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Darryl Morris Weekly – 19.02.21 – Lockdown Easing Surgery

Humans like things to be simple. We like clear winners and losers, beginnings, middles and ends, good guys and bad guys. We shun complexity – or ambiguity – in favour of simple explanations that make us feel like we understand the world. The handling of a public health crisis is

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In Conversation with… the BBC’s Chris Mason

I guest hosted an episode of the RadioToday Programme and wide reaching chat with Chris Mason - about radio, journalism, accents, Westminster, reporting on Brexit and that time he had to fill for three hours live on BBC One.

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 12.02.21 – Consequences

“Is this the start of the new order that we’ve been promised?” barked Eileen, calling from Liverpool with a well-worn theory; that somebody, somewhere is crafting a new world order and we’re all puppets in their game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get to the bottom of who they are – or

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 05.02.21 – Lessons

Coming up this weekend on talkRADIO...

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 29.01.21 – One Hundred Thousand

It’s hard to process the death of one hundred thousand people. In fact, it’s almost impossible. I have been staring at pictures of packed football stadiums and festival crowds, but nothing seems to capture the enormity of it.

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talkRADIO: Are We Suffering Optimism Bias?

What is Optimism Bias? And how is it affecting our response to the pandemic? Marie Helweg-Larsen - psychology professor at Dickinson College - joined me on talkRADIO to explain.

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 22.01.21 – Humans

This year’s live music events began to tumble this week, with Glastonbury officially cancelled and many others set to follow – likely wiping out most of 2021’s festival season. The problem for festivals isn’t just the gathering of crowds. The cost and logistical effort involved in getting the event ready,

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 15.01.21 – Brewing Storms

A quick thanks if you have signed up in the last week. We had an odd surge. I can only assume we have reached the point of lockdown where most of us have read the entire back catalogue of modern literature and watched every available minute of Netflix and have,

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 08.01.21 – The United States of WTF?

Just when we thought it was safe to turn off CNN, the world was glued to rolling US news again as pro-Trump protests descended into domestic terrorism and a storm on the Capitol Building. Still, it was nice to see the CNN hosts again.

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talkRADIO: Jordan North… In Conversation

2020 was the year of pandemic and protest - but it was also the year the nation fell in love with Radio 1 presenter Jordan North. Jordan joined for a long chat about his time on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, his love of radio and growing

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