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    • Ep. 11: The Very Thirsty Caterpillar with Phoebe Robinson (Bedtime Stories for Cynics)

    • By: Nick Offerman, Phoebe Robinson, Guy Branum
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    [Contains explicit content] Phoebe Robinson performs "The Thirsty Caterpillar," a modern-day tale of what happens when the desire for fame goes too far. Written by Guy Branum, this story features a larval creature desperate for internet attention and documents her exploits as she transforms into a social butterfly.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Election Notebook

    • By: Nick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Just after 10 o’clock on Thursday, 7th May 2015, Nick Robinson stared down the lens of camera five in the BBC’s Election Night Studio to explain to millions the significance of an exit poll that shocked the country and heralded an earthquake in British politics. That moment was a personal milestone for the BBC’s political editor, who had been discharged from hospital just hours earlier following weeks of treatment for cancer and the loss of his voice after surgery.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Nick Robinson's The Prime Ministers: The Complete Series 2

    • By: Nick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Nick Robinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The BBC’s Nick Robinson continues his fascinating and absorbing Radio 4 series featuring eight famous British Prime Ministers. This series explores how Prime Ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time. William Pitt the Younger, who became Prime Minister aged only 24 and held the post for almost 19 years in total. Earl Grey, who passed the Great Reform Act and abolished slavery in the British Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another efort.

    • By brian on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Nick Robinson's The Prime Ministers: The Complete Series 1

    • By: Nick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Nick Robinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This series explores how prime ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time and how they made the job what it is today. Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest-serving prime minister. Lord North, remembered as the prime minister who lost America. Sir Robert Peel, who put national interest before party. Lord Palmerston, who cultivated a cavalier image and dominated mid-Victorian politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An impressive look at history.

    • By brian on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Live from Downing Street

    • By: Nick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    The relationship between those who wield power and those whose job it is to tell us what they are doing has always been fraught with tension. Politicians now expect to be on camera and facing aggressive questions from the moment they open their front door to the moment they return home at night. Everything they say and do is instantly broadcast and dissected on 24-hour news channels, blogs, and Twitter. It was not always this way. Live from Downing Street takes us on an absorbing journey through the hard-fought battles for the right to tell the public about the decisions taken on their behalf.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent - very accessible and easy listening

    • By ManInTheHighFlat on 06-10-13

    Regular price: $24.78