The Boring Talks

The Boring Talks

#40 - Thank You (again)
Feb 27, 2019 01:57

#40 - Thank You (again)

James Ward says thank you for listening to series two and chooses the best numbers from each of the talks. Presenter: James Ward Producer: Luke Doran
#39 - Doormats
Feb 25, 2019 13:20

#39 - Doormats

Can a doormat actually increase the value of your property by £30k? Alex Baxevanis explains all in his study of the doormats from his block of flats. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Alex Baxevanis Producer: Luke Doran
#38 - Markham Moor Roof
Feb 18, 2019 15:06

#38 - Markham Moor Roof

Just off the Markham Exit on the A1 motorway lies an architectural wonder. Ed Carter shares his love for an unusual roadside roof, with help from a whistle or two. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Ed Carter Producer: Luke Doran
#37 - Watergate Tape 'Silence'
Feb 11, 2019 25:08

#37 - Watergate Tape 'Silence'

The neuroscientist Sophie Scott takes a close listen to the long 'silent' gap on the Watergate Tapes. Buzz. Click. Buzz. Click. Buzz. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Sophie Scott Producer: Luke Doran
#36 - Shanghai Architecture
Feb 04, 2019 18:58

#36 - Shanghai Architecture

From the 'eye of Sauron' building, to a deserted London town. The designer Hannah Cameron takes a walk back through the buildings that shaped her time living in China's biggest city. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Hannah Cameron Producer: Luke Doran
#35 - How Tall Are Celebrities?
Jan 28, 2019 17:21

#35 - How Tall Are Celebrities?

Who is taller, Robbie Williams, David Duchovny or the chef James Martin? And what does being ‘solid tall’ actually mean? The writer Greg Stekelman (same height as Emilio Estevez) explores the world of online celebrity measurements. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Greg Stekelman Producer: Luke Doran
#34 - Sounds of Grassroots Football
Jan 21, 2019 39:40

#34 - Sounds of Grassroots Football

The squelch of the white line marking machine, the crack of the ball against the crossbar, the shrill cry of the full time whistle. Sound researcher Paul Whitty captures the sounds of grassroots football. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Paul Whitty Producer: Luke Doran
#33 - Change
Jan 14, 2019 16:56

#33 - Change

Are you sick of getting too many coins in your change at the supermarket? Can British coins be better? Fear not people, Adam Townsend has the fix. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Adam Townsend Producer: Luke Doran
#32 - Roads That Don't Exist
Jan 07, 2019 22:45

#32 - Roads That Don't Exist

A Brixton block of flats, an oddly-angled building in Piccadilly and a park that 'smells like bins'. Road enthusiast Chris Marshall explores how London has been quietly shaped by roads that don't actually exist. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Chris Marshall Producer: Clara Nissen
#31 - Happy New Year
Dec 31, 2018 00:47

#31 - Happy New Year

James Ward says 'Happy New Year', and that's about it really.