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Darryl Morris Weekly – 16.04.21 – Passions

I remember it like it was yesterday. Can’t vote but still care. It was my first ever headline in a newspaper. I was fourteen and my submission to the Bolton Evening News’ letters page was a call to arms for people to step up and vote in the 2005 general

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Darryl Morris Weekly – King Kenny – 09.04.21

Early April, 2020. The sun was beating down and the empty streets were filled with the smell of baked banana bread. Each breaking news alert came with a bolt of anxiety. The world held it’s breath as Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought for his life in a London hospital. The ping

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 02.04.21 – Caribbean Experience

A slightly shortened version this week, owing to the Easter weekend, but a bumper three shows for you on talkRADIO. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5am. What crime have you committed in a previous life to deserve that, I wonder? We will, of course, try to wrap our head around

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 26.03.21 – We Need to Talk About…

We need to talk about porn. Specifically, revenge porn. Again. This week, a study showed that cases of revenge porn have doubled over the last twelve months, with lockdown and social restrictions playing no small part. It is a hideous crime. It is the very worst of us. And as

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Column – The Piano

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I am in lockdown and I’m going to make the most of it. I missed the whimsical fun of the first one. The demands of my daily radio show and feeling like I had to take a PHD in epidemiology were

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 19.03.21 – A Look in the Mirror

It was one of those moments, like the moon landing, the death of Diana and when Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of selling stories about her. We’ll be able to tell our grandchildren exactly where we were when – a year ago on Tuesday and with a viral infection sweeping

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 12.05.21 – Listening Week

Sometimes, as we put the show together on a Friday morning, we can spend hours trawling through ideas for guests. Do they have the right story to tell? Will they be interesting, relevant and give us the insight we want? This morning, producer Issy and I were pondering who to

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 05.03.21 – 1%

“One big positive about the clap for carers has been the impact on kids,” said Andrew, calling my talkRADIO show one Friday morning after the nation had taken to their doorsteps, “my 8 year old has had his opinion of his mum, a nurse, transformed and it has reinforced the

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The Art of Small Talk

Hello. How are you? How did you get here? Via the A6? I love that road. How are you at small talk? That inconsequential chit chat in the street, the office, the supermarket or at the start of a party? As we take stock of the fall-out from the pandemic,

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Darryl Morris Weekly – 26.02.21 – Small Talk

I am at Tesco, minding my own business and studying the courgettes. “Darryl!” cries a voice at the other end of the aisle. Oh, sh*t. Somebody I know. Somebody I know who wants to have a conversation. Somebody I know who wants to have a conversation through masks, two meters

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