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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.

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!
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Apr 01, 2015

@futureartists I don't know if Culture Show still exists tbh, your best bet is to contact Janet Lee at the BBC, she's the series producer

Apr 01, 2015

@LilyPowers Yes that too. Argh! All completely annoying and frustrating

Apr 01, 2015

@soongd I do understand that but it seems that means all we get is process not policies, seems wrong way round

Apr 01, 2015

@JonathanKrause They might as well talk about music they like then. Then at least we'd definitely know who to vote for

Apr 01, 2015

@Squeeam Haha perhaps that's it - whole establishment conspiring to hide the no policies truth

Apr 01, 2015

@LilyPowers I agree but it seems it's all they're talking about. Maybe I listen/watch wrong programmes

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