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25/04/2009

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First broadcast:
Saturday 25 April 2009

Real life stories in which listeners talk about the issues that matter to them. Fi Glover is joined by performance artist Bobby Baker, with poetry from Kate Fox.

  • Studio Guest: Bobby Baker

    Studio Guest: Bobby Baker

    Bobby Baker inspires in fans and viewers of her art the kind of appreciation and respect that only ever comes from hitting the nail on the head and reflecting some element of universal truth. She takes on the domestic detail of life and makes us look at what the minutiae of it brings to us. Her art deals with feminism, the dark side of life, domesticity, the continual growing pains of life and how the mundane can be so very beautiful. Her diary drawings are currently on show at the Wellcome Trust in London in an exhibition entitled Mental Illness and Me.

    Bobby's exhibition at the Wellcome Collection
  • Bobby Baker's Website

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  • Poet: Kate Fox

    Poet: Kate Fox

    Kate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Kate's MySpace page
  • Poem: The Psychiatrist's Confession

    I'm here to give you a label,

    I'm here to give you a diagnosis,

    Putting you in a psychological category,

    It's just my little neurosis.

    Someone who analyses fires

    is a Pyrobrainiac,

    a person who loves records more than cuddles,

    you'd be a Decks maniac

    Liking Hardy not Laurel-

    Stanorexic,

    A hater of quiche-

    Flanorexic.



    Are you someone who has difficulty deciding which side of the cheek

    to present during social greetings?

    You're Kisslexic.

    Have urges to tread in drying concrete;

    Cementia.

    Get annoyed if climbing vines aren't neat;

    Wisteria.

  • poem cont'd

    Believe you need to get another dog to stop your first one feeling down?

    You're suffering Twopets syndrome,

    Glad never to leave one particular Lanashire town?

    That's Stockport syndrome.

    Yes, there's lots more personality disorders

    than were previously known.


    Going to Gregg's more than once a week?

    You might be Piecotic.

    Washing your car give you all the joy you seek?

    You're probably Auto erotic.

    Belgian accent and a curly, black tache?

    You must be Poirotnoid,

    Like visiting graveyards and churches and sometimes get the urge

    to dust pew rails and take church vows;

    AsVergers Syndrome,


    Your heart beats faster when you walk through a field of cows;

    Bullimia Nervosa

    Get a buzz from honey?

    You're a beedophile,

    Quantum physics and vegetarian cream cheese part of your style?

    That's Quarkolepsy

    Frankly couldn't give a damn?

    Rhett Butler syndrome.


    I'm here to give you a label,

    give you a diagnosis,

    putting you in a psychological category,

    is just my little neurosis.

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