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#597 – Big Ben shame

This week on The Bugcast: a news-heavy episode – including: UK politics, poverty shame, technology, sadness, and Trek! – plus 8 tracks of amazing Creative Commons music!

#597 - Big Ben shame

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


BBC News: Wiggles singer Greg Page has cardiac arrest at bushfire relief show
BBC News: Brexit: Big Ben fundraiser given £50,000
The Guardian: Fighting Shame: Poverty (24 mins long, but worth it)
BBC News: Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable
Sky News: Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82

Star Trek:Picard starts on 23 January in North America on CBS All Access, and on 24 January in the rest of the world on Prime Video
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot! – Caroline will be joining Dave and Yannick to review the first episode of Picard

Submit your favourite tracks we’ve played since episode 553 for the Listener’s Choice episode 600 at the beginning of February 2020.


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Podcasts mentioned

Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

Special thanks go to

Our supporters!
The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the media files
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server

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