Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Good morning! Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. At 10:10, we'll receive our weekly dose of rugby news from Robbie McRobbie. After that, our New York correspondent Tracy Quan will take us to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum at the Smithsonian, plus we've got book club and other assorted bits as well from the Big Apple. After 11:30, we're gonna meet bilingual actor, singer, and composer Micah Sandt, who's starring in "The Bonn Man" this Saturday, with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. It's the story of Beethoven's battle with deafness, as told by his right-hand man, Ferdinand Ries. After 12, we'll chat with Neil Runcieman, who's joining us live from Ho Chi Minh City.
Today on Morning Brew, as Steve Vines is away for one more week, we (hopefully, as he's currently in airport soup) welcome back Al Jazeera's man in China, Adrian Brown after 10. At 10.40, we talk about the technology of learning languages and speech therapy, with Fiona McElhone. MB's tame classics scholar and author, Angelo Paratico joins us after 11 to talk Boxers, Genghis Khan and other historical juiciness contained in his brand new book "The Dew Of Heaven". Live music for you after 11.30 with the talented young musicians of Y-Rock, who will tell us about their upcoming International Music Challenge. We're off to the movies a day early this week, as tomorrow's a holiday. Today James Marsh will try his hardest to convince us that plastic surgery these days has come a long way (if you squint a little and dim the lights), whilst talking about "Bridget Jones's Baby". (9:30am-1pm, ,email email@example.com )