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On A Cuppa at the Mosens, coping with the overly helpful, well-meaning sighted person

A Cuppa at the Mosens is a live, weekly, global talk show, where we can discuss issues from a blindness perspective.

This week, most of us have been there. We’re going about our business, when someone arbitrarily decides that because we can’t see, we need help, and that assumption is made without asking first. Sometimes it can be quite a scary and violating experience, when unwanted hands are laid on us and we’re propelled in a direction we never intended to go. Yet there are times when we do need help, and we know others may be less independent than we are.

The big reveal. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary remix

On 1 June 1967, the most significant album in the history of popular music was released. In recent weeks, thousands of column inches worldwide have been devoted to this album and how it changed the face of popular music. But nothing beats hearing it, especially in its new, glorious, remixed stereophonic form.

BRRRR! It's another Mosen Explosion from a cold wellington

Think of me struggling out of bed at 4:30 AM! 4:30 AM I tell you, to be ready to present another Mosen Explosion at 6 AM my time on a very cold morning. Sympathy? Na, I don’t deserve any of that, because it’s the highlight of my week catching up with listeners old and new, getting tweets, emails, voice messages and phone calls, as well as playing some of the greatest music ever made. I mean who could seriously ask for more than that on a Monday.

On a Cuppa at the Mosens, does Braille still matter, and what is reading?

This week on A Cuppa at the Mosens, we go with a topic suggested by a listener. We’ve divided it into two key points. What is reading, and how relevant is Braille in 2017?

This week's Mosen Explosion makes a significant announcement

If you’ve been a listener to my Internet audio efforts over the years, then I think you’ll be very disappointed if you miss an announcement of significance that will be made on this week’s show. I won’t say any more than that other than to say that I won’t say any more than that, and that’s all I have to say about that.

On A Cuppa At The Mosens, if you were offered sight tomorrow, would you take it?

If you were offered sight tomorrow, would you take it? That’s the topic we’re covering on this week’s global call-in show dealing with blindness issues, A Cuppa at the Mosens on Mushroom FM.

Exploding into a big banana birthday month, it's The Mosen Explosion

Last week’s Mosen Explosion was broadcast live from the great month of May, even though for many listeners, it was still April because they were having trouble keeping up with us. I mean dude, we are so advanced!

But now, everyone’s made it to May, a big banana birthday month. Yes, three of the four bananas have birthdays in May ya see, which makes for a month that’s busy, and tough on the old wallet. Of course, this is no ordinary banana birthday month, since this year, we celebrate our first banana 21st.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayhem, it's The Mosen Explosion

Mayday Mayday Mayday! That’s what I say.

Hear some of the new Sgt Pepper Mixes early, on today's Richter Scale

On 26 May, The Beatles will be releasing new mixes of their iconic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. It's one of the most iconic, influential albums of the 20th century, so understandably, there is huge excitement about the new mixes.

Today on the Richter Scale, we've got our hands on some of those mixes, and we're going to play them for you, almost a month ahead of their official release. A couple are from the remixed official album, others are out-takes that will be released as part of the deluxe edition.

One of the best oldies shows around, Treasure Island Oldies, comes to Mushroom FM

In 1997, a talented broadcaster with an encyclopedic knowledge of oldies music had a bold idea. He decided to start an oldies show that would be available on the Internet. If you were listening to streaming radio back then, you'll remember the very grainy, digital sound. But people listened anyway, because the show was that good.

Almost exactly 20 years to the day that the first show aired, we're proud to announce that Treasure Island Oldies with Michael Godin comes to the home of the fun guys.


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