To a Lesser Degree from The Economist
Rising global temperatures have already increased the frequency of floods, wildfires, droughts, and heatwaves around the world. If humanity does not change course rapidly, the effects of climate change will become more extreme.
What can be done to avoid this outcome?
Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the Economist’s global energy and climate innovation editor, will be joined weekly by expert guests to explore how everything—from finance to agriculture, transport to international policy—will have to change to take the world’s temperature down ‘To a Lesser Degree’.
Hosts Lol Tolhurst (The Cure) and Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees) explore post punk's enduring legacy and contemporary relevance. Lol and Budgie welcome luminaries from all walks of life for revealing, yet relaxed conversation. Audience questions are answered at the end of each episode.
Molly Whiskers and the Blue Tentacle
Private detective Molly has an eye for detail and a strong moral compass. She's also a rabbit.
Her newest case involves a number of disappearing hamsters, but hot on their trail are Roscoe and Bailey, two of Fogsworth's finest police detectives... who, it should be mentioned, are cats.
Lurking in the shadows are the retired military minds of the town, including an obese pug and his colourful canine henchmen, who serve a sinister mastermind.
Molly must team up with the cats and build new friendships, if she's to save the hamsters and rescue her new assistant from the clutches of the Professor.
This story is written by Ashley Kingslund, and read by Imogen Church, with sound design and editing by Mark Steadman at Origin.
Wisdom From The Top
From the creator of How I Built This, host Guy Raz invites you to listen in as he talks to leadership experts and the visionary leaders of some of the world’s biggest brands. Along the way, you’ll hear accounts of crisis, failure, turnaround, and triumph, as the leaders reveal their secrets on their way to the top. These are stories that didn’t make it into their company bios, and valuable lessons for anyone trying to make it in business.
Waiting for Impact
Dave Holmes is obsessed: What ever happened to Sudden Impact, the R&B boy band whose arrival was announced in Boyz II Men’s “MotownPhilly” video? What happens when you make a big debut, and then…nothing happens? Waiting For Impact is a deep dive into a disappearance that has haunted pop-culture die-hards since 1991. Dave is determined to track the group down and find out what really happened, and along the way he talks to his friends in the entertainment world— comedians, actors, writers— about the twists and turns that led them from where they were in 1991 to where they are in 2021. It's about high hopes, unexpected results, and why sometimes not getting what you want is the best thing that can happen.
Pop Cultured with theSkimm
TV, movies, music, sports, culture — so much to know, so little time. That’s where we come in. Every week, Pop Cultured with theSkimm dives into the stories you can’t stop thinking about. Coming October 12, with new episodes every Tuesday.
Conflicts don’t just get resolved on their own. Most are settled through a grueling process of give and take, usually behind closed doors. On the new podcast
Hidden Heroes is a podcast from UNICEF about women and girls who are innovating, organizing and saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Join host Beth Murphy to celebrate solutions to gender injustice and strengthen your resolve to fight it with intimate, on-the-ground reporting from around the world. [Produced by Principle Pictures and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]
Do you know a hidden hero? Call +1-347-921-HERO (4376) and tell us about a hidden hero in your life. We’re excited to share these stories in future episodes and on social media to celebrate the HIDDEN HEROES in your community.