Saturday, 7th November 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

A discussion between female friends, overheard in a stationary carriage at New Cross Gate:

PASSENGER 1: By my reckoning, only one in twenty episodes of the Today programme is actually listenable.
PASSENGER 2: How d’you work that out?
PASSENGER 1: Well, there’s a twenty per cent chance of Webb presenting, and then a twenty-five per cent chance that he will be paired with Husain. Ergo, there’s a five per cent chance – one in twenty – that Humphrys, Naughtie, and Montague will all be absent on the same day.
PASSENGER 2: I see. …But what about the news?