"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.
Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
"A Great 'Read'"
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"Uninteresting, best avoided."
In this issue: "First as Tragedy" by David Remnick; "Trolling the Press Corps" by Andrew Marantz; "Mom-and-Pop Shop" by Emma Allen; "The Mania and the Muse" by Dan Chiasson; and "The Living Dead" by Anthony Lane.
"How Hillary Clinton Met Satan" is from the October 30, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Susan Faludi and narrated by Kristi Burns.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Excellent analysis and well narrated."
In this issue: "Trumpcare" by Atul Gawande; "Active Measures" by Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa; "Beaches" by Emily Nussbaum; "God Only Knows" by Hilton Als; and "Scary Places" by Anthony Lane.
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia's natural sphere of interest.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies"; "One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes" by Antonio Regalado; and "The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here" by Jamie Condliffe.
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with prices attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...From the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.
The act of breast-feeding conjures up images of tranquil bonding. It's a special time for mothers and babies to snuggle close. And sure, sometimes it's like that.
In this issue: "A State Away" by Jelani Cobb; "Donald Trump's Worst Deal" by Adam Davidson; "Secret Selves" by Ariel Levy; "All In" by Amanda Petrusich; "Animal Kingdoms" by Anthony Lane.
"Chilcot Report on Iraq War Offers Devastating Critique of Tony Blair" is from the July 6, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
"Highly recommend reading this"
The March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.
"What Really Happened in Iran", by Ray Takeyh: Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
Enjoy the late Dave Cash and his silky smooth voice as he takes you on a trip down memory lane, where two fingers were raised to the establishment and history was made. Dave was part of the first real British Pirate Radio station, where he was treated like a pop star, dabbled with drugs and lived a life far richer in experience than most. Once onboard, Cash partnered with Kenny Everett for the Kenny & Cash Show, one of the most successful of all pirate radio programmes.