The conspiracy linking hip-hop and mass incarceration – podcasts of the week | Television & radio

Picks of the week Louder Than A RiotThis superlative hip-hop podcast promises to “trace the collision of rhyme and punishment in America”, and it does so in detail. Was there really a secret meeting in the early 1990s where privately-owned prison authorities promised a kickback for music industry executives who Continue Reading

Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly being mistaken for one represents a stain on the Australian comedy industry and I apologise for that – I’m always learning, Continue Reading

Map of the soul: how BTS rewrote the western pop rulebook | Music- Tempemail

BTS’s leader RM looks up from under a black baseball cap, then stares back down at his hands. “Doing the promotional interviews, [I kept saying], ‘Music truly transcends every barrier.’ But even while I was saying it I questioned myself if I indeed believe it.” It’s late September, and the Continue Reading

Asking the questions, Jeremy Paxman! – podcasts of the week | Television & radio

Picks of the week The Lock In with Jeremy PaxmanThe mighty Paxo rests his Mr Inquisitor reputation to concentrate on good conversation over a pint (or a Zoom) with “authors, lifeboat skippers, inner city teachers” and more. Once he’s finished dealing with technical issues, he settles down to a relaxed Continue Reading

‘Game of Thrones with parkour’: how will Netflix adapt Assassin’s Creed? | Television

Few video games have endured like Assassin’s Creed. Twelve different versions have been released since the game was introduced in 2007, each of them more or less clinging to the same highly enjoyable formula. Like history? Like climbing things? Like stabbing people in the skull? Like being intermittently scowled at Continue Reading

The best culture you may have missed in 2020 | Culture

Film Southern Journey (Revisited)In the dark days of lockdown, it’s hard to believe the big outdoors actually exists. But that’s what you get with this lovely music documentary, which followed in the footsteps of celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax and British folk singer Shirley Collins on their landmark 1959 odyssey, recording Continue Reading

Quick bye: I watched all of Quibi’s ‘quick bites’ so you never have to | Television & radio

Ah, Quibi, we hardly knew ye. The new streaming platform’s demise this week has left most of us with many questions, such as, “What’s a Quibi?”, “Is it as disgusting as it sounds?” and “Isn’t it Lidl’s own brand version of Angel Delight?” Launched in April this year, Quibi, a Continue Reading

‘There’s a whole war going on’: the film tracing a decade of cyber-attacks | Film

In early 2010, scientists at a uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, Iran, watched their infrastructure malfunction at an unprecedented, inexplicable rate. Technicians inspected their equipment, but could find no explanation for why the plant’s centrifuges – machines to isolate the uranium isotopes needed for nuclear power – were spinning at Continue Reading

Top life advice from Danny Dyer – and Dani Dyer: podcasts of the week | Television

Picks of the week Sorted With the DyersIf you’ve ever wished you were a fly on the wall in the Dyer house, your dreams have just come true. Danny Dyer, professional player of hard men, and his daughter Dani, Love Island graduate, turn agony aunts for their new podcast. The Continue Reading

YouTube more representative of Britain than television, says UK boss | YouTube

YouTube’s UK boss has said his platform is more representative of modern Britain than broadcasters such as the BBC, saying that television channels are falling behind because they do not provide material that speaks directly to all parts of the country. The Google-owned video service is on the cusp of Continue Reading