Author: adambowie

Cycling

Urban Hill Climb 2022

The UK has some very individual events in the world of cycling – a good example being the classic 10 mile time trial, often take...

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 Queen’s funeral on British TV yesterday –...

Audio, Podcasts

5,331,034 Podcasts

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

DVD, Films

Can I Watch ‘Une Femme Mariée’?

Spoiler: No, I can’t. Jean-Luc Godard has died, and in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw writes about the director and in particular his...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcasts in Twitter

Note: This is a slightly expanded version of a Twitter thread that I published earlier today. Last week came news that Twitter was...

Films, Media

Waiting for Top Gun

If you visited Prime Video, Apple TV or Google Play Movies in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that there’s something...

Books

The Romantic by William Boyd

William Boyd is the contemporary master of the ‘whole life novel’ – books that use a character’s entire lifetime to...

Books

Authenticity by Alice Sherwood

As with all non-fiction books, there is a subtitle – ‘How economics, evolution and technology drive us to deceive – and how...

Misc

RAJAR Q2 2022

A quick note to anyone looking to say that because of poor planning on my part, I’m currently hiking in the mountains and therefore...

Cycling, Podcasts

L’Étape du Tour 2022

There is an accompanying podcast to this blog! Listen at the bottom of the piece or follow this link. I’ve done a few sportives over...