June 23rd, 2016
Episode 756 of 1091 episodes
Parts of Paris see one riot police officer per square metre as protests against President Hollande's labour reforms intensify. We speak to Jacques Reland from the Global Policy Institute. Hong Kong's leading airline, Cathay Pacific, is refusing to carry the key ingredient of shark fin soup on its planes. We look at the cultural importance Vs the environmental concerns around the food. We go to Washington State - to meet a legitimate drug baron, cashing in on the spreading legalisation of marijuana for some uses in the US. Finally, how would you feel if cash was abolished in your country? The BBC's Susannah Streeter reports on a cashless society.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.