1. A fascinating package from the Sunday morning “ideas” slot on National Radio to mark “the international year of the cooperative”, for so it apparently is. Jeremy Rose talks to one of the people behind the remarkable Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, and Chris Laidlaw talks to an academic involved with New Zealand’s mammoth cooperative, Fonterra. More interesting than I’ve made it sound.
2. 30 Rock has returned for a sixth season. It might have lost some of its early, extraordinary brilliance, but it’s still miles better than most of the dross. It’s on Four, but it’s not for some reason on demand. So watch this instead:
3. In the matter – quite literally – of the Higgs boson, I recommend this video by the Guardian’s Ian Sample, in which he explains the universe with a bag of sugar, ping pong balls, and a couple of loyal canteen trays.
4. This is a promo. But how could you not be excited by the prospect? It will be online only, it seems.
5. Click here for Lawrence Arabia and friends on Jim Mora on Friday afternoon, playing bits from the new album The Sparrow. Mora mentioned something about Shakespeare, but it’s all Catullus inspired, surely.