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

Fighting Talk

This American Life

#531: Got Your Back (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000)
There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risks, including some that aren't necessarily advisable. This week: stories where one person's powerlessness is transformed when they discover they have backup. And we see what happens when that backup goes away.
Note: This episode contains un-bleeped curse words. BLEEPED VERSION

The Infinite Monkey Cage

TIMC: Can Science Save Us? 28 July 14 (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100)
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by Stephen Fry, Eric Idle, Professor Tony Ryan and Dr Lucie Green to ask "Can Science Save Us?"
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?

NPR: Planet Money Podcast

#558: Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:03:19 -0400)

Super PACs let rich people, corporations and unions spend as much money as they want to try to influence the outcome of elections.

On today's show: How a Harvard professor created a super PAC to attack super PACs. He's raised millions of dollars — in part from really rich people — to reduce the political influence of really rich people.


#557: Doing Business Like A Refugee (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:43:20 -0400)

In most parts of the world, refugees are not allowed to work. But Mohammed Osman Ali is a refugee in Uganda, and there, he legally runs a video game arcade and a variety store.

Today on the show, why most countries won't let refugees work. And why Uganda is trying something different.