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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.

The week in radio: The Media Show; Chain Reaction

theguardian.com — The Media Show (R4) | iPlayer Chain Reaction (R4) | iPlayer It's quite astonishing how much I was forced to think about Jeremy Clarkson last week. It's as if he's moved into my lounge or something, crashed on the sofa after a big night out and then refused to go home.

Miriam González Durántez: 'I'm like a tigress when it comes to my children'

theguardian.com — Wednesday morning, 9.30am. I am at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a building so vast and light, it makes my eyes hurt. In front of me is the swimming pool, a smooth, blue oblong, where Rebecca Adlington won a bronze medal for the 400m freestyle in 2012 and Ellie Simmonds won two golds.

The week in radio: The Biggest Story in the World; StartUp; 5 Live Daily

theguardian.com — The Biggest Story in the World | theguardian.comStartUp | gimletmedia.com5 Live Daily: Adrian Chiles/Peter Allen (5 Live) | iPlayer Well, this is interesting. The Guardian has a major new podcast, launched on Friday, about climate change. It's called The Biggest Story in the World , and it's part of editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger's last hurrah, his final change-everything campaigning push before he steps down.

The week in radio: The Archers

theguardian.com — The Archers (Radio 4) | iPlayer I'm not a regular listener to The Archers , but occasionally I hear a rumble that something dramatic is going on and tune in.

Caroline Raphael’s influence on BBC radio will be missed

theguardian.com — Caroline Raphael, commissioning editor for comedy and fiction at Radio 4 (and 4 Extra's commissioning ed too), leaves the BBC this month after three pioneering decades. As she dips her toes into the River Freelance, here are a few reasons why she will be missed. ■ TV should be very grateful for her talent-spotting skills.

The week in radio: The Conversation; The Documentary

theguardian.com — The Conversation: Conductors/Surgeons (BBC World Service) Do you ever think about the World Service? The BBC does. Why? Because, since April last year, the BBC has had to fund the World Service, out of its already overstretched licence fee.
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Apr 18, 2015

@TheSimonEvans @MooseAllain @BobandRoberta he did, Gove missed opportunity when he was edu minister to ensure arts embedded in curriculum

Apr 18, 2015

@AndrewCollins @ClassicFM I am going to tune in, actually listen while it's going out, in old school fashion

Apr 18, 2015

@BobandRoberta ... But I started a Code Club at my kids school and what they liked about it was the freedom to create

Apr 18, 2015

@BobandRoberta I agree - problem is most MPs do not like art/music/creativity, it unnerves them - they like computing cos it's maths/money

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