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Too Late Late for James Corden?

On 23 March this year, The Late Late Show saw a host handover from one Brit to another, from Glaswegian Craig Ferguson to London-bred James Corden, in what seemed like CBS simply employing someone new who simply fits the same demographic of their current host. However, that assumption could not be further from the truth. Corden […]

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Podcast Pick – This American Life, ep. #551

The latest episode from This American Life, a radio program that has been around since the late 90s and has produced over 500 hour-long episodes, is one of its best. This is not something that is said lightly or without care. But episode #551 was gripping, heart-breaking and had me sitting completely still at my […]

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Podcast Pick – StoryCorps

Whether you are in the midst of essay season, in the deep depression of essay results, or you’ve lost a EUSA election, this time of year has everyone feeling a little tender. The podcast pick this week is made to indulge the broken hearts that mid-March seems to always induce. StoryCorps is a podcast of […]

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The History of Debt

BBC Radio 4’s latest series Promises, Promises: A History of Debt is an interesting, although not entirely grabbing concept for an in-depth analysis of what most people cope with at some point in their lives. The first episode offers a unique look at a topic that initially seems incredibly dry, adding a much more human […]

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Podcast Pick – Burnt Toast

When it comes to podcasts, there is usually a basic formula to be a winner. A loveable host, a few stories and interviews, and an interesting theme to go with each episode. Each podcast will have its own spin; whether it’s about American lives, politics or the Internet, they will all still have the same […]

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Podcast Pick

Last Tuesday night, the TV lovers of the world mourned the final episode of the beloved television series, Parks and Recreation. It was a light-hearted show that was incredibly quotable with a fantastic group of writers who developed it into something that was both sharply funny and addictively heartwarming. But the most difficult part of […]