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Zoe Ball sits in

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 September 2013

Zoe welcomes the midweek by asking listeners what they're stuck in the middle of.

We celebrate workers whose career-appropriate names ensured there was no question as to their calling in life!

Zoe chats to sky-diving don, Ged Parker, ahead of this afternoon's Sky Dive High Five Challenge. She also finds out more about hair-loss, and deliberate hair-removal, from top trichologist Gary Heron.

And today's Pause for Thought is delivered by Sarah Joseph.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks All Day & All Of The Night

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 23

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Show Me The Wonder

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox Vienna

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia, 3

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Black Or White

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Love Is A Bourgeois Construct

    Electric, x2, 1

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Learning To Fly

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for David Essex

    David Essex Gonna Make You A Star

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Glenn Miller

    Glenn Miller Chatanooga Choo Choo

    HMV

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Holes

    (CD Single), Nettwerk Music Group, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles A Hazy Shade Of Winter

    Bangles Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Jump

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire My Promise

    (CD Single), Legacy, 1

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Jealousy

    Echoes, RCA, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Right Place, Right Time

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Shiny Happy People

    The Greatest Hits Of 1991 (Various), Telstar

  • Image for The Who

    The Who My Generation

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Next, Polydor

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum You're Not The Only One

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Sweet Little Mystery

    Wet Wet Wet - Greatest Hits & More, Precious Organisation

  • Image for Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle I Wanna Stay With You

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Wings

    Wings Listen To What The Man Said

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Gavin DeGraw

    Gavin DeGraw Best I Ever Had

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Tripping

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Patrick Juvet

    Patrick Juvet I Love America

    25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll 1979, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Sleepwalking

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Walking On Sunshine

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Avicii

    Avicii and Aloe Blacc Wake Me Up

    Now That's What I Call Music! 86 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for Everything but the Girl

    Everything but the Girl Missing (Remix)

    Passion (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Bill Withers

    Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr. Just The Two Of Us

    Bill Withers - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha Foot Of The Mountain

    (CD Single), Universal, 3

  • Pause for Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    Today is Google's 15th birthday.

    I spend huge amounts of time on the web, and search facilities are so important to me. My husband introduced me to the world of search when I was working on a research project. It was an extraordinary moment of discovery. The world opened up. As long as you could put in the right search term you could find out almost anything.

    And I love finding out things. My brain hosts a whole heap of random facts.

    Yet despite my enthusiasm I am not sure such easy access to information is always such a good thing.

    When you acquire knowledge there is a certain responsibility that comes with it.

    One must use it - otherwise one is no more than the proverbial donkey with books. The donkey carries books on his back, but as he does not do anything with the knowledge within them they are no more than a heavy burden.

    Knowledge must be used wisely-which means that one must be wise. In the past, given the slow and often arduous task of accumulating knowledge, wisdom was often learned alongside, or imparted to us by a mentor. Now however, we can find out what we like, when we like, in so many different ways, whether we have the emotional, intellectual or moral capacity to deal with that knowledge, or not.

    And perhaps easy knowledge, like easy money, is not fully appreciated. Do we value that which we have not striven and struggled for?

    The modern world has given us all extraordinary powers-powers that even an hundred years ago would have seemed God like: to fly, to travel faster than the speed of sound, to have instant access to information.


    Our challenge is to wield such powers with the goodness and dignity that the human spirit demands, and to remember as Jesus reminds, "To whom much has been given, much will be expected."

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