Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

Kermode: Emma Stone, 11 April 2014 (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:22:00 +0100)
David Morrissey is in the chair this week and we see the return of Boyd & Floyd stepping in to Mark’s shoes for the week. They’ll be reviewing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Khumba, The Last Days on Mars, Calvary, The Quiet Ones, The Raid 2 and Half of a Yellow Sun.
Kermode: Darren Aronofsky, 4 April 2014 (Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:21:00 +0100)
Our guest is Darren Aronofksy, director of Noah, which Mark reviews. He’ll also run the rule over Rio 2, Divergent, The Double and A Story of Children and Film.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

FriComedy: The News Quiz: 11-04-2014 (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0100)
Susan Calman stands in for regular host Sandi Toksvig and is joined by regular panellist Jeremy Hardy along with guest panellists Andrew Maxwell, Tom Wrigglesworth and Holly Walsh. Corrie Corfield reads the news. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk: 12 Apr 2014 (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:15:00 +0100)
Greg Brady, Neil Delamere, John Rawling and Kelly Sotherton all join Christian O'Connell to try and win points for punditry. Listen in to win out who crosses the finish first.

This American Life

#522: Tarred and Feathered (Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000)
This week, stories of people being threatened and punished with public shame. Including the story of someone who was literally tarred and feathered. It happened a lot more recently than you'd guess.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

TIMC: Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:29:00 +0000)
Infinite Monkeys Brian Cox and Robin Ince attempt to answer some questions from listeners
TIMC: Science and Spin 23 Dec 13 (Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000)
Writer and broadcaster, James Burke joins the Infinite Monkey Cage to explore the world of science communication.

NPR: Planet Money Podcast

#532: The Wild West Of The Internet (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:20 -0400)

There are over 100 million websites ending in .com. But new options for website names are becoming available. Not only is there .com and .gov .edu, but now .ninja has been added. Also .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1000 new ‘top-level domains’ as they are called will be added.  

Today on the show, what happens when you just create a whole bunch of real estate out of nowhere? We meet some of the new land barons with big dreams. And a guy who worries, it’s just going to be a big mess.

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#531: The Tough, The Sweet and the Nosy (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:23:27 -0400)

Millions of tax cheats never get caught. And the IRS seems powerless to stop them. 

This isn’t just a problem in the U.S. American taxpayers are Dudley Do-Rights compared to people in some other countries. On today's show, we head to some of the cheating-est places on earth to bring you tales from some of the roughest, toughest tax collectors around. These guys have tricks, tax collector mind-games, that they play to get people to do the right thing.