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12 July 2015

Episode 314

54 minutes

Steve Bloomfield and Tom Edwards talk to US author Stephen Witt about why the music industry imploded at the end of the 20th century, meet a farmer who is using London’s abandoned bomb shelters to grow food and chat with veteran journalist Tim Marshall about why maps define some of the world’s most complex conflicts and challenges.

12 July 2015

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Stephen Witt

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The author of ‘How Music Got Free’, which tells the tale of the music industry’s implosion at the end of the 20th century, explains how three interconnected characters were part of the transformation of a business.

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Steven Dring

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Steven Dring, co-founder of Growing Underground, a new project that uses London’s old bomb shelters as locations for farming, tells us how to get fresh produce on to the city's tables.

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Tim Marshall

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Tim Marshall talks us through his new book, ‘Prisoners of Geography’, which looks at how maps and geography help dictate the news landscape and biggest stories of the day.

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