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Radio Discussion on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Original YT playout date: 11 April 2009
Duration: 14:01

On Play Talk UK, Global Newstalk Show with rising talk radio journalist Fiona Dutton, from 6th April 2009.

With photos made by me, except for the image of Fiona, which is off her facebook page.

For anyone who has forgotten it, here is the beginning of the original Hippocratic oath from 4 centuries before Christ (hence they swore to false deities, but the intentions were just):

Ὄμνυμι Ἀπόλλωνα ἰητρὸν, καὶ Ἀσκληπιὸν, καὶ Ὑγείαν, καὶ Πανάκειαν, καὶ θεοὺς πάντας τε καὶ πάσας, ἵστορας ποιεύμενος, ἐπιτελέα ποιήσειν κατὰ δύναμιν καὶ κρίσιν ἐμὴν ὅρκον τόνδε καὶ ξυγγραφὴν τήνδε.
Ἡγήσασθαι μὲν τὸν διδάξαντά με τὴν τέχνην ταύτην ἴσα γενέτῃσιν ἐμοῖσι, καὶ βίου κοινώσασθαι, καὶ χρεῶν χρηίζοντι μετάδοσιν ποιήσασθαι, καὶ γένος τὸ ἐξ ωὐτέου ἀδελφοῖς ἴσον ἐπικρινέειν ἄῤῥεσι, καὶ διδάξειν τὴν τέχνην ταύτην, ἢν χρηίζωσι μανθάνειν, ἄνευ μισθοῦ καὶ ξυγγραφῆς, παραγγελίης τε καὶ ἀκροήσιος καὶ τῆς λοιπῆς ἁπάσης μαθήσιος μετάδοσιν ποιήσασθαι υἱοῖσί τε ἐμοῖσι, καὶ τοῖσι τοῦ ἐμὲ διδάξαντος, καὶ μαθηταῖσι συγγεγραμμένοισί τε καὶ ὡρκισμένοις νόμῳ ἰητρικῷ, ἄλλῳ δὲ οὐδενί.

Διαιτήμασί τε χρήσομαι ἐπ’ ὠφελείῃ καμνόντων κατὰ δύναμιν καὶ κρίσιν ἐμὴν, ἐπὶ δηλήσει δὲ καὶ ἀδικίῃ εἴρξειν.

Οὐ δώσω δὲ οὐδὲ φάρμακον οὐδενὶ αἰτηθεὶς θανάσιμον, οὐδὲ ὑφηγήσομαι ξυμβουλίην τοιήνδε. Ὁμοίως δὲ οὐδὲ γυναικὶ πεσσὸν φθόριον δώσω. Ἁγνῶς δὲ καὶ ὁσίως διατηρήσω βίον τὸν ἐμὸν καὶ τέχνην τὴν ἐμήν.””

Which, being translated, meaneth:

“”I swear by Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath.
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.””

It seems that some people think that they ought to be allowed to pressure their doctors into becoming traitors to this ancient oath, which is not recited verbatim these days but of which the main intent, relevent to this debate, is inherent in all the modern equivalents.”
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Davey voices off on the Tommy Boyd show


Original YT playout date: 31 March 2009
Duration: 27:50

This was from 7th Oct 2008. There had been some interesting calls already from Eduardo, and also a telephone interview with the pro lap dancing lobbyist society’s propaganda chief, and then I came on as Paddy O’Donahue making quite a serious point despite the humoroustick manner, which was followed up by Eduardo calling to state that my Irish accent was no good. This stung me into action, resulting in one of the most pleasant and entertaining conversations I’ve had with Tommy Boyd, in which I do about six or seven different accents, offer a remarkably unfunny joke, and we get to hear a very amusing prank call involving two Indian restaurants. In other words, radio gold! Happy to say some of these radio friendships have lasted, and even today, in October 2020, as I transfer this across to HTV, I had an entirely unscheduled interraction on Facebook with Eduardo. Radio brings people together.

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Uncle Davey calls Fiona Dutton’s Global Newstalk


Original YT playout date: 23 March 2009
Duration: 25:50

“Part of what was to be a new, groundbreaking internet news programme with the one and only Fiona Dutton (dubbed by Tommy Boyd as “”the best bottom in broadcasting””) on Play Talk internet radio, part of the http://www.playradiouk.com network.

Here we talk about what’s wrong the Roman Catholic church putting the world to rights on sex, and also about the death penalty.

This is just a short cut from a two hour programme the full version of which available on the playradio podcast for 19th March also features calls with Paul from Northern Ireland and the Terence HIggins trust.

Enjoy.”
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Train of History


Original YT playout date: 3 February 2009
Duration: 30:40

History is like a train, with one carriage inexorably drawing the next one on, the track already laid ahead of time, the only matter for discussion being how much delay there will be and how well you can keep occupied on the journey.

So what better place for me to review H G Wells’ Short History of the World? Enjoy!”
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The New Tommy Boyd Show 23rd September 2008


Original YT playout date: 27 December 2008
Duration: 3:58:02

Only the second in his new series, but unfortunately the last to be cammed. It was Stuart Heron that we have to thank for the cams, and unfortunately with the demise of his firm the cam server also went. Best of luck to you Stu and hope you like your new work.

That’s it then, with the cam feeds of radio I have, unless Playradio set cams up next year and want me to keep going. But we’ll find that out if and when it happens. For now, enjoy this great show, in which I don’t exactly come out glorious myself, but that’s the risk you take when you call a radio show – sometimes you look like a legend, and sometimes like a plonker. That’s all part of the fun. Enjoy.
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The New Tommy Boyd Show 22nd September 2008


Original YT playout date: 24 December 2008
Duration: 3:56:49

There are but two of these, the first in the new series of Tommy Boyd starting on 22nd September. After that, the cams went off. This is the penultimate radio show I have to play out from http://www.Playradiouk.com . In the new year, if the cams come back and they want me to do more, there may be more, but I don’t know anything for sure about that yet. As it is, enjoy this fantastic show and then the last show from the 23rd September, which I plan to upload between Christmas and New Year.

This particular show caused no end of controversy, as Tommy revealed it was indeed his own decision to allow the skype chats associated with the show to be “privatised”.

In the first half hour Seismorg bravely takes on Tommy about this decision, and gets told that he doesn’t have a right to his opinion. That’s what Seismorg thought Tommy said, although regular listeners will know that Tommy has an a priori view that people do not, per se, have a right to hold opinions unless they have put the work in to research them. but Seismorg took it personally, and after this was never to be heard on PlayRadio again. I hope that listening back people will see that no disrespect to him was intended, and somehow persuade him of this, as his input in shows is sorely missed.

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The Last of the Not the Tommy Boyd Shows (End of an Era)


Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 2:59:34

This time hopefully I’ve got the right file for the final Not The Tommy Boyd Show! Usual purple warnings apply.

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NTTBS 14th September 2008


Original YT playout date: 14 December 2008
Duration: 2:55:54

Here we go with one of the last NTTBS shows available on cams. Apparently they’ll be back in the new year, but I don’t know for sure yet if I’ll still be able to upload them to my channel in the new configuration.

Enjoy.
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NTTBS 7th September 2008


Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 2:59:36

The purple show continueth. Matt, Fiona and Arron without the good offices of Stu and Jo this time.
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NTTBS 31st August 2008


 

Original YT playout date: 2 November 2008
Duration: 2:59:54

Matt, Aaron and Fiona take up the cudgels in the absence of Stu and Jo, and produce another edition of the show we all knew and loved.
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James Whale Radio Show 25th August 2008 on Playradio UK


Original YT playout date: 11 October 2008
Duration: 3:54:57

This was one of James’ latter shows prior to returning for now to mainstream windspace radio, where indeed he still remains, and reigns supreme, the grandaddy of all the talk hosts.
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NTTBS 24th April 2008


 

Original YT playout date: 10 October 2008
Duration: 3:02:08

Another fine show with Stu, Matt, JO and the gang, such stalwarts as Jason, Allan Caddick, Peter chapman et alia dramatis personae. Read the rest of this entry

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