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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives.Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. And of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the dese ...
 
You’re invited to the Desert Island Society, where Madeline and Xander ask and answer the classic question… If you were taken to a desert island, what would you bring? From 80’s synth songs and dystopian video games to pizza toppings and family board games, we’re getting pretty specific about what’s coming with us. So, what are you bringing?
 
You are marooned a desert island with a few books and records. Fast forward three years. You now rule the island with an iron fist. But what laws will you enact? What will you ban? Each week, comedian Jacob Hatton interviews a new castaway from the worlds of science, journalism, politics and entertainment and asks them about their own personal island. Will it be a utopia or a nightmare?
 
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon. Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we ...
 
Tom & Dan are two British lads 'famous for being best friends' on the radio in the UAE. Heard about Dubai? The big buildings and islands shaped like palm trees? The luxury and shopping? Now you can hear a real life sample of everyday living in the desert from a guys-eye point of view and from those who listen to their daily show on DUBAI 92. You might just be surprised by what you hear...
 
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My guest today is Rachel Ama. Rachel is the rising star of the London vegan scene, her passion for vibrant, colourful food has seen her amass an army of followers online after she went vegan 7 years ago. She started her Youtube channel to show how just easy and delicious it was to cook vegan food and Since then she has gone from strength to strengt…
 
Michael Holding is a cricket commentator and former West Indies bowler. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of international cricket. In July 2020 when rain stopped play during the television coverage of a Test Match, he gave an unscripted four minute monologue on institutional racism in sport and society in the …
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss the books: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman and A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. Anxious People begins on New Year's Eve with 'House Tricks' estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage. For Ana-L…
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the highly acclaimed South African singer Niel Rademan who covers genres from folksong to opera. He is also a dynamic theatre producer and his annual festival called Hessequa Harmonie has gone for from strength to strength in the beautiful setting of Heidelberg. This year’s festival, which is a…
 
We are back! My guest today is Michel Roux. Michel is a legendary figure in the world of food – he’s a chef and restaurateur - he’s the Michelin starred owner of London’s iconic Le Gavroche, founded by his father and uncle in the 1960’s. Celebrating over 50 years in business the Roux’s have built a gastronomic dynasty. His grandparents and their pa…
 
In this witchy book club episode, we decided to discuss two books with magic : Spells Trouble by Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast The City We Became by Adrienne Tooley As always, will either of these books make it onto the shelf? Or will it split the sand for these two hosts? - - - - - - - - - Have you read this book, get in touch to let us know your th…
 
This Rodney Trudgeon and my guest on People of Note this week is the distinguished editor and author TONY HEARD whose latest book called 8000 Days – The Inside Story of an Editor in the Corridors of Power. The book traces the career of Tony after he’d been invited to be a special advisor to Mandela and Mbeki as well as other prominent politicians. …
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss the books: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (very recently made into a mini-series) and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out... Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some ar…
 
The Children of Willesden Lane is a multi-layered programme that was presented this past week in collaboration with the Cape Town and Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centres. The programme was devised by the concert pianist MONA GOLABEK, whose book called The Children of Willesden is the moving story of her mother, Lisa Jura. Lisa was one of mo…
 
In this book club episode, we discuss Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price a retelling with a twist of the famous Pride and Prejudice. When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young hei…
 
One of South Africa’s iconic sportsmen, Ryk Neethling will be Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on this week’s edition of People of Note. Famously, Ryk won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics followed by a number of other prestigious international awards and medals. He went on to study in Arizona in the United States and currently works with at…
 
In this Classical bookish episode, we discuss both The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The Bluest Eye is the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, …
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the award winning author Thomas Harding whose latest book, LEGACY, is described as a panoramic new history of modern Britain as told through the story of one extraordinary family and one ground breaking company. That company is called J. Lyons and it grew to become the largest catering company …
 
In this book club episode, we decided to discuss two urban fantasy books: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by C.K. McDonnell The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin As always, will either of these books make it onto the shelf? Or will it split the sand for these two hosts? - - - - - - - - - Have you read this book, get in touch to let us know your thoughts. -…
 
In this bookish episode, we discuss both The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon and Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. When Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station, her boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts for a new show 'The Ex Talk' where two exes discuss their relationship. While Shay and D…
 
Nazir Afzal is a solicitor and the former chief crown prosecutor for north-west England. Among his notable cases, he brought the Rochdale sex grooming gangs to trial in 2012.Nazir’s parents arrived in the UK from Pakistan in 1961 and he was born in Birmingham the following year. After completing his legal training he started his career as a defence…
 
In this book club episode, we discuss A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser. When a simple DNA test is taken, it blows up the life for one woman and gives hope to another. Caroline lives a full, happy life; Sela lives a life in shades of grey. But, both have just discovered they're sisters. As always, will this book make it onto the shelf? Or w…
 
Robert Macfarlane is a writer whose books about the natural world, including The Wild Places and The Old Ways, have won many prizes and taken root in the best-seller charts. He was born into a family of enthusiastic amateur climbers and his early memories include being carried up the Cairngorms on his father's back. This childhood experience led to…
 
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is an Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion heptathlete, and is one of the most successful women in British sporting history. She was the face of Team GB during the 2012 London Olympics, and her image adorned billboards and hoardings across the country in the run up to the Games.Born in Sheffield, Jessica disc…
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the author and journalist BRENT MEERSMAN. Brent is also co-editor of the news organisation Ground Up and his work has been published internationally. One of his latest books is called A Childhood Made UP – Living with my mother’s madness. The book has been described by Zapiro as “cathartic, ins…
 
On People of Note this week I’ll be talking to the author and photographer JOCELIN KAGAN, whose new book, Africa’s Wild Dogs – A Survival Story, is a collection of spectacular photographs of these fascinating animals, a celebration in fact of one of the continent’s most charismatic and endangered predators. Jocelin made it her mission to bring the …
 
Paul Costelloe is a fashion designer who recently celebrated his 36th year showing at London Fashion Week, making him the event’s longest-standing designer.Paul was born in Dublin where his father ran a successful company making raincoats. He studied at the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design and then moved to Paris where he started a fashion course …
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on this week’s edition of People of Note is the distinguished South African actor JOHN KANI. John’s extraordinary career has led to countless awards and honours both locally and internationally and in 2015 the Market Theatre in Johannesburg re-named their main theatre the John Kani Theatre. In 2004 John Kani was voted as amo…
 
Margaret Busby is a publisher and editor who was the chair of the Booker Prize jury in 2020.She has spent a life time in the literary world and was the youngest person and first black woman to set up a publishing house when she was twenty three years old. Together with Clive Allison, she created Allison and Busby based in Soho, London.Margaret was …
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is someone well known to FMR listeners as presenter of Boek keuse, AMANDA BOTHA. Amanda is a writer and journalist who has had a long and distinguished careerIn the world of art, music, literature and the performing arts in general. She broke the story of the world’s first heart transplant as well…
 
Richard Wilson is an actor and director who became a household name when he played the part of Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. Richard was born in Greenock in Scotland in 1936. As a child he performed in amateur drama productions and harboured a secret desire to become an actor. He left school at 17 and trained as a laborato…
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the award winning theatre director and playwright MALCOLM PURKEY. In a long, distinguished career, Malcolm has served as the Artistic Director of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, he formed the Junction Avenue Theatre Company and he is heavily involved with AFDA as researcher on Syllabus deve…
 
Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and one of the world's most high-profile classical musicians. He has performed for eight US Presidents, appeared in concert halls across the globe and reached new audiences through film soundtracks and TV shows including The Simpsons and Sesame Street. Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris in 1955. His Chinese-born parents were both musi…
 
This week on People of Note, Rodney Trudgeon will be talking to MARIA BOTHA who is the founder of an exciting project called MUZUKIDZ that is committed to teaching children from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures musical instruments. To date, more than 350 primary school pupils have been given the opportunity to receive free violin tuition. Mari…
 
Poet and writer Dottie James visits the island to talk about the magical nature (or otherwise) of treacle tarts, the online Wild West and the 32nd Discworld novel A Hat Full of Sky. This season of Desert Island Discworld is brought to you with the kind support of Handheld Press, publishers of fine forgotten fantasy fiction. Visit Desert Island Disc…
 
Heather Hallett, Baroness Hallett of Rye, is a former judge and a cross-bench peer. Called to the Bar in 1972, Heather practised family, civil and criminal law, eventually specialising in criminal law. In 1989 she became a QC and was the first woman to chair the Bar Council in 1998. She was only the fifth woman to be appointed to the Court of Appea…
 
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is one of South Africa’s most versatile musician. KUTLWANO MASOTE is a cellist, conductor and broadcaster who has spent many years at Classic FM in Johannesburg and who now presents classical music programmes on SAfm. Kutlwano has conducted concerts across the genres of symphonic, opera, jazz and …
 
Comedian Stuart Goldsmith visits the island to talk about weaponising empathy, stealing plates and the 24th Discworld novel, The Fifth Elephant. This season of Desert Island Discworld is brought to you with the kind support of Handheld Press, publishers of fine forgotten fantasy fiction. Visit Desert Island Discworld at http://desertislanddiscworld…
 
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi is the chief executive of Christian Aid, leading development and humanitarian work in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.Amanda was born in Twickenham and grew up in Zambia and Rome where her stepfather worked in the diplomatic service. She studied international trade and investment law at the Un…
 
Dan is joined by the wonderful chef Tom Kerridge to discuss the worst people and things to be stuck with on a desert island, as well as insightful conversational morsels such as what parts of him a polar bear would most like to enjoy eating, and much more besides. So stop reading this and get stuck right in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
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