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The hidden costs of streaming music
In his book, Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music, Kyle Devine examines the hidden or overlooked costs of online listening. Devine wants people to understand that there is no such thing as a nonmaterial way of listening to music
Kiwi leads ground-breaking sudden unexplained death research
Dr Martin Stiles has taken the lead in publishing an international and world-best practice blueprint for investigating Sudden Unexplained Death and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. He joins the show to discuss this ground-breaking research.
The extraordinary lives of lighthouse women
Shona Riddell enjoys cold, windy weather and stories about remote locations. She's also had a long-held fascination for lighthouses. So it's perhaps no surprise her new book, Guiding Lights tells the stories of lighthouse women.
Michael Wood: 'China is the greatest civilisation on earth'
Historian, author and documentary maker Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world's oldest continuous civilisation and longest lasting state, to compile a stunning new single volume history of China.
Why dangerous falls are on the rise around the world
Globally, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional deaths worldwide after traffic accidents. And modern lifestyles are making our balance worse, leaving us more vulnerable to trips and falls.
Mediawatch for 25 October 2020
Do we need to fear misleading online ads at election time?; hoax plays the media - and targets a journalist; prediction comes back to bite big name broadcaster; a green light for 'd******d'?
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Not a frequent listener, but found the content today really interesting.
Great mix of information and interviews.
Enjoyed the relaxed interview style with the psychologist from America. Felt like a conversation. Thanks Jim and the team who must research and organise this.
What’s not to like about Jim? He has a pleasant interviewing style. His questions are thought provoking and intelligent. He sounds genuinely interested in the subject matter and has always done his homework.
Why is this cretin on air
Mora evidently thinks he is a wit. He is wrong, being only halfway there, but any further progress on the journey is extremely improbable.