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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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This week, Gemma shares her post-lockdown adventures and reveals much more than she intended during a virtual tour of her Alice in Wonderland style-garden. Our podcast queen also challenges Chelsea Flower Show organisers to allow her to do a fabulous GC display and chats to a ‘tree whisperer’ to discover how she can talk to her own trees. Plus, Gem…
 
This is the first in a four-part series looking at the energy revolutions that drove human history. In this programme Justin Rowlatt goes right back to the origin of our species two million years ago to explore how the mastery of fire by early humans transformed our metabolism, helping us to evolve our uniquely energy-hungry brains.The physical evi…
 
The first lab-grown beef burger was cooked and eaten in London in 2013. Since then more than 15 types of meat have been re-created by food scientists - including lamb, duck, lobster and even kangaroo. Last year, Singapore became the first country in the world to approve the sale of a cultured chicken nugget - so how far away are we in the UK from s…
 
If we brought together all the Covid 19 vaccine needed for the whole world, how much space would it fill up? An Olympic size swimming pool? We do some back of the envelope sums. Plus - we look at the increased risk of clots from pregnancy. Last week we looked at the increased risk of getting a clot from taking the combined contraceptive pill and co…
 
Andy Zaltzman squares up to the week's headlines with panellists Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Daliso Chaponda and Lucy Porter.Panellists lobby for points as they answer questions on the Greensill affair and the theft of a giant rabbit.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock, Tasha Dhanraj and Jenan Younis.Pr…
 
Regular Screen Time contributor Steffan Powell stops by to talk about the Ocean's films - all four of them, more or less! - and give us his thoughts on the new Knives Out follow-ups (what with him being a big murder mystery fan and all). Expect Ali and Steffan to say the word "slick" a lot as they talk about everyone's favourite heist comedy capers…
 
In the decade leading up to the Iranian revolution of 1979, the Shah's wife, Farah Pahlavi spent much of her time encouraging the building of museums and institutions intended to celebrate the art and craft of the country. But alongside buildings housing priceless carpets and glassware, she was also keen to use the country's oil wealth to bring exa…
 
This week, Gemma is thinking about the world of ‘fabulous secrets’ and decides she wants to become the first female Bond super-spy, including having her own 007 gadget for dealing with boring boyfriends. The GC also reveals some surprise secrets about her own real-life - including her special code language, her secret names, and a very unusual skil…
 
Everyone's favourite amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne - or is that DavidWebb? We forget - comes under the 'Ali Plumb's Film Club' spotlightthis week as Helen O'Hara drops by to talk about The Bourne Identity(and some of the other Bournes as well, to be fair). All that plus thenews headlines, some bonus Bourne facts and a whole tonne ofmispronounced w…
 
Planting and growing food has had a massive boost during the pandemic - and that hasn't been limited to those with gardens.Right across the country, people have been making the most of balconies, rooftops, even window boxes to get their green-fingered fix, as increasing numbers of us enjoy the benefits of interacting with nature and having a hand i…
 
Our Ali resists flat-out asking Andy Samberg to be his 'new bestfriend' during this Story So Far interview in honour of his newtime-loopy romantic comedy-drama Palm Springs, now - at long last! -available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, nearly a year after thoselucky Americans got to see it first in 2020. Expect nerdy SNL chat,nerdy Hot Rod chat, …
 
This show was recorded on 8th April 2021Steve 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!Joining them from a safe distance is Ria Lina and Alun Cochrane with music supplied by Rachel Parris .Voice Actors: Katie Norris and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete StraussProdu…
 
The Astra Zeneca Covid 19 jab remains in the headlines because some regulators have concluded that it may raise the risk of a very rare type of blood clot, albeit to a risk that is still very low. In the past few weeks a number of countries have said they will limit its use to older age groups. But people are drawing comparisons to the contraceptiv…
 
By Stephanie DaleThe UK’s first ‘environmental refugees’ are due to be displaced in the next 20 years. This is the story of Fairbourne, in North Wales.Fairbourne’s council has chosen to stop funding its coastal defences, so in a few years residents may be forced to leave their homes. Fairbourne’s story begins in the 19th Century, when mill owner Ar…
 
When Major General George Owen Squier coined the term Muzak, back in the early 1930s, the idea according to elevator music enthusiast Joseph Lanza was “to have a civic use of music”.At Muzak Corporation’s height during the late 50s and 60s, this practically became a reality as their in-house orchestral arrangements emanated from the walls of hotel …
 
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