On iPM this week...
Say hello to the lovely Honey, the celebrity python who joined us in the studio. With honey's assihisssstance this week we featured
- "Mary", Mark Flett, Stephen March, and Paul Fuller told us about the stigma of unemployment.
- We took a second look at the great Thought for The Day debate with Anthony Grayling who's professor of Philosophy at the University of London, and the Reverend Alister McGrath, a former atheist who is professor of theology at King's College London
- Blog commenter Coppergatty asked how do you handle a python. Terry Jones politely declined to be handled so I got to know Honey a little better (and very charming she was too) in the company of her owner and reptile expert Mark Amey
Incidentally if you want to know how you do handle a python - step-by-step pictures are below:
The key thing apparently is not to let the snake loop around your neck. Naturally I'm going to say don't try this at home - talk to experts like Mark if you really must pick up 8ft-long snakes. And as a cautionary tale here's a bit of the Hazard Assessment form we had to fill in before being allowed to interview Honey. I'm particularly fond of the "trip hazard" tick.
Finally thanks also to our twitter friends who helped us try and find a python. Twitterer Aleta offered us her ball python but unfortunately he was in the US and our budget didn't extend to putting snakes on a plane.
Any more snake related puns welcome.