Thursday Listening Party



On the Thursdays with no new AMT, we crank up the spoken word audio and have a Thursday Listening Party.
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I was on the News Quiz last week! If you hurry, it’ll still be a tiny bit topical. It’s on the BBC website (there’s a redux version as well somewhere apparently) and the Friday Night Comedy podcast feed on iTunes etc. So do I still sound just like Sandi Toksvig? (Or Rebecca Front, Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen?)

In the latest Allusionist, I found out how the word ‘pride’ was chosen in 1970 for LGBT civil rights events. It was fascinating, especially to discover what the Quakers and Black Power had to do with the movement. Listen at or here:

Olly Mann has been busy this week – as well as hosting Guardian Tech Weekly and The Media Podcast and his LBC shows, he’s set up his own Facebook page, so like to express your affection.

What have you been listening to this week? Share your recent favourite noises in the comments.

The ‘Britney’ episode of Mystery Show
was such fun. Starlee Kine’s investigations are full of surprises, but perhaps the biggest one in this was her conversation with a beleaguered-sounding man in a call centre.

This was a really interesting and entertaining episode of Song Exploder featuring Tune-yards (I can’t with their official upper/lower case salad, sorry Tune-yards) talking about what went into their song ‘Water Fountain’.

The Radiotopisiblings have been on terrific form, as ever: I particularly loved ‘How to be a Princess’ from The Heart and the ‘Art de Vivre’ two-parter from Theory of Everything.

Altogether, it has been a good week for my ears, and I hope for yours too.


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2 Responses to “Thursday Listening Party”

  1. Toby Says:

    Jeremy Hardy’s starting to sound like a parody of Jeremy Hardy these days. He makes me feel old somehow.

    I love Theory of Everything – would listen to it just for Mathilde’s intro; featuring her was a bonus. Might have to listen to it again.

    Current fave is Short Cuts from R4 with Josie Long – must be an 11.00pm slot, as I’ve not heard it live. Think: ‘Something Understood’ for the 21st Century. Josie’s ComComPod was possibly the best ever too.

  2. Mike Says:

    More Zaltzpeople on panel shows, please.

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