Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

Kermode: The Riot Club, 19 September 14 (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0100)
In a shortened show, Mark reviews Riot Club, Walk Among the Tombstones, Magic in the Moonlight and 20,000 Days on Earth.
Kermode: Bill Nighy, 12 September 14 (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:00 +0100)
Our guest is BILL NIGHY. Mark reviews Pride, In Order of Disappearance, A Most Wanted Man, Boxtrolls and more.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

FriComedy: The Now Show 19 Sep 2014 (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0100)
The Now Show is here with a cut-out and keep 8 page referendum special. Featuring Iain Stirling and Elis James, along with regulars Mitch Benn, Laura Shavin, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

Fighting Talk

FT: Fighting Talk: Sept 13 2014 (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0100)
Eleanor Oldroyd, Michael Vaughan, Ivo Graham and Brian Reade all join Josh Widdicombe to try and win points for punditry. Listen in to find out who leaves with the bragging rights.
FT: 06 Sept 2014 (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0100)
Richard Osman, Jo Caulfield, Greg Brady and Martin Kelner join Josh Widdicombe as they try to gain points for punditry whilst disecting the sports news of the week

This American Life

#534: A Not-So-Simple Majority (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000)
We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

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

#570: The Fine Print (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:43:36 -0400)

On today's show, we read our homeowners insurance policy. The details are amazing. Lava! Vermin! Falling objects! And, hiding in all the fine print, the story of how insurance works — and what makes it break.


#569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:43:19 -0400)

Alex Blumberg is starting a business, a podcasting business. And he's recording himself as he starts the company — he's making a podcast about starting his podcasting company. Meta, right?  

But starting a business can be lonely. Alex wants a partner to share in the stress and the risk, and potential investors say they'd prefer to bet on a team, too. Today on the show, Alex searches for a business partner. There have been Hewlett and Packard, Procter and Gamble, and Ben and Jerry. Now, there is Blumberg and....  

Listen to the other episodes in Alex's podcast miniseries about starting a company at HearStartUp.com  

Note: There's a curse word in today's episode. At about 1:25.