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Welcoming Dan Sweeney to the Mushroom FM line-up, with Dan Sweeney's One Hit Wonders

Every Wednesday night at 8 PM Eastern, and again on Sundays at 3 AM Eastern, stay tuned after Bob Kanish for Dan Sweeney's One Hit Wonders.

The Sound of Music, linguistic peeves and a smattering of tech stuff, all on this week's Mosen Explosion

Spring is supposed to have sprung in the world’s coolest little capital, but no one would be guilty of having ever thunk it as the rain pelts down and we’re all stuck in doors. Nevertheless, the sun’s always shining on The Mosen Explosion, where every week we bring you four hours of great music and conversation.

The time changes are over for a while and The Mosen Explosion's made it to the other side

One very positive thing about this current configuration of global time differences is that I get to sleep in, relatively speaking, on a New Zealand Sunday morning! The Mosen Explosion now begins at a quite respectable 8 AM on Sunday morning in New Zealand, that’s still Saturday at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM in the UK.

On the show this week, there’s the usual technology chatter including a busy week for Microsoft, a fix for the MFI hearing aid issue with VoiceOver and a call to improve LinkedIn’s interface in iOS.

There's still a Mosen Explosion in these changing times

If there’s one thing that’s constant, it’s change. Oh the irony. Even time isn’t constant anymore. A few weeks ago, New Zealand’s clocks went forward for the summer. This meant that I started my show an hour later, since we keep US Eastern time, which didn’t change.

Last weekend, the clocks went back in Europe and the UK. This meant that for the last week, Mushroom FM shows have been an hour earlier in that part of the world, since US Eastern time hadn’t gone back.

The songs on the Explosion go bleep bleep bleep

It’s true! Due to a lack of qualified personnel, I’m back with another edition of The Mosen Explosion on Mushroom FM at 2 Pm Eastern, 7 PM in the UK.

It’s getting more and more common to find our digital assistants bleeping in the middle of song titles that were always thought to be perfectly innocent. I mean, dude, even Aunty BBC has played these songs! I’ll give you some examples, and can assure you that whenever possible, the word Soup will continue to be bleeped on this show as it ought to be.

This week on the Mosen Explosion, food, glorious food!

Despite the fact that I am a major political junky and have been following the unpredictable twists and turns of the Brexit drama, despite the fact that the UK House of Commons will be holding its first Saturday session since the Falkland Islands war, despite the fact that I’ll probably be a very tired dude having been up all night listening to history unfolding, I’ll be here with you on the Mosen Explosion this weekend at the usual time. What can I say, I just love catching up with our listening family too much.

The exploding revolution continues. Enjoy it in full and unabridged only right here

Revolutions and explosions often go together you know!

When life changed in amazing ways for me with my new job, I was confronted by three seemingly irreconcilable truths. The first truth is that if I thought I had been leading a busy life before, I ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

The second truth was that the Mosen Explosion had been going for so long that even though more people heard my podcasts, I couldn’t give it up, it was purely a heart over head, sentimental thing. I love the atmosphere we’ve all created together and it’s a great escape.

And now for something completely different. Monty Python turns 50 on The Mosen Explosion

50 years ago, on 5 October 1969, a crazy, ground-breaking show called Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC television for the first time. No one quite knew what to expect and the cast wondered if it was going to be too weird for the public. Of course, the rest is history. It’s some of the best-loved comedy of all time.

SO we don’t need much of an excuse to dust off the old Monty Python. If you have a favourite Monty Python sketch of song, feel free to get in touch and request it.

Paying tribute to Julia Aguilar, and the Beatles Abbey Road remix on this week's Mosen Explosion

With a very heavy heart, I begin by noting that last Sunday, Julia Aguilar, who at one time was my wife Julia Mosen, died after a short illness. For 3.5 years, she hosted several popular radio shows here on Mushroom FM. We’ll take some time to remember Julia in her own words and music.

This week on The Mosen Explosion, what's the best book you've ever read and why?

We’re baaaaaack! Oh yes we are! We’ve survived another week of changing climates, political madness, iOS bugs and in some cases, even soup! Oh my word anything, anything but the soup! But we’ve made it to another Mosen Explosion, live at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK, 6 AM in New Zealand.

We will of course be finding out how you’re getting on with iOS 13, and looking ahead to Amazon’s big announcements in the coming week.


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