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In the Slashfilmcast, hardcore geeks David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, TV shows, and other entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, film directors, and movie stars from all walks of life. You can reach us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com and find all our podcast episodes at http://www.slashfilmcast.com.
 
To save the world we need to change the story. Nature and the climate are in crisis. To survive we must use our most powerful tool - communication. Telling these stories can be difficult and dangerous. But done right they can change the world. Join environmental journalist Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, The One Show) and wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill (Greta Thunberg/#NatureNow & BBC Natural History Unit) as they learn how to communicate better, from those who do it best. Legendary broadcaster S ...
 
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dave Zantow, who shares the following recording and notes: BBC World Service (16:49) September 12, 2001 at 0000 UTC on 5975 kHz Receiver used was a Japan Radio Co. NRD-545 (Sync on and 10 kHz bandwidth). One can hear minor DSP artifacts (burps) mixed in the background. Of course a common trait for the NRD-545.…
 
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…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David gets a sneak peek of the new Marvel series Loki. Find out why Devindra’s favorite streaming service might be Peakcock right now. For the feature review, the cast tackles The Wrath of Man, the newest action-thriller by director Guy Ritchie. Thanks to our sp…
 
Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in England Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland are now open for indoor business. But there’s growing concern about the numbers of vacancies across the hospitality sector. According to trade body UK Hospitality there is a shortfall of almost 200,000 workers.If you run a hospitality business, how difficult …
 
Children’s Commissioner for Wales Professor Sally Holland explains why she, along with the Commissioners for Scotland and Northern Ireland, want the DWP to drop a Universal Credit entitlement rule introduced by the coalition government in 2017. It only provides support for a maximum of two children with a few specific exceptions. Money Box reporter…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Scott Wampler, host of the Kingcast, to talk about Amazon’s acquisition of MGM, Bo Burnham’s comedy special, and the Friends reunion. For the feature review, the original cast dives into Riders of Justice, the Danish actio…
 
What are you rights when making a complaint? How do you make sure you escalate your grievance to the right person? What difference can social media make in getting your grumble seen and sorted?Adam Shaw is joined by Martyn James from Resolver, a free, independent issue resolution service.and Alicia Alinia , Managing Director, Consumer Legal Service…
 
Image by Moritz Mentges Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares this bit of HF aviation traffic he recently recorded. Matt notes Air to ground communications between Spirit 558 and New York. A phone patch was established to allow the aircraft to talk to a doctor on the ground about a person who had a seizure while on board the flight…
 
A Money Box listener has been refused work by two employers because he was unable to provide his National Insurance Number despite the Department for Work and Pensions saying individuals can start work without one. Last year we reported that people coming to the UK with the right to work weren’t able to obtain a National Insurance Number because th…
 
One in four of us is considering buying an electric car, according to the energy regulator Ofgem. So, what are the finances of going electric?They often cost more to buy but the claim is that they can be cheaper to run. Adam Shaw and guests discuss the cost of buying, insuring, charging an electric vehicle and the tax breaks you get if you buy or l…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Ariel Fisher to talk about movie adaptions of video games. For the feature review, the cast dives into Army of the Dead, the new Zack Snyder zombie movie on Netflix. Does the stylish director add more to the zombie genre? …
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Rosa Sanese, who shares the following recording and notes: About a month and a half after the previous radio listening recording that I published, here is a new audio file that I got listening to "Yoga Network" (the one that many years ago in Bologna broadcast in medium waves on AM 1503 kHz—?), re-transmitted by "Ra…
 
Financial firms are being told they will be forced to treat their customers better under plans by the regulator for a new “Consumer Duty”. It will set down a higher level of consumer protection that firms will have to follow. The consultation on the plans has just been published and the new rules should be in force by the middle of next year. Paul …
 
Buying a house with a mortgage is one of the biggest commitments we make in life. The pandemic has seen households managing lower, unpredictable incomes with furlough and government grants on offer. What effect has that had on lenders and their decisions to approve or decline applications? If you’re trying to get one or switch to a better deal - ho…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Frederick who shares the following recording and notes: VOYAGER 1 90 Deg Bank Angle 8.822 MHz 20 Dec 1986 2200 UTC Recently when cleaning out our attic I came across QSLs that I received from the Voyager crew from their historic1986 circumnavigation of the earth. After continued searching I also came across th…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Roxana Hadadi to chat about COVID vaccination and the Saw franchise. Tune in to hear David’s Jigsaw impression. For the feature review, the cast watches Those Who Wish Me Dead, the action thriller directed by Taylor Sherid…
 
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…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David returns to a movie theater after more than a year away while Jeff gets meta with The Show About the Show. For the feature review, the cast watches Stowaway, the new Netflix sci-fi thriller directed by Joe Penna. Thanks to our sponsors this week: Quip, Pret…
 
Mortgage providers are refusing to follow new guidance intended to help hundreds of thousands of people who are unable to sell or re-mortgage their flats because of the cladding crisis. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS, issued the guidance to its members across the UK just two months ago. But Money Box has learned that despite bei…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a huge amount of pressure on banks and customers alike. How have you - and your bank or building society - adapted? Felicity Hannah and guests explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we manage our money and whether those changes are here to stay.E-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk with your personal banking sto…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Dan Gvozden, host of the podcast The Amazing Spider-Talk, to chat about the new Marvel trailer and more. David drops a major spoiler bomb to Jeff on the British television show Line of Duty. For the feature review, the cast wa…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording and notes: KBS World Radio in Spanish to Latin/North America on 15,575 kHz starting at 0216 UTC. The signal was so good I recorded it in 5 kHz audio Receiver and Antenna used: Tecsun PL-880, DXE preamp and Doxytronics tunable loop Reception location: McGrath, Alaska…
 
9 in 10 of us use direct debits to pay some or all of our regular bills. 4.5 billion payments were processed in the UK in 2019. It’s a simple way to pay - you sign a mandate with a business or organisation and they take agreed amounts on a specified date. They come with a guarantee which protects you if payments are taken mistakenly. Or at least th…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David and Devindra are joined by friends of the show Tara Ariano and Daanish Syed to chat about the good, the bad, and the awkward of the Academy Awards. For the feature review, the cast watches Mortal Kombat, the directorial debut of Simon McQuoid. Follow Daani…
 
The regulator Ofcom tells Money Box people shouldn’t trust Caller ID. It says the spoofing of numbers can be stopped, but to do so will take years. Spoofing has been used by fraudsters to convince thousands of people they are being called by banks or HMRC and trick them into handing over tens of thousands of pounds. It's more than two years since t…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the state of the housing market in the U.S. For the feature review, the cast plus Matt Goldberg, senior editor at collider.com, discuss Nobody, the new action-thriller starring Bob Odenkirk. Follow Matt Goldberg on Twitter. Use …
 
This is a bonus episode of the Slashfilmcast After Dark, which exists thanks to our Patrons over at patreon.com/filmpodcast. Sign up and receive bonuses like ad-free episodes and bonus After Darks! In this episode, David, Devindra, and Jeff answer questions from our recent mailbag post. Links: Viral tweet about Blade Learn more about the other Davi…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David laments the death of a premiere theater chain while Jeff contemplates his next move out of Los Angeles. For the feature review, the cast dives into Concrete Cowboy, the new Netflix film directed by Ricky Staub and starring Idris Elba. Use #slashtag on Twit…
 
More than 200 pensioners responded to a request to tell us how much their state pension was. They were nearly all different amounts. Next week the basic pension is rising to £137.60 a week and the new state pension paid to younger pensioners to £179.60. But those are amounts that hardly anyone actually gets. So why are pensions - the old and the ne…
 
There’s been a rise in the number of divorces according to the Office for National Statistics along with predictions that even more couples will split as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Many law firms are reporting huge spikes in the number of separations during the pandemic.Plans for new “no fault” divorce rules are due to come in in the next …
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff give updates on the COVID vaccine, moving-going, and box office performance. For the feature review, the cast is joined by Max Evry, Managing Editor at ComingSoon.net, to review Godzilla vs. Kong. Follow Max on Twitter. Use #slashtag on…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Rosa Sanese, who shares the following recording and notes: Pirate radio recording made on 1,71 MHz at 6:30 pm on March 31, 2021 from Casalecchio di Reno (BO) with a Tecsun PL-600 receiver and an external wire antenna. The broadcast begins with the presenter, Lucie Medici, from New York speaking in Italian about scen…
 
Fancy earning interest on a £10,000 loan? We’ll find out about what negative interest rates mean for consumers in Denmark and what might happen if they were introduced here. Felicity Hannah talks to Niels Arne Dam, Chief Economist at Finance Denmark and Paul Pester, former CEO of TSB and currently the chair of research and ratings agency Fairer Fin…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. David, Devindra, and Jeff talk about the future of theater-going. Jeff praises the new animated series Invincible. For the feature review, the cast watches The Father, the Oscar-nominated film starring Olivia Coleman and Anthony Hopkins. Tune in to find out why …
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Here are two back to back episodes of Glenn Hauser's World of Radio from August 8 and September 12, 1982. WOR normally aired on WRNO on Sundays at 2330 UTC on 11.955 MHz. Some of the program highlights are: Part 1: An expert's view of Cuban broadcasting (R…
 
All too often we hear about fraudsters using the phone to trick victims into handing over thousands or tens of thousands of pounds and destroying lives in the process. But how often to we get to hear an actual recording of these criminals in action? We play a recording of a fraud call in progress because a criminal made the terrible mistake of call…
 
The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. After viewing the college admission scandal documentary Operation Varsity Blues, David, Devindra, and Jeff reflect on the future of higher education in America. For the feature review, the cast, along with Dan Murrell, is tackling the highly anticipated "Snyder …
 
The government responds to Money Box’s revelation that developers are asking customers to sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of getting problems with their new build homes fixed. We also hear from listeners asked to keep quiet - despite the denials of developers about the practice. A change in the law next month means there could be a hu…
 
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