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Films

Notes from the London Film Festival #1

It’s that time of year again, and I’ve bought a selection of tickets to...

Cycling

Urban Hill Climb 2022

The UK has some very individual events in the world of cycling – a good example...

Media

Did Commercial Broadcasters Really Lose Millions of Pounds on Monday?

As I type, I’ve yet to see any viewing figures for how many people watched the...

Audio, Podcasts

5,331,034 Podcasts

Based in part on a short thread I posted on Twitter the other day. Spotify sent out a...

DVD, Films

Can I Watch ‘Une Femme Mariée’?

Spoiler: No, I can’t. Jean-Luc Godard has died, and in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcasts in Twitter

Note: This is a slightly expanded version of a Twitter thread that I published earlier...

Films, Media

Waiting for Top Gun

If you visited Prime Video, Apple TV or Google Play Movies in the last couple of days,...

Books

The Romantic by William Boyd

William Boyd is the contemporary master of the ‘whole life novel’ –...

Books

Authenticity by Alice Sherwood

As with all non-fiction books, there is a subtitle – ‘How economics,...

Audio, Radio

RAJAR Q2 2022

A quick note to anyone looking to say that because of poor planning on my part, I’m...

Cycling, Podcasts

L’Étape du Tour 2022

There is an accompanying podcast to this blog! Listen at the bottom of the piece or...

Media, Sport

IPL TV and Streaming Rights

Long-time readers will know that I have a deep fascination with sports rights, the value...

Books

After Steve by Tripp Mickle

As I write, Apple is the second most valuable company in the world. A couple of weeks ago...

Audio, Radio

RAJAR Q1 2022

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcast Listens or Listeners? What’s the Difference and Why It Matters

This weekend there was a nice interview in The Observer Magazine with Chris and Rosie...

Media

The Short Life of CNN+

That was fast. Just three weeks after a big glitzy launch, CNN’s new streaming...

Audio, Podcasts

Ofcom UK Podcast Survey 2022

A year ago, Ofcom published some podcast data and since I didn’t see any other...

Books

Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

In 1996, I was on a mountain biking holiday in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It was an...

Internet

Why is Everyone Trying to Sell Me NFTs?

OK. I do know why. Easy cash. But I loathe just about everything NFTs stand for. Right...

Radio

RAJAR Q4 2021

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and...

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