Emma Thompson, the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and SpaceX

Sep 26, 2018, 05:00 AM

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)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06crngy

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (2018)

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Lethal-White-Audiobook/B07FDJ96MH

Death in Ice Valley, BBC World Service

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/death-in-ice-valley/id1357695290?mt=2

The Daily: The spy who provoked Putin, presented by Michael Barbaro

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-daily/id1200361736?mt=2

The Daily: The High School Assault presented by Michael Barbaro

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-daily/id1200361736?mt=2

The Week Unwrapped: Daylight saving, DNA patenting and Fortnite addiction

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-week-unwrapped-with-olly-mann/id1185494669?mt=2

Figure 1: Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000668/

Emma Thompson Interview

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/emma-thompson-strcbz9d5hw

Emma Thompson: ‘Dieting screwed up my metabolism. I regret ever going on one', Michael Segalov

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/25/emma-thompson-dieting-screwed-up-my-metabolism-i-regret-ever-going-on-one-

The true story behind The Children Act: ‘I gave him life. Why did he throw it away?’, Alan Ward

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-gave-him-life-why-did-he-throw-it-away-the-true-story-behind-the-children-act-h30fsvghb

Emma Thompson Drew on Real-Life Heartbreak to Nail That Love Actually Affair Scene, Megan McClusky

http://time.com/5179488/emma-thompson-love-actually-cheating-scene/

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABLMWrpIn8A

The Poisoning of Sergei & Yulia Skripal | The Russia Desk | NowThis World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz09tu-TGq0

Red Notice: How I became Putin’s number 1 enemy by Bill Browder (2015)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Notice-Became-Putins-Enemy/dp/0593072952

Rat poison, Prezzo and the Russian model: odd Salisbury subplot begins to unravel

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/19/salisburys-saga-the-spy-the-supermodel-the-strychnine-and-thats-just-the-sub-plot

Figure 3: The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX

https://www.ted.com/talks/elonmuskthemindbehindteslaspacex_solarcity

Gwynne Shotwell: SpaceX’s plan to fly you around the world in 30 minutes

https://www.ted.com/talks/gwynneshotwellspacexsplantoflyyouacrosstheglobein30_minutes

What is the environmental impact of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch?

https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/what-is-the-environmental-impact-of-the-spacex-falcon-heavy-launch/

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