Episodes

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01Should I Stay Or Should I Go?2020122120210220 (R4)Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A 1981 hit by The Clash provokes a discussion about decision making with expert Joseph Bikart.

Joseph has a written a book entitled The Art of Decision Making: How we Move from Indecision to Smart Choices. From his years of research and practice in decision making, he offers Phill advice - from philosopher Aristotle to business tycoon Warren Buffet - about how to become better at making decisions.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4

Phill Jupitus discusses the art of decision making with Joseph Bikart.

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

02What Time Is Love?2020122220210227 (R4)Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A 1988 trance music hit for The KLF provokes a discussion about circadian rhythms with Professor Russell Foster.

Professor Russell Foster is Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at Oxford University.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4

Phill Jupitus talks circadian rhythms with Professor Russell Foster.

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

03Are You Lonesome Tonight?2020122320210306 (R4)Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A song made a hit by Elvis in 1960 provokes a discussion on the connection between loneliness and night time with Samaritan volunteer Sue Peart and Louise Arseneault, Professor of Developmental Psychology at Kings College, London.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4

Phill Jupitus talks night time loneliness with Sue Peart and Professor Louise Arseneault.

Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A song made a hit by Elvis in 1960 provokes a discussion on the connection between loneliness and night time with Samaritan volunteer Sue Peart and Louise Arseneault, Professor of Developmental Psychology at Kings College, London.

Phill Jupitus talks night time loneliness with Sue Peart and Professor Louise Arseneault.

Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

04Why Worry?2020122420210313 (R4)Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A song from the 1985 multi-million selling CD Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits provokes a discussion about the pros and cons of worrying and what to do when worry gets out of control.

Phill talks with Dr Olivia Remes, a mental health researcher at Cambridge University, and Professor John Crichton, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4

Phill Jupitus discusses pros and cons of worry with Dr Olivia Remes and Prof John Crichton

Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A song from the 1985 multi-million selling CD Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits provokes a discussion about the pros and cons of worrying and what to do when worry gets out of control.

Phill Jupitus discusses pros and cons of worry with Dr Olivia Remes and Prof John Crichton

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.

05 LASTWhat's Going On?2020122520210320 (R4)Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A 1971 hit for Marvin Gaye provokes a discussion with historian and author Rutger Bregman about what's happening at the moment in our lives and in our world.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4

Phill Jupitus talks about what's happening in our lives with historian Rutger Bregman.

Comedian Phill Jupitus searches for the answers to questions posed by songs. A 1971 hit for Marvin Gaye provokes a discussion with historian and author Rutger Bregman about what's happening at the moment in our lives and in our world.

Phill Jupitus talks about what's happening in our lives with historian Rutger Bregman.

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey searches for the answers to questions posed by songs.