Fiona Sturges is an arts columnist, interviewer, reviewer and associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University
22 October 2014 11:26 PM
Radio 4's series gets the brain cells fizzing without pushing you over the edge
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
Fiona Sturges: 'The teary tributes to John Peel make me feel queasy - you'd think the BBC would have learned its lesson by now'
16 October 2014 12:00 AM
The late broadcaster was this week the subject of an adoring Radio 1 documentary called How John Peel Changed My Life, which featured Annie Nightingale, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Michael Palin
25 September 2014 12:00 AM
It’s the kind of music that, should you have ingested something illegal and unexpectedly strong, could cause you to lose your mind permanently
Scottish independence: Amid the hysteria, the most measured debate came from the wise, young voices on Radio 1's Newsbeat
18 September 2014 12:00 AM
The lively late-night chat gave 16 to 24-year-old voters in Glasgow a chance to air their views, with both the Yes and No camps having their say
11 September 2014 12:00 AM
If the songwriter Judee Sill were alive today she'd be quite the sensation. Her ferocious wit, stormy love life, drug addiction and multiple brushes with the law would guarantee endless splashes in gossip mags and concerned columns about the fecklessness of youth.
04 September 2014 12:00 AM
We are, as a nation, uncomfortable with death. We're particularly squeamish when it comes to discussing the practicalities of a person's end, which is sad because it is one of the most revealing conversations you can have with your loved ones.
28 August 2014 12:00 AM
Good news, everyone. You can stop drafting your funeral playlists. Step away from the Robbie Williams CD. It turns out that that steak won't do you any harm after all. Nor will the butter on your toast, nor the red wine that you absent-mindedly glug down while chortling away in front of Gogglebox. Why? Because the scientists got it wrong and you're not facing imminent death after all. So relax. Have another glass of wine.
30 July 2014 08:30 PM
The Week in Radio
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
I am not, it has to be said, a plant person. Aside from the palm in my bathroom, which thrives in the face of outrageous neglect, I kill everything green that crosses my threshold.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition