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With Susan Sarandon

On International Women's Day, Susan Sarandon joins Lauren to talk about Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood actress who came up with the idea of frequency hopping.

On International Women's Day, Susan Sarandon joins us to talk about Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood who came up with the incredibly creative idea of frequency hopping.

You may not know much about this aspect of Hedy's career but you will benefit from her genius daily, because it led to the development of GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi!

Susan has helped bring this lesser known story to a wider audience, as a producer of the film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. it is directed by Alexandra Dean and features comments from her family, friends, industry figures and admirers including Diane Kruger and Mel Brooks.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jackson Sisters

    I Believe In Miracles

    • 100% Pure Groove (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Father John Misty

    Mr. Tillman

    • Bella Union Records.
  • Boy Azooga

    Loner Boogie

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Stardust

    Music Sounds Better With You

    • Roule.
  • Disclosure


    • Settle (Deluxe Edition).
    • UIR Ltd / PMR Records.
    • 7.
  • Ty

    Eyes Open (feat. Rootz & Deborah Jordan)

    • Jazz Re:Freshed.
  • Agnes Obel

    It's Happening Again (6 Music Session, 13 Oct 2016)

  • Superorganism

    Everybody Wants To Be Famous

    • Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air

  • Merry Clayton

    Gimme Shelter

    • Lou Adler: A Musical History (Various Artists).
    • Ace Records.
    • 22.
  • Judee Sill

    The Kiss

    • Abracadabra: The Asylum Years CD2.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 2.
  • Erma Franklin

    Gotta Find Me A Lover

    • The Best Of Brunswick.
    • 14.
  • Queen Latifah & Monie Love

    Ladies First

  • Le Tigre


    • Le Tigre.
    • Mr. Lady.
  • The Source

    You Got The Love (feat. Candi Staton)

    • React.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Make Me Feel

    • Atlantic.
  • Missy Elliott

    Lose Control (feat. Ciara & Fatman Scoop)

  • Justice

    Tthhee Ppaarrttyy (feat. Uffie)

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Ed Banger.
    • 1.
  • St. Vincent


    • Caroline International/Loma Vista.
  • Elastica


    • Deceptive Records.
  • LiLiPUT

    Die Matrosen

  • Funkadelic

    Can You Get To That

    • Westbound Records ‎.
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    American Guilt

    • Jagjaguawar.
  • Loma

    Who Is Speaking

    • Loma.
    • Sub Pop.
  • Regina Spektor


    • (CD Single).
    • Sire.
  • Kathryn Joseph

    Tell My Lover

  • Ash


    • Infectious Music.
  • Love

    Alone Again Or

    • Knight.
  • Stevie Nicks

    Edge Of Seventeen

    • (Single).
    • WEA.
    • 4.
  • The Breeders

    Dawn-Making An Effort

    • All Nerve.
    • 4AD.
  • Gwenno

    Tir Ha Mor

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • LCD Soundsystem

    Dance Yrself Clean

    • This Is Happening.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 1.
  • The Go! Team


    • Memphis Industries.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    It's A Beautiful World

  • Animal Collective

    Summertime Clothes

    • CD SINGLE.
    • DOMINO.
    • 1.
  • Daniel Avery

    Slow Fade

    • Phantasy Sound.
  • The Jets

    Crush On You

    • Universal Music Publishing Group: 20th Century Pop 1977-2000 CD5.
    • 14.