Secrets of the Princess Diana tapes
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Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles looked like a fairytale - but she would go on to describe it as the worst day of her life.
She made that confession in interviews recorded with a friend for Andrew Morton’s famous biography Diana: Her True Story.
Extracts of those tapes were released after her death - but it would be another 20 years before Morton was persuaded to release fuller extracts for a documentary, and another three years before The Crown: Season 4 really brought that film, Diana: In Her Own Words, to viewers’ attention.
Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by filmmaker Tom Jennings to discuss what Diana had to say, and how Tom came to retell her story.
Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle
Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle
Jeanette Songolo
Podcast 63 – Meghan and Harry post ideas for Acts of Compassion for IWD 2021
Over the past weekend some changes were made to Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation website. Meghan and Harry are also using their website to promote International Women’s Day that will take place on March 8th. This is not the first year that Meghan either as a working or non-working Royal has celebrated International Women’s Day. International Women’s day dates back to the early 1900’s with the early focus being on obtaining rights for women to votes. The United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day in the International Women's Year, 1975. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace. *Every year has a theme and for 2021 the theme is Choose To Challenge.* Meghan and Harry’s approach on their website is somewhat different. Continuing their theme of Compassion in Action, the couple are encouraging their followers  in the month of March to unleash a groundswell of real acts of compassion for the women in our lives and in our communities. **  To make things easy, Meghan and Harry have included links to various non-profits on their website and you can click these to learn more about some of the domestic and international organizations that are active in advocating for women and children, and you can also make donations or shop from the websites of the various charities.  What we are learning is that Harry and Meghan are back on a roll. When they were working Royals, they used their Sussex Royal Instagram account to raise awareness to causes and charities that many of us hadn’t heard of.  It seems that Meghan and Harry as non-working Royals are relaunching this initiative, but using their Archewell Foundation website as the means to get their messages out. *Those of you listening from America and Canada, don’t forget to set your TV pre-recorders for the CBS Interview between Oprah, Meghan and Harry. * *Keep looking out for future podcasts on all things Meghan, Harry and Archie and checking my blog at  ***
5 min
Everything Under The Sun
Everything Under The Sun
Molly Oldfield
Why do hamsters eat their own poo? With Kim Hillyard Why is my poo stinky? How do you make electricity out of poo?
In this week's show we answer three questions from Matilda & Tabitha, Cleo and Magnus with help from special guest expert the picture book writer and illustrator Kim Hillyard.  Kim has written two picture books, one about a brave and strong fly called Mabel who decides to climb a mountain and the other about a hamster called Ned, which is a story about kindness.  Kim tells us about hamsters and their different kinds of poo and why they eat one kind usually at night!  We have a competition to win a copy of Mabel and the Mountain and Ned: The Great Garden Race: a story about kindness. So listen to the podcast to find out how to enter!  Our next question is from Cleo in Australia, we find out why poo is stinky, as well as how to make it LESS stinky by eating healthy food and doing exercise.  Finally we find out how to turn poo into power! We talk about dairy farms that use manure to make biogas which is then turned into electricity to power local towns as well as how to use dehydrated poo to make power. Very useful!  Have a lovely week everyone and thank you for listening, sending in questions and sharing the podcast with all your friends!  Social media: Instagram: @everythingunderthesunpod Twitter: @everythinguts Facebook: @everythingunderthesunbyMollyOldfield Website: Find out how to submit an answer on our website. More about Kim’s books: Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.  This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House.  With thanks to Ash Gardner, Tyler Simmons Dale, Ladybird Books, Audio Networks.    See for privacy and opt-out information.
15 min
Case Notes
Case Notes
Classic FM
Episode 6: The mystery of Mozart’s Requiem
In 1791 a masked figure knocked at Mozart’s door. He wanted to commission a piece from the great composer – a mass for the dead. There was one condition, Mozart could never know who his client was. Mozart agreed and started work on the piece. But he soon became ill – had he been poisoned? Mozart began to fear he was writing the music for his own funeral. He died before he could finish the piece. Who was the mysterious stranger? And what’s the real story behind Mozart’s Requiem?   Original music was written by Thomas Hewitt Jones (@thewittjones). Tim Lihoreau can be found on Twitter (@TimLihoreau) and the Classic FM team can be found @ClassicFM. You can get in touch about the show at and find out more about this episode at The recordings featured in this episode are: Mozart: Requiem Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone); Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor/René Jacobs   Mozart: The Queen of the Night's aria from The Magic Flute Sabine Devieilhe, Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon   Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Symphony in G major 'La festa de la Pace 1791' II. Poco Adagio London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert   Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25, III. Allegretto  Piotr Anderszewski, Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Mozart: Music from The Marriage of Figaro  Fanie Antonelou (Susanna), Christian van Horn (Figaro); MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis   Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester/René Jacobs    Salieri: Sinfonia in D major, 'La Veneziana' III. Presto; La locandiera III. Presto London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert
42 min
GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast
GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast
Would You Say That to a Russian's Face? Winter Cup Review
WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. WINTER CUP * It happened. We gush about Jordan Chiles' 57 (57!) in the all-around to win, Shilese Jones, Sunisa Lee's new bars routine and all her Sanne variations, and of course the triumphant return of Laurie Hernandez—now starring positive coaching. * Top moments including Konnor McClain and Skye Blakely bringing 2005 realness to beam, the Riley McCusker and Jade Carey secret handshake, and how Jade might be kind of good at bars now. * Kensley joins us to talk about the men: who won, the special Shane Wiskus and Stephen Nedoroscik opportunities for comedy, and [deep breath] the DRA-HA-MA going on regarding who makes national team and gets funding GYMTERNET NEWS * Yeah, we talk about that other news story that happened. THE POSTS * Week 8 Rankings & NQS Update March 1, 2021 * Winter Cup Sunday Live Blog – February 28, 2021 February 28, 2021 * Saturday Live Blog – February 27, 2021 February 27, 2021 * Friday Live Blog – February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021 * Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Week 7 February 23, 2021 * Top Scores of Week 7 February 23, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD * Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. * Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup * Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup * Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games * Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair * Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. * We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES * Winter Cup Preview: NOW with Women * Beam Celery * Gym Nerd School 102: College Gymnastics * Kyla 'The Boss' Ross Interview * The Gympocalypse
1 hr 51 min
Lady Derby of Knowsley Hall
Episode Description: On the newest episode of Duchess, our hosts travels to meet the lovely Lady Derby of the beautiful Knowsley Hall. Lady Derby speaks to The Duchess about the unbelievably impressive Stanley family lineage, Lady Derby explains some of the challenges she encountered when first arriving on the steps of Knowsley Hall, the ladies discuss the estates astounding connection to Shakespeare, we are given insight into the equestrian pedigree of Lady Derby and the Stanley, and we hear first hand accounts of the what it’s like to run an estate during a pandemic.  Have you ever watched Bridgerton, The Crown or Downton Abbey and wondered what it's really like to be a Duchess? If so, this is the podcast for you. Top Quotes: “That was the most difficult thing during the lockdown. Everyone had to isolate. It was actually very lonely.” - Lady Derby  “It’s hard to describe a stately home life without realising it is very co-dependent.” - Lady Derby  “Having people in the home brings life to the house.” - Lady Derby “I have been totally reliant on the community I work with to find my way.” - Lady Derby “What these homes are really about is the community.” - The Duchess of Rutland About the Guest: Lady Derby, born Caroline Emma Neville, grew up in the stately home Audley End of the historic House of Neville. She studied History and History of Art in London City University before working as Assistant Surveyor to the Queen’s Pictures. She met her husband Edward Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby, in 1994. The couple would marry and have three children.  Knowsley Hall was built in the 1500s and has housed the Stanely’s for 500 years.  The Stanley’s are one of the most illustrious families in British history, with famous knights, prime ministers, and politicians all hailing lineage. The Derby race was named after them, as is The Stanley Cup in hockey. Now visitors flock to Knowsley Hall all year round to enjoy its many works of art, events and safari park.  About the Host: Emma Rutland, The Duchess of Rutland, did not always stride the halls of stately homes. Born Emma Watkins, the Duchess grew up the daughter of a Quaker farmer, in the Welsh marsh countryside. She trained as an opera singer in the Guildhall School of Music, and worked as a successful interior designer before meeting her future husband David Manners, the 11th Duke of Rutland, at a dinner party. Their marriage in 1992 would transform Emma Watkins into the 11th Duchess of Rutland, thrusting her into the world of aristocracy, and handing her the responsibility of one of the nation's great treasures: Belvoir Castle. While simultaneously running the day to day operations of the castle, and raising five children, The Duchess became fascinated with the history and importance of the other stately homes of the UK. Join The Duchess as she embarks on a wonderful journey through time, to learn more about the incredible homes that have defined Great Britain and, most importantly, meet the other extraordinary women who work tirelessly behind their doors to preserve their history and magic for future generations.  Resources: ( ( ( (
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