04 Mar 2017 18:48 | By: Maheen Behrana
Ted and Maheen broadcast the show they meant to two weeks ago when studio was down. There is a balanced (and convivial) discussion of alcohol, with a careful note of caution for good measure. Featured are songs which reference alcohol in some way and Ted attempts to get people thinking about a potential weekend wind-down cocktail - can you think of one?
26 Feb 2017 17:08 | By: Maheen Behrana
Pioneering their new Non-Sequitur bingo, we have special guests Fenna and Fergus! With a highly eccentric show, and impressive technical manoeuvrings from Ted, this is a Weekend Wind down you don't want to miss!
Gender on the agenda
12 Feb 2017 17:01 | By: Maheen Behrana
Join Maheen and TWO guests as they navigate the often controversial world of gender equality. Back again, we have Ted Mackey, always a favourite on the show, and, for the first time, Jemma Offley! There is discussion of sexism in the LGBT+ community, as well as the pros and cons of single-sex education (something (un)fortunate enough to befall all three on the show). Much discussion of gender and sexual behaviour, which leads to a level of light-heartedness and giggling as ever....
12 Feb 2017 16:57 | By: Maheen Behrana
The show takes a more serious turn this week as Maheen and experienced guest Phil Sansom discuss Phil's weekly podcasts (known as Apex) and the underlying theme: what does it mean to be human? There is discussion of animal language experiments, the person who created Parseltongue, and of some of the atrocities humans have committed in the past (the serious bit). Phil attempts to cheer with his music choices, but invariably picks slightly sombre tunes, much more befitting of the in-studio mood....
28 Jan 2017 19:28 | By: Maheen Behrana
Broadcasting the day after Trump's inauguration, Maheen and old Weekend Wind-down favourite Bridges take on the topic of the man himself. Looking at the vast array of people he has surrounded himself with, including Mike Pence (who Maheen thinks is weird and Bridges doesn't...), Maheen and Bridges provide what is hopefully an illuminating and not too shambolic look at the US political events of 2016/17....with a lot of giggling too....
A Healthy Debate
28 Jan 2017 19:20 | By: Maheen Behrana
Following on from last week's in-depth look at Trump, we have two guests. One, Ted, will be familiar to regular listeners of Weekend Wind-down, having had a large presence on it last year. Now, with an even larger presence in Selwyn College, he's back, to debate all sorts from the rise of populism to the role of linguistics in the US elections. On the show with him is Keir Martland - a self-defining Libertarian - who offers a different take on current affairs - often producing a rather exciting on air clash of ideas...certainly a more serious show from the archives of Weekend Wind-down....