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Steve Wright and Britain's Best Road Trips

Steve Wright pops in ahead of his trip to Edinburgh Festival for his live show and Chris meets travel writer Mike MacEacheran who shares his road trip wisdom.

Steve Wright pops in ahead of his show live from the 70th Edinburgh Festival and Chris finds out whether he's taking Serious Jockin' with him! We meet travel writer Mike MacEacheran who shares his rock and roll road trip wisdom and hear about his adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Vassos is joined in the Sports Locker by Managing Director of the World Athletic Championships, Cherry Alexander. For today's Top Tenuous, we ask for your tenuous links to 'Steve Wright in the Morning' and Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski has the daily Pause For Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • The Mock Turtles

    Can You Dig It? (Remix)

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Bobby Bazini

    C'est La Vie

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal.
    • 001.
  • The Beat

    Ranking Full Stop

  • Tenpole Tudor

    Swords Of A Thousand Men

    • Teenage Kicks (Various Artists).
    • Polygram TV.
  • The Teardrop Explodes

    Reward

    • The Teardrop Explodes - Greatest Hits.
    • Mercury.
  • CeeLo Green

    Music To My Soul

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

    D.I.Y.

    • What Have We Become.
    • Virgin EMI.
    • 001.
  • Queen

    Fat Bottomed Girls

    • Queen - Greatest Hits.
    • Parlophone.
  • Rudimental

    Sun Comes Up (feat. James Arthur)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Tears for Fears

    Shout

    • Songs From The Big Chair: Deluxe Edition.
    • Mercury.
  • Benny Hill

    Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

    • Chegger's Choice (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Janet Kay

    Silly Games

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • The Script

    Rain

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Clean Bandit

    Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne‐Marie)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Madness

    House Of Fun

    • Madness - Divine Madness.
    • Virgin.
  • Elastica

    Connection

    • Crash! Indie Anthems 1982-2004 (Var).
    • BMG.
  • Toto

    Rosanna (Album Version)

    • Toto IV.
    • CBS.
  • The Killers

    The Man

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Texas

    Summer Son

    • Texas - The Greatest Hits.
    • Mercury.
  • Justin Timberlake

    Can't Stop The Feeling!

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Rozalla

    Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)

    • Rozalla - Everybody's Free.
    • Epic.
  • M People

    One Night In Heaven

    • The Best Of M People.
    • BMG.
  • Talking Heads

    Road To Nowhere

    • Now 1985 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Beth Ditto

    In & Out

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin EMI.
  • The Beatles

    Day Tripper

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 012.
  • Ocean Colour Scene

    The Riverboat Song

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
    • 3.
  • Midnight Oil

    Beds Are Burning

    • (Single).
    • Sprint Records.
  • Elkie Brooks

    Forgive And Forget

    • The Very Best Of.
    • A&M.
    • 10.
  • New Kids on the Block

    You Got It (The Right Stuff)

    • (CD Single).
    • CBS.
  • The Everly Brothers

    Wake Up Little Susie

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Rabbi of Golders Green Synagogue and CEO of University Jewish Chaplaincy.

On Monday, my wife and I and our three younger children will be off to the Alps on our annual jaunt.  We drive across France to spend a few weeks talking, walking and reading, interrupted by lots of sleeping.  It’s one of the highlights of the year and to be honest, it can’t come too soon.  Starting to pack up reminded of why I love walking in the mountains.

A few years ago, I met a very unusual man – Professor Avi Kluger – at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Although it was the first time we’d met, he asked if he could use me as a guinea pig for a technique he’d recently developed.  I was to choose a hobby – I went for mountain walking.  Then I had to describe how walking feels from my own perspective, from the standpoint of the hobby itself and finally from the viewpoint of an onlooker.  It was strange to pretend to be mountain walking itself and explain why I thought Harvey Belovski enjoyed spending time with me! 

Then I understood that Kluger was encouraging me to see that walking gives me something that was missing in my extremely hectic life: a sense of completeness – wholeness of body and mind.  Then he asked the killer question – how could I achieve that vital sense of wholeness during my regular workday?  I had a few suggestions – walking, cycling – but by now I was hooked and I’ve used this practice on other people.

I learned many things from Avi Kluger.  A short meeting can change your perspective on life.  Simple ideas are often the best ones.  It’s possible to introduce small changes to our daily routines that have a major impact.  Finally, we can be the architects of those changes ourselves, but we may need a hand to make them happen.

It’s an ancient Jewish idea that we hold the keys to our own development.  The biblical book of Proverbs mentions that ‘counsel in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of wisdom will draw it out’.  Each of has hidden depths which we can’t always access on our own.  But if we’re open to it, with the right assistance, we can unlock our potential and transform our own lives, even without visiting the Alps.

Broadcast

  • Thu 3 Aug 2017 06:30

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