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Old news stories that make you wonder "Whatever happened about...?"

Old news stories that make you wonder "Whatever happened about...?"
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Old news stories that make you wonder "Whatever happened about...?"

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Episodes

Episode 17: The BALTIC

11/23/2017
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We’re getting out of our comfort zone this time and talking about art, specifically the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Meanwhile, Russell is having yet more car trouble, uses the word “bunkum” and David reveals how much he reviles a particular dead art critic. If you’d like to feed back on the subject matter or the advertising that we are trying out get in touch via e-mal oldnewspod@gmail.com, tweet @OldNewsPod or leave a comment on our Facebook page. We’ll also be...

Duration: 00:57:22


Episode 16: The Human Genome Project

11/7/2017
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Remember the Human Genome Project? Remember how it was going to change all our lives? We look into what happened. Is it going to take another 40 years? Meanwhile, Russell discovers “Some kind of bacterial thing”, David gets his third new job in a year and we have 3 whole new “Old News” stings! Plus a little treat at the beginning! Remember if you’d like to send in a sting for us just record yourself saying “Old News” in any way you like and send it to oldnewspod@gmail.com

Duration: 00:48:30


Episode 15: BSE Mad Cow Disease

10/2/2017
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After Russell’s trip to Canada Old News is back with another marathon about BSE, or Mad Cow Disease as you might know it. We find out about how boring David’s job sounds, which countries we’re big in and we invent the Trudeau Scale of Canadian-ness. We’re still looking for “Old News” stings from our listeners. Record them on any device you like, in any format you like, and send them to us at oldnewspod@gmail.com

Duration: 00:59:32


Episode 14: The Boxing Day Tsunami

8/21/2017
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A tired sounding Russell and David discuss the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (known in Britain as the Boxing Day tsunami), the events of the day, the reconstruction, the charity effort, and the unexpected outcomes. David also reveals his yearning to own a fez as his podcasting hat and we invite our listeners to send us recordings of themselves saying “Old News” for us to use as links. If you would like to send us an “Old News” record it in any way you like, in any file format,...

Duration: 00:47:51


Episode 13: The Channel Tunnel

8/6/2017
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and President We’re digginging ourselves into a big hole and doing and episode on the Channel Tunnel. Russell indulges his love of trains, David guesses some French, the Queen and President Mitterand do the business, and somehow we end up in Turkmenistan. We also talk about shed erections, David still being stiffer than said shed, and pineapple cider.

Duration: 00:42:12


We’re Still Here!

7/22/2017
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Just a little announcement to say we’re still here, we haven’t dissapeared and we’ll be back soon.

Duration: 00:01:13


Episode 12: Exxon Valdez

6/24/2017
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The year is 1989 and one of the worst oil spils the world had ever seen occurs off the coast of Alaska. In this episode we look at the impact the disaster had on the shipping industry, the environment and the economy. We also mention Schrodinger’s car, try to make money out of cheesy meat and David uses the word “splurge”.

Duration: 00:44:33


Episode 11: Exoplanets, Kepler and Aliens

6/12/2017
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We’re heading back into space this time to talk about the discovery of the first exoplanet. During the discussion of observation methods, signals and space telescopes we mange to include broken cars, the 57 varieties of hard left politics, ancient Rome and the East India Company.

Duration: 01:14:15


Episode 8: Digital Switchover

3/30/2017
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This time David and Russell look back at the UK’s switch to digital TV and radio while drinking some actual real beer. Somehow noodle-like worms, French Canada, monkeys and good old John Logie Baird come into it.

Duration: 02:06:48