Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

Kermode: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 18 July 14 (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:26:00 +0100)
Mark reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie & Supermensch.
Kermode: Keira Knightley, 11 July 14 (Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0100)
Keira Knightley talks to Simon Mayo. Mark reviews Begin Again, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Boyhood, Bastards, Goltzius Goltzius And The Pelican Company & Mr Morgan’s Last Love.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

FriComedy: The News Quiz 18-07-2014 (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0100)
Host Sandi Toksvig is joined by regular panellist Jeremy Hardy, along with David Mitchell, Andy Hamilton and Rebecca Front. Diana Speed reads the news. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

Fighting Talk

This American Life

#530: Mind Your Own Business (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000)
Stories of meddling, snooping, and just getting way, way up in other people's business. A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf war between the FBI and a local sheriff; and a surprising handbook lets us peek into the secret world of professional cheerleading. Plus: Studs Terkel.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

TIMC: Does Science Need War? 21 July 14 (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100)
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests, Katy Brand, Dr Kevin Fong and Philip Ball ask whether science needs war to drive it?
TIMC: Are Humans Uniquely Unique? 14 July 14 (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100)
Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian Ross Noble and evolutionary psychologists Keith Jensen and Katie Slocombe to discuss whether humans are uniquely unique?

NPR: Planet Money Podcast

#555: Why Is The Milk In The Back Of The Store? (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:33:56 -0400)

Milk is often in the very back corner of the grocery store, as far as humanly possible from the entrance. It's a strange location for milk, because it's one the most popular items.

A common explanation for this location is that by forcing customers to walk through the whole store, they will pass more products and end up purchasing more. But is that really why the milk is in the back? Can you really have a business model intentionally built around inconveniencing your customers?

Today on the show, two big theories to answer this little question: Why is the milk in the back of the store? The theories reflect very different world views. To try to discover which is right, we host a friendly debate between food writer Michael Pollan and economist Russ Roberts.


#554: How The Burrito Became A Sandwich (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:03:21 -0400)

We all know what a sandwich is. It's something delicious, slapped between two slices of bread.

But when it comes to taxes, nothing is simple.

Today on the show, what regulating sandwiches and all other takeout food tells us about taxation. And how something as simple as the sandwich sales tax ends up spawning a complicated list of definitions, interlocking exemptions and rules which somehow transform the burrito into a sandwich in the eyes of the law.