Podcasts – September 2014 edition

Almost 3 years ago I posted a list of the podcasts that I follow, so an update is long overdue.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I’ve promised to share my list with a few people, so the list is below. (Note: some of the feeds may be dormant/dead but I’ve not removed them from iTunes, just in case.)

If you have any recommendations, leave me a comment and remember to include the website’s URL. If you just want to import the list into iTunes (or your podcast listener of choice) then drop me an email and I’ll send you the OPML file.
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Bahrain Grand Prix weekend

Last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled (well, at first it was postponed, then reinstated, and then cancelled) due to the ongoing Bahraini uprising. The FIA have announced that this season’s Bahrain Grand Prix will take place as scheduled this coming weekend.

BBC News reports “Bahraini security forces have fired stun grenades at protesters outside a cultural exhibition in Manama”. The article also says:

On Wednesday, opposition supporters held a protest demanding Sunday’s Grand Prix also be called off, and calling for the immediate release of Mr Khawaja in Old Manama.
A Bahraini journalist, who asked not to be named for fear of arrest, told the BBC that there were chaotic scenes outside Bab al-Bahrain, which marks the entrance to the main souq.

It’s going to be an interesting weekend; hopefully the race will go off without incident but if people are willing to disrupt the Boat Race (which has far less worldwide coverage) then Formula One’s global presence is an obvious target.

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2011 season may start late

With the increasing turmoil in Bahrain, it looks like the first race of this year’s Formula One season could be called off. BBC reports that “this weekend’s GP2 Asia event at the Sakhir circuit has been cancelled after the unrest overnight, when police moved in to clear a protest camp in a square in the middle of the Bahrain capital Manama.”

[Virgin Racing team boss] “Booth said a decision on whether the test would go ahead would need taking by 25 February, when the freight is scheduled to be sent out, and one on the race a week later, at the beginning of March.”

If the decision is to skip Bahrain, then the F1 season will start two weeks later in Australia (March 25-27).

Singapore 2008 investigation

For the past week or so, I’ve been saying Piquet’s accusations that Renault told him to crash so his teammate would win were ridiculous, implausible and just the ramblings of a recently-fired driver. Well, apparently I was wrong – Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have left Renault just days before the FIA hear the case! Continue reading “Singapore 2008 investigation”