Radio: PSYCHOLOGY, sociology, or biology?
Why is it that we are drawn so strongly to the sea, to the
ceaseless ebb and flow?
Radio: I WORRY for Alan Dein, presenter of Don't Log
Off. If he continues to surf the internet at all hours, and
open Skype conversations with adolescent girls from Pakistan with
the line "Do you have a boyfriend?", then surely he is going to
attract the attention of the authorities.
Radio: IN THE world of children's stories and
nursery rhymes, there is no such thing as innocence.
Radio: MUSIC works in mysterious ways. Who
would have thought, for instance, that yodelling might save the
soul of an abject sinner?
Radio: The most challenging question of the day
for Rowan Williams came from a schoolboy whom Lord Williams
had encountered on a recent trip: "What would you do in the event
of a zombie apocalypse?"
Radio: One thing that Paul Mason's excellent
documentary Richard Wagner - Power, Sex and
Revolution did not manage to address is why five-hour
dramas of unremitting romanticism might not be everybody's cup of
Radio: The Centre for Alternative
Technology, as we heard in The
Reunion (Radio 4, Sunday), was born of the same
sense of excitement and urgency as inspired The
Good Life, but with fewer of Barbara's
Radio: ARE you a self-actualiser: somebody
who is driven by a pure love of knowledge, the greater moral good,
or the unadulterated pursuit of beauty?
Radio: IN ALL the commentary and reminiscence
re-echoing around the broadcast and print media after the death of
Lady Thatcher, there are plentiful examples of that psychological
declension that transforms painful memory to bitter-sweet memory,
and finally to nostalgia.
Radio: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester during
the middle decades of the past century, was the subject of last
week's Brief Lives (Radio 4).
Radio: THE big revelation this Easter season
came from The Food Programme (Radio 4, Easter Day): eating
less helps you lose weight. You heard it there first. Specifically,
fasting for two days of the week helps you to lose weight.