wow, I would -love- to try riding this, very curious what it would feel like.
Good exposition of the 2008 financial meltdown that resulted in the global economic crisis. Interesting to expose all the linkages between key players in the events preceding the crisis; also interesting to note the role some influential academics played in this story and how they need to be much more clear about their relationships with interested parties when offering opinion.
Fascinating account of the attempts on K2 in August 2008. Tragically, the main summit attempt went horribly wrong and there were many deaths. As well as recounting the events, Bowley gives a lot of colour to the personalities and the motivations of those in this most extreme sport.
Not satisfied with being part of everyone's favourite comedy troupe (Monty Python), Michael Palin decided to be everybody's favourite travel companion. This was the first in his entirely excellent series of travel documentaries; he's an entirely natural traveller, having an easy-going, friendly, inquisitive demeanour and his adventures are a joy to watch.
Bill Bailey is one of the most intelligent British comics (and they're mostly a smart bunch!) - he's got a great sense of mischief and an incredibly unconstrained imagination; he's also a talented musician. Some of his best stuff is musical - I really like his Richard Clayderman style variant of Three Blind Mice (check it out on Grooveshark)...