Daily Bacon

Daily Bacon

The best interviews and chat from Richard Bacon's afternoon programme on BBC Radio 5 live. Featuring a broad variety of guests from the fields of news, sport and entertainment. You can also watch Richard's show live from the studio at the 5 live website, Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 4pm.

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Recent episodes (9)

  • Harris Irfan talks on Islamic finance and TV

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Richard Talks to Harris Irfan, author of "Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance", about how it differs from ordinary banking, plus why he believes Sharia law is widely misunderstood. And the TV review looks at Monty Python Live on Gold, and a new controversial programme being made called "Immigration Street"

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  • Susan Jebb, Angela Levin and Bacon's Theory 21 Jul 14

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Richard talks to Susan Jebb, one of the UK's formost researchers on obesity, plus Angela Levin, the author of Wormwood Scrubs: the Inside Story. And as always on a monday, it's Bacon's theory, talking bio-inventions, and the ebola outbreak in west Africa

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  • Gerard Lyons & The Moan In, 16 Jul 14

    Wed, 16 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Leading economist Gerard Lyons explains London's dominance within the UK, and why he believes there are reasons to be cheerful about the state of the global economy. Plus OJ Borg joins Richard to judge the quality of listeners complaints in The Moan In.

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  • Charles Seife & TV Reviews 15 July 14

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    Duration:
    59 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Richard is joined by the author and journalism professor Charles Seife. His book is called 'Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do you Know It's True?". Plus there's the TV reviews with Boyd Hilton, Emma Bulimore and Ade Adepitan.

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  • Bacon's Theory & Mo Farah 14 July 14

    Mon, 14 Jul 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    The eminent scientist Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith talks about his role in making the Large Hadron Collider a reality and how we can avoid a future energy crisis. Also, the double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah on his fitness worries ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, how he'll celebrate if he wins gold and why he's trying to set a new world record, in the sack race.

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  • Richard Williams & Chart the Week 10 Jul 14

    Thu, 10 Jul 14

    Duration:
    53 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    Tennis coach Richard Williams talks frankly about growing up in poverty, encountering racism at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, and how he used tough love to coach his daughters Venus & Serena to become multiple Grand Slam champions. Plus Andrew Gimson & Nichi Hodgson join Richard to discuss some of the week's most shared news stories in Chart the Week.

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  • Morten Storm, Noel Clarke & The Moan In 09 July 14

    Wed, 9 Jul 14

    Duration:
    63 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Richard is joined by Morten Storm, who converted to Islam after an impoverished childhood, became a jihadi, then spied on islamic extremists for MI5. Also on the show, Actor and director Noel Clarke tells us about his new film, called "the Anomaly"

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  • Aardman and TV Reviews 08 July 14

    Tue, 8 Jul 14

    Duration:
    53 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Award-winning studio Aardman, best known for its work on Wallace and Gromit, have created a new animation to mark the £40 million revamp of the Imperial War Museum in London. Richard is joined by Darren Dubicki who directed the animation. Also, Kevin O'Sullivan and Boyd Hilton review the weeks TV.

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  • Michael Brooks & Bacon's Theory 07 Jul 14

    Mon, 7 Jul 14

    Duration:
    53 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Author Michael Brooks explains how fanciful ideas about life, the universe & human existence can become incorporated into mainstream scientific thinking. Plus Jim Al-Khalili and Helen Czerski talk cosmic inflation, carbon hunting & antibiotic resistance in Bacon's Theory.

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