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Monday 29th November

12:00am - 1:00am

The Rob Simone Talk Show

[Repeated from Wednesday 9am.] Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. This week: Rob talks with Master Liu, the proprietor of the Chi Centre that teaches people how to interface with a force, long held in Asian culture, to be known as the "force of life." Visit robsimone.com for more information. 

1:00am - 2:00am

Sleeping Dogs Lie

[Repeated from Sunday 3.30am.] Ambient music selected by Miguel Santos to help night owls relax. For more information visit Sleeping Dogs Lie on Facebook, Mixcloud and WhitelabelRecs Bandcamp

2:00am - 3:00am

2k Ok

[Repeated from Saturday 8.30pm.] A twice-monthly weave of melancholic techno, peculiar-pop, alternative soundscapes, and beyond. Assembled by Outgoing Person & Si-Ro.

3:00am - 5:00am

The Dangerous Supplement

Ed Baxter presents a fascinating selection of recordings from the archives of London Musicians’ Collective - mostly live performances from the 1990s and early 2000s. [Repeats Saturday 5am.]

5:00am - 6:00am

Wavelength

[Repeated from Friday 2.30pm.] A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. This week: Breakthrough. "An Amazing Experiment in Electronic Communication with the Dead" by Konstantin Raudive - an EP first issued in 1971 to accompany Raudive's book on the subject is now 'reissued'. Followed by Mordant Music, a red flexidisc also issued with a publication: "The Edge is Where the Centre is" by David Rudkin and Penda's Fen: An Archaeology (2015). Vocal soundworks from Beatrice Lillie, Stephen Spender, Spike Milligan and Valentine Dyall, Rully Shabara, Sun Ra, plus Aisha Orazbayeva and Tim Etchells: A Blind Eye Turning. And Duane Eddy. First broadcast 9 December 2016.

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6:00am - 7:00am

Radio Ecoshock

[Repeated from Friday 9am.] Global environmental news with Alex Smith. This week: Rebel Against the Crash! We all know the car of civilisation is heading into climate meltdown. In a rare radio interview, Dr. Jem Bendell explains "Deep Adaptation" and the psychology of the awful truth. Do you accept world-wrecking as an economic game? Keep listening for Skeena Rathor, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion. Then a quick look at what Elon Musk is really saying. Visit ecoshock.org/ for more information. Contact radio@ecoshock.org.

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7:00am - 8:00am

Nostalgie Ya Mboka

[Repeated from Saturday 1.30pm.] Mundele Mafuta presents classic dance music of the two Congos. Today: a tribute to the outstanding guitarist Jacques Bongo Wende - who sadly died earlier this week aged 65 years. The show explores his early years through recordings with the orchestras; Izi Zonge, Stukas Mombombo and Viva La Musica de Papa Wemba.

8:00am - 9:00am

A World In London

[Repeated from Wednesday 6.30pm.] DJ Ritu presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: DJ Ritu spotlights strings from Gambia to Argentina, classical, folk, and world collaborations, as well as Arabic, African, and South Asian dance beats, plus a touch of Northern Soul. Hear exclusive CD previews by kora star Dawda Jobarteh, Mascarimiri from Puglia, plus flautist extraordinaire Eliza Marshall and her new Freedom to Roam project.

9:00am - 10:00am

Chacombo

[Repeated from Friday 12pm.] Crucial Peruvian music selections from Mamá Calor's vinyl collection spanning Festejo, Marinera, Música Criolla and Icaros. 

10:00am - 11:00am

Clear Spot

[Repeated from Friday 8pm.] Such Music. Hosted by Rihards Endriksons, journalist and artistic director of Latvia's Skaņu Mežs festival, Such Music is devoted to new works of free improvised music, created specifically for the show. This month: premieres of pieces by Lisa Ullén (Sweden) and Mat Maneri (USA) as well as works, created for the Latvian version of this show, by Gonçalo Almeida (Portugal, Netherlands), John Russell (UK) and Zbigniew Chojnacki (Poland).

11:00am - 11:30am

Little AtomsHighlight

A talk show about ideas and culture, produced and presented by Neil Denny. Each show features guests from the worlds of science or the arts in conversation. This week: novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki on her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness. Visit littleatoms.com for more information. Tweet to @littleatoms. Contact littleatomspodcast@gmail.com. [Repeated Saturday 9am.]

11:30am - 12:00pm

Encounter: Architecture And Design

London is full of modernist architecture, from the hidden and private, to the big and public. Not all of it is understood, much is hated. Slowly the zeitgeist is changing, and more of us now appreciate post war buildings. Presented by John Escolme, 'Encounter: The Architecture and Design Series' speaks to the architects responsible for these works, and allows them a voice to explain why they created what they did. This week: Fabian Watkinson at Highgate New Town. Creating a modern interpretation of the traditional street became something of a mantra for architects working for Camden Borough Architects Department in the 60s and 70s, and in this programme John and Judy take a tour of Highgate New Town, now known as The Whittington Estate, arguably one of the best examples of this philosophy. The architect was Peter Tarbori, who was still in training when given the Highgate scheme as a diploma project. Fabian Watkinson discusses the changing fortunes of council housing in the area, and expresses real delight in living in his Tabori designed flat. First broadcast April 2016. [Repeats Wednesday 3pm.]

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Traditional Music Hour

[Repeated from Thursday 2pm.] Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. This week's show features classic Scots fiddle playing, Northumbrian pipes and fiddle and some Southern English singers including George 'Pop' Maynard.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Calling All Pensioners

Magazine programme with Tim Hamilton, addressing issues which affect pensioners across London. This week: the National Pensioners Convention warns suspending the state pension triple lock will lead to millions of older people having to choose between buying food or turning on the heating in the wake of a record 4.2% increase in inflation. Age UK's Dr Elizabeth Webb examines the number of people in the country with coronavirus, the effectiveness of boosters and what we should be doing to continue the fight against the disease. Plus, Age UK Campaigns urge the Government to take urgent action to help older people stay warm and well through winter, and call on you to email your MP. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly. [Repeats Sunday 2pm.]

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Smashing Records

[Repeated from Thursday 4pm.] Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. This week: Hassan Khan is joined by Mariam Tartusy, a young visually impaired woman who survived a revolution in Syria. Mariam shares the story of how she had to leave her homeland because of the danger her family faced and how they ended up living in Norway via Turkey. She discusses her hardships and also talks about her passions of singing, podcasting and ultimately achieving. Norway is her new home, she is studying psychology at university and working as a travel guide for disabled people. Contact smashing.records@disabilitylambeth.org.uk. Twitter @smashingdasl.

2:30pm - 3:00pm

The Workplace

[Repeated from Tuesday 11am.] NND and guests discuss all aspects of work and workplaces. This week: NND talks to Kwaku, in his capacity as a history consultant, about a commemorative discussion organised by BTWSC African Histories Revisited in collaboration with the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on the centenary of the 1921 Pan-African Congress in London. He provides an overview of the 1921 event and its significance in the long line of work advancing the cause of racial justice and equality and the organising efforts of W.E.B. Du Bois a century ago. Continue the #workplacennd discussion on Twitter with @workplacennd.

3:00pm - 5:00pm

The OST Show

[Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm.] Presented by Jonny Trunk, The OST Show is the only show anywhere dedicated to film music, TV music, library music and related recordings. Today: we dip into a bit of classic Merchant Ivory, some German library, some experimental Shelly Manne and a whiff of mature French film music. Plus, a cue that Julie Andrews danced to wearing a futuristic white boiler suit. Visit www.trunkrecords.com for more information. Email jonny@trunkrecords.com.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Isolation Vacation

Embark on a journey with the Spencer family as they go on a musical holiday to all four corners of the world. [Repeats Friday 6am.]

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Distant RhythmHighlight

DJ and record dealer Cameron Habib explores rhythmic, groove-driven music from his personal collection and soon-to-launch online record shop. Each week delving into the rich musical landscapes of the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Far East. This week: a moment of calm before December's madness - playing soothing and soulful music from Japan, Switzerland, Argentina, Germany and the UK. Find Distant Rhythm on Mixcloud. [Repeats Wednesday 1pm.]

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer

A programme for the American community in Nunhead, south east London, presented by New York comic Lewis Schaffer and co-hosted by American economist Lisa Moyle. Visit ​​​​lewisschaffer.co.uk/radio​​ ​for more information. [Repeated Saturday 9.30am.]

7:00pm - 8:00pm

One Life Left

An hour-long celebration of everything that's great about videogames. Hosted by Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury, the show features the latest news, reviews and gossip from the world of gaming, usually with a studio guest. You don't need to be a gaming expert to appreciate the show - One Life Left offers something for everyone, whether you are a hardcore League of Legends player or someone who's occasionally loaded up Candy Crush. Visit onelifeleft.com for more information. [Repeated Saturday 10am.]

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

One off, irregular and sometimes surprise broadcasts. [Repeated Tuesday 10am.]

9:00pm - 10:00pm

The Naked Short Club

Dr. Stu and his expert guests dance around alternative investments, markets, the economy and wider world. This week's guests: Madadh MacLaine (ZESTA); Robert Gardner (St. James’s Place Wealth). Music from System 7, Gong and Shankara Andy Bole. [Repeated Thursday 9am.]

11:00pm - 12:00am

The Sounds Of DMWSound

Panix and Ranking Dan from DMWSOUND demonstrate the music that inspires their sound. Genres spanning from Reggae to Modern Bass music. Keep tuned for the classics and fresh new dubs. For more info visit Facebook and soundcloud.com/dmwsound. [Repeated Saturday 1.30am.]

12:00am - 1:00am

An Ambient YearHighlight

A series of hour long live mix recordings, compositions and productions by Mac Dunlop. These broadcasts explore the knock on effects of sound layers within the  evolution of sonic themes as they form. This episode is a new sound art piece commissioned by Dynamic Dunescapes and Cornwall Wildlife Trust; and is also available at the actual Dunes locations themselves (Upton Towans and Penhale Dunes, Cornwall) through qr Codes and streaming. Find out more at www.macspianolounge.blogspot.com. [Repeats Saturday 2.30am.]