Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

Kermode: Jon Hamm, 29 August 14 (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:12:00 +0100)
Mark and Simon are back. Our guest is Jon Hamm and Mark reviews Million Dollar Arm, Let's Be Cops, If I Stay, Night Moves, Mystery Road and Obvious Child.
Kermode: Daniel Radcliffe, 22 August 14 (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0100)
Edith and Robbie's guest is Daniel Radcliffe. Robbie reviews What If, Deliver Us From Evil, Lucy, Into The Storm, Two Days One Night, God Help The Girl and Sin City 2.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

FriComedy: Special Message from John Finnemore (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +0100)
John Finnemore tells us why you'll have to wait until Thursday 11th September for your topical comedy fix, because that's when the first of the new series of The Now Show records. Then come back and download the Friday Night Podcast on Friday 12th September.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk: 30 Aug 2014 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:42:00 +0100)
Steve Bunce, Romesh Ranganathan, Alex Brooker and James Haskell join Josh Widdicombe to try and win points for punditry. Listen in to find out who walks away with the win.
Fighting Talk: 23 Aug 2014 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:29:00 +0100)
Gail Emms, Des Kelly, Dougie Anderson, and Eddie Kadi join Georgie Thompson to try and win points for punditry. Listen in to find out who leaves bragging rights.

This American Life

#504: How I Got Into College (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000)
Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school. (Photo: Emir as a Harvard undergrad. Credit Terri Wang.)

The Infinite Monkey Cage

TIMC: Irrationality 11 Aug 14 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100)
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedians Josie Long and Paul Foot, psychologist Richard Wiseman and neuroscientist Stuart Ritchie to ask "is irrationality genetic?"
TIMC: Before the Big Bang 04 Aug 14 (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100)
Brian Cox and Robin Ince transport to the Edinburgh Fringe. They are joined by cosmologists Carlos Frenk and Fay Dowker and actor and comedian Ben Miller and comedian and fellow physics PhD alumnus Richard Vranch

NPR: Planet Money Podcast

#564: The Signature (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:13:27 -0400)

Some people write a squiggle. Others just write an initial. One person draws a dude surfing. Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did the idea come from? And why are we still using it? We consult a rabbi, a lawyer and a credit card executive.

#563: "I Was Wrong" (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:20 -0400)

The world is full of people talking about how right they are. Today on the show, we try something different: We talk to smart, thoughtful people about times they got things really, really wrong. For more: