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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.

The week in radio: Out of the Ordinary; Invisibilia

theguardian.com — Out of the Ordinary: Desperately Seeking Sperm (Radio 4) | iPlayerInvisibilia | npr.org Jolyon Jenkins is a long-time BBC radio man. Working as producer and presenter, often at the same time, he has turned his attention to many different topics, from 1970s kung fu to the connection between maths and magic.

The week in radio: The Single Life; Everyone a Rembrandt; The Allusionist

theguardian.com — The Single Life (Radio 4) | iPlayerEveryone a Rembrandt (Radio 4) | iPlayerThe Allusionist | iTunes It's a grim time of year, January. And I speak as someone who has their birthday this month. Yes, Happy Birthday, me! One whole day of cake and fun!

The week in radio: Self Orbits Cern; This American Life

theguardian.com — Self Orbits Cern (Radio 4) | iPlayer This American Life ( thisamericanlife.org) Most angry young men turn into frustrated older versions of themselves: the grumpy old chaps of TV repute. And among that ticked-off crew, there aren't many who relish their new role as much as Will Self does.

The week in Radio: Today; Desert Island Discs; War and Peace

theguardian.com — Today (R4) | iPlayer Desert Island Discs (R4) | iPlayer War and Peace (R4) | iPlayer The end of the festivities, back to normality. All that seasonal excitement swept up and packed away as we return to old routines. It's as though nothing happened at all...

The week in radio: David Sedaris: The Santaland Diaries; The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth; Reasons to Believe

theguardian.com — David Sedaris: The Santaland Diaries (R4) | iPlayer 15 Minute Drama: The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (R4) | iPlayer Reasons To Believe | selfridges.com 2014 has not been a jolly year when it comes to news. Shall we hunker down and collect ourselves?

The week in radio: Serial

theguardian.com — Serial | serialpodcast.org The final episode of Serial aired on Thursday. It was - hallelujah! - a return to form. After a few weeks of disappointing programmes - l ast week's, an extended waffle about the psychology of psychopaths, had me spitting - Sarah Koenig got back to the nitty-gritty of the case with a recap of what her year-long investigation has revealed, plus some new information.

The week in radio: Manchester: Alchemical City; Tunics for Goalposts; Writing the Century: My Greenham

theguardian.com — Manchester: Alchemical City (R4) | iPlayer Tunics for Goalposts (5Live) | iPlayer Writing the Century: My Greenham (R4) | iPlayer I wanted to love Alchemical City, Jeanette Winterson's musings on Manchester: she's a heroine of mine, and Manchester is the city I grew up in, the city that made me grow up.

Miranda Sawyer: radio’s five biggest game-changers of 2014

theguardian.com — The first ever spin-off show from the long-established US podcast This American Life, Serial quickly overtook the success of its well-regarded parent. Presented by journalist Sarah Koenig in weekly instalments, Serial re-examines the real-life murder of student Hae Min Lee in 1999 in Baltimore.

The week in radio: The Frequency of Laughter; Raw Meat Radio; Holdfast Network

theguardian.com — The Frequency of Laughter: A History of Radio Comedy (Radio 4) | iPlayer The Frequency of Laughter: A History of Radio Comedy (Radio 4) | iPlayer Raw Meat Radio (Radio 4 Extra) | iPlayer Holdfast Network | listen I have been enjoying Grace Dent's Saturday morning series on the history of radio comedy, The Frequency of Laughter .
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Feb 26, 2015

Ack what is happening with the BBC iPlayer for radio! nothing works grrr

Feb 25, 2015

@heawood New Balance have some ok ones as well, but it's all about those North Face I think

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