Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from the heart of bustling Brixton in South London. Joining Jay are food writers Melissa Thompson and Lerato, chef and food writer Marie Mitchell, and chef and Tim Anderson. The panellists discuss the delights of Caribbean cuisine - from perfecting rice and peas, to picking the right shade of plantain. They divulge their go-to savoury breakfasts and offer secret tips on giving dishes that ‘magical punch', including their most-loved methods of cooking asparagus. Also joining the panel are renowned Brixton-based cook, Maureen Tyne who teaches us all you need to know about jerk, and Rastafarian cook, Jahson Peat, who gives us an insight into the beliefs and traditions of I-tal food. Producer: Dominic Tyerman Assistant Producer: Rahnee Prescod Executive Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Rachel Hurdley climbs up into the attic to discover the hidden meanings behind this shadowy and mysterious part of the home. The attic can be a strange part of the house – somewhere which is rarely visited and often forgotten. But it can also be a place to preserve precious memories, a refuge, or even somewhere a bit sinister. Rachel reveals the many uses to which attics have been put over the centuries and what this tells us about our history and changes in society. Attics are a relatively recent development and Rachel starts at the 16th-century King's House within the walls of the Tower of London. The building has some of the earliest attics in the country and she finds out about the social changes which led to this innovation in domestic architecture. But it wasn't long before people realised that, as well as being handy for storage, attics could be the perfect hiding place. At Harvington Hall, Rachel uncovers the role that the Hall's attics played in the religious turmoil of Elizabethan England. As well as being used for storage or living, attics have often provided working space. Rachel travels to Newtown in mid-Wales to see the attics of an unusual early factory and hears about the arduous working lives of the weavers who toiled there. The 19th century saw something of a heyday for the attic. The Victorians were all too aware of social class and this meant that servants (and sometimes children) could be banished to attic bedrooms and nurseries. But this was also the height of the Industrial Revolution, with factories mass producing all manner of goods. People suddenly had far more ‘stuff' – and of course they needed somewhere to put it all. At Scotney Castle in Kent, Rachel explores the attics of a grand country house whose owners spent more than a hundred years cramming them with thousands of objects. And what of the attic today? In an age of smaller houses, loft conversions and flats, how do we cope without an attic? Rachel enters the world of self-storage where you can store as much as you like for as long as you like. As she picks through the attic's contents, Rachel also considers how writers have used attics as a sometimes sinister setting for their characters, and the psychology of what we choose to keep in our attics. Interviewees: Sonia Solicari, Director of The Museum of the Home Jonathan Glancey, Architectural Writer and Historian James Wright of Triskele Heritage, spoke at the King's House, Tower of London Phil Downing, Hall and Programmes Manager, Harvington Hall Lola Jaye, Author of The Attic Child John Evans, Curator, Newtown Textile Museum Helen Davis, Collections and House Manager, Scotney Castle Sophie Bagnall, Marketing Director, Attic Self Storage Presenter: Rachel Hurdley Producer: Louise Adamson Executive Producer: Samir Shah A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4
Which unusual rhubarb varieties can I grow in Northern Ireland? Could the panel recommend a small tree for a seaside garden?- How can I encourage an apricot tree to produce more fruit? Kathy and her crew of gardening geniuses are back to answer all these plant predicaments and more from the blustery Causeway Coast. Ready to offer their horticultural know-how from Northern Ireland are self-proclaimed botanical geek James Wong, passionate plantsman Neil Porteous, and experienced garden designer, Kirsty Wilson. Later on, Neil Porteus gives us all his tips and tricks on how to coast through gardening with seaside conditions, strong sea breezes and unsheltered spots. A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
The first of a collection of dramas illuminating historical turning points. Inspired by true events, writer Ryan Craig tells the story behind the pioneering science that led to the birth of the first IVF baby. At the heart of a story which celebrates the science and people involved is the working relationship between Physiologist, Robert Edwards and Obstetrician, Patrick Steptoe. Both mavericks who came into conflict with the establishment they conducted much of their ground-breaking research in a make-shift laboratory at the Oldham hospital where Steptoe worked and where John and Lesley Brown were finally to become parents. Robert Edwards ….. Vincent Franklin Patrick Steptoe ….. Pip Torrens Lesley Brown ….. Katy Sobey John Brown ….. Luke Allen-Gale The Writer ….. Ryan Whittle Ruth Edwards and Louise Brown ….. Katherine Press Barry Bavister ….. Hasan Dixon The Cambridge Master ….. Roger Ringrose Jean Purdy ….. Kymberley Cochrane Professor Höög ….. Ewan Bailey Dr Hinton ….. Georgie Glen The Vicar ….. Samuel James Fiona ….. Leah Marks Directed by Gemma Jenkins This factually-based drama includes some imagined characters and scenes. This drama was orignially broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Sue Perkins and Dr Lucy Worsley join Greg Jenner to discuss the life of world-famous novelist, Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie is arguably the greatest ever crime novelist but her work has also permeated film, theatre and television over the past century. Christie also lived during an extraordinary period of modern history. Her life encompassed the end of the Victorian era, the two world wars and ended at the age of 85 in 1976. There was also much more to Christie the person: from unexpected sporting hobbies to a romantic life that had its fair share of heartbreak and harmony; her life off the page is as interesting as her novels are on it. Research by Jessica Honey Written by Emma Nagouse, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Jessica Honey and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
The Rendlesham Incident is the most famous and controversial case in British UFO history, a story riddled with claims and counterclaims. Danny Robins talks to one of the original witnesses and tries to piece together just what happened back in December 1980 at a US airbase in Suffolk. Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from the windy coast of Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Joining Jay are food writer Melek Erdal, Korean food connoisseur Jordan Bourke, local chef Paula McIntyre, and materials expert Dr Zoe Laughlin. Just down the road from the Giant's Causeway, Jay and the panel ponder over what dish they would serve to a not-so-friendly giant. They share various tips on the best ways to cook brown rice, offer advice on cooking with Irish Whisky, and answer perhaps the most pressing of culinary questions - what genre of music would you associate your cooking style with? Also joining the panel is Kelp expert Ellie Vogel who sheds light on the murky process of growing and farming this local seaweed. Producer: Bethany Hocken Assistant Producer: Dulcie Whadcock Executive Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
We heard from Southampton fans after defeat confirmed their side's relegation from the Premier League whilst Manchester United supporters called in to discuss their hopes for the remainder of the season and beyond. Leeds fans called to discuss another costly penalty miss in the battle to stay up and Newcastle fans also phoned in to give their thought's on the team's chances for next season. This show originally aired on May 13th 2023 on BBC Radio 5 Live
On May 3rd I was a guest on an early-morning BBC Radio 2 program hosted by OJ Borg. The segment's called Midnight Mastermind and the idea is that Borg's guest gives him a subject which he has the length of a song to research. At the end of the song, the guest quizzes him to see how much he was able to absorb.
Can weeds replicate the genes of the plants around them? How do you grow a perfect hot chilli? Are some gardeners naturally green-fingered? Kathy and her insightful team of gardeners are on the windswept coast of Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Ready to share their horticultural knowledge are self-proclaimed botanical geek James Wong, passionate plantsman Neil Porteous, and experienced garden designer Kirsty Wilson. Later, Kirsty visits Glenarm Castle to have a chat with Andrea and her prickly companion Precious about what we can do in our own gardens to keep hedgehogs safe. Assistant Producer: Rahnee Prescod Producer: Daniel Cocker Executive Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
In this special, live episode of You're Dead To Me, Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Catherine Fletcher and comedian Dara Ó Briain to learn about Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo lived from 1452 to 1519 during an era of plague and warfare across Western Europe. It was also the height of the Italian Renaissance. From mathematics to military maps, and some paintings which you may have heard of, Leonardo da Vinci did it all. But was he a generational genius or an "ideas man" who had a chronic inability to finish what he started? Research by Anna Nadine-Pike Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey The You're Dead To Me theme tune was performed by Charles Mutter and the BBC Concert Orchestra You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
Jolyon Jenkins looks at how the techniques of gaming have been co-opted to coerce, cajole and control us, using our inherently playful nature to make us act in ways that may not be in our own best interests. Welcome to gamification. Points, badges, and leaderboards are creeping into every aspect of modern life. Businesses, governments and schools use games and gamification as tools for profit and control. Amazon workers pack boxes while a virtual car races across their screen. The faster they pack, the faster the car - and if they beat their co-workers, they rise to the top of the leaderboard. Truck drivers are measured for compliance with company driving standards, and can see in real time how they are performing against colleagues. But is any of this actually fun? And who said work was supposed to be fun anyway? Producer/Presenter: Jolyon Jenkins An Off Beat Media production for BBC Radio 4
Rylan is joined by fellow Essex boy David Gandy for a candid conversation about his life and career as one of the most successful male models in the world. David opens up about male mental health, the lessons he has learned from female supermodels, what he makes of his own appearance and why he dislikes having his photograph taken. In his new podcast How to Be a Man, Rylan Clark opens up the fault lines of masculinity in lively and revealing conversations with diverse, prominent figures and celebrities. Together they explore toxic masculinity, old-fashioned male stereotypes, gender identity, body image, parenthood, how to educate the next generation, role models and cultural differences to try to understand How to be a Man in the 2020s. Series Editor: Yvonne Alexander Executive Producer: Kevin Mundye A Mindhouse production in association with Simple Beast for BBC Radio 4
Boxing champion and Olympic gold medallist, Amir Khan, talks to Rylan Clark about punching people for a living, the inner turmoil he felt when he was robbed at gunpoint, hair removal, religion and how fame, fortune and being known as King Khan has impacted on him as a man. In his new podcast How to Be a Man, Rylan opens up the fault lines of masculinity in lively and revealing conversations with diverse, prominent figures and celebrities. Together they explore toxic masculinity, old-fashioned male stereotypes, gender identity, body image, parenthood, how to educate the next generation, role models and cultural differences to try to understand How to Be a Man in the 2020s. Series Editor: Yvonne Alexander Executive Producer: Kevin Mundye A Mindhouse production in association with Simple Beast for BBC Radio 4
It's the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat takeover with Pria Rai and Calum Leslie. Chris Mason drops in to impart his advice on presenting Newscast, and to give an update on what's been happening in parliament today. Health correspondent James Gallagher talks through some of the big health stories, including calls for tighter regulation around aesthetic procedures like lip fillers. And two-time world boxing champion, Carl Frampton, opens up about mental health in sport and Northern Ireland, in his new documentary. If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here www.bbc.co.uk/actionline Today's Newscast was presented by Pria Rai and Calum Leslie. It was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Rufus Gray and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Caitlyn Gazeley and Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
Matthew, a soldier in the Irish Defence Forces, always had a difficult relationship with his grandmother, right up until her death. So can it really be her spirit who saves him from dying in the years that follow? Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script assistant: Leo Dunlop Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
After receiving praise as ‘Hottest record in the world' by BBC Radio 1, on his debut single ‘Let's Just', as well as being crowned Sarah Story's Future Track ID with 'To Live', its fair to say the 25-year-old artist has emerged progressively in the dance scene. Receiving comparison to inspirations such as Bicep with his soul-stirring, 90s inspired sound; the young producer has featured heavily in Manchester's Warehouse, Bristol's Motion and many more. Performing his polished productions alongside the likes of Camelphat and Pete Tong. Enjoy x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Lucy Worsley investigates the historical crimes of women from a contemporary, feminist perspective. In this episode, Lucy is joined by award-winning crime writer Lynda La Plante CBE to investigate the case of two sisters, Catherine Flanagan and Margaret Higgins. They're part of the Irish immigrant community in Liverpool, living near the docks in a crowded, working class area, doing many different jobs to make ends meet. Professor Rosalind Crone from the Open University visits the Museum of Liverpool to find out what life would have been like for the sisters, tracing their steps as they moved around different houses in the area. By 1881, Catherine is a life insurance broker and also a widow. Margaret is married, but her husband, Thomas Higgins, falls ill and dies. Thomas has life insurance policies so, after his death, Margaret and Catherine receive a generous payment. But Thomas' death doesn't make sense to his brother Patrick, who calls for a post mortem. Traces of arsenic are detected in the body and Margaret is arrested. But as the police arrive, Catherine escapes. She disappears into the warren of Liverpool's streets and ends up in the east of the city. After ten days on the run, Catherine is found and brought to trial with her sister. Did the sisters work together, or was one of them pressuring the other? Were the sisters actually part of a female syndicate, murdering people for monetary gain? Lucy asks how similar this is to investigations today. Do close knit communities in cities still help each other evade the police? Producer: Hannah Fisher Readers: Clare Corbett and Jonathan Keeble Sound Design: Chris Maclean Series Producer: Julia Hayball A StoryHunter production for BBC Radio 4
As a new King is crowned, Vernon Harwood looks at the role Charles III has played in shaping and supporting farming in the UK. From his first major speech on the environment as a young Prince of Wales in 1970, to his unconventional and often criticised organic farming methods in the 1980s, he continues to be concerned about the future for upland farmers and the profitability of small family businesses. We hear insights from the King's former Farm Manager in Gloucestershire, the Cumberland Bed-and-Breakfast owners who formed a lasting friendship with the monarch and the fifth-generation Exmoor farmer who sees first-hand the impact the Prince's Countryside Fund has on isolated communities. For decades Charles was a passionate and sometimes forthright voice supporting everything from traditional country crafts to Britain's native farm breeds. But with new responsibilities as sovereign, what now for the man dubbed ‘Britain's most famous farmer'? Produced and Presented for BBC Audio in Bristol by Vernon Harwood Archive material used in this programme: Conservation Year Speech in Cardiff; BBC Radio 4 Wales, 19/02/1970 Rethinking Food & Farming – Farming Today; BBC Radio 4, 26/06/2020 Royal visit to Cumberland – Six O'Clock News; BBC Radio 4, 25/09/2001 Highgrove event – Country Matters; BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 26/07/2015
In this second series, blind stand-up comedian Jamie Macdonald playfully deconstructs some of the pre-conceptions of his disability, challenges stereotypes and takes a hilarious trip down memory lane to see how far things have come. He tells his side of the Have I Got News for You story that needlessly outraged half of social media, and he shows that, even in hospital, the best of intentions can be misguided. Written by Jamie MacDonald Script guidance from Laura Lexx Produced by Julia Sutherland A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4
650 years since the visions of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe's birth in King's Lynn, two novels have been published which explore these influential medieval mystics. Shahidha Bari brings together Claire Gilbert - author of I, Julian - and Victoria MacKenzie - author of For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain - and New Generation Thinker Hetta Howes to discuss these very different characters and what we know of their lives and faith. Producer: Robyn Read You can find other conversations about medieval figures including Chaucer's Wife of Bath, and Melusine in a collection on the Free Thinking programme website on BBC Radio 3 called Women in the World. All the episodes are available as the Arts and Ideas podcast to download and on BBC Sounds Radio 3's weekly Early Music Show broadcast every Sunday focuses on music of the period
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Plymouth. Joining Jay are food writers Melissa Thompson and Tim Hayward, Cardiff-based chef Angela Gray, and food historian Annie Gray. During a quickfire Q and A, Jay and the panel discuss a flurry of culinary queries from an audience of avid foodies. Inspired by the city's ocean air, the panellists consider a range of seaside suggestions, whether it be quick tips for slow-cooking or nailing a charcoal-fuelled feast. They offer advice on cooking with gin, and answer perhaps the most pressing of culinary questions - what to cook for my vegan son? Also, beach barbecue connoisseur Simon Stallard gives us the dos and don'ts of perfecting the art of wood-fired cooking. Assistant Producer: Dulcie Whadcock Producer: Dominic Tyerman Executive Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Luxury and Power is the title of a new British Museum exhibition focusing on the politics of display used by rulers in Persia and Greece. Ahead of the coronation, Anne McElvoy hears from the curator, from academics researching past royal rituals in Tudor and Medieval England and about power and royalty on the operatic stage from Verdi's Don Carlos and Aida and to Philip Glass's Akhnaten and Britten's Gloriana. Dr Jamie Fraser is curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia at the British Museum and has curated Luxury and power: Persia to Greece Dr Joanne Paul is a writer, historian and broadcaster working on the history of the Renaissance, Tudor and Early Modern Periods. Professor Sarah Hibberd is Stanley Hugh Badock Chair of Music at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on nineteenth century opera and music theatre in Paris and London. Dr Julia Hartley is a BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker who writes about Dante, Proust and representations of Iran. She lectures at the University of Glasgow School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Producer: Ruth Watts Luxury and power: Persia to Greece runs at the British Museum in London from 4 May 2023 - 13 Aug 2023 On BBC Radio 3 you can find a discussion about recordings of Coronation Anthems on Building a Library, part of Record Review and music by Royal composers featured on In Tune and Radio 3 is broadcasting the music commissioned for the coronation before the ceremony begins. You can find that on BBC Sounds Music: Meyerbeer, Le Prophète, The Coronation March, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge, Decca – SXL.6541 Verdi, Don Carlos, Act II, Cejour heureux est plein d'allgègresse! Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudia Abbado, Deutsche Grammophon – DEF058231107
It's not always in a romantic relationship where a heart can break. How do we grieve in a culture that champions one love over the rest? Axel Kacoutié attempts to language loss after reuniting with the person who inspired this documentary. Guided by the thoughts and wisdom of friends and an end-of-life practitioner, we hear what happens when we let grief speak. Featuring the voices of Claire Galligan, Ivor Williams, JN Benjamin, Tej Adeleye, Weyland McKenzie-Witter and Zachary Cayenne-Elliott. Special thanks to End of Life Doula UK, Tony Phillips, Natasha McAnea-Hill, Jeff Monteen and Maz Ebtehaj Artwork: Erin Tse Development Producer: Eleanor McDowall Sound Design, Music and Mixing Production: Axel Kacoutié Produced by Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Vanessa Heggie and comedian Darren Harriot to learn about the bodybuilding boom of the 19th and 20th centuries. The latter part of the 19th century saw the beginning of a fitness craze where the seeds of the modern-day gym and fitness culture were sown. But physical fitness also tapped into other parts of the psyche of British society at the time. From concerns over the fighting fitness of the British army to the racist pseudoscience of eugenics, this novel leisure activity tells us a surprising amount about the societal and intellectual currents that existed in this period. Research by Caitlín Rankin-McCabe Written by Emma Nagouse, Caitlín Rankin-McCabe and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
Why haven't my apple trees come to blossom? Which flowering plants can I grow in clay soil? Are bug hotels beneficial? From diseases to daffodils, the sprightly GQT squad are prepped to provide all their green-fingered guidance from Worcester. Raring to expunge a multitude of wilt-induced worries are RHS Wisley whiz Matthew Pottage, passionate plantsman Matthew Biggs, and ardent landscape architect Bunny Guinness. Also, GQT regular Juliet Sargeant encourages us to step-over the hurdle of windy weather conditions with a masterclass on growing stepover apple trees. Assistant Producer: Dulcie Whadcock Producer: Daniel Cocker Executive Producer: Hannah Newton A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
PROFESSOR ROBERT TEMPLE is author of a dozen challenging and provocative books, commencing with the international best-seller, The Sirius Mystery. His books have been translated into a total of 44 foreign languages. He combines solid academic scholarship with an ability to communicate with the mass public. He is Visiting Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and previously held a similar position at an American university. For many years he was a science writer for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, and a science reporter for Time-Life, as well as a frequent reviewer for Nature and profile writer for The New Scientist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has been a member of the Egypt Exploration Society since the 1970s, as well as a member of numerous other academic societies. He has produced, written and presented a documentary for Channel Four and National Geographic Channels on his archaeological discoveries in Greece and Italy, and he was at one time an arts reviewer on BBC Radio 4's ‘Kaleidoscope'. In 1993, his translation of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh was performed at the Royal National Theatre in London. With his wife, Olivia, he is co-author and translator of the first complete English version of Aesop's Fables, which attracted a great deal of international press attention at the time of its release, as the earlier translations had suppressed some of the fables because of Victorian prudery. His new book is A New Science of Heaven and it explores the blurred lines between religion and science. Dark Matter, cold star cores and Metatron are all on the agenda.
Host Rafael Behr talks to Claudia Hammond about political empathy, its power and its limits. Claudia is probably best known as the presenter of BBC Radio 4's long-running show, 'All in the Mind' which covers psychology, neuroscience & mental health. She is also the Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Her latest book, 'The Keys to Kindness,' looks at what constitutes kindness, effective strategies to build more of it into our lives and the benefits of being kind. She draws on the latest research from psychology and neuroscience, and her work in collaboration with the University of Sussex and the BBC, including the largest global survey ever undertaken into attitudes to kindness. Links https://claudiahammond.com/the-keys-to-kindness https://claudiahammond.com/the-kindness-test https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/kindness/index https://www.sussex.ac.uk/schools/psychology Rafael Behr's first book is released today - Thursday 4 May, 2023 'Politics, A Survivor's Guide,' is all about the infuriating toxicity of politics, how it got that way and how to resist the slide into cynicism and pessimism that are so corrosive of democracy. It's about the challenge of staying engaged without getting enraged; the need to empathise with people whose views we cannot share and how that is different to appeasement of politics we believe to be dangerous. The themes include migration, nationalism, family, identity, culture wars, technology, ideology, Europe, Brexit and a little bit of cardiology. Available from Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/politics-a-survivors-guide/rafael-behr/9781838955045 Or, for those who are interested in signed copies, from City Books in Hove: https://www.city-books.co.uk Raf will be speaking at literary festivals, theatres, pubs all around the UK. Often he will be in conversation with fellow journalists and authors, hopefully also in conversation with you in the audience. Below is a list of places and times. Click on date for tickets. There may be more to come... 10 May Brighton Festival 17 May Bath Festival 21 May Aye Write, Glasgow Book Festival 23 May 1000 Trades, Birmingham 25 May Hay Festival 7 June The Elephant and Castle Pub, Lewes (no link yet) 12 June Guardian Live, Kings Cross, London This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
We meet Hettie Judah, chief art critic on the British daily paper The i, a regular contributor to The Guardian's arts pages, and a columnist for Apollo magazine. Following publication of her 2020 study on the impact of motherhood on artists' careers, in 2021 she worked with a group of artists to draw up the manifesto How Not To Exclude Artist Parents, now available in 15 languages. She writes for Frieze, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, ArtReview and other publications with 'art' in the title, and is a contributing editor to The Plant magazine. She regularly talks about art and with artists for museum and gallery events, and has been a visiting lecturer for Goldsmiths University and the Royal College of Art in London and Dauphine University, Paris. A supporter of Arts Emergency she has mentored artists and students through a variety of different schemes. As a broadcaster she can be heard (and sometimes seen) on programmes including BBC Radio 4's Front Row and Art That Made Us. Recent books include How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents) (Lund Humphries, 2022) and Lapidarium (John Murray, London, 2022/ Penguin, NY, 2023). She is currently working on a book and Hayward Touring exhibition On Art and Motherhood (opening at Arnolfini in Bristol, March 2024) among other things.In 2022, together with Jo Harrison, Hettie co-founded the Art Working Parents Alliance - a supportive network and campaigning group for curators, academics, gallerists, technicians, educators and others working in the arts. Follow: @HettieJudahVisit: https://www.hettiejudah.co.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 49 with welsh BBC TV and Radio presenter and 'drumming weatherman', Owain Wyn Evans.In this episode, Owain talks about his upbringing in Ammanford in south Wales and past music projects, his 'coming out' story and why he felt like he had to hide his sexuality when starting work in TV, his wild journey as a TV journalist and weather presenter to his current role as DJ on the most listened to radio station in Europe, BBC Radio 2.We also talked about drums a lot, including how Owain deciding to end one of his weather broadcasts by playing the BBC News theme on drums went viral online. We talked about Owain's Jobeky low volume/electronic hybrid drum kit and his 24 hour drumathon for BBC Children In Need where he raised over £3,000,000 for the charity!I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli, David Rudd, Adam Thomas and Jonny Wah Wah.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support the podcast by making a one-off donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.comSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/drumforthesong. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast
Comedian Josie Long joins Vick to discuss internal monologues, her big move to Scotland and how ADHD is changing the way she sees the world and herself. She may be best known for her standup comedy but she is also a podcaster, playwright, co-founder of the education charity Arts Emergency, and now an author, with her very own debut book , Because I don't know what you mean and what you don't - a brilliant, richly-drawn collection of short stories. Josie started doing stand up at the tender age of just 14 years old and by the time she was 17 - shortly before heading to Oxford University to study English - she won the BBC New Comedy Award. After graduating, she returned to the standup circuit and was named best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. She's since become the first woman to be a triple nominee for the Edinburgh comedy award. Josie's book choices are: ** Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys ** Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit ** Experiments in Imagining Otherwise by Lola Olufemi ** New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver ** Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season six of the Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women's Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women. Don't want to miss the rest of Season Six? Listen and subscribe now! This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.
Or Golan is a highly successful musician with an impressive track record of achievements. With over 1 million copies of singles sold, Or's music has made its way into more than 70 countries around the world. His music has been featured on prestigious platforms such as Times Square and BBC Radio 1, and he has been interviewed on numerous radio and television shows.Or has amassed a significant following on his official YouTube channel, which has received over 900,000 views. As an artist in world music, Or Golan has been ranked 5,484th globally, a testament to his growing popularity. His song Havagabond has earned him much acclaim, reaching the tenth spot for popular songs played in Senegal in October 2022 and twenty-ninth in the new songs category.Or's music has been played over 12,000 times on the radio worldwide for the song I am Greedy, while Havagabond has garnered over 8,000 radio plays. The song Zarar has also been played over 3,500 times worldwide, highlighting Or's versatility and range as a musician. Or's success extends beyond the airwaves, with his music topping radio charts 20 times.Or has also made a name for himself through interviews, having been featured on 24 radio shows to audiences of millions of listeners. In Brazil, Or has made seven TV appearances, reaching a viewership of 2.5 million.Overall, Or Golan is a highly accomplished musician with a growing fan base, thanks to his widespread appeal and talent as an artist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the seventh episode of this monthly conversation series Grant Scott speaks with editor, writer and curator of photography Bill Shapiro. In an informal conversation each month Grant and Bill comment on the photographic environment as they see it. This month they reflect on the personal project including when to stop, expectation, collaboration, rejection and how and when to receive feedback. Bill Shapiro Bill Shapiro served as the Editor-in-Chief of LIFE, the legendary photo magazine; LIFE's relaunch in 2004 was the largest in Time Inc. history. Later, he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of LIFE.com, which won the 2011 National Magazine Award for digital photography. Shapiro is the author of several books, among them Gus & Me, a children's book he co-wrote with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and, What We Keep, which looks at the objects in our life that hold the most emotional significance. A fine-art photography curator for New York galleries and a consultant to photographers, Shapiro is also a Contributing Editor to the Leica Conversations series. He has written about photography for the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, Vogue, and Esquire, among others. Every Friday — more or less — he posts about under-the-radar photographers on his Instagram feed, where he's @billshapiro. Dr.Grant Scott After fifteen years art directing photography books and magazines such as Elle and Tatler, Scott began to work as a photographer for a number of advertising and editorial clients in 2000. Alongside his photographic career Scott has art directed numerous advertising campaigns, worked as a creative director at Sotheby's, art directed foto8magazine, founded his own photographic gallery, edited Professional Photographer magazine and launched his own title for photographers and filmmakers Hungry Eye. He founded the United Nations of Photography in 2012, and is now a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and a BBC Radio contributor. Scott is the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019), and What Does Photography Mean To You? (Bluecoat Press 2020). His photography has been published in At Home With The Makers of Style (Thames & Hudson 2006) and Crash Happy: A Night at The Bangers (Cafe Royal Books 2012). His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was premiered in 2018. Mentioned in this episode: Greg Miller @gregmillerfoto B.A. Van Sise @b.a.vansise Book: Invited to Life Marcia Bricker Halperin: @Marciabrickerphoto Book: Kibbitz & Nosh Lisette Model: www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/lisette-model?all/all/all/all/0 © Grant Scott 2023
Danny is joined by actor and presenter Laura Whitmore and Uncanny expert Ciaran O'Keeffe to discuss some brand-new listener cases, recorded live at the first-ever Uncanny Fan Convention, a day-long festival devoted to all things supernatural. Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
Katherine May is an internationally bestselling author and podcaster based in Whitstable, UK. Her most recent book, Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age became an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. Her internationally bestselling hybrid memoir Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times was adapted as BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week, and was shortlisted for the Porchlight and Barnes and Noble Book of the Year. The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of a midlife autism diagnosis, was adapted as an audio drama by Audible. Other titles include novels such as The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, and The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood which she edited. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including The New York Times, The Observer and Aeon. Katherine's podcast, How We Live Now, ranks in the top 1% worldwide, and she has been a guest presenter for On Being's The Future of Hope series. On this episode, Katherine discusses why enchantment matters, the differences between British and American attitudes toward spirituality, and the magic of connecting to the natural world. Pam also talks about her own enchanted exploration, and answers a listener question about learning the beginning elements of witchcraft. Our sponsors for this episode are Snowy Owl Tea, Bonearrow, The Moon Studio, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BetterHelp, and Mithras Candle. We also have brand new print-on-demand merch like Witch Wave shirts, sweatshirts, totes, stickers, and mugs available now here.And if you want more Witch Wave, please consider supporting us on Patreon to get access to bonus Witch Wave Plus episodes, Pam's monthly online rituals, and more! That's patreon.com/witchwave
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Recordings in sub-zero temperatures and the hottest day on record have fed into the sound of Erland Cooper's latest composition. Ahead of a performance at the Barbican Centre, he discusses the way his Folded Landscape piece thaws through seven movements. New Generation Thinker Sam Johnson-Schlee is researching the social history of central heating, how its changed what we do in the home, and why climate change and global geopolitics are leading to questions about its' future. Sarah Jilani has suggested reading for the Nigerian take on the impact of the oil industry, which has produced a new style of literature 'Petropoetry'. And in her new book 'Nomad Century' science writer Gaia Vince looks at how global temperature changes are raising the prospect of mass migration in response to climate change . Matthew Sweet presents. Producer: Julian Siddle Folded Landscapes by Erland Cooper is released as an album in May and performed with the Scottish Ensemble at the Barbican Centre from May 11th-13th Sam Johnson-Schlee is a 2023 New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to put research on the radio. He teaches at London South Bank University and has written a book called Living Rooms Dr Sarah Jilani is also on the scheme. She teaches at City University London You can find out about books and articles from science writer Gaia Vince at https://wanderinggaia.com/about-me/
Dawn French and Edward Rowe star in a new sketch show with a Cornish flavour. Park the clichés and open your eyes to the reality of this wondrous funny and feral land. Visit Rick Stein's Cornwall (he's got planning permission for it), meet LJ and Jess, the low energy Gen-Z receptionists at the Royal Hotel, and find out just how important shanty singers are to the Cornish economy. Recorded in front of an audience at the Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Wosson Cornwall? is a sketch show celebrating everything that makes real contemporary Cornwall a culturally rich and funny place - its people, its history and its modern way of life. This is the first episode in a four part series with an entirely Cornish cast and writing team. The cast includes Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley / French and Saunders), Edward Rowe (star of Bafta-winning film BAIT and HBO's Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon), Tamsyn Kelly (ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC New Comedian of the Year Award finalist 2021), Joanna Neary (Channel 4 sitcom Man Down and Gary Oldman film The Darkest Hour), Anna Keirle (award-winning Cornish stand-up, actress and writer) and award-winning actor Ciaran Clarke. Written by James Henry, Morwenna Banks, Catherine Beazley, Max Davis, Jane Harvey, Tamsyn Kelly, Jo Neary, and Alex Smith. Script Editor: James Henry Music: The Jolly Strumpets Production Co-ordinator: Tamara Shilham Sound Design: David Thomas Produced by Simon Nicholls A Mighty Bunny production for BBC Radio 4
Bioethicist Dr. Sarah Chan shares her thoughts on the ethics of human genome editing, the potential of developing a social model of enhancement, and the possibility of using biotechnology to improve the cognitive abilities of animals. Sarah Chan is a Chancellor's Fellow working in interdisciplinary bioethics at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and Co-Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law, University of Edinburgh. Previously, from 2005 to 2015, she was a Research Fellow in Bioethics at the University of Manchester, first at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy and from 2008 the Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation. Sarah's research focuses on the ethics of new biomedical technologies, including stem cell and embryo research; reproductive medicine; synthetic biology; gene therapy and genetic modification; and human and animal enhancement. Her current work draws on these interests to explore the ethics of emerging modes of biomedicine at the interface of health care research, medical treatment and consumer medicine including population-level health and genetic data research; the use of biomaterials in both research and treatment; and access to experimental treatments and medical innovation. Find out more: futurespodcast.net FOLLOW Twitter: twitter.com/futurespodcast Instagram: instagram.com/futurespodcast Facebook: facebook.com/futurespodcast ABOUT THE HOST Luke Robert Mason is a British-born futures theorist who is passionate about engaging the public with emerging scientific theories and technological developments. He hosts documentaries for Futurism, and has contributed to BBC Radio, BBC One, The Guardian, Discovery Channel, VICE Motherboard and Wired Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/lukerobertmason CREDITS Produced by FUTURES Podcast Recorded, Mixed & Edited by Luke Robert Mason
Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley
Lucy Worsley takes a fresh look at an infamous shooting that took place at London's Savoy Hotel, amid all the wealth and glamour of the Roaring ‘20s. On 10th July 1923, at the height of a violent thunderstorm, Marguerite Fahmy shoots her new husband at close range with a pistol – in the corridor, outside their opulent suite. It's clear she's killed him, but why? Lucy is joined by Nneka Akudolu KC, a barrister with 20 years' experience of exactly this kind of complex case, and Lady Killers' in-house historian Professor Rosalind Crone from the Open University, to get to the bottom of this 100 year old mystery. Together, they untangle the complexities of Marguerite's relationship with Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey, a super-rich Egyptian ‘playboy prince'. Ros goes to the scene of the crime to meet Savoy archivist Susan Scott and find out more about this notorious incident in the hotel's history. The team discover that, while the coroner's court returns a straightforward verdict of ‘wilful murder', when Marguerite's case comes to trial at the Old Bailey, the story gets a whole lot murkier. She is defended by legal legend Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC and cuts a tragic figure in the dock, glamorous and apparently bereft. She alleges that Ali was violently abusive and there is huge public sympathy for her plight, with her husband cast as a 'bestial' monster. Lucy, Nneka and Ros examine these claims and counterclaims to unpick the prejudice at work in the courtroom and ask if justice was served in this case. Would Marguerite's story play out any differently today? Producer: Sarah Goodman Readers: Meena Rayann and Jonathan Keeble Sound Design: Chris Maclean Series Producer: Julia Hayball A StoryHunter production for BBC Radio 4
Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton took your calls on Saturday's football action. We heard from West Ham supporters after more VAR misery during their 4-3 defeat to Crystal Palace. We spoke to Brighton and Brentford fans after both secured vital wins in their hunts for Europe. Plymouth and Ipswich Fans called up to celebrate their teams' promotion to the Championship. Bournemouth and Leeds fans went head to head in Gone in 60 Suttons, and there was a controversial ending to The Wanderer. This show originally aired on April 29th 2023 on BBC Radio 5 Live
How much do you think about your garden after dark? In this programme presenter David Maxwell meets Jo Mulholland who's mad about moths. He finds out about their decline and what gardeners can do to help these often underrated pollinators. Mary Doris has tips on how to look after spring flowering bulbs to make sure they perform next year and John Gault gives a masterclass in rhododendron care from his 9 decades of experience. Also on the programme, BBC Radio 2's Liza Tarbuck on her love of gardening and Ciaran Mulholland will join David in studio to answer questions. Email the programme on firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Adam Chapman and comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean to learn about the rise of the Tudor dynasty. The Tudors are probably the most famous ruling dynasty in British and English history. But where and when did the Tudor family actually originate? The answer lies in 13th-century Anglesey with a collection of modest landowners, who wouldn't have called themselves Tudor at all. So how did this titanic royal dynasty spring from these minor Welsh beginnings? Research by Caitlín Rankin-McCabe Written by Emma Nagouse, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Caitlín Rankin-McCabe and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
Danny returns once more to Alanbrooke Hall in Belfast, and the supernatural saga of Room 611. He's joined by former Queens University students Ken and Gary Foster to talk about the case. Recorded live at UncannyCon 2023. Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
Allan Little takes us on a journey into Scotland's recent history. Fifty years ago a radical theatrical event captured the nation's state of political and social flux, and helped fuel a growing debate about devolution and independence. As Scotland once more considers its future place in the UK and Europe, what part did 7:84 theatre company's The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil play in shaping attitudes in the decades since? John McGrath's play was first performed in April 1973 at a conference in Edinburgh called ‘What Kind of Scotland?' The audience of academics, activists and writers had gathered to debate Scotland's economic and political future at a time when nationalism was on the rise and concern was growing about the fair distribution of North Sea oil revenues. The play charted the exploitation of Scotland's natural resources, starting with the Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries, when crofters were forcibly evicted from their homes to make way for more profitable Cheviot sheep. The Stag refers to the later commercialisation of deerstalking and grouse shooting for the benefit of landowners on large Highland estates. As for the oil – North Sea reserves had only recently been discovered when the play was written 50 years ago. 7:84 believed the windfall profits from oil and gas would fall into the hands of American corporations. The show went on the road, playing at schools and community halls across the Highlands, sometimes to as few as a dozen people. Many audience members had never been to see a play before. They were farmers and fisherfolk, and often the direct descendants of families who had suffered in the Clearances. In the north-east, the show resonated with communities whose lives were rapidly changing because of the burgeoning North Sea oil boom. While many were excited by the prosperity and opportunity oil would bring, others feared that Scotland's resources would once more be plundered, this time by American multinationals and the Westminster exchequer. Through archive sources and fresh new interviews with cast members, historians, campaigners and writers, Allan explores the ways in which The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil influenced not just the politics of the time but cultural perceptions of Scotland and Scottishness. Photo: Jonathan Sumberg Producer: Hugh Costello A Whistledown Scotland production for BBC Radio 4
I've just set up a greenhouse, where do I begin? What should I plant around an oak tree? Can I put the contents of my hoover in the compost? From planting proposals, to allotment advice, the GQT panel are back to answer all of your plant predicaments from Crowle, Worcestershire. Ready to rid you of all your garden gripes are plant enthusiast Bunny Guinness, brainy botanist Matthew Biggs, and RHS Wisley whizz Matthew Pottage. Alongside the questions, Bob Flowerdew gives us all his tips and tricks on tomato sowing and growing, including the unlikely power of banana peel. A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Welcome to hell. The true story of Scotland's notorious serial killers, Burke and Hare. On Christmas Eve in 1828, William Burke is on trial for murder at the High Court in Edinburgh. He's accused of killing an old woman, Madgy Docherty. In the witness box is his accuser – William Hare - who is Burke's accomplice in 16 murders. What started these two former canal labourers on a mass killing spree? Money and medicine. In 1828, Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of medical training and dissection. The anatomists need cadavers on which to demonstrate and practice – but the supply of bodies from hospitals and prisons isn't enough to meet the demand. Burke and Hare discover they can earn £10 by selling a dead body and decide they will lure victims to their lodging house and murder them. Powerful five-part drama-documentary series from BBC Radio 4 with bonus scenes on BBC Sounds. Written and dramatised by Colin MacDonald. Narrator ….. Jack Lowden Burke ….. Gavin Mitchell Hare ….. James Boal John Fisher ….. Robert Jack Mary Paterson ….. Helen Mackay Janet Brown ….. Nicola Roy Madgy Docherty ….. Maureen Carr Jamie ….. Kyle Gardiner Sheriff Tait ….. Ron Donachie Sir William Rae ….. Stuart McQuarrie Robert Knox ….. Simon Donaldson Other parts played by the cast. Producer/director: Bruce Young
Imagine stepping outside your door and meeting someone new and life-changing, no matter where you choose - whether it's an art show, an exhibition, or even a car show. The possibilities are endless, and the world is your playground. Today's guest believes it is up to you to choose where you play – his name is Johnny Cassell, London's premier Elite Dating Coach, and Men's Lifestyle Strategist. Johnny believes your social network is the key to your success in any area of life, and he shares strategies for creating the right social circle to meet quality people. We dive into the power of familiarity and association and how it impacts interactions with others. And why breaking patterns of people's expectations can lead to new exciting experiences. So, get ready to shake things up and learnhow to take your social life to the next level with Johnny Cassell. Johnny Cassell is the best-selling author of Elite Seduction – Actionable Tools for Love, Seduction and Dating. Johnny helps men from all over the world attract the type of women they truly desire. He's personally coached over 2,000 men including CEO'S of some of the world largest companies, celebrities and royalty. He's racked 100,000 coaching hours and lead over 200 international workshops. He's been featured twice on the cover of Times Magazine, appeared in the Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Express, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, The Metro, BBC Radio to name a few. Johnny recently appeared on the UK hit reality show Made in Chelsea and he's also the host of the Johnny Cassell Podcast.To find out more about Johnny Cassell go to www.johnnycassell.com or follow on Instagram at @londondatingcoach.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Malavika over Zoom video!International R&B singer-songwriter, Malavika, has released her empowering single, “Overdrive”. A full-package entertainer, Malavika draws on her globe-spanning influences to craft a mélange of r&b, hip-hop and pop from a unique perspective. "Overdrive" is truly a global collaboration, created across three continents - Berlin, Dubai, and LA; including an Indian vocal sample sung by Malavika herself. She says “"Overdrive” is a song that showcases a different side of my personality. It's confident, sexual and empowering. It's about taking control, reversing gender stereotypes and expressing yourself unabashedly. But at the same time it's a sexy R&B love song that is in an ode to your person.” Malavika's intoxicating vocals are on full display, as she initiates romance with her lover over a pulsing beat, with natural confidence and sultry playfulness.Following the organic success of the only other two singles to her name, “Don't Let Go” and “Sugarcoat,” “Overdrive” was created with all the elements that Malavika is most inspired by. She expands “Vocally I wanted to go in on the song in terms of the harmonies, layers and adlibs. It's stacked and is reminiscent of early 2000s R&B, one of many eras where the ad libs really mattered. I have this moment in the second verse where I wanted to have a Queen inspired harmony moment.” With West Coast legend DJ Quik, as her mentor, “Overdrive” showcases a combination of Malavika's confident writing ability, commanding vocals, and musical influences. Alongside songwriting, Malavika has also found herself an advocate for infiltrating her culture into everything she creates. She expands; “The influences in my music are unique to my experience and upbringing, including the exposure to multilingual music. I try to incorporate sonic and visual elements of my culture whenever I can in a way that's natural and organic, because it's a part of my identity.”Born and raised in India, Malavika began to display a profound love for the performing arts from her earliest years, and began performing at just 3 years old. Being exposed to various contrasting worlds and cultures throughout her childhood has had a transformative role in Malavika's development as an artist. Imprinted with her parents' love for music, Malavika grew up idolizing Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner, alongside Indian masters like A.R. Rahman - not to mention the harder-hitting hip-hop of Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kanye West and Drake. These influences helped push Malavika to make the move to Los Angeles to pursue her career, where she was discovered by West Coast legend DJ Quik, who is now a mentor and collaborator furthering her development as an artist. DJ Quik and Malavika have since worked on a variety of records, and toured together performing her music at the Novo in LA and venues all across the Bay Area. In 2020, Malavika's debut single “Sugarcoat” premiered via Flaunt, and was followed by her 2023 release of “Don't Let Go,” which premiered on BBC Radio. During quarantine Malavika posted a cover “All N My Grill” on social media which warranted a response from the legendary Missy Elliott herself. Her vision is to not only become a global artist, but also to create music and art that go beyond borders to integrate various cultures and their musical identities. Bringing people from all parts of the world together into the same arena is what Malavika strives for.We want to hear from you! Please email Hello@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Malavika #Overdrive #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiBhttps://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod
Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Shushma Malik and comedian Thanyia Moore to learn about Cleopatra. Cleopatra – the seventh Ancient Egyptian Queen to bear that name – was born around 69 BCE and she's seen by many historians as the final ruler of dynastic Egypt; a lineage that stretched back 3,000 years. From marrying and murdering her siblings to liaisons of love and political pragmatism with top Romans Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Cleopatra led a very turbulent life. But when we strip back the modern myths and ancient interpretations, who was the real Cleopatra? Research by Aimee Hinds Scott Written by Emma Nagouse, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.