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The Hidden Cost of a Home-Cooked Meal

Who does the cooking in your house? In many cultures the responsibility for preparing meals at home traditionally falls to women. But as more women join the global workforce, traditional household responsibilities are changing. What impact is that having have on our internal family dynamics?…


Roy has some unwanted attention, and Brian asserts his authority.

The Now Show 2 December 2016

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Nish Kumar, Dane Baptiste, Rachel Parris. Luke Kempner and Jess Ransom to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. This week the team look at Trump, Ed Balls, the current state of Brexit negotiations and…

Tech Phone-in

From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly. In this week’s extended tech phone-in,…


Elizabeth turns down an offer, and Jolene makes a suggestion.

Animal phobias

Why do we fear animals that pose no threat to us? Sophie and Neil discuss the reason why fear of spiders is so common

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Italian Risorgimento. According to the historian AJP Taylor, Garibaldi was the only wholly admirable figure in modern history. Born in Nice in 1807, one of Garibaldi’s aims in life was the unification of Italy and, in…

Good News on Renewables?

With all the bad news related to the climate is there actually some good news? Worldwide renewable capacity has now passed coal capacity for the first time. The story was reported across the world but is it the good news it first appears? What does…