Robert Jackman

Why haven’t podcasts cracked the recipe for audio drama?

4 July 2020 9:00 am

In Beeb-dominated Britain, the commercial triumph of podcasting — epitomised by Spotify’s recent £100 million deals with Joe Rogan and…

The problem with mystery podcasts like Wind of Change

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Did the US secretly write a power ballad in order to bring down the Soviet Union? That’s the question behind…

The unstoppable rise of television-rewatch podcasts

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Talking Sopranos — a new weekly podcast which launched this month— is another example of a seemingly unstoppable sub-genre occupying…

The genius of Joe Rogan

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Last month, just before coronavirus conquered the airwaves entirely, millions of Americans gave up two hours to hear a professor…

‘Irish writers don’t talk to each other unless they’re shouting abuse’: Sebastian Barry interviewed

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Sebastian Barry talks to Robert Jackman about family folklore, the joy of writing playsand why he is not an ‘Irish’ novelist

This is how theatre should work post-Brexit: Blood Wedding reviewed

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Blood Wedding, by the Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, is one of those heavyweight tragedies that risks looking a bit…

TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing – and goofiest – digital platform, but should we fear it?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

In November last year, an internet video made by a 17-year-old American went viral. The video was less than a…

Smart, funny and beautifully imagined: RSC’s The Boy in the Dress reviewed

7 December 2019 9:00 am

David Walliams is one of the biggest-selling children’s authors in the world (having shifted some 25 million copies in more…

How did Richard Herring become the comedy podcast king?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

What does it mean to be a successful comic? Richard Herring isn’t sure. He’s been a ‘professional funnyman’ for nearly…

Is it time to give up on the Ibsen adaptations?

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Pub quiz question: what do John Osborne, Brian Friel and Patrick Marber have in common? The answer is they’ve all…

What I learned from piercing ears at Claire’s Accessories

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I was 17, studying for my A-levels in Great Yarmouth. Looking to defy my parents’ instruction to get a part-time…

The UK’s great porn firewall experiment

30 March 2019 9:00 am

In just a few weeks, the government begins its crackdown on porn. From April, all UK-based internet users will be…

How Britain became the world’s largest expert in medical marijuana

12 January 2019 9:00 am

If you were looking for an international drugs empire, Downham Market would not be the first place you’d think of.…