Watching Brief - July - SoupCast

Welcome to Watching Brief. A monthly show available via podcast and as topical segments via YouTube. As the name implies, each month my co-host Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) and I cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what we find.


Link of the Month: ‘Google Maps’ of Ancient Roman World:




02:59 – Updates and Breaking News:

Egypt asks Interpol to recover Tutankhamun statue sold by Christie's:

Usher Gallery plans could see 30,000 works of art moved out of Lincolnshire:

Nicky Morgan appointed DCMS Secretary of State:

14: 59 - British Museum trustee resigns over BP sponsorship and repatriation:

British Museum staff express support for trustee who resigned:

33:40 - Archaeologists discover ancient mosaic with wonderful message:

Facebook Conversation:

Blog Post - On a new Late Roman floor mosaic from Antioch:


41:13 - ‘Roman Biro’ - Complete with joke - found at London building site:

53:12 - Mystery of Chedworth’s 1,800-year-old Roman glass shard solved:

Archaeology student finds exceptionally rare fragment from Roman bottle:


01:07:00 – Muppet of the Month:

Federal Conservative candidate gives boyfriend human skull for birthday:

01:17:00 – Media Picks: Moon Landing Live:

The Dish (2000):

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