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Australian Open Day 6

By on Jan 23, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

Day 6 of the first Grand Slam of the year has produced the biggest upset of the tournament so far.     Four time champion Roger Federer was beaten in 4 sets by  world number 46 Andreas Seppi.   listen to ‘Seppi v Federer highlights on AO Radio’ on audioBoom     Second seed Federer put the shock result down to a bad day.   listen to ‘Roger Federer interview post-Seppi upset’ on audioBoom     There were no such problems for sixth seed Andy Murray who eased past Joao Sousa in straight sets.   Here’s more on @andy_murray 6-1 6-1 7-5 win against Portugal’s Joao Sousa at the #AusOpen – http://t.co/0Wt1bxbOh6 pic.twitter.com/XCB6t3SeFL — Sky Sports Tennis (@SkySportsTennis) January 23, 2015     Following his five set battle in the second round Rafa Nadal made quick work of world number 106 Dudi Sela, Nadal spoke about the mental...

The Lunchtime Playlist

By on Jan 23, 2015 in Current Affairs, Entertainment, News, Sport | 0 comments

Our daily catch-up of all the biggest news events, featuring the world’s best audio.     King Abdullah’s Death Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died at the age of 90. Sir William Patey, the former British ambassador to the country tells the Today programme the monarch was a modernist, but not a very fast one.   Japanese Hostage Crisis Islamic State’s deadline for Japan to pay a ransom for two hostages in Syria has passed. But Time magazine says the Japanese government has been unable to get hold of the militant group.   Adrian Chiles “Replaced With Immediate Effect By ITV The TV Presenter’s future at the channel is unclear after it was announced he’s being dropped as its football host. BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Pougatch is to take over.   Ashton Kutcher to be murder trial witness He’s expected to give evidence...

Australian Open Day 5

By on Jan 22, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

The first Grand Slam of the year has produced some excellent tennis in its first week. Looking ahead to the fifth day William Hill look ahead to the games with Dimitorv, Murray, Sharapova and Nadal:   listen to ‘Australian Open Daily Tennis Podcast: Day Five 22nd January’ on audioBoom   Serena Williams is the odds on favourite in the Women’s tournament after getting through her game with Russia’s Vera Zvonareva. After winning yesterday she compared her nerves in the first round to how she feels before a final:   listen to ‘First round jitters not an issue for Serena’ on audioBoom   Top seed Novak Djokovic gave his advice on how best to deal with the heat and injuries following his comfortable 6-0 6-1 6-4 win over Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov:   listen to ‘”Practice Professionalism” – Djokovic’ on audioBoom   Players having been...

#ToughGuyRomComs

By on Jan 22, 2015 in #Trending | 0 comments

There is nothing like a smushy romantic comedy. The only thing missing? Car chases, explosions and other non rom-com style thrills. No. Longer.   listen to ‘#ToughGuyRomComs’ on audioBoom   The rom-com is a well established film genre, but throw some muscle into the mix and you a brand new genre, full of protein packed potential. Will the #ToughGuyRomComs make it to a local cinema screen near you? We hope so.   Legally Blond Legally Bond #ToughGuyRomComs pic.twitter.com/beAY30oeGL — ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@tumour) January 22, 2015   The Godfather #ToughGuyRomComs – The Godfather of The Bride – Starring @SteveMartinToGo pic.twitter.com/FnpqeGS1Vc — Superman (@SupermanTweets) January 22, 2015   I Love You Phillip Morris I Love You Philip Mitchell @midnight #ToughGuyRomComs pic.twitter.com/P64JjCP2bt — Sean O Farrell (@sofarrsogud) January 22, 2015   The Devil Wears Prada...

#ExplainThe90sIn4Words

By on Jan 22, 2015 in Current Affairs, Entertainment, News | 0 comments

It’s 25 years since the 90s staggered onto the scene in a lumberjack shirt and floppy fringed haircut. Barging aside the greedy, smug 80s, the new decade brought multiculturalism, alternative media, grunge music and the internet. A lot happened. It’s difficult to explain. Thankfully, these days we have Twitter to do it for us.     This is #ExplainThe90sIn4Words 1990: Social media 90s style. #ExplainThe90sIn4Words We. Didn’t. Need. Internet. pic.twitter.com/zeeWMSKdPP — Radio Domeo (@DomeoLIVE) January 22, 2015   1991: Actually, the internet did exist, but on a 1991 laptop your battery would go flat halfway through a tweet. Laptops? More like craptops. #ExplainThe90sIn4Words pic.twitter.com/D3y4CVzBNi — Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) January 22, 2015   You could always play Tetris, though.   listen to ‘Tetris 2’ on audioBoom   1992: The year the shoe...

#NationalHugDay

By on Jan 21, 2015 in #Trending | 0 comments

Everyone likes a hug, right? Apparently not.   According to an article by Times.com, research psychologist Peggy Drexler does not, and she declared: “I am not alone.” She calls for an end to the “hugging arms race,” particularly at work. To her its “something that’s in the zeitgeist, but we really haven’t made any rules,”   listen to ‘#NationalHugDay’ on audioBoom Fortunately, Twitter completely disagrees. We’ve picked out some of the best #NationalHugDay tweets for you to get a case of cute aggression over:   Pandas Happy #NationalHugDay! pic.twitter.com/jYCLmEKXRR — Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) January 21, 2015   The Group Hug On your marks, get set, HUG! #NationalHugDay #GBBO #MelAndSueSandwich pic.twitter.com/COsdUWC4wt — BBC One (@BBCOne) January 21, 2015   Cats We hear it’s #NationalHugDay...

The National Television Awards 2015

By on Jan 21, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

The 20th annual National Television Award air tonight! Live TV pro Dermot O’Leary hosts the television awards voted for by the British public on ITV at 19:30. So expect #NTA2015 to be all over Twitter. There should be plenty of high drama tonight as programmes from daytime TV to late night dramas,  soap operas to factual programmes, all battle it out to win.  Eastenders is tipped for Best Serial Drama Performance but the big award to watch for Best Entertainment Presenter; for the past thirteen consecutive years has been awarded to Ant and Dec, can anyone end the reign of the Geordie double-act?   Our Audioboom reporter Jamie Wareham has looked at all the nominees ahead of tonight’s ceremony.   listen to ‘2015 National Television Award Nominations’ on audioBoom   How does Dermot O’Leary feel about hosting the ceremony for the sixth time?   listen...

Celebrity Big Brother: Week Three

By on Jan 21, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Day 16 in the Big Brother house and the housemates have started to settle into life at the Elstree compound. This week we have seen the celebrities dress up as scouts, Edwardian princes and Edwardian princesses. For a third week, viewers had to suffer Perez Hilton’s confusion at not being on the ‘Perez Hilton Show’ but being on Celebrity Big Brother. However, being in the Big Brother house means that you have to take part in the dreaded nominations and this week Perez Hilton, Nadia Sawhala, Alicia Douvall and Callum Best are up, but who do you want to leave on Friday? IT’S A DOOR. USE IT! #GetPerezOut #CBB pic.twitter.com/oqI5O0xohX — Christopher Tiainen (@CTiainen) January 21, 2015   It’s going to take until Friday for Alicia to understand the twist anyway so they might as well just evict her #CBB — Cian Michael Hughes (@CIANMH) January 20, 2015   This...