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What makes both ape babies and human babies laugh?
The importance of children and laughter with @SophieScott and @MichaelRosenYes
Listen to the full interview here: 👉 📻

The inquiry published footage taken from police helicopters on the night of the Tower fire.

Is something fishy going on?
Why do British prawns not exist?

Laura Barton (@missbarton) takes to the open road for an audio adventure across the USA, travelling from the bright lights of New York to the pacific breeze of California. 🌵🇺🇸

"We always have to ask ourselves whether the level of risk is worth the story. What is bravery, what is bravado?"
In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin:

We know she runs up hills, but did Kate Bush bake those cakes?
Are these bizarre music myths too good to be true?

“I remember when I first heard Hendrix play the album Are You Experienced. It was just the most important piece of music to me of all time – for about two or three weeks!"

"I have decided to keep a full journal, in the hope that my life will perhaps seem more interesting when it is written down. It is certainly not interesting to actually live my life. It is tedious beyond belief."

.@SayeedaWarsi talks to British Muslim women in an attempt to go beyond the stereotypes and uncover the truth about their lives, hopes and values.
How To Be a Muslim Woman:

“Thankful Villages is such a beautiful and strange title, I knew what I had to do. I had to visit every one of Britain’s 54 Thankful Villages.”

Skye has three days to get her kit together for the school trip. And the nits out of her hair.
Children in Need: D for Dexter:

How would you feel about jellyfish, rip tides, sharks and storms being a regular part of your artistic life.
Five incredible underwater artists:

💬 A child explains the current state of in 15 seconds. Boom.

This is the kind of insight you're going to get from @BBCNickRobinson's Political Thinking podcast. Get it here, kids:

RT @JohnBeesley1: Plenty to discuss on on Sunday! Joining @carolynquinncq will be MPs @leicesterliz and @Mark_J_Harper plu…

"Nobody knows anything"
“Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all”
"The easiest thing to do on earth is not write"
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite"
Screenwriter & author William Goldman has died:

RT @TimCosmos: 📻 I'm going to be on BBC Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) for a bit this Saturday morning (at ~09:25) to chat about…

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