Page 14 of 14

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:13 am
by youngian
BBC’s radio output app Sounds is producing its own documentaries starting with this gripping but oh so familiar story of Dr Ruja Ignatova who promised the world she could spin shit into gold by investing with her bitcoin currency. Financially literate and convincing that her libertarian currency would set you free from those evil greedy bankers and governments. Find out if there was a happy ending. The presenter is not just thinking about Ponzi schemes: “Rational people get drawn into movements that promise life changing experiences all the time. Often its not about evidence and logic but faith, belief and hope. Operating on that level rational arguments rarely work especially if it’s more comforting to keep believing.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd ... /downloads

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:05 pm
by Bones McCoy
youngian wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:13 am
BBC’s radio output app Sounds is producing its own documentaries starting with this gripping but oh so familiar story of Dr Ruja Ignatova who promised the world she could spin shit into gold by investing with her bitcoin currency. Financially literate and convincing that her libertarian currency would set you free from those evil greedy bankers and governments. Find out if there was a happy ending. The presenter is not just thinking about Ponzi schemes: “Rational people get drawn into movements that promise life changing experiences all the time. Often its not about evidence and logic but faith, belief and hope. Operating on that level rational arguments rarely work especially if it’s more comforting to keep believing.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd ... /downloads
I heard a review of the show.
Scammers are everywhere.
Aside from the pyramid selling aspect; the cult like approach of the movement has some interesting parallels with the Brexit movement.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:15 pm
by Boiler
My biggest concern is the sheer amount of energy used to maintain the blockchain in this currency for crooks and cunts.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:11 pm
by AOB
Imagine if the Daily Mail had a Sounds app. Jeez could you imagine that?? Littlejohn and Hitchens narrating their columns?? And some actor haughtily exclaiming the front page headline "NOW they expect us to pay for our food at restaurants!" Or some other nonsense.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:52 pm
by The Red Arrow
AOB wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Imagine if the Daily Mail had a Sounds app. Jeez could you imagine that??
Yup.

Image

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:04 pm
by Kreuzberger
SCREENWIPE!!!

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:55 pm
by Boiler
Well, I expect this will be hilarious. :roll:

Little Britain returns for Brexit special

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:10 am
by spoonman
Boiler wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Well, I expect this will be hilarious. :roll:

Little Britain returns for Brexit special
'Twas never a fan much of it myself, but I can see some potential in a couple of characters like Vicky Pollard playing Corbyn's Brexit advisor...

"Yeah, but no, but yeah, but no..."

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm
by youngian
Johnny Speight wrote some Till Death do us Part episodes on Europe during the 70s. Scouse git was a Leaver while Alf was a Remainer due to the Tory PM and papers telling him he should be.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:46 am
by Oblomov
youngian wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Johnny Speight wrote some Till Death do us Part episodes on Europe during the 70s. Scouse git was a Leaver while Alf was a Remainer due to the Tory PM and papers telling him he should be.
I've gone looking for these but unfortunately I can only find his ENOCH WOZ RITE rants :(

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:31 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Radio 4 are doing another James Bond adaptation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gdtd

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:48 am
by The Weeping Angel
Listening to the adaptation of The Man with the Golden Gun was the highlight of my day and managed to make me forget about fucking covid 19.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:23 am
by Boiler
D'you know, it's been absolutely ages since I last switched on the radio and sat and listened to a play? The last time I did was to listen to Adrian Edmondson in The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist when it was first broadcast on what was then BBC Radio Five - note, not Five Live as it later became...

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:31 am
by AOB
youngian wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Johnny Speight wrote some Till Death do us Part episodes on Europe during the 70s. Scouse git was a Leaver while Alf was a Remainer due to the Tory PM and papers telling him he should be.
If that was now it would without doubt the other way round! Alf's a Leaver through and through and Scouse git staunch Remain. Alf would be a Wethies regular, outwardly disparaging of the internet and mobile phones (but secretly have one so he could text Arthur to meet him for a pint).

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:00 pm
by Oblomov
Boiler wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:23 am
D'you know, it's been absolutely ages since I last switched on the radio and sat and listened to a play? The last time I did was to listen to Adrian Edmondson in The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist when it was first broadcast on what was then BBC Radio Five - note, not Five Live as it later became...
Radio 4 had a decent dramatization of the Suez Crisis a couple of months ago.