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Podcast: the end of traffic jams

July 15th 2016

In the past decade self-driving cars have gone from an engineer’s fantasy to a reliable technology. Once they are widely adopted – which could be by the middle of this century – our overcrowded, congested cities will look very different: carparks will be turned into parks, there will be no more traffic jams, and commuters will be able to live further away. In this podcast, Joel Budd and Matthew Sweet discuss what a driverless future might look like.

Why sons hold marriages together

Data suggest that couples who have sons are more likely to stay together than those who don't. In this podcast, Emily Bobrow discusses whether fathers find it harder to parent daughters and whether having sons makes women more likely to stay in unhappy marriages

Checking in to the Hotel Antarctica

The most forbidding corner of the world is now taking guests. In this podcast, our travel editor Sophy Roberts talks about what it was like to spend a week in Antarctica as a tourist, and explains why the continent is as much an idea as it is a place on the map