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Casting News, Ghostbusters, Superhero TV, Video Killed the Board Game Star, Dystopias: The Popular Table - 06/02/2015

Hello, and welcome to the podcast for the Popular Table 06/02/2015.

To make up for last Sunday's non-cast, we've re-recorded the material from that show for you to enjoy.

In part 1, Ibi, Emma, and David discuss the latest in casting news, and the recently announced female-led Ghostbusters reboot:

Part 2 involves our gang discussing the surge in superhero television, and video games vs. board games:

In the final part of this week's show, as a response to his previous segment, Ibi looks at the dystopian potential of superheroes:

And that's that! Previous shows can be heard at

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Clips and music used in this show are from Ghostbusters, the SNL skit "Soap Opera Reunion" (, The Flash, Agent Carter, a 1970s television commercial for the Atari 2600, and Watchmen (2009).

Thank you all very much for listening, see you Sunday at four!

Super Bowl review, Pearce sacked and relegation predictions

Simon was joined by Elliott, Nick and Joe this week to discuss the latest goings-on in the world of sport.

They kicked off by talking about the Super Bowl and its appeal (or lack of) to the European market.

The panel moved on to discuss Andy Murray's defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open, and Serena Williams's women's title win.

Following Sunday's news of Nottingham Forest sacking Stuart Pearce and bringing in Dougie Freedman as manager, the boys discussed Forest's string of unsuccessful managerial appointments and what the future holds for Pearce.

On the theme of managerial departures, Harry Redknapp's resignation from QPR was also up for debate.

Finally, as per tradition Simon asked the panel for their Premier League relegation predictions.

For more sports chat tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

National Voter Registration Day: Are You Registered to Vote?

posted 06.02.15 at 11:25am by The Pulse



Thursday was National Voter Registration Day, with people all around the country being encouraged to ensure they are registered to vote for this May's general election. Hannah went around campus, speaking to SU President Harry Copson and Ben Malone from the Politics Society, about why you should register, whilst also going around campus to see how many of you are registered to vote.

The team in the studio then discussed whether they had registered to vote, and whether in the light of possible fines for those who do not register if registration or even voting itself should be compulsory.

This is just a taster for what The Pulse gets up to every day on between 5 and 6. For more information make sure you check out our Facebook page and our Twitter Account. Tune into the Pulse every day for more of the news that matters to you!

INDIANA Live in Mooch (Session/Interview)

posted 06.02.15 at 1:22am by Web Team

On Monday 2nd February, URN hosted Indiana down at our Students' Union for an exclusive session in Mooch, on the day of her debut album launch. She played five INCREDIBLE songs and now, we're giving you the opportunity to listen to them as much as you want! We think you'll all agree, she is an incredible talent with a phenomenal voice, and the stripped-back session we recorded from the event, we feel, reflects this perfectly! Her album, No Romeo is out now and can be bought from the link at the bottom of the blog!

This session was replayed on URN's very own Under The Radar on Thursday (5th Feb) - make sure you tune in for all the very best in local and university-wide musical talent!

Take a listen to Blind As I Am recorded live in session:

Take a listen to Heart On Fire recorded live in session:

Take a listen to Erase recorded live in session:

Take a listen to Only The Lonely recorded live in session:

Take a listen to Solo Dancing recorded live in session:

Update: Studio Error and This Week's Show

posted 01.02.15 at 6:35pm by The Popular Table

Bad news: due to an unexpected error in the studio our show didn't air today. This is unfortunate, and we are really sorry about it. On the plus side, however, we hope to rerecord this week's material to be available as a podcast later in the week, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you're craving your weekly fix, you can listen to previous shows at

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Kind regards,

URN's top pop culture team.