Jay's Jammy [Radio Scotland]

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01Lucky Numbers, Odds And Traditions2020122720201228 (RS)Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck.
Jay chats to Fred and Leslie Higgins from Aberdeen, who relive the life changing moment back in 2018 when they discovered they were the sole winners of the EuroMillions jackpot. Orcadian farmer Brian Omand recounts his amazement when one of his oldest cows gave birth to quadruplets - a one in 11 million chance. Edinburgh-based comedian Qin Wang informs Jay of the importance of lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture, and the more unusual lucky traditions surrounding Chinese New Year. Jay and author Kirstin Innes swap IVF stories and discover a surprisingly similar approach to luck throughout their pregnancies. Shetland comedian and storyteller Marjolein Robertson also tells a tale of bairns; the lucky 'Amos Bairns' of island folklore. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman enlightens Jay on the different traits of lucky people throughout and sheds light on what we can do to become luckier people ourselves. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms from lucky numbers to traditions.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.

Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck.
Jay chats to Fred and Leslie Higgins from Aberdeen, who relive the life changing moment back in 2018 when they discovered they were the sole winners of the EuroMillions jackpot. Orcadian farmer Brian Omand recounts his amazement when one of his oldest cows gave birth to quadruplets - a one in 11 million chance. Edinburgh-based comedian Qin Wang informs Jay of the importance of lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture, and the more unusual lucky traditions surrounding Chinese New Year. Jay and author Kirstin Innes swap IVF stories and discover a surprisingly similar approach to luck throughout their pregnancies. Shetland comedian and storyteller Marjolein Robertson also tells a tale of bairns; the lucky 'Amos Bairns' of island folklore. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman enlightens Jay on the different traits of lucky people throughout and sheds light on what we can do to become luckier people ourselves. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms from lucky numbers to traditions.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.

02The Secret Of Silver Linings2020122820201229 (RS)Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck.
Jay and award-winning comedian Daisy Earl discuss her mathematical approach to dating which ultimately brought her luck in love. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman reveals how a change in mentality can result in a luckier life and the different traits that lucky people possess. Founder of Scottish charity Lucky2BHere, Ross Cowie talks to Jay about the harrowing night on Skye in 2006 when he suffered 13 cardiac arrests, and reflects on the way his life has changed since 'that lucky event' occurred. Fellow award winning comedian Jojo Sutherland recalls her own brush with death as she suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on stage, and muses on how even the unluckiest events can actually be quite the opposite. Shetland comedian and storyteller Marjolein Robertson and musician Rick Anthony talk to Jay about their bad luck with burglaries and the unexpected silver linings that they found after the loss of their posessions. Popular music academic Dr Matt Brennan describes weathering an unlucky ice storm in Montreal that would alter the course of his entire life, propelling him - luckily - to Scotland. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms including silver linings.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.

Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck.
Jay and award-winning comedian Daisy Earl discuss her mathematical approach to dating which ultimately brought her luck in love. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman reveals how a change in mentality can result in a luckier life and the different traits that lucky people possess. Founder of Scottish charity Lucky2BHere, Ross Cowie talks to Jay about the harrowing night on Skye in 2006 when he suffered 13 cardiac arrests, and reflects on the way his life has changed since 'that lucky event' occurred. Fellow award winning comedian Jojo Sutherland recalls her own brush with death as she suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on stage, and muses on how even the unluckiest events can actually be quite the opposite. Shetland comedian and storyteller Marjolein Robertson and musician Rick Anthony talk to Jay about their bad luck with burglaries and the unexpected silver linings that they found after the loss of their posessions. Popular music academic Dr Matt Brennan describes weathering an unlucky ice storm in Montreal that would alter the course of his entire life, propelling him - luckily - to Scotland. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms including silver linings.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.

03Superstition And Lucky Charms2020122920210101 (RS)Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck. Comedian and Titanic expert Susan Morrison talks to Jay about the life of the 'Unsinkable Woman' Violet Jessop who survived three shipwrecks, and they ponder whether Violet was seriously lucky, or unlucky in her escapes. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman discusses the concept of being responsible for your own luck, and to what extent making your own luck - or bad luck - is possible. Seven year old Aden Thurlow and his parents Lynn and Alan tell Jay about Aden's lucky discovery of a seven leaf clover, and the luck it has brought him since he found it. Welsh soprano Sarah Gilford chats to Jay about her personal lucky charm that she was gifted by a stranger when she was on the train to an audition in Edinburgh. Shetland comedian and storyteller retells the bone-chilling folktale of the unlucky 'verdi,' curse and Edinburgh comedian Qin Wang reveals the ways many parents in Chinese culture protect their babies from bad luck. John and Gail Kelly recount the chilling moment they were swept into the sea in Malta, and how against all odds, they feel that they've never been luckier. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.

Comedian Jay Lafferty takes us on a humorous journey with heart-warming tales of 'jamminess' alongside hilarious reflections on the psychology and statistics of luck. Comedian and Titanic expert Susan Morrison talks to Jay about the life of the 'Unsinkable Woman' Violet Jessop who survived three shipwrecks, and they ponder whether Violet was seriously lucky, or unlucky in her escapes. Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire Richard Wiseman discusses the concept of being responsible for your own luck, and to what extent making your own luck - or bad luck - is possible. Seven year old Aden Thurlow and his parents Lynn and Alan tell Jay about Aden's lucky discovery of a seven leaf clover, and the luck it has brought him since he found it. Welsh soprano Sarah Gilford chats to Jay about her personal lucky charm that she was gifted by a stranger when she was on the train to an audition in Edinburgh. Shetland comedian and storyteller retells the bone-chilling folktale of the unlucky 'verdi,' curse and Edinburgh comedian Qin Wang reveals the ways many parents in Chinese culture protect their babies from bad luck. John and Gail Kelly recount the chilling moment they were swept into the sea in Malta, and how against all odds, they feel that they've never been luckier. Also featuring hilarious snippets from Jay Lafferty's acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand-up show 'Jammy'.

Comedian Jay Lafferty looks at luck in all its forms.