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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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By Darryl Morris

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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By Darryl Morris

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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By Darryl Morris

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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By Darryl Morris

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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By Darryl Morris

talkRADIO: Amanda Prowse and Josh Hartley on Mental Health and Depression

Author Amanda Prowse and son Josh Hartley joined me on talkRADIO to talk about their new book – The Boy Between – in which they chart Josh’s experience with depression and how Amanda stepped in to help. It’s a story of a mother’s love, but it also takes on some

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By Darryl Morris

Darryl Morris Weekly – 18.12.20 – Freedoms. Again.

We ask ourselves a lot of questions when we’re putting the show together. Should we talk about this? Is this helpful? Is it responsible? Does it make good radio? Is it interesting? Does anybody care? This weekend, we’ve asked ourselves a new one. Do we talk about this too much? This week, the issue

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By Darryl Morris

Darryl Morris Weekly – 27.11.20 – Oh Tier, What a Mess

Imagine my excitement today, at finding something new in a story that’s becoming exhaustingly repetitive. I haven’t seen a single newspaper headline, tweet or Facebook status using the pun ‘Oh Tier, What a Mess’. The only thing more tiresome than the COVID measures themselves are the puns. If my single

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By Darryl Morris

Column: Table For Juan

Eating alone has had some bad PR. For decades, centuries, it has been regarded as a symbol of failure. People have sniggered and sneered, mocked and maligned. Popular culture is littered with characters whose desperation, loneliness or unpopularity has been portrayed through scenes of them eating alone. The idea that

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By Darryl Morris

talkRADIO: Patrick Hutchinson – Everybody Versus Racism

In the summer of 2020, in the heat of the Black Lives Matter protests, an image of Patrick Hutchinson made the world stop and pay attention.

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By Darryl Morris