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The University of North Texas in London

Andrew David and a team of visiting students from the University of North Texas takeover the airwaves.

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Owls, The Eton Affair, Tessa Snart, Foam, Lettuce leaves and Dark Phoenix

Beth Gulliver`s final Midweek Drive before her global expedition begins features Anna Lewis in Kew Gardens, William Coles in Edinburgh, Melissa Wild on Tea, Fergus Jeffs on avoiding coffee, Tessa Snart commenting on Ed James` latest single, Alan Stevens discussing the latest `Celestial Toyroom`, Phil Hurdwood reprising his classic lettuce story , Robin Pierce discussing […]

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American Cousins June 2019

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ew4wxg/AMERICAN_COUSINS_June_2019-By_Andrew_David-RFTX_Podcast.mp3Live from his man-cave in LA, join Bruce K. Rosenblum our West Coast Correspondent and Siren’s Andrew David live in Lincoln for 58 minutes of incisive, exciting, edgy and fun filled chat ranging from President Trump to Prime Minister May and taking in MASH, NCIS LA, Mike Farrell and how to be inspiring amidst the […]

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Into the Guardian Top 20 for University of Lincoln

https://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7hpbsv/TOP_20_UNIVERSITY-By_Andrew_David_and_Toby_Wilkinson-RFTX_and_Pod.mp3Toby Wilkinson, one of the University of Lincoln’s most senior members of staff, explains just why everyone’s so excited by the latest Guardian University Guide tables which has the University in the top 20.  He’s in conversation with Siren’s Andrew David

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SPOILER Podcast: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Dir: Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett)

Written by on 23rd November 2018

“We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.”

It’s the end of series 7 and the Spoiler team have finally got round to a Steven Spielberg film. So which classic have we gone for? ‘Jaws’? ‘Jurassic Park’? ‘Schindler’s List’ perhaps? No, we’ve opted for probably the most reviled film in this great director’s canon; the 2008 Indiana Jones revival ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. With the intention of giving this fan-lambasted underdog a fair hearing, the team discover much to enjoy in the extremely-flawed but lively romp including a charisma-oozing Harrison Ford, the return of Karen Allen to our screens, a would-be-iconic reintroduction of the beloved central character and some fun, exciting action scenes. Hell, they even loved the ants! But don’t despair ‘…Crystal Skull’ haters, there’s plenty of downsides to discuss including easily-deletable characters, ropey CGI, cliched plot developments, awful accents and, of course, that lead-lined refrigerator. Also discussed is the ongoing debate on whether this film is better or worse than ‘Temple of Doom’, how Rachael was in love with practically every cast member from the original trilogy and why the blazes Paul has still not seen ‘…Last Crusade’. And just what is The ‘Ratatouille’ effect? Andy explains.

Elsewhere, Andy becomes a treasure hunter himself as he goes searching for hidden Easter Eggs in vinyl albums by The Beatles, the Monty Python team and ELO.

This week’s scale: A £500 bottle of Cristal from Fortnum and Mason or a bottle of Blue Nun from the corner shop