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Will England come out of lockdown on the 21st of June, how should the last series of Line of Duty have ended, and will Tom Cruise ever finish Mission Impossible 7?The writing squad for the series: Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Tom Coles & Ed Amsden, Jeffrey Aidoo, Simon Alcock, James Bugg, Sarah Campbell, Nastassia Dhanraj , Athe…
 
The official number of deaths attributed to Covid 19 around the world in the whole of 2020 is 1.88 million. The global toll this year surpassed this figure on 11th of June. We look at how things are worse worldwide, despite vaccines and lock downs. Does the UK have the worst bathing sites in Europe? That’s certainly a claim made by a number of news…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Dion Dublin, Christian Fuchs and John Murray to look back on the first round of the most anticipated fixtures of the Euros, Group F.Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein talk about Frances’s 1-0 victory over Germany and John Bennett is in Budapest to react to Hungary v Portugal where 60,000 fans were in the stadium.Also, we…
 
A Somali man arrested for murder in 1950s Cardiff inspired the latest novel from Nadifa Mohamed. She talks to Rana Mitter about uncovering this miscarriage of justice in a newspaper cutting with the headline, "Woman Weeps as Somali is Hanged". On stage at the National Theatre in London, Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson, and Siân Phillips lead the cast i…
 
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about our connection to the land. The devastation of bushfires in south eastern Australia, the significance of the acorn for tribal members from the Konkow Nisenan Maidu Nations, and the storyteller Richard O’Neill on the stopping places woven into the British landscape. Then came the bir…
 
Summer’s here and despite the restrictions still in place on social gathering we’re still managing to meet up with friends and enjoy the odd night out. One aspect of that is of course looking your best and a big part of that is your hair, which has had to take a backseat in terms of grooming and maintenance over the last eighteen months of lockdown…
 
Does climate change force people to flee their homes and livelihoods? Does it cause wars that create refugees? Dr Helen Adams and Professor Michael Collyer explain how various factors are at play, from resources, to politics, to family ties.Dr Helen Adams is an environmental social scientist based at King’s College, London. Her research looks at th…
 
Scotland, Spain, France and Germany are all on the agenda as Steve Crossman hosts this edition of the Daily Euro’s pod. He briefly hands the baton over to Mark Chapman, who has all the analysis from Scotland’s defeat to the Czech Republic. Pat Nevin and Charlie Adam give their verdicts as they hear from Scotland boss, Steve Clarke and captain, Andr…
 
We hear many stories of domestic abuse but rarely from those who have been the perpetrators. John, who's just completed a 20 week domestic violence prevention programme at the Hampton Trust, speaks out to encourage other men to seek help. He's joined by Vicky Gilroy who's a facilitator on the prevention programmes at the Hampton Trust .In today’s o…
 
Comedian Twayna Mayne, born to Jamaican parents and raised by a white parent, explores the subject of food and how it has shaped her identity. Performing at the Radio Theatre with a virtual audience, Twayna also hears from chef and broadcaster Andi Oliver and academic and podcaster Chantelle Lewis. Series 1 was awarded Best Comedy at the BBC Radio …
 
An hour of top tunes from Pushpin, Dead Anyway, Alex Mighten, Paige Kennedy, Sylvette, Roxanne De Bastion, Sugarcane, Téa Texier, Garvie, Test Card Girl, Maxx Palmer, piri ft. Tommy Villiers, The Elf Of Elbrook Court, Georgia Crandon, Inder Paul Sandhu, Four-Legged Fruit, Mintball ft. Lewca, With Sun and Elliot Kid Danger, handpicked by Tom Robinso…
 
Emma Saunders reflects on England’s first match of Euro 2020 as well as a dramatic affair in Amsterdam as the Netherlands beat Ukraine.Mark Chapman brings you reaction from Wembley alongside Micah Richards, Jack Wilshere, Karen Carney, John Murray and Chris Waddle. You’ll hear from Kalvin Phillips, Tyrone Mings as well as Gareth Southgate.Plus, Sco…
 
Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and one of the world's most high-profile classical musicians. He has performed for eight US Presidents, appeared in concert halls across the globe and reached new audiences through film soundtracks and TV shows including The Simpsons and Sesame Street. Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris in 1955. His Chinese-born parents were both musi…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: Will we be able to take a holiday abroad this year as the covid pandemic continues? Also can seeing a sick person improve our immune system? And the latest on sending glow in the dark squid out into space.Plus a special look at the science of the sun, and w…
 
Paloma Faith on combining motherhood with her music as well as her reaction to the OFSTED survey that sexual harassment of schoolchildren has become normalised in schools. Her new single Monster is about her relationship with her career.What's the best way to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace? We discuss with Stella Chandler, Director of…
 
Bitcoin or Britcoin? The Bank of England has published the results of its consultation on creating a new central bank digital currency – and also the prospect of regulating other commercial digital currencies – so-called “safecoin”. We hear from the Bank’s deputy governor, Sir Jon Cunliffe and from cryptocurrency expert Kate Baucherel.Four years af…
 
Recent reports from Pyongyang have hinted at an intensified effort to root out foreign fashion, slang and media in North Korea. Its regime has repeatedly punished people who smuggle in DVDs of South Korean TV and film dramas, but the penalties are now even harsher. Laura Bicker reports from Seoul on the risks for North Koreans who try to break thei…
 
Steven Johnson, author of Extra Life, tells the fascinating history of life expectancy, and the extraordinary achievements of the last century, in which it has practically doubled.It’s a story that has data at its heart, from the ground-breaking invention of the category itself in 17th century London to the pioneering social health surveys of W.E.B…
 
The world leaders are on the beach and the footballers are finally on the pitch. The BBC’s voice of football, John Murray, talks through who could be in with a chance at the Euros. And Laura joins Adam in Cornwall to chat through what’s happening at the G7 (as well as what might happen on Monday with Government’s opening up announcement). Today’s N…
 
"Tunnel vision is deadly. We need lateral vision. That is what anthropology can impart: anthro-vision." So says renowned economist GillianTett, who trained as an anthropologist. She joins Anne McElvoy along with Tulsi Menon, who trained in anthropology and now works in advertising, for a debate about what the discipline offers business. We look bac…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller, star and director respectively of Oscar-winning drama The Father. Mark also reviews Bob Odenkirk’s new action thriller Nobody, about a mild-mannered bystander who intervenes in a crime; Ellie and Abby and Ellie's Dead Aunt, about a 17 year old who is struggling to find the courage to as…
 
The G7 kicks off in Cornwall today. Boris Johnson and leaders from Japan, Canada, Italy and France who make up the Group of Seven will be joined by US President Joe Biden and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel . On the agenda the biggest issues affecting our world - everything from climate change to the economic recovery post Covid. But how should…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan recommend new releases for June.Alan Cumming joins us to talk about his new series, Alan Cumming's Shelves, in which Alan is inspired to interview guests by the trinkets in his house.Plus Greg Jenner discusses his podcast series "A Somewhat Complete History Of Sitting Down", which looks at the role of sitting throughou…
 
It’s your big Euros Preview podcast on the Daily Euros.Mark Chapman is joined by a whole host of guests to take you through everything from the home nations, to the group death and some potential surprises in the tournament.Hear who the pundits are backing and who isn’t feeling as confident this year.Topics:04’51 – Chris Waddle, Chris Sutton, Izzy …
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur as they discuss the teams who are favourites to win Euro 2020.We go inside Spain, France and Belgium before hearing from Portugal’s José Fonte ahead of the start of the tournament.The panel also discuss newcomers North Macedonia and Finland’s goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký t…
 
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