On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
Petroc Trelawny meets the composer Raymond Yiu, who has written a new work for the BBC Proms.
The unexpected intimacy that performers like Alina Ibragimova can achieve in a space as vast as the Royal Albert Hall is truly breathtaking.
Debussy's Petite suite, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 and Shostakovich's 15th Symphony at the Proms.
The act of giving is always a calculated risk. Julian Baggini explores the limits of altruism.
What seems like “political comedy” is more commonly a piss-take of personality types, and there are rich pickings when it comes to the current British left.
Fortunately, there was more to this programme than just a lot of TV adaptation soundtracks.
From Simon Munnery’s Fylm School to Adam Riches’ Coach Coach, there’s plenty of movie magic to be found live on stage.
120 years since the first Prom concert, we travel back to a troubled year of musical innovation.
The American composer wins over a sceptical NS critic.
Plus a surpise encore of the fourth of Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May