Opinion

Friday 19 October 2018

Conversations with my mother

'I often think the mother would be great on Cutting Edge'
'I often think the mother would be great on Cutting Edge'
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Obviously, I rang the mother every day during the great snow of 2018. In fact, some of the days, I might have even phoned her two or three times. To check in with her, obviously. We both maintained this fiction when I would ring. I would start by asking if they were getting on OK. But then we would get down to business.

We were both following everything across the airwaves so we would go through the various carry on. And strangely enough, we would agree on most things.

Sometimes it might take up to an hour to put the world to rights and put everyone back in their boxes. At the end, we would have a kind of 'Any Other Business' section, where we would both go through our files to make sure there was nothing else we needed to air, and then we'd sign off, until we had built up enough material again for another session.

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