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Lionel Shriver: We need to not talk about cultural appropriation

20 May 2017 9:10

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

Dumbed-down ‘accessible’ writing is just as bad as obscurantist art-speak

20 May 2016 13:26

When the art critic Robert Hughes died in 2012, someone from the Times turned up on Channel 4 News to…

Who will watch for BBC bias in the EU referendum campaign?

26 February 2016 7:00

It is wearisome work, but I hope the ‘leave’ campaign is carefully monitoring the BBC’s coverage of the referendum. On Monday,…

Listen: John Humphrys raps to grime music on Today

12 February 2016 9:05

John Humphrys gave Today show listeners cause to splutter into their cornflakes this morning. The BBC anchor attempted to rap to…

Is John Humphrys turning into a ‘patronising old duffer’?

22 December 2015 11:57

This morning Today show presenters Justin Webb and John Humphrys found themselves under fire after they listed the guest editors that…

Zaha Hadid’s aggressive performance on Today confirms why architecture would be better off without her

24 September 2015 12:30

Zaha Hadid is the most famous woman architect in the world. Would women, or, indeed, architecture, be better off without…

First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt

16 July 2015 12:32

When James Naughtie steps down from the Today programme this autumn, his Jeremy Hunt gaffe will stand out as one of…

Malcom Bruce defends Alistair Carmichael: ‘lots of people have told lies’

26 May 2015 9:10

Alistair Carmichael’s battle to remain an MP is turning into a debate about whether it’s acceptable to lie in public office.…

The Today programme is already ‘diverse’ – despite what Lenny Henry thinks

31 December 2014 11:33

Did you enjoy the BBC Today programme this morning, guest edited by the, uh, comedian Lenny Henry and featuring interviewees…

Should the next coronation service in Westminster Abbey include readings from the Quran?

28 November 2014 13:17

Earlier this week the former Bishop of Oxford, Lord Harries, suggested in the House of Lords that the next coronation…