Author: adambowie

Books

The Second Cut by Louise Welsh

In The Second Cut we revisit the world of Rilke, who readers first came across in Louise Welsh’s fantastic debut The Cutting Room. Rilke...

Books

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I’ll start by saying that I absolutely loved this novel set in the world of independent computer games from the 90s onwards. It took me a...

Radio Times

Christmas Day 2021 Radio Times

Merry Christmas! It’s that time again, when you’re sitting down looking for something to watch or listen to. I’m here to...

Radio Times

Christmas Eve 2021 Radio Times

It’s my annual look at the country’s premier TV listings magazine as I run my virtual rule over what’s on regular telly...

Technology

Raspberry Pi Pico Solar System

The October 2021 issue of MagPi magazine featured Dymtri Panin’s Pico Solar System, and I fancied building one. The Raspberry Pi Pico...

Audio, Podcasts, Radio

The Infinite Dial 2021 UK

41% of the UK population listens to podcasts each month. That’s probably the headline finding from some new research that will be of...

Audio, TV

Broadcast v Streaming

On an episode of Richard Osman’s House of Games that aired at the start of this week, there was a question in the Distinctly Average...

Books

Arriving Today by Christopher Mims

On Saturday, I went for a nice long bike ride, and along the way listened to some podcasts including that morning’s new episode of...

Cycling

Bikepacking King Alfred’s Way

Here’s a trip I made earlier this year, but didn’t write about at the time. I’m publishing this piece now because I did...

Music

The Agonising Death of the Physical Soundtrack Album

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the issues surrounding getting hold of physical copies of the Dune soundtrack albums in physical form....