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The Radical Disciple

Every week Father Michael Pfleger takes to social media to share the number of people killed over the past few days in his city, Chicago. The numbers are almost always in double figures and many of the dead are young African-American men shot on the…

Cooling the Brain Saves Lives

Victims of traumatic brain injuries – caused by car accidents or falls – have a better chance of survival if their body temperature is deliberately cooled for a few days. But the technique does not help children with similar injuries – according to the British…

24/12/2016

Broadcast live on Christmas Eve Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the moment alongside some festive fun. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and knowledge but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking…

Sportshour: Most Listened to 2016

A selection of the most listened to features and interviews from Sportshour in 2016 including: How America Suzy Favour Hamilton went from Olympic finalist in Sydney to a Las Vegas escort. She failed to win 1500m gold, she apparently settled into family life, but it…

The Stories of 2016 Through Art and Culture

Syrian film-maker Avo Kaprealian and American artist Molly Crabapple discuss two very different projects documenting the Syrian Civil War. Tina visits the Good Chance Theatre Company to take part in The Machine to be Another, a virtual reality simulation of the life of a refugee…

Food Chain: The Musical

What can our music tell us about our culinary and cultural heritage? We explore the ways songs about planting, growing, milking and cooking reflect our lives and our livelihoods. The BBC’s Kent DePinto takes us through a sampler of music from around the world, all…

23/12/2016

Henry looks forward to Christmas Day, and Tom is on hand to help.

Dead Ringers Christmas Special 2016

It’s rumoured that Adele may attempt to sing a happy song, but there’s no certainty she’ll succeed. Listen out for light-hearted Christmassy versions of your favourite shows from Crimewatch to The Fall. CAST: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis Macleod. WRITTEN BY:…

Feasts, Fasts & Religion

Manuela Saragosa explores the link between religion and feasting, and hears how food branded as religious has been a marketing triumph in much of the world. Elizabeth Hotson gets a kosher cocktail and hears how kosher is mainstream especially in the US – even for…