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Siren Sport Show – Special with Tom Hopper

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ark8p6/PODCAST_VERSION_SPORT_SHOW_02-04-21a3mc2.mp3In a special edition of the Siren Sport Show, Lincoln City FC striker Tom Hopper joins Aaron Mayhew, Kieran Curtis and Ben Robinson to chat about his career and football season so far. 00:00 – Hopper’s injury 07:49 – Hopper’s career pre-Lincoln 22:50 – Hopper’s Lincoln move 29:00 – Quickfire Questions 35:53 – 20/21 season […]

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The Reel Show with Corey and Murray- The Oscars

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jgv262/35_THE_REEL_SHOW_-_The_Oscars-Corey_and_Murray-RFTX_AD6r39k.mp3Today on the Reel Show, Corey and Murray – the Reel Guys, go through the nominations for the 2021 Oscars! That’s right, it’s the biggest show of the film calendar year, and the Reel Guys are there to pick the winners and guide you through the nominees. With jokes and banter in store, it’s the […]

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#5 Spotlights with Matt Young and Professor Abigail Woods

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ewakk8/Spotlights_05_Abigail_Woods_mixdownbdo0l.mp3This week we talk to Professor Abigail Woods, a historian of science, technology and medicine and the Head of the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln. Abigail tells us about how she went from veterinary surgeon to researcher, and about her fascinating work on the FIELD project that addresses the past, present and […]

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Doddington Hall & Gardens at Easter 2021

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/g5un9g/DODDINGTON_HALL7dqxq.mp3One of the gems in the Lincolnshire countryside is Doddington Hall, not far from Lincoln itself. The great news is that the gardens and other facilities are going to be open this Easter Weekend! James Birch and his family are lucky enough to own the Hall and live there, and he’s been telling Siren Radio’s […]


SPOILER Episode 48: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (2015)

Written by on 9th November 2018

“Is it not better some things remain hidden from our minds?”

This week, against Paul’s express wishes, the Spoiler team have accepted a listener request and are reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s philosophical fantasy novel ‘The Buried Giant’. This dense meditation on collective memory pretty much splits the team three ways, with professed fantasy fan Rachael wishing for more fantastical elements and Andy, who is ambivalent at best about the fantasy genre, pleased to find the emphasis more on themes and ideas than on ogres and pixies. Paul, meanwhile, is perplexed and frustrated by the slow pace, the lack of action and the fact that everyone is so unnecessarily courteous. It doesn’t help that certain elements of the book also remind him of Chris de Burgh! Regardless of their opinions on the text itself, the team use it as a jumping-off point for interesting discussions on our reaction as human beings to concepts and events that we struggle to process. And everyone agrees that the numerous critical comparisons with ‘Game of Thrones’ are as lazy as DJs who play The Bangles ‘Manic Monday’ on a Monday morning.

Elsewhere, Rachael takes a sublimely uplifting look at Kazuo Ishiguro’s lesser-known stint as a jazz lyricist, with plenty of lovely musical interludes to enjoy.

This week’s scale: A giant in the world of fiction or a book that should be buried deep, deep in the ground