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August 25 2013

23:15

FriComedy: The News Quiz 02.08.2013

Television, Trip Advisor and Tory tangles - Sandi Toksvig and her panel of guests comically review the week's news. From fracking to Manning, and online reviews to geographically confused. Joining regular panellist Jeremy Hardy: Justin Moorhouse, Roisin Conaty and Bob Mills. Producer: Sam Michell

June 03 2011

20:31

Can single individuals still shape history? The Case of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden was one of America's most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious assessment of his influence over world events in the last decade. Michael Scheuer; a former head of CIA's Osama bin Laden Unit provides an objective and authoritative portrait of bin Laden. Michael Scheuer was the chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004. He is the author of many books, including Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism. His latest book is Osama Bin Laden.

September 30 2010

16:54

Mapping Britain: Maps and Empire

An early projection of the British Empire attempted to show the shape of the globe on paper to assist navigators. From http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/social-sciences/podcast-dd100-social-science-04#
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