Josie Long - All Of The Planet's Wonders

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning from reference books, with help from Irish comedienne Maeve Higgins and special guests.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in reference books.

Josie is joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's given subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions.

The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

Episodes

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01Astronomy For Dummies2009021820101228
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Comedian Josie Long tries to better herself through learning and discovering things in reference books.

She presents her essay on a given subject, with fellow comedian Maeve Higgins helping out with questions, illustrations and interruptions.

For starters, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

Josie unravels mysteries of the cosmos in her quest to better herself through learning.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

Josie begins a comic series about the wonderful things that she's learned from books.

This week, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to try and unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Josie unravels greater mysteries of the cosmos - in her quest to better herself through learning and books. From February 2009.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's given subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

Josie unravels greater mysteries of the cosmos in her quest to better herself through learning and books. From February 2009.

Josie unravels the mysteries of the cosmos in her quest to better herself through learning

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning from reference books, with help from Irish comedienne Maeve Higgins and special guests.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

Josie is joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Josie unravels greater mysteries of the cosmos - in her quest to better herself through learning and books. From February 2009.

Josie unravels mysteries of the cosmos in her quest to better herself through learning.

01Astronomy For Dummies2009022520101228
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Josie begins a comic series about the wonderful things that she's learned from books.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in reference books.

Josie is joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's given subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

This week, Josie uses the book "Astronomy for Dummies" to try and unravel the greater mysteries of the cosmos.

Josie unravels greater mysteries of the cosmos in her quest to better herself through learning and books. From February 2009.

02The Enlightenment2009022520101229
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Josie explores the history of collecting things and discovers the Enlightenment.

She tries to defy her student past, by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist Professor Gunther von Hagens to task for being a "demon with ready access to plasticine".

With Maeve Higgins, Henning Wehn and Daniel Harkin.

Producer Colin Anderson

First broadcast BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

The comedian sets out to validate herself through 18th-century philosophy.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

Josie explores the history of collecting and yearns to become an 18th century gentleman.

This week, Josie explores the history of collecting things and discovers the Enlightenment.

She tries to defy her arty-student past, by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist and Bodyworks impresario, Professor Gunther von Hagens to task for being a "demon with ready access to plasticine."

Playing Professor Von Hagens in this episode is German stand-up comedian Henning Wehn.

She tries to defy her arty past by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist and Bodyworks impresario Professor Gunther Von Hagens to task for being a 'demon with ready access to plasticine'.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in reference books.

Josie is joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's given subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

This week, Josie explores the history of collecting things and discovers the Enlightenment. She tries to defy her arty-student past, by becoming more scientific and takes controversial anatomist and Bodyworks impresario, Professor Gunther von Hagens to task for being a "demon with ready access to plasticine."

The comedian sets out to validate herself through 18th-century philosophy.

The comedian sets out to validate herself through 18th-century philosophy - even her frog collection. From February 2009.

Comedian Josie Long sets out to validate herself through 18th-century philosophy.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

The comedian sets out to validate herself through 18th-century philosophy - even her frog collection.

Playing Professor Von Hagens in this episode is German stand-up comedian Henning Wehn.

The comedian sets out to validate herself through 18th century philosophy - even her frog collection. From February 2009.

03Obscure Animal Facts2009030420101230
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The comedian aims to become the ultimate quiz show contestant.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

Josie rediscovers her childhood love of animal trivia in a bid to become a top quizzer.

This week, Josie explores the fantastic world of obscure animal facts in a bid to become the ultimate quiz contestant.

To do this she looks back at her animal rights activist past, questions why she grew out of this phase and interrogates her father over his quiz-buff history.

This episode features appearances from comedian Chris Neill, Josie's Dad, Geoff Long and host of Jordan, Jesse Go! and The Sound of Young America, "America's Radio Sweetheart," Jesse Thorn.

To do this she looks back at her animal rights activist past, questions why she grew out of that phase and interrogates her father over his quiz buff history.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in reference books.

Josie is joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn, Jesse Thorn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's given subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

This week, Josie explores the fantastic world of obscure animal facts in a bid to become the ultimate quiz contestant. To do this she looks back at her animal rights activist past, questions why she grew out of this phase and interrogates her father over his quiz-buff history.

With her thirst for knowledge unquenched, the comedian aims to become the ultimate quiz show contestant. From March 2009.

This episode features appearances from comedian Chris Neill, Josie's Dad, Geoff Long and host of Jordan, Jesse Go! and The Sound of Young America, "America's Radio Sweetheart," Jesse Thorn.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

04 LASTPropriety, Plants, Grandparents And Growing Your Own2009031120160613 (BBC7)
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Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in old reference books.

Over the series Josie is regularly joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn, Jesse Thorn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

This week, Josie presents a show about propriety, plants, grandparents, being connected to the world around you and growing your own.

This programme features a guest appearance from actress / comedian Isy Suttie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

Exploring the wonders of the planet, Josie learns a love of gardening can lead to wisdom.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

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This week, Josie presents a show about propriety, plants, grandparents, being connected to the world around you and growing your own.

This programme features a guest appearance from actress / comedian Isy Suttie.

Josie presents a show about propriety, plants, grandparents, and growing your own.

Josie thinks about propriety, plants, grandparents, being connected to the world around you and growing your own.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

This comedy series is all about Long's desire to better herself through learning and her enjoyment of discovering things in old reference books.

Over the series Josie is regularly joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn, Jesse Thorn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.

Exploring the wonders of the planet, Josie learns a love of gardening can lead to wisdom.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

Over the series Josie is regularly joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn, Jesse Thorn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

This programme features a guest appearance from actress / comedian Isy Suttie.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

Over the series Josie is regularly joined by Irish comedian, Maeve Higgins, and by a variety of comedic guests -Robin Ince, Chris Neill, Daniel Harkin, Henning Wehn, Jesse Thorn and Isy Suttie, plus the occasional actual expert.

Comedy series in which Josie Long attempts to better herself through learning.

This programme features a guest appearance from actress / comedian Isy Suttie.

Award winning comedian, Josie Long (BBC New Comedy Awards, if.comedy Best Newcomer 2006) presents her first radio series, in which she aims to explore all of the planet's wonders (in detail) over four 14 minute episodes.

Each episode is anchored by Josie and Maeve in the studio, with Josie presenting her essay on the week's subject and Maeve helping with questions, illustrations and interruptions. The guests help to play extra characters or to provide specialist advice.