonies Adam Murdough, along with Chris, Ian and YOU the listener, bring forth the Best of 2020 Awards Nominations Show! 2020 was a long year, but there were tons of great comic…
 
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of "The Daughters of Kobani", and Retired General John Allen, who led the global coalition against ISIS, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Biden's foreign policy priorities and the the challenges women face against extremists in Syria. Actress Dominique Fishback and Shaka King, director and co-writer of "Jud…
 
Nobel prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss his new book, "Klara and the Sun" that asks what it means to be human. Candace Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks about the possible capabilities of Cuba's biotech field now that the country has developed its own covid vaccine…
 
Christine Schraner Burgener, U.N. Special Envoy on Myanmar, discusses the ongoing unrest in the country where defiant protesters returned to the streets again today after security forces killed at least 18 on Sunday, according to the UN. Ben Hubbard, The New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief, talks about the Biden administration's handling of the rele…
 
Show Notes In the ninth episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to George Nixon, financial journalist with This is Money, about the upcoming budget. 00:00 George’s background 01:35 Will the budget introduce COVID recovery bonds? 06:50 Will Premium Bonds feature in the budget? 10:55 Will the early cashing penalty on Lifetime ISAs be extende…
 
This week we're really pleased to speak to Beverly Barnett-Jones MBE from the Nufield Family Justice Observatory. We invited her on to speak about the research that she's been undertaking in looking at updating the contact system to a digital one. We chat about all kinds of stuff before we get to that including the #CareReview and early support for…
 
As the U.S. intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released finding Mohammed bin Salman responsible for approving the operation, Christiane Amanpour gets an emotional reaction from Hatice Cengiz, Jamal's fiancée, and analysis from Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now. Chuck Hagel, fo…
 
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