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    Blog posts by year and month November 2011

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    1. Thinking Allowed's Laurie Taylor The preamble As last week I've picked out a selection of the currently available Radio 4 podcasts. You can listen online or download to keep, or put onto your phone or MP3 player. There are many more available on the Radio 4 podcast page. Some podcas...

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    2. Michael Stipe and Mike Mills from REM. Picture by Jerome Weatherald Singer Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills from the band REM discuss what it feels like to "call it a day as a band" after 30 years, 15 studio albums and 85 million albums sold. They reflect on their career in the light o...

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    3. The Film Programme moves to Thursdays starting next week when one of the guests is the writer and director of film classic Withnail and I, Bruce Robinson, director of new release The Rum Diary. As Paul Murphy posted earlier this week, next Monday sees the start of The World At One's exten...

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    4. Bill Oddie, John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall, Graeme Garden and David Hatch (Producer) from "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again", 1968 Controllers of Radio 4 do not change their schedules lightly. Their listeners tend to want to keep what they have and are doubtful whether any ch...

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    5. Whenever I took a new girl friend home for the first time I had to brace myself for my mother's embarrassing doorstep attempts at immediate intimacy. "Hello, mum", I'd say as she opened the door. "This is Cecilia". "Lovely to meet you", my mother would say. "Now, do we kiss?" I knew on...

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    6. Image by Liz Henry used under licence Next week sees the start of a season of programmes about the brain on Radio 4. It covers 5000 years of understanding (and misunderstanding) of what the brain is and what it does from the ancient Egyptians to recent advances in neuroscience. It takes in ...

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    7. The Science Explorer It sure was a trip back in time. Could it really have been 1995 when I had interviewed Steven Pinker about his work on the mistakes young children make in language - "taked" instead of "took", and "hidded" rather than "hid"? And now Pinker is probably one of the best ...

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