Emma Thompson, the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and SpaceX
In episode 19, we talk about acting and screenwriting, the corruption of the Soviet Union and the innovation of SpaceX. In discussing the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, we talk about Bill Browder and The Magnitsky Act, legislation that would authorise governments to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering Western countries. Our three figures are Emma Thompson, that over 100 Russian diplomats were expelled from 27 countries following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal and the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
The Bodyguard (2018)
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (2018)
Death in Ice Valley, BBC World Service
The Daily: The spy who provoked Putin, presented by Michael Barbaro
The Daily: The High School Assault presented by Michael Barbaro
The Week Unwrapped: Daylight saving, DNA patenting and Fortnite addiction
Figure 1: Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson Interview
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Figure 2: Over 100 Russian diplomats were expelled from 27 countries following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal
Who poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal? - BBC Newsnight
The Poisoning of Sergei & Yulia Skripal | The Russia Desk | NowThis World
Red Notice: How I became Putin’s number 1 enemy by Bill Browder (2015)
Rat poison, Prezzo and the Russian model: odd Salisbury subplot begins to unravel
Figure 3: The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket
Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX
Gwynne Shotwell: SpaceX’s plan to fly you around the world in 30 minutes
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