Cabinet of Curiosities – Show 68 – Gods and Monsters

“Dwarfs were not a naturally religious species, but in a world where pit props could crack without warning and pockets of fire damp could suddenly explode they’d seen the need for gods as the sort of supernatural equivalent of a hard hat. Besides, when you hit your thumb with an eight-pound hammer it’s nice to be able to blaspheme. It takes a very special and strong-minded kind of atheist to jump up and down with their hand clasped under their other armpit and shout, “Oh, random-fluctuations-in-the-space-time-continuum!” or “Aaargh, primitive-and-outmoded-concept on a crutch!” 
— Terry Pratchett (Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2))


One person’s God is another person’s monster… 
Just ask Cthulu!

Songs about Gods of all kinds
Songs about Monsters of all kinds

Whether you want to worship – or hide under the bedclothes – there’s something here for you!

Join us for some adoration and idolatry
from 8-10,
Wednesday 26th March
only on Mad Wasp Radio!

Cabinet of Curiosities Show 67 – Inappropriate!!

“…William wondered why he always disliked people who said ‘no offense meant.’ Maybe it was because they found it easier to to say ‘no offense meant’ than actually to refrain from giving offense.” 
Terry Pratchett (The Truth (Discworld, #25; Industrial Revolution, #2))

There are many many tracks out there that frankly probably should never be played.

Sometimes, it’s just how things were at the time.
Sometimes, the artists really should have known better

If there isn’t at least one song in this show that you find offensive – or at the very least distasteful -then we’re doing it wrong!

From Sexual Overshare to Sexism
From Dirty Old Men to Discrimination
If there’s a song about it, we’ve tried to represent it here!

Join us for some tutting, eye rolling and good old fashioned outrage!

from 8-10, 
Wednesday 13th March
only on Mad Wasp Radio!

Guaranteed to trigger

melt your inner snowflake*

*guarantee may not be valid, songs may not be that bad, we promise nothing!

Cabinet of Curiosities Show 66 – Requests Special

“It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault.” 
Terry Pratchett (Jingo (Discworld, #21))

Yes, it’s that time again……

The show that belongs to you – everything herein is something that a listener has chosen.

If you hate the show, not my fault – I didn’t pick the tracks!

If you love the show,
then it’s totally because of my epic request curation skillz!

Something like that anyway!

Join us for a very curious and interesting melange of music!

from 8-10, Wednesday 6th March
only on Mad Wasp Radio!

Cabinet of Curiosities Show 65 – Landscapes

“They looked down on the landscapes of West 1, and then with that last step it was as if somebody had exploded a daisycutter bomb, scything away the greenery for miles around and replacing it with concrete, tarmac and steel, staining the shining river a turbid grey and penning it in with reinforced banks and bridges, all under a grubby, colourless sky. Joshua thought you couldn’t have had a better demonstration of what humanity could do to a world, given a few centuries and a lot of oil to burn.” 
Terry Pratchett (The Long War (The Long Earth #2))
Picture kindly supplied by Tanya Raftery

Trees, woods, forests
Streams, rivers, lakes
Plains, hills, fields
And some of those interesting blobs you see on ordnance survey maps

Join us as we paint a musical landscape of the world.

from 8-10, Wednesday 27th February
only on Mad Wasp Radio!

Cabinet of Curiosities – Show 64 – Revenge of St. Valentine: Love Hurts!

“Oh God. valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why? Why? Why is (the) entire world geared to make people not involved in romance feel stupid when everyone knows romance does not work anyway. Look at (the) royal family. Look at Mum and Dad.” 
— Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1))

Cabinet of Curiosities invites you to a night of Hearts and Flowers…….

Ok they’re freshly broken hearts, bleeding in the their barbed wire cages, and the flowers are Nightshade, sweet, dark and deadly…….
but Hearts and Flowers nonetheless.
On Valentine’s Eve, we bring you the darker side of Romance
Pain, longing, pity and passion……
And a bit with a whip!

If you’re not expecting a heady bouquet of dying severed plant genitalia and some mashed up trees this year….. then this may be the show for you

Join us as we give St. Valentine a well deserved booting!

 from 8-10, Wednesday 13th February
only on Mad Wasp Radio!