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39: Phil & Simon Show No 39 - Honours, H&S and Disability Jokes

January 28, 2020 The Phil & Simon Show Episode 39
The Way We Roll
39: Phil & Simon Show No 39 - Honours, H&S and Disability Jokes
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The Way We Roll
39: Phil & Simon Show No 39 - Honours, H&S and Disability Jokes
Jan 28, 2020 Episode 39
The Phil & Simon Show

This podcast includes debates about the UK honours system, can you make jokes about disability and when does health and safety get in the way.

We kick off our first podcast for 2020 with a brief discussion of our New Years resolutions. We might review them in 2021. We also mention planned trips this year and the gadgets we found most useful in 2019. We have also tried to second guess what might be on our shopping list for this year.

A listener alerted us to the difficulties she had with an IMAX cinema showing 4DX films a format which provides a range of sensory experiences to the viewer. The cinema has put in place a set of rules that seem to exclude a lot of disabled customers. Health & Safety concerns are essential but is this taking risk management to the extreme. 

We explore the pros and cons.The Queen’s New Years Honours list has been released, and several disabled people have received awards. Two issues get the Phil and Simon treatment. First, there is the style of reporting about the disabled award winners. Then there’s the appropriateness of the honours system itself. Controversial? Of course not. 

Another story which caught our attention concerned a Premier League football referee. He lost his job after a private email joking about a disabled person was made public. Is making jokes about disability or disabled people ever acceptable? As ever we finish with a review of listener comments, please do keep them coming.

Show topic links:Breville Hot Water Dispenser http://bit.ly/2sJbZdH
Dave Toole http://bit.ly/30CZLzW
Football Referee https://bbc.in/2Rbj7sO
If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, please email us at mintyandfriend@gmail.com  (A transcript is available on request).You can visit our Show Facebook page follow us on Twitter

Show Notes

This podcast includes debates about the UK honours system, can you make jokes about disability and when does health and safety get in the way.

We kick off our first podcast for 2020 with a brief discussion of our New Years resolutions. We might review them in 2021. We also mention planned trips this year and the gadgets we found most useful in 2019. We have also tried to second guess what might be on our shopping list for this year.

A listener alerted us to the difficulties she had with an IMAX cinema showing 4DX films a format which provides a range of sensory experiences to the viewer. The cinema has put in place a set of rules that seem to exclude a lot of disabled customers. Health & Safety concerns are essential but is this taking risk management to the extreme. 

We explore the pros and cons.The Queen’s New Years Honours list has been released, and several disabled people have received awards. Two issues get the Phil and Simon treatment. First, there is the style of reporting about the disabled award winners. Then there’s the appropriateness of the honours system itself. Controversial? Of course not. 

Another story which caught our attention concerned a Premier League football referee. He lost his job after a private email joking about a disabled person was made public. Is making jokes about disability or disabled people ever acceptable? As ever we finish with a review of listener comments, please do keep them coming.

Show topic links:Breville Hot Water Dispenser http://bit.ly/2sJbZdH
Dave Toole http://bit.ly/30CZLzW
Football Referee https://bbc.in/2Rbj7sO
If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, please email us at mintyandfriend@gmail.com  (A transcript is available on request).You can visit our Show Facebook page follow us on Twitter