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England's defeat by New Zealand, and Moyes moves to Spain

On this Tuesday's URN Sport Adam was joined by panelists Danny, Jack and Ben. They began with a chat about Andy Murray's losing start in the ATP World Tour Finals.

In rugby union, England were beaten 24-21 at Twickenham by New Zealand at the weekend. The boys discussed how the All Blacks' dominance was not reflected in the final scoreline. The defeat leaves England on a four-match losing run.

After Nico Rosberg's win in the Brazilian Grand Prix, the panel looked forward to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Finally, ex-Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes has made his managerial comeback after being appointed the new manager of Real Sociedad. The boys discussed whether the move is right for the Scot.

For more discussion of national and international sport, tune in to next Tuesday's URN Sport from 6pm.

Superhero Films, Doctor Who, and Advertising: The Popular Table - 09/11/2014

Hello! The podcast for this week's show (09/11/2014) is finally up.

In the first part of the show, Emma, Dawn, and David discuss their favourite comedy films and ask 'are superhero films damaging the movie industry?'

In the second part, our jolly gang of misfits give a brief overview of Doctor Who, series 8. Is it worth the watch?

In the third and final part of the show, the crew look at the recent John Lewis Christmas video, and see how it compares to other forms of advertising.

Do you agree with what we have to say? Let us know at facebook.com/thepopulartableurn1350, or twitter.com/populartable

Clips used in this show are from Marvel's Age of Ultron teaser, Doctor Who, and Orange is the New Black.

Music is by Perfume Genius, Lily Allen, and Ed Sheeran.

See you next week!

F1 boycott, ATP World Tour Finals preview, and the Manchester derby

On this week's URN Sport Simon was joined by Nick, Adam and Joe to discuss the latest events in the world of sport.

They began by covering the US Grand Prix. After the race Lewis Hamilton said he had outsmarted his teammate and Championship title challenger Nico Rosberg.

Some of the teams had threatened to boycott the race in Austin because of the financial crisis in the sport, and an inequitable split in the sport's revenues...

Andy Murray's qualification for the ATP World Tour Finals was also on the agenda, and Simon asked the lads what they made of his chances.

Finally, the panel looked back on Manchester City's 1-0 win over United on Sunday.

For more discussion of national and international sport, tune into URN Sport next Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Breaking: NUS withdraws support for Student Fees Demonstration

It was revealed this afternoon that the National Union of Students is withdrawing its support for the Free Education Demonstration that was due to take place on the 19th November in London. The reason given for the withdrawal was that there have been health, safety and legal concerns raised with the event. The University of Nottingham Student's Union has also announced in a statement available on their website (http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/news/article/6001/Free-Education-Demonstr...) that they will be following suit, and that therefore the transport which they had been planning to lay on for students attending the demonstration will no longer be available.

We spoke to your Environmental and Social Justice Officer, Emily Holmes who explained why the situation had arisen, and why our SU had to follow the lead of the NUS:

Meanwhile, your Monday Pulse team offered their thoughts on the issue:

In addition to the breaking news of the withdrawal of support, we spoke to Harry Copson about the news that nominations to become an NUS delegate have opened, whilst he also clarified what the NUS is and how the SU is affected by their decisions:

The team in the studio then offered their opinion the NUS:

Irish Comedy, YA Literature, 'Art' Vs. the Mainstream, And Music Videos: The Popular Table - 02/11/2014

Hello! Here is the podcast for this week's Popular Table (02/11/14), broken into three segments.

In part 1, we discuss our favourite Halloween films, and give a brief overwiew of Irish comedy:

This then brings us into part 2, a discussion about why some forms of entertainment are perceived as more "legitimate" than others. We also discuss Ruth Graham's comments on YA fiction:

And in the final part of this week's show, we look at sexual expression in modern music videos - while weighing out the pros and cons of such representation:

Do you agree with our thoughts? Let us know at twitter.com/populartable, or facebook.com/thepopulartableurn1350

Clips used in this show are from Goosebumps, Father Ted, the Republic of Telly, Dylan Moran's 'Like Totally', The Fault in Our Stars trailer, and the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser.

Music is by Foo Fighters, Bastille, and Lorde.