Posts Tagged ‘audio’

Gegs | Radio 4

6 April, 2024

Good times talking to James Peak for this documentary.

And an Everyman puzzle to match.

Radio 4, 7 April 2024, 1915

Off-Grid | Podcast

24 November, 2021

The ‘not really about crosswords’ podcast:

 

Fingers on Buzzers | Podcast

15 April, 2020

I’m the guest on the new episode of this quiz-discussion podcast.

Apple / Acast / etc

Google-Proofing the Pub Quiz

1 June, 2011

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I’ve written a feature for the BBC News Magazine about how pub quizzes can survive the smartphone era.

“Text-messaging Is Destroying the Pub Quiz As We Know It, noted the Super Furry Animals in 2001. Little did they know that the pub quiz of 2011 would start with the host insisting: ‘OK, iPhones away, please. Yes, very clever – and Androids. All phones away.’

“Cheating has always been possible in pub quizzes. But while once the dishonest quizzer had to pop out to phone a friend, or wait for a text message reply, phones with fast internet access have taken cheating possibilities to a new level.”

  • Photo taken at Bekenscot Model Village.
  • One type of question which there wasn’t room for was the Blurred Cover. Below are four best-sellers. But what are their titles and authors?

Blurred books