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Sportshour: Review 2016

Listen back to the two most significant moments in the Sportshour year Remembering and rejoicing. We hear from those whose lives were influenced by Muhammad Ali, who passed away in 2016. Plus, San Quentin Correction Facility, one of North America’s most notorious prisons. It has…

Food Chain: The Quiz

Have you ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make one egg, or what links a 19th-Century electrician to modern pet food? Whose job was it to eat a corpse cake, what really happens when you burn your toast, and what are…

Making Art from Social Media

The social media artists using platforms like Twitter, Instagram, WeChat and Facebook to make work and spread their message. Photographer and poet Amaal Said is a British-Somali student in her early 20s but she has caught the attention of Vogue Magazine and 21,000 Instagram followers…

30/12/2016

Ruth lays down the law, and Kirsty has news to share.

Dead Ringers Alternative 2016 Special

The team look back at the year that never was, imagining what life would be like had Remain won, Trump lost and a host of other events that just might have happened. CAST Jon Culshaw Jan Ravens Debra Stephenson Duncan Wisbey Lewis Macleod WRITTEN BY…

What’s in the Stars for 2017?

At the start of 2016 Manuela Saragosa spoke to Christeen Skinner, a financial astrologer whose clients include people in the professional investment community. She speaks to her again to find out if her predictions were correct and what she sees for the year ahead. Also…

29/12/2016

Kaz makes an observation, and Mother Goose is reviewed.

Johannes Kepler

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630). Although he is overshadowed today by Isaac Newton and Galileo, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest scientists in history. The three laws of planetary motion Kepler developed…

Introvert… and proud!

What’s your personality type? If you are an introvert you’re in good company; Barak Obama, JK Rowling are introverts…