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The week in radio - My Big Fat Documentary; Mrs Thatcher and the Writers; Minimal Impact: Jesus’ Blood and Fluffy Clouds; Falling Tree

theguardian.com — My Big Fat Documentary(Radio 4) | iPlayer Mrs Thatcher and the Writers (Radio 4) | iPlayer Minimal Impact: Jesus' Blood and Fluffy Clouds (Radio 4) | iPlayer Radio, particularly BBC radio, consistently puts out properly amazing documentaries. Real-life stories that move you to tears or change the way you think; introductions to remarkable people, revelations around histories you thought you knew.

The week in radio - the Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair); Weekly Economics Podcast; Apple’s Beats 1

theguardian.com — The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair) (Radio 4) | iPlayer Weekly Economics Podcast (New Economics Foundation) | Podcast Eddie Mair and Robert Peston are two of the BBC's greatest audio assets, and they have been exploiting their unlikely friendship on air for a while now: usually on PM, where Mair digs out Peston, and Peston complains back.

The week in radio: Global News; Colin Murray; Natural Histories - Monkeys and Apes

theguardian.com — Global News (BBC World Service) | iPlayer Colin Murray and Friends (TalkSport) | Listen Natural Histories: Monkeys and Apes (Radio 4) | iPlayer Podcasts are taking over the planet, we hear. Well, some actually are. The BBC World Service issued its first podcasts in July 2007, offering six programmes, which gained 1.3m downloads in the first month.

Radio review -There’s Only One Sepp Blatter; Sarah Lucas at the Venice Biennale; Mystery Show

theguardian.com — There's Only One Sepp Blatter (5 Live) | iPlayer Sarah Lucas at the Venice Biennale (Radio 4) | iPlayer Mystery Show (Gimlet Media) | Podcast Timing isn't everything, but it can definitely help in journalism, and BBC 5 Live hacks must have broken into a Mexican wave when the FBI chose Wednesday to sort out international football.

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.
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Jul 01, 2015

@betlunch Oh thank you, how nice of you! It was my pleasure as you can imagine xxx

Jun 30, 2015

RT @TwopTwips: PRETEND you’re a GIANT tennis player by putting your baby in its high chair and then shaking its hand. (via @Tech_Hubstation)

Jun 21, 2015

If you can't find it online (took me long enough!) here is my radio review. Includes Mrs Thatcher and @ScotteeIsFat bit.ly/1H3kfDu

Jun 18, 2015

@JmeBBK It even makes sense if you do it backwards. Life is to death as the grasshopper is to the broken wheat stem

Jun 18, 2015

@JmeBBK Death is to life as the grasshopper is to the broken wheat stem

Jun 17, 2015

RT @lemnsissay: @msmirandasawyer Final campaign video. Lemn for Chancellor at University of Manchester. Would love a retweet please vimeo.com/130859614

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