Daily Archives: July 24, 2015

The rousing spiritual from folk opera ‘Porgy and Bess’ has become one of the most recorded tunes of all time, says David Honigmann, with Miles Davis, Janis Joplin and Peter Gabriel among the artists who covered it. Credits: Columbia/Legacy, Mercury Records, Hallmark

 

On this episode of FT Alphachat, Shannon Bond and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson discuss the fallout for Gawker after a bad editorial decision; Lex’s Rob Armstrong guides listeners through the tech sector; and Kara Scannell and Matt Garrahan reflect on the Fifa scandals. Cardiff Garcia hosts.

 

Robert Shrimsley rounds up the best of the FT’s week in audio and video, including a look at corruption allegations in Brazil, what the removal of a financial regulator says about changing political priorities in Britain, dangerous spreadsheets and the mysterious disappearance of ugly people.

Plus, Michael Skapinker joins the show to explain why he thinks it no longer makes sense to own a car.