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Giving Banned Music a New Voice

Norwegian singer Moddi explains what drove him to make an album of banned music, and why one of the songs got him in hot water with the Russian government. From the Mexican border city of Juarez, once known as the murder capital of the world,…

27/01/2017

Alan is none the wiser, while Lilian shares what she knows.

FriComedy: The News Quiz 27th Jan 2017

Miles Jupp chews the headline fat with Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Helen Lewis and Vicki Pepperdine. The team track Theresa May’s busy week: from the UK Supreme Court to Washington via a Trident rocket (not literally). Contains added Morris Dancing. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC…

Family history

Neil and Catherine discuss why many people are obsessed with learning about their family history

Egypt’s Jobless Youth

Six years on from the Arab Spring, have economic prospects improved for Egypt’s revolutionary youth? Ed Butler reports from Cairo, where youth unemployment stands above 30%, and well-educated graduates are struggling to find decent jobs. He hears how global ride-sharing app Uber is signing up…

26/01/2017

Toby gets a surprise invite, and Josh has his eyes on the prize.

Parasitism

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the relationship between parasites and hosts, where one species lives on or in another to the benefit of the parasite but at a cost to the host, potentially leading to disease or death of the host. Typical examples are mistletoe…

Family history

Neil and Catherine discuss why many people are obsessed with learning about their family history

Family history

Neil and Catherine discuss why many people are obsessed with learning about their family history

Egypt’s Currency Crisis

Six years on from the beginning of the Arab Spring, Egypt’s economy is in the doldrums and a dramatic devaluation of the currency has seen prices of basics like food and fuel shoot up. How are Egyptians coping, and what does the hardship mean for…