On Start the Week Emily Maitlis talks to the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt about the digital future. A future where everyone is connected, but ideas of privacy, security and community are transformed. Former Wikileaks employee James Ball asks how free we are online. The curator Honor Harger looks to art to understand this new world of technology. And worried about this brave new world? David Spiegelhalter, offers a guide…
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BBC Radio 4 ‘Start the week’ with Eric Schmidt, James Ball, Honor Harger & David Spiegelhalter from the 27th May 2013
Sue Lawley’s castaway is comedian and writer Stephen Fry.
We pick up where we left off last week in our second hour from Harper High School in Chicago. We find out if a shooting in the neighborhood will derail the school’s Homecoming game and dance. We hear the origin story of one of Harper’s gangs.
We spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. We went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and Homecoming dances.
A History of the World in Maps - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Throughout history, maps have always been as much about their creators and their worldviews as about reproducing an accurate replica of the world. Early maps were also about the unknown and how to display the borders of the known world. Monsters in illustration were often used to represent what lay beyond the edge of the world, and cartographers competed to create the best and scariest monsters on their creations.
Professor and BBC documentary presenter Jeremy Brotton has produced a study of the cultural values embodied in maps and collected them in a book called A History of the World in Twelve Maps.
Tom Coates and Anna Rascouët-Paz join Mike and Leah to discuss diversity in the tech industry. It’s a fucking good episode, people!
If you’ve ever felt overawed, or even irritated, by someone’s endless knowledge of wine then this night of mythbusting will help get your own back.
There’s no mistaking someone who loves to show off their wine knowledge. The vintage, the terroir, the way the winemaker parts their hair.
These ‘wine wankers’ will snuffle and snort and pontificate their way through social occasions and explain at cellar doors how the wine could have been made differently.
Miss Pearls knows only too well. She used to sell wine at cellar doors and come face to face with these ‘experts’.
Bar manager Miss Pearls and sommelier Dan Sims turn those pretensions on their head with a hugely successful dissertation and imbibing session called ‘How Not to Drink Wine Like a Wanker’ which has enjoyed a sold-out season on top of a building during the 20th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Participants, most of them women, learn how to taste and appreciate wine without boring others and get the chance to sample a range of reds, whites and champagne.
It all ends with Miss Pearls taking to a bottle of champers with a bayonet, in a glorious moment of French excess called sabrage!
On the way Dan and Miss Pearls debunk some old expectations of the vino, and explain there’s no stupid question when asking about what you’d like to drink.
Very special guest Rian Johnson, writer-director of the hit movie Looper, joins Adam Lisagor and John Gruber for an in-depth discussion of the film and the art of filmmaking.
In this BBC Radio 4 interview with Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Dawkins discusses his enthusiasm for the science that inspired the book and how he popularised the idea of the immortal gene.
Jim asks what he hoped to achieve by writing the book and finds out why he would rather be known for his science than his atheism.
Only the clever need apply. This week, stories of people acting on a technicality in the face of some of life’s toughest regulators: financial regulators, parents and God.
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