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The week in radio: Frankly Speaking; International Waters; 99% Invisible

theguardian.com — Frankly Speaking (BBC Radio 4 Extra) | iPlayer International Waters (Maximum Fun) | Podcast Episode 164: The Post Billiards Age (99% Invisible) | Podcast Some time in the mid- to late 1990s I went to Cuba on holiday (yes, lovely, thanks for asking).

The week in radio: Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming; The Documentary: The Islamic State’s Social Media Machine; The Gruen Effect

theguardian.com — Lemn Sissay's Homecoming (R4) | iPlayer The Documentary: The Islamic State's Social Media Machine (BBC World Service) | iPlayer The Gruen Effect (99% Invisible) | 99percentinvisible.org Home: leaving it, coming back, what we do while we're away from it, how we carry it within us. All topics close to poet Lemn Sissay's heart.

Paul Weller: ‘I miss the chaos and madness’

theguardian.com — In a photographer's studio in Harlesden, north west London, Paul Weller is doing some maths. "The twins are three now, so in 10 years' time, when they're 13, I'll be 66, 67... Oof. "He blows out his cheeks. "I do think about this stuff, but it's best not to.

The week in radio: The Listeners’ Election; Dear Sugar

theguardian.com — The Listeners' Election (Radio 4) | iPlayer Only a few more days to the election now... Have you heard enough? I've certainly had my fill of politicians listening closely enough to be able to use people's first names and adopt their speech patterns ("ain't", "knoworramean"), yet somehow not closely enough to come up with an actual answer to their questions.

Katrina Palmer: the artist who has mined a rich seam of nothingness

theguardian.com — A bright, bright day and I'm standing in the middle of the Isle of Portland thinking about nothing. It is nothing that I've come to see, really. Or at least, the stuff that surrounds nothing. Portland is near Weymouth, in Dorset.

The week in radio: The Fishwives’ Tale; The Sunday Night Drop; Victoria Derbyshire

theguardian.com — The Fishwives' Tale (Radio 4) | iPlayer The Sunday Night Drop (Radio 4) | iPlayer Victoria Derbyshire (5 Live) | iPlayer Two excellent documentaries last week for your listening pleasure, supplied by two independent production companies, Falling Tree and Whistledown.

The week in radio: Codes that Changed the World; Page 94, The Private Eye podcast; The Casebook of Max and Ivan

theguardian.com — Codes that Changed The World (R4) | iPlayer Page 94: The Private Eye podcast | eyeplayer The Casebook of Max and Ivan (R4) | iPlayer The BBC has an admirable history with personal computers, having brought the BBC Micro to excited schoolchildren in the early 80s.

The week in radio: Minecraft: More Than a Game; Inside the Sex Offenders’ Prison; Distraction Pieces podcast

theguardian.com — Minecraft: More Than a Game (R4) | iPlayer Inside The Sex Offenders' Prison (R4) | iPlayer Distraction Pieces Podcast | listen Kids today, huh? Roaming around, killing cuboid pigs with iron swords, mashing spiders and zombies, and then building 17-storey palaces and blowing them up with TNT...

The week in radio: The Russell Brand Podcast; Love + Radio; Afternoon Drama: Monster; Soho Radio

theguardian.com — The Russell Brand Podcast | listen Afternoon Drama: Monster (R4) | iPlayer Russell Brand, the world's fourth most influential thinker, is discussing the time he pooed in a Jacuzzi. "I was allowing the jet to go near my private parcel, round the rear. It relaxed it eventually: Tuscan bean soup.

Dana Chivvis: ‘We were at the centre of this whirlwind and we were just hunkered down’

theguardian.com — Dana Chivvis is one of the producers of Serial, the 12-part weekly podcast that ran through the end of last year and re-examined the 1999 murder of student Hae Min Lee, for which her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was convicted. When Serial started in October, the production team were hoping for 300,000 listeners.
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May 28, 2015

RT @SkyNewsBreak: #UEFA sources say member associations have agreed to unite behind #FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein in Friday's vote

May 27, 2015

Dozy, Beaky, Scary, President Mugabe, Mr Pink, The Dentist and Uncle Paulie pic.twitter.com/l1Xl5StRtA

May 27, 2015

@Mr_Andy_Johnson second one in from the left on the bottom row *shudders*

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