💘 Lessons in love | 👁️ Celebrity 1984 | 🚵‍♀️ Red Bull's secrets

5 April 2024


Modern Love host Anna Martin. Muck Rack

Three Powerful Lessons About Love
Anna Martin, host of The New York Times’s Modern Love podcast, talks to Daniel Jones, who began writing the real-life romance column of the same name 20 years ago. He recounts three of the essays that have changed his own thinking about love. 38m.

Red Bull’s Killer PR
In this Tortoise podcast, Claudia Williams and Patricia Clarke look at how the energy drink company has built a multibillion-dollar brand through sponsoring and promoting dangerous extreme sports like base jumping. While the firm’s financial support can be a lifeline, at least 20 athletes have died during Red Bull-linked activities in the past 25 years. 48m.

Can Tim Davie save the BBC?
In The Rest is Entertainment, Marina Hyde and Richard Osman offer an unapologetically full-throated defence of the BBC, explaining why the corporation is more popular – and less polarising – than people think, and why its licence fee model has given Britain “the best TV production infrastructure” in the world. 39m.

🎧 Audiobook of the week: 1984
George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel has been given the souped-up audiobook treatment. Hollywood star Andrew Garfield voices Winston Smith, with Tom Hardy and Andrew Scott also lending their talents, and the score is composed by Grammy-winning rock musician Matt Bellamy. 3h 27m.

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