Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She is a presenter on The Film Programme and Pick of the Week (Radio 4) and Film 2015 and The One Show (BBC 1). She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman.
Tales from the Stave is endlessly fascinating, although my classical musician siblings tell me composers aren't so bad in real life.
On the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, everything is run from generators, the internet is heat-wavishly slow, and the radios mostly battery operated.
Radio transformed this frontier region of chestnut forests leading up to the Apennines.
The 73-year-old McCartney was stupendous, not to mention uncharacteristically straight, on Mastertapes.
Angelina Jolie looked nervous as she addressed the threatre. But if anyone should feel foolish, it ought to be the BBC.
The podcast always seems to feature a guest sweetly insisting, “This is not a bunch of baloney!”
WGN beams out from Chicago – but is at as terrible as some people claim?
Call me paranoid, but I've long had my suspicions – and this line-up cast all doubts aside.
“You have to listen to Front Row, and then Today, and see how they are covering it, what’s left to do, a different angle...”
As the presenter reads news items coming in from Shetland to Japan and Ecuador, I realise there's no heirarchy.