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Ryan Tubridy sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 October 2012

Sitting in for Chris Evans.

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Downtown

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Giants

    Life, Island

  • Image for Babybird

    Babybird You're Gorgeous

    This Year's Love (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Captain & Tennille

    Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together

    Captain & Tennille - Scrapbook, Spectrum

  • Image for Fat Larry's Band

    Fat Larry's Band Zoom

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Backtrack

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for Madness

    Madness It Must Be Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado I'm Like A Bird

    (CD Single), Skg, 1

  • Image for Harry Belafonte

    Harry Belafonte, Tony Scott's Orchestra & Chorus and Millard Thomas Banana Boat Song (Day-O)

    The Very Best Of Harry Belafonte, Music Club

  • Image for Train & Ashley Monroe

    Train & Ashley Monroe Bruises

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Lighthouse Family

    Lighthouse Family Lifted

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Incognito

    Incognito Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

    (CD Single), Talkin' Loud

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Do Right By Me

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard See My Baby Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Miss Chatelaine

    (CD Single), Sire

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield In The Middle Of Nowhere

    The Dusty Springfield Anthology, Mercury

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Leaving

    Elysium, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You See The Trouble With Me

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury, 2

  • Image for The Weather Girls

    The Weather Girls It's Raining Men

    Success, Cherry Pop, 13

  • Image for Rob Thomas

    Rob Thomas and Santana Smooth

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Can't Keep It In

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Beth Hart

    Beth Hart Baddest Blues

    (CD Single), Provogue

  • Image for Damien Rice

    Damien Rice Cannonball

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers When You Were Young

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart The Motown Song

    Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Promise

    (CD Single), Fascination, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    With Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue.

    We’re in the middle of Sukkot, the festival of Tabernacles, this week, when we Jews build temporary shelters- called a sukkah- with branches and leaves over the top but gaps so we can see the sky. We have our meals in them and recognise how temporary life is. Sukkot is a bit harvest festival- we bring fruit and flowers and distribute what’s brought to people who need help; it’s a bit about impermanence, being always on the move, never having a permanent home, reminding us we were wanderers in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. It reminds us of more modern history too- so many of our parents and grandparents came to this country and elsewhere seeking asylum, fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany or Tsarist Russia. So impermanence is something that we know all too well. But along with the joy in plenty and the recognition of life’s impermanence, there’s a third element- there’s a strange legend that we are able to invite in all the guests we want- including some called the ushpizin, the great heroes of the Bible, traditionally Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David, a different one for each night of the festival. I’ve always thought that this is one of the most powerful messages of Sukkot- in this temporary shelter, cold, often wet, very basic- we can invite the greatest of heroes of the past and anyone we want to from the present. Whoever you are, you can share your food with the grandest and most powerful. It’s the quality of your hospitality that counts, not the cost of the crockery and cutlery, or the grandeur of the food. So, for me, sukkot is about hospitality….. the warmest of welcomes, the opening of the sukkah to all, the celebration of plenty. But it’s also about recognising that not everyone has that plenty, so we’d better alleviate hunger where we can.


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