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Soundcheck

London’s 12 Most Musical Tube Stations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After a week riding London's extensive subway system, Soundcheck's John Schaefer compiles a playlist of songs that reference the tube.
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The Takeaway

Amit Chaudhuri on 'Odyssesus Abroad' and The Changing Identity of India

Friday, April 17, 2015

Writer Amit Chaudhuri discusses his latest novel, "Odysseus Abroad," and how the cultural inheritance of Indian writers spans multiple continents. 

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Governor Christie's London Mauling

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

London was calling. But things did not go well.

Spinning on Air

Cultures Converge in the Music of Bishi

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Bishi is a singer, composer, multi-media artist, and style icon from London. David Garland welcomes Bishi to the WNYC studio to talk about her life and work, and perform her music.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Man Who Would Be Everything

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Boris Johnson -- mayor of London, biographer of Churchill, cheese-box painter and tennis-racket collector -- answers our FREAK-quently Asked Questions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor of London Geeks Out About Churchill

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The world does need another book about Winston Churchill. Boris Johnson explains why the British Bulldog continues to enthrall us -- and why he'd like to be an elephant seal.

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WNYC News

London Police Commissioner Talks Terror in NYC

Thursday, November 06, 2014

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Law enforcement and intelligence officials from around the world are meeting this week at NYPD headquarters to compare notes on the latest threats.

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PRI's The World

London is becoming the newest hub of Islamic finance

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Already one of the world’s major financial centers, London is now going after an even bigger piece of the pie — Islamic finance. The sector is growing by 30 percent a year, so British government officials are pushing for a public, high-profile campaign to establish the city as a hub.

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PRI's The World

Wounded warriors compete in the UK's Invictus Games

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

"Invictus" is the latin word for "unconquered," and It's the perfect name for a sports event for injured veterans. More than 400 athletes from 13 countries will be going for gold at the first edition of the Invictus Games in London, which started on Tuesday.

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PRI's The World

A book of recipes connects brothers to their Austrian heritage

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ben and Ed Robson didn't know much about their cultural background until they discovered a family recipe book. That inspired the brothers to start their own restaurant.

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PRI's The World

It could finally be 'case closed' on Jack the Ripper's real name

Monday, September 08, 2014

Many people have tried to crack the mystery of who was Jack the Ripper, but with no success so far. Now a new book claims to have finally unveiled the killer's identity using DNA evidence and new techniques of tracing it — but, of course, questions remain.

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PRI's The World

Here's what happens when a spy sleeps with his targets

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

This is the story of Bob and Jacqui — Bob Lambert was a British police spy who worked in counterterrorism and Jacqui fell in love with the man she thought was a Greenpeace activist. Now, decades later, their relationship is at the center of a lawsuit over "rape by the state."

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PRI's The World

No, buying 'The Koran for Dummies' doesn't mean you'll get Islam right

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, two young Britons who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist groups, made sure to grab some books before they left. One was "The Koran for Dummies," and its author says the purchase reveals a lot about the disconnect between Islam and violence.

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PRI's The World

This English chef is bringing working-class 'bread and dripping' to his finest patrons

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You could call Tom Sellers a "culinary wunderkind." At 26, he already has his own award-winning restaurant in London. Now, he's trying to bring "bread and dripping" — a traditional dish for many working-class Britons — to the plates of England's most refined foodies.

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PRI's The World

New lawn 'mooers' keep the grass trimmed in East London's parks

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The town council in Havering, England, has turned to cows instead of lawnmowers to keep parks and other green spaces neat and trim. Locals say traditional grazing promotes biodiversity and could save half a million dollars over 10 years.

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PRI's The World

London launches a program to curb boozy criminals — by making them wear ankle monitors

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's London's latest fashion accessory for criminals — the alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.

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Operavore

In London, Opera Stays in the Conversation

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Visits to London are bracing because it is a place where ideas ferment and people seem engaged with culture as a means of understanding who they are, writes Fred Plotkin.

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The Takeaway

A European Perspective on the Recession & Recovery

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Have American financial regulators and investors really learned from the mistakes that set off the financial crisis five years ago? Faisal Islam is the economics editor for Channel 4 News and author of “The Default Line: The Inside Story of People, Banks, and Entire Nations on the Edge.” He says so much of the story behind the financial collapse is one of excessive risk and recklessness. He joins the program to provide the British perspective on global financial crisis and why the story of the collapse is actually a series of portraits rather than a series of ideas.

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Listen to Lucy

The bike test shows what I’m like at work

Monday, November 04, 2013

The bike test shows what I’m like at work

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Plante on Becoming a Londoner

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

David Plante discusses his memoir, Becoming a Londoner: A Diary. This first volume spans his first 20 years in London, beginning in the mid-1960s, and pieces together an intimate portrait of a relationship and a luminous world of writers, poets, artists, and thinkers.

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