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Wechat No.170798 Sushi Marriages

When a Sunni and a Shia Muslim in Britain tie the knot, this is sometimes jokingly referred to as a Sushi marriage. Such marriages are not uncommon but the wars in Syria and Iraq have led many Muslims in Britain to identify more strongly with…

Wechat No.170659 Outlook Weekend: Who s the Daddy?

Extraordinary stories that ask, Who s the daddy? Ed Cage from St. Louis, Missouri is passionate about beatboxing. So passionate that when his wife was pregnant with his daughter, Nicole, Ed would beatbox on her pregnant stomach. 24 years later and Nicole is also a…

Wechat No.170614 Space Mission’s Comet Crash

The European Space Agency s Rosetta mission comes to a crashing end. Rest Test A year-long investigation into the worlds resting habits concludes, what do most people consider to be restful activities and do these vary from country to country? H.G Wells It’s 150 years…

Wechat No.170610 Nevin: Sacking Guidolin would be harsh

Liverpool beat Swansea to heap more pressure on manager Francesco Guidolin, you will also hear from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after they won at Hull. There is also reaction to West Ham’s draw with Middlesbrough and Eddie Howe is quizzed about the possibility of taking…

Wechat No.170483 Sound Frontiers: Music and Technology

Tom Service explores how technological innovations in music advance compositional processes and help performers to reach new audiences. He talks to composers Dai Fujikura and Rebecca Saunders about the pros and cons of technology for composers, and visits Ian Dearden of Sound Intermedia as he…

Wechat No.170482 01/10/2016

Colin Murray is judge and jury as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the burning sports stories of the week. Points are awarded for wit, knowledge and passion but deducted for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two scoring panellists go…

Wechat No.170445 The Cybathlon is Coming!

It sounds like science fiction, but the world s first bionic Olympics is being organised. It s called the Cybathalon and will be held in Switzerland. We hear from some of the competitors taking part and to Professor Robert Riener from the University of Zurich,…

Wechat No.170320 Anne Enright – The Gathering

This month World Book Club talks to the acclaimed Irish writer Anne Enright about her poignant Booker Prize-winning novel The Gathering. In it Veronica, one of the nine surviving Hegarty siblings, is bringing her brother Liam home to Dublin to bury. He walked to his…

Wechat No.170319 The Olympics of Chinese Food

The world s top names in Chinese cuisine meet once every four years in a prestigious and gruelling cooking contest to determine which of them is the very best. Can a team of UK chefs make a gold medal-winning debut? The BBC s Celia Hatton…