James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour

United States

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Episodes

What's up with the washing machine?  

Also, why do ducks walk in a straight line?

What does the X mean in LAX?  

If people can whistle in tune,why can't they sing in tune?

A Christmas themed Mystery Hour this week  

Wreaths, mistletoe and the colour of prawns

How do sat navs know where traffic is?  

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Why Roger?  

Also why do you only learn times tables up to 12?

Would stomach acid burn your skin?  

Also why do wheels look like they are going backwards?

James O'Brien - The Whole Show - 25 Nov 16  

Listen to James O'Brien's phone-in show, which will make you think - and possibly change your outlook on the big stories.

Why are the keys on a piano black and white?  

Also - do you sweat in water?

Where was the first ever University?  

Also why does a BCG leave a mark and why does Pearl get goosebumps?

James O'Brien's Mystery Hour  

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

DNA is it exactly 50/50?  

Why do eyelids twitch?

Do animals learn to run faster?  

Also, hunkydory - what's the origin?

A special charity mystery hour - featuring Jones 'The Engineer'  

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

Aled Jones makes a surprise appearance on Mystery Hour  

Are there motorbike adverts and the patterns on a cat?

Why do my headphones get tangled up?!  

If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!

How are the letters on bus stops decided?  

Also, 'man alive' where does that saying come from?

How do the police name their operations?  

Also how do posters get in the windows of closed down shops?

When does a Master become a Mr?  

Also belly fat, wobbly or hard, what's the difference?

Can a swan break your arm?  

Also when was the first ever puzzle?

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