Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

Kermode: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Fri, 22 May 2015 11:14:00 +0100)
Star of San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson, joins Simon and Mark live in the studio. Mark reviews Tomorrowland, Poltergeist, Return to Sender, A Girl Walks Home Alone and We Are Many.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

FriComedy: The News Quiz 22 May 15 (Fri, 22 May 2015 19:00:00 +0100)
Hugo Rifkind, Mark Steel and Holly Walsh join host Sandi Toksvig and regular panellist Jeremy Hardy to discuss the week's events. Kathy Clugston reads the news. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner. A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk: 23 May 2015 (Sat, 23 May 2015 12:40:00 +0100)
Ivo Graham, Rachel Brown-Finnis, John Rawling and Brian Reade join Josh Widdicombe to try and win points for punditry. Listen to find out who leaves with the bragging rights.

Football Weekly

Football Weekly Extra: Sunderland secure their safety (Thu, 21 May 2015 15:38:49 GMT)
Podcast: The Black Cats stay up after drawing at Arsenal - so will it be Newcastle or Hull who drops out of the Premier League? Plus, Raheem Sterling prepares to leave Liverpool, and more match-fixing in Italy

This American Life

#557: Birds & Bees (Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000)
Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Serendipity (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000)
Serendipity in Science Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Lee Mack, science author and journalist Simon Singh and chemist Professor Andrea Sella to look at how many of our biggest science discoveries seem to have come about by accident. From Viagra to Pyrex to the discovery of the Cosmic Background Microwave Radiation, the earliest remnant of the big bang, they all owe their discovery to a healthy dose of luck and accident as scientists stumbled across them in the course of looking for something else. So are these discoveries just luck, are they still deserving of Nobel prizes and scientific glory, or is serendipity and an open scientific mind key to exploring and understanding our universe?

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