About the
Why Curve

Roger and Phil spent most of their lives oblivious to each other. Then, in early 2022 they met at a coffee shop in Guildford and hatched a plan for an exciting new weekly podcast that would delve into topical issues in a lively, intelligent and entertaining way. 

Roger Hearing is a seasoned journalist, with many years at the BBC World Service, where he's still called on to host shows like Business Matters. He's also had a recent stint at Bloomberg, as co-host of the London-based Daybreak Europe.

Phil Dobbie has a mix of business, radio and podcasting experience. He has hosted a variety of music and talk shifts on commercial and public stations in the UK and in Australia. Now, he's a prolific podcaster. Alongside The Why Curve he hosts The NAB Morning Call, a daily finance podcast for Australian audiences, and Debunking Economics with Steve Keen.

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Social Media For Young People - Moral Menace Or Moral Panic?
May 16, 2024x
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Social Media For Young People - Moral Menace Or Moral Panic?

With almost everyone under 30 on TikTok or Instagram, and claims of rampant bullying, sexploitation and pornography - is there any way to protect young people from the harmful effects? The social media giants wring their hands but do nothing. Governments launch inquiries and claim they’re doing some...

Small Boats Leading To Small Votes? - UK Politics In 2024
May 09, 2024x
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Small Boats Leading To Small Votes? - UK Politics In 2024

As the smoke clears from the low-turnout council elections, what have we learnt about the prospects for the upcoming general election? Are the Tories heading for oblivion, or (as Rishi believes) a hung parliament? Is Labour damaged by the Gaza war, or by its own overcautious attitude? Can Reform be ...

Migration - What's Driving The Small Boat Journey?
May 02, 2024x
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39:0753.89 MB

Migration - What's Driving The Small Boat Journey?

Why do they do it - people willing to crowd into small boats, put their lives at risk and pay thousands of pounds to cross the Channel? There's no sign threats of deportation to Rwanda will make any difference to their efforts to reach the UK. Phil and Roger have been speaking to some...