The World According to Bob

Bob MacLaren – writer, comedian, and host of the Discovery Channel’s wacky travel show, Bob’s World – interviewed in the Star. “The idea was to take ourselves not just to the level of your standard travel programme, and to standard destinations, but to the mad places in the world where reality has been twisted out of shape a little bit.” Examples given include St Moritz and Monaco (“insultingly rich people who gather and play in ridiculous ways”), Las Vegas (“just a façade for a giant money-making extravaganza”) and Benidorm (“basically a geriatric theme park”). Bob’s World was originally screened in the UK and has recently gone global.


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You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

In an entertainingly self-deprecating essay for Oxford University’s independent student newspaper Cherwell, Ben Jureidini apologies to the ghost of New Zealand short story master Katharine Mansfield for almost submitting a terribly…