For our “music” episode, Canadian comedy legend Sean Cullen joins us to talk about music-inspired riots, castrati, music as torture, Norwegian black metal and backmasking. Plus movies, TV, and Lesser of Two Evils.
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China’s economy depends on a system regulating workers from around China and beyond. In Guangzhou, the migrant metropolis, Mukul Devichand hears stories of anger and reform.
Guardian Focus podcast: England’s riots and the prospect of a lost generation | World news | guardian.co.uk
Only half of those who took part in the summer riots said they felt a part of British society. We hear from five young Londoners on how they see their futures and their place in society
In August of this year riots erupted in some of England’s major cities. David Cameron announced he was recalling parliament but he resisted calls for a full inquiry. He said that the disturbances were simply a case of criminal looting.
This week the Guardian revealed its own study, Reading the Riots, in collaboration with the London School of Economics. One of the findings was that only half of the rioters surveyed felt they were part of British society.
In this week’s Focus podcast, Hugh Muir explores if this view is shared by other young people. He speaks to five Londoners, none of whom were involving in the rioting, although all were touched by it.
How did they view the riots? How do they view their futures? Do they feel they are part of a lost generation?
Jim al-Khalili talks to Steven Pinker, a scientist who’s not afraid of controversy. From verbs to violence, many say his popular science books are mind-changing. He explains why toddlers say “holded” not held and “digged” rather than dug; how children’s personalities are shaped largely by their genes and why, he believes the recent rioters had plenty of self-esteem. Huffduffed from http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tls
Donald Thomas talks about criminality in Britain, boing back to the eighteenth century and puts the recent London riots into a historical context.
Donald Thomas, Associate Research Professor in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.
Title: Villain’s Paradise: A History of Britain’s Underworld
Author: Donald Thomas
Publisher: Pegasus Books (2006)
Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly
Author: Donald Thomas
Publisher: Pegasus (2010)
Salford and Hackney riots: ‘We don’t want trouble. We want a job’ - audio | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Witnesses to the riots in Salford, Greater Manchester, and Hackney, east London, tell Shiv Malik what happened this week and speak of their anger at a lack of job prospects.
Riots and looting that began in north London have spread to other English cities. Jonathan Freedland, Dave Hill and Stafford Scott discuss the causes of the worst civil unrest in a generation â and how…