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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.This week Catherine Bohart dons The Crown, Eshaan Akbar accepts responsibility and musical duo Harry and Chris take us to church...Additional voices from Emma Sidi and George FouracresWritten by the cast, with addition…
 
The proposal comes from a bipartisan group of senators for Covid-19 financial relief who hope to break the deadlock and allow Congress to come to an agreement about financial relief measures for US citizens. But there is doubt as to whether it will work, as we hear from Al Weaver, reporter at The Hill newspaper in Washington DC.We also get an updat…
 
Jane is Ian Brennan’s older sister. She has Down’s syndrome and is largely non-verbal but the two of them have communicated through music their whole lives. Ian has shared that knowledge with communities around the world, travelling the globe looking for music in unexpected places. He’s worked with Tuareg musicians in the Sahara desert, people who …
 
From surrealism and science fiction to inspiration drawn from historic objects in stately homes and the painting of Francis Bacon: Shahidha Bari hosts a conversation with Will Harris, who has written long-form poems; new Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature Max Porter and Chloe Aridjis, who have written poetic novels which play with form; and…
 
The oil giant Shell faces a trial over whether it hampered the phase-out of fossil fuels. Sara Shaw from Friends of the Earth outlines the case against the firm, and we get the perspective of Harry Brekelmans, projects and technology director at Shell. Also in the programme, the World Bank says the Lebanese authorities’ lack of policy action has ca…
 
Kelly Cates, Micah Richards, Matthew Upson, Arlo White and Rory Smith look at Arsenal's progress under Mikel Arteta, following the club's fifth Premier League defeat of the season.The team discuss whether football should introduce concussion substitutions following David Luiz's head injury against Wolves, with England rugby union international Dann…
 
Ugo Monye, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones are joined by two big guests this week. Ken Owens comes on the pod to chat about Wales, the state of the international game and Pokemon Go. As England prepare to face France in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup, a passionate Benjamin Kayser shares his frustrations with French rugby and tells us why Shaun Ed…
 
Fashion retail empire Arcadia, which also owns Dorothy Perkins and Burton, has gone into administration, accountancy firm Deloitte has confirmed. We talk to Jonathan Eley, retail correspondent at the Financial Times, about what this means for the British High Street and about how its shops and employees will be affected.Independent investment consu…
 
It’s hard to remember what normal life feels like, but for the first time since the start of the pandemic, there are reasons to be optimistic about when we might return to it. It looks increasingly likely that by the New Year at least one highly-effective Covid vaccine will be available. Despite this promising news, any new vaccines will be ratione…
 
Hardship may await millions of Americans if pandemic financial assistance is not replaced. Stephanie Freed is a freelance lighting designer who is out of work and whose additional government funds are scheduled to end in December, and discusses how she has had to rely on savings to make ends meet. Andrew Stettner is a senior fellow at policy organi…
 
When Kristal Ambrose, who's from the Bahamas, had to hold down a sea turtle's flippers so that plastic could be removed from its intestines, she vowed never to drop plastic again. And her mission quickly grew. She started the Bahamas Plastic Movement to educate young people to try and tackle the problem. They took their fight to the government and …
 
Economics has a solution to halt rapid deforestation but can it be implemented? This year has seen some of the worst-ever fires destroy vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest as land there is cleared for farming. We hear how the field of economics may have come up with a solution to halt the Amazon’s rate of deforestation - and what’s needed to set t…
 
Leaders of Opec will meet this week to extend existing production limits into early 2021. Dr Ellen Wald, consultant and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Jacksonville in Florida, tells us what we can expect from the meeting.The Lebanese capital Beirut has long been established as a leading centre of medical tourism, attracting the best docto…
 
The panel discuss whether or not David Luiz should have played on after that nasty collision with Raul Jimenez. Is Edinson Cavani better starting on or off the bench and how big of a win was this for Ole Gunar Solskjaer? The panel also chat about Klopp’s VAR strop at the weekend. And defeats for both Chris Wilder and Neil Lennon over the weekend – …
 
While developing new treatments drug companies usually release little useful information on how the clinical trials are progressing. However with the world’s attention on potential vaccines against Covid -19, the usually dull data on the progression of each trial step is subject to huge scrutiny. It doesn’t help to clarify things says epidemiologis…
 
Whether it's a recipe book full of mouthwatering meals, a deep dive into the science of what we eat or a collection of must-try cocktails, books about food and drink have the power to educate, entertain and enthrall - all in the comfort of your own home. And this year, that's been more important than ever!The Food Programme's presenting team - Shei…
 
Helen Oxenbury is an illustrator of children’s books whose work has featured in many very popular titles for younger readers including the award-winning We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen.Helen has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Book Trust in 2018. She attended the Ipswich School of …
 
It’s South Africa’s most iconic photograph – a dying 12-year-old school boy, Hector Pieterson, being carried away after he was shot by police during the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. The picture - taken by journalist Sam Nzima - exposed the horrors of apartheid to the world, and it also had a lasting impact on the lives of all those it captured. Reporter …
 
Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton took your calls on Saturday’s football action.Liverpool supporters called in after their side was foiled by VAR against BrightonFans have their say on Klopp's criticism of the TV scheduling and fans talk to us about City's return to form.There’s also another edition of The Wanderer and Gone in 60 SuttonsThe show origi…
 
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