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Welcome to the Old Time Radio Scifi , From its earliest time, radio has always been interested in Science Fiction. There has been science fiction on the radio since before Buck Rogers in 1932. Radio SciFi characters leaped into your living room as the listener would be taken on an adventure into time and space each week. Join us each week as we explore the unknown universe of science fiction only on the Old Time Radio Network.
 
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Jonathan Overend is back at Wimbledon to bring you all the excitement of day three. Former British tennis player Johanna Konta joins him to reflect on Emma Raducanu’s defeat in straight sets to Caroline Garcia. Jonathan and former player and coach Miles Maclagan avoid the sprinklers and react to Andy Murray’s exit from the Championships, despite mo…
 
David Chalmers is credited with setting the terms for much of the work done in the philosophy of mind today when he posed the 'hard problem' of consciousness: how does matter, which is fundamentally inanimate, give rise to or interact with consciousness, which is qualitative and phenomenal - always a 'what it's like'?His most recent book, Reality +…
 
On day two of Wimbledon 2022, Jonathan Overend is back roaming the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club to give you access all areas, reviewing today's major tennis talking points alongside 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, sports broadcaster Lee McKenzie, BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller and six-time Wimbledon Doubles champion …
 
For evolutionary scientists studying religion, it's more fruitful to examine what people do in religious contexts, rather than listen to what they say they believe. There's a new recognition that as well as looking at behaviour, people studying religion must take account of the religious experience of believers. But how do you do that? And what doe…
 
It was a night of intense negotiation which would change the world order as Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons.Clive Myrie examines what was at stake in Budapest in 1994, how the deal was finally reached and how it went on to shape the world we face today.Three decades ago, the newly independent country of Ukraine was briefly the third-biggest nuc…
 
Join Jonathan Overend as he reflects on all the best bits from the opening day of Wimbledon 2022! The rain couldn’t stop the best of the Brits delighting home crowds at SW19, and Jonathan is joined by former British tennis players Laura Robson and Annabel Croft to review wins for US Open champion Emma Raducanu, No. 1 British male Cameron Norrie and…
 
Edward Seckerson compares recordings of Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony in E minor and chooses his favourite. Today, Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony is one of the composer's most popular works. Rachmaninov composed it in Dresden, during a period of retirement from concert activities, and conducted its premiere in Saint Petersburg in January 1908, to great cr…
 
Did music begin in ancient cave systems? How did medieval cathedrals inspire musical developments? What effect does a particular concert hall have on the music heard there, or the music on the design of the concert hall? And what can we do with our 21st-century ability to change our acoustic environment at the touch of a button?Tom Service looks at…
 
Harpist Lavinia Meijer has worked with an impressive list of people, including Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and Patty Smith, she joins Jess Gillam this week to chat about the music they can't get enough of. Lavinia is declaring her love for the bagpipes with a track by The Chieftains, we’ve two stunning concertos from Unsuk Chin and Korngold, re-worked f…
 
Connor is a bright, mixed race Newport teenager, but his life is in danger of spiralling out of control, fuelled by his confusion and despair over who he is and why his father is largely absent from his life. Autobiographical drama about second chances, written and performed by Welsh Children's Laureate, Connor Allen.CASTAdult Connor.....Connor All…
 
Donald Macleod surveys one of the most famed Spanish composers of the Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Victoria.Tomás Luis de Victoria has become the most famed Spanish composer of the Renaissance and ranks alongside Palestrina and Lassus as one of the greatest composers of the 16th century. He was a singer, organist, scholar, teacher, and a priest but i…
 
June 1972 saw the release of David Bowie’s album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which propelled the South London singer to stardom.Bowie’s creation of the Ziggy Stardust persona was more than just a whimsical costume change, the whole concept had a meticulously planned gestation period and evolved many facets of his c…
 
Omar comes to the UK after falling in love with a British woman. After his relationship breaks down, he seeks asylum, claiming it is unsafe for him to return to The Gambia because he has been persecuted and assaulted for being bisexual. But can he prove his bisexuality in court? Can anyone?In celebration of Pride Month Dr Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen…
 
A brand new podcast series is coming your way on this feed.From the First serve, to Game, Set and Match – the ‘Wimbledon Daily’ podcast will take you behind the scenes and to the heart of SW-19. Join Jonathan Overend and a host of big names guests throughout the championships as they bring you reaction to the major stories from each days play. It’l…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Phil Tufnell, Mark Wood and Tymal Mills to reflect on England men's One Day International 3-0 series win against the Netherlands. The team also preview England men's Test match against New Zealand at Headingley and hear from England women's Test captain Heather Knight ahead of their one and only domestic Test match this…
 
Waiting is an inevitable part of life, whether it’s in the waiting room of a GP surgery or waiting for lockdown to end.As part of the Waiting Times project, Dr Michael Flexer, a publicly engaged research fellow at the University of Exeter, explores different concepts of waiting and suggests that some forms of waiting – for seeds to grow, for the cu…
 
Gigi Salmon and David Law are joined by Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Marion Bartoli to look ahead to this year's tournament. They discuss who the favourites are and what makes Wimbledon the most prestigious Tennis tournament. Jamie Murray joins the show and we also hear from Queen’s champion Matteo Berrettini. Plus, Jonathan Overend makes an ap…
 
Join Rachel Hurdley as she opens the front door to step into a story of security, sociability, style and even the supernatural. The front door may seem to be just a simple way of coming in and out of a house, but it almost always reveals more about the householder than they might expect. The style of door, its colour, the letter box, doorbell, even…
 
Roger Parker chooses his favourite recordings of Haydn's operas.Joseph Haydn is possibly one of the greatest composers who wrote operas which are hardly known. He wrote 17 of them, and opera occupied a great deal of his composing life. During the 1770s and 1780s, Haydn ran an opera company for his employer, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. They put on up…
 
Jess Gillam is joined by Qanun player Maya Youssef for a listening party of some of the music they love the most. Jess brings some spine-tingling violin by Philip Glass and an absolute classic by Peter Gabriel, while Maya shares an earworm by Dvorak, and like all good parties it all ends with a little studio dance session to tracks by Toufic Farrou…
 
As Scottish Opera celebrates its sixtieth anniversary, Kate Molleson talks to key figures and artists from the company about its past, present and future including the company's General Director Alex Reedijk, Emerging Artist Lea Shaw, critic Ken Walton and conductor Donald Runnicles.Kate speaks to Josie Dixon, curator of the exhibition ‘Music and M…
 
Donald Macleod explores Dvořák’s American years and uncovers what he achieved during his time there.Antonín Dvořák became the first Czech composer to achieve global fame. His gift for transforming the folk styles of his native Bohemia into richly Romantic classical music won him admirers far beyond his homeland. Consequently, Dvořák was approached …
 
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