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27/01/2010

Duration:
2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 January 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's been using the wrong word for something!

Mickey Lamb from Manchester announced on a real Megaphone that he can run a full six miles in under 53 minutes.

Today's Mystery Guest was Mike Forster, Organiser of The World Worm Charming Championships.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack

    Ray Charles - The Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Pilot

    Pilot Magic

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for U2

    U2 Mysterious Ways

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • MOIRA'S GOLDEN OLDIE

    • Image for The Crickets

      The Crickets Don't Ever Change

      Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for The Rembrandts

    The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You

    The Love Songs Album (Various), Universal

  • Image for John Oates

    John Oates and Daryl Hall Maneater

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat, BMG

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Superman Tonight

    The Circle

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Mama Do

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band and Bob Seger Hollywood Nights

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Ain't That A Kick In The Head

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blame It On The Girls

    (CD Single)

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • GOBSMACKER #1

    • Image for Deacon Blue

      Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid

      The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • GOBSMACKER #2

    • Image for Wah!

      Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

      (CD Single), When!

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Stay With Me

    Glam Crazee - Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Wisemen

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Roll With It

    25 Years Of No.1 Hits (Various), Connoisseur

  • Image for Ocean Colour Scene

    Ocean Colour Scene Magic Carpet Days

    (CD Single)

  • If You Find Someone Willing To Whack Your Weeds, That's The Person Most Likely To Give You Roses

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's been using the wrong word for something for years

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Barry Jones from the West Midlands who retired after forty-eight years

    Eleanor Wood from Berkshire who's Year Five class embarked on their first residential trip

    Rob Burns from Chorley who turned sixty-five

    Harry Jones from York who didn't go to his rugby try-outs

    Maddie Lowe from Oxted who took her coin collection in to show her teacher

    Dottie from East Yorkshire who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Mark Bent and his colleague Mike who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Mike Forster who is the organiser of the World Worm Charming Championships

    Cath Blackler from Worcester who picked today's Gobsmackers

    Reverend Ruth Scott who helped us Pause For Thought

    Denis Bridlegate from Southampton who said "Heeello"

    Mark Davies from Pontypridd who said "Howdy Doody"

    Janet Turner from Preston who said "Herrroooo"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Ruth Scott, an Anglican Vicar in Richmond

    Chris, I need your assistance this morning. I want you to memorise all the black things in this studio. Don’t say what they are yet. Just make a mental note of them. Now close your eyes. Without opening them, tell me everything in the room that’s…yellow. If you’re like everyone else who’s done this before you, you’ll have been so focussed on finding and remembering the black things I called to your attention, you won’t have noticed or registered the yellow items, even though they exist. This simple exercise illustrates something important about human perception.

    From the moment we’re born key people and experiences focus our attention in a particular direction. Our picture of the world is shaped by those influences, and though there are other ways of seeing and behaving, believing and learning, we may not notice them because we’ve been taught to register some things rather than others. Sometimes when people argue about the nature of reality, they’re just registering different bits of it. If our experience is limited, and we always stick with people who see the world as we do, then our blindness can go unrecognised or remain unchallenged. How many conflicts are caused by people looking at a problem from only one angle, believing they have the whole picture and becoming entrenched in that position. Not helpful! That’s why I’m glad of wise companions throughout my own life who’ve constantly encouraged me to test out my perceptions in ever wider and often unfamiliar contexts. Does my viewpoint on faith, for example, still hold true when I look at it through the lenses of other faiths or the insights of science or psychology? I’ve noticed that some of the most life-giving, albeit uncomfortable questions I’ve been asked have come from people who don’t share the same outlook as me. It seems that to be people of vision, Chris, the crucial thing is to be open first to the fact we have plenty of blind-spots.

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