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Old 4th October 2017, 15:42
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I've found having the radio on, the background noise really helps. 4 radio and it's so helpful.
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Old 4th October 2017, 16:10
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Same here, usually listen to BBC 2 as they sometimes even have really good topics (not always) and a decent mix of music. Not only the mainstream stuff.

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Old 4th October 2017, 16:47
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yeah Radio 2 is good, Jeremy Vine at 12. Radio 4 can be massively hit or miss. I may try upgrade to DAB :D
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Old 4th October 2017, 17:53
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The radio is usually on in my house,I don't think I could cope without music.
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Old 4th October 2017, 18:19
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I like listening to radio from the US, France etc on my phone but through my Bluetooth speakers. I use the free version of an app called TuneIn. It's a bit like armchair travel listening to breakfast news from Toronto and then later in the day as it gets dark enjoying the eclectic/jazz sounds of Paris's FIP. I only speak English and some Spanish but I like listening to French and Italian voices too.
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Old 4th October 2017, 19:07
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I like the radio, but I like to listen to talking/discussion if I'm alone, rather than music
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Old 5th October 2017, 18:12
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I prefer talking/discussion as well. I'm still trying to find stations for that. Radio 4 has a fair bit of talking but then it can be rubbish radio soaps and a lot of politics chat.
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Old 5th October 2017, 18:42
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I prefer talking/discussion as well. I'm still trying to find stations for that. Radio 4 has a fair bit of talking but then it can be rubbish radio soaps and a lot of politics chat.
Talkradio always used to be good for that. I havn't listened to it in many years though.
Might be worth checking out.
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Old 5th October 2017, 19:02
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yeah I used to listen to talk radio, but it morphed into talksport. I heard that talk radio might now be seperate again, so will have to look out for that
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Old 6th October 2017, 00:50
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Anyone looking for a talk radio station won't go far wrong with LBC radio you can get it on DAB, Freeview on the TV and online.
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Old 6th October 2017, 02:16
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Agree about the radio - and I leave it on if I go out, it's welcoming to return home to.
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Old 6th October 2017, 02:48
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Agree about the radio - and I leave it on if I go out, it's welcoming to return home to.
Keeps the burglars away as well, double bonus!
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Old 6th October 2017, 13:22
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Radio is good tip. I used to listen a lot to Charlie Wolf, MIke Dixon (?), Mike Mendoza on talksport back in the day, also Radio 5 Up All Night is sometimes interesting during late nights.

I don't tend to have time so much now but I always found talk radio (debates, discussions, etc) quite soothing.

I also think there is a serious lack of talk shows in the UK.
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Old 7th October 2017, 01:03
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Iain Lee is back on Talk Radio weeknights. Talks very openly about his mental health & depression (in between the funny stuff ).

http://talkradio.co.uk/late-night-alternative-iain-lee
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Old 7th October 2017, 22:45
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Personally I've found that hating the entire human race, which I can't belong to, has been more useful and more destructive than listening to the radio. A bit of a mixed bag then. Radio 2 you say. I should give that a try.
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Old 8th October 2017, 12:06
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Iain Lee is back on Talk Radio weeknights. Talks very openly about his mental health & depression (in between the funny stuff ).

http://talkradio.co.uk/late-night-alternative-iain-lee
Oh god, a public person being "open" about mental illness is usuallyy the worst form of uncritical pap.
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