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Launched in summer 2005 on iTunes, Apple’s podcasts have now racked up 1 billion subscriptions with the store offering around 8 million episodes from 250,000 different podcasts in more than 100 languages.
It's official: the gender imbalance is on radio is real, and it's a problem. Of course, for those of us in possession of both ears and ovaries, this is hardly breaking news. But for the benefit of all the knuckle-dragging nitwits who like their ironing done by someone else and who say we should stop whining because we have Radio 4's Woman's Hour – a whole hour! Every day! Entirely to ourselves! – it's now here in black and white.
This design-led address offers six rooms, in six different colours, with a reception area that promises to take guests to seventh heaven. All rooms have outdoor spaces, iPod docks and Bath&Bloom toiletries, but the centrepiece in each is a vibrant mural, dotted with deities, dragons and lotus flowers. A sun deck on the roof, lined with well-tended plants and daybeds, offers a serene reprieve after a day browsing the busy shopping street of Sukhumvit outside.
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The second album of LA band Best Coast arrives in mid May. I’ve previously written about the lead off song (and title track) “The Only Place” which continues in the vein of their debut album in offering lashing of West Coast surf pop meets garage rock - with newly added hints of country rock and Neutral Milk Hotel. The track can still be downloaded free at bestcoast.us.
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The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano, star of the BBC TV series Opera Italia, has been making waves all over Europe with his Italian musical family - the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - and their latest EMI offering, a sensational live recording of Rossini's rarely performed operatic swansong William Tell, is certain to achieve landmark status.