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Wechat No.210724 The Song House

It is hard to believe that the strange, exuberant sound of Gaelic psalm-singing is a European, let alone British form of worship. It has been likened by some to Ethiopian Orthodox chant and cited by others as the root of gospel music. Yet beyond the…

Wechat No.210716 The Song House

It is hard to believe that the strange, exuberant sound of Gaelic psalm-singing is a European, let alone British form of worship. It has been likened by some to Ethiopian Orthodox chant and cited by others as the root of gospel music. Yet beyond the…

Wechat No.210597 John Cage in letters

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch Today Sara delves into a new book of the letters of John Cage, one of the most original composers and thinkers of the 20th Century, with the help of its editor Laura Kuhn and composers Pauline Oliveros and Peter Dickinson. She…

Wechat No.210591 29/10/2016

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two point scorers go head…

Wechat No.210523 50 Years On: Football on Robben Island

1966 was a momentous year for English football, but it was also a significant moment for football in South Africa and in particular for the inmates of Robben Island. 1966 was the year the Macana football association was created by the prisoners locked up in…

Wechat No.210315 Dining with the Dead

Food is a fundamental part of life’s biggest celebrations, from birthdays and weddings to religious feasts. It’s also a key part of death. This week, we hear how saying farewell to the departed has inspired centuries of food tradition, from corpse cakes and sin-eating in…

Wechat No.210217 Swet Shop Boys, Drone Art

Riz Ahmed, the actor and rapper known for HBO’s The Night Of, and the rapper Heems discuss Cashmere, their debut hip hop album as the group Swet Shop Boys. With songs inspired by racial profiling, Islamophobia and One Direction star Zayn Malik, they tell Tina…

Wechat No.209542 Wall Street Update

Susannah Streeter gets a market take on today s news that the FBI is reopening the investigation in Hillary Clinton s emails. Her guest is Chris Low of FTN Financial, New York. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in…

Wechat No.209538 Male Contraceptive Jab

**This programme is unavailable for editorial reasons** Would you trust an injection for men as your contraceptive method? A study has found a hormone jab for men to be a safe and effective method, although there are side effects. We hear the conversation about the…

Wechat No.209537 28/10/2016

Rob finds someone who will listen, and Toby seeks inspiration. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published