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New Kids on the Bus play Guitar and love Maths!

Ben forgot to take a new photo so used this old one!

It’s Tuesday at 6pm which means it’s time for another rip-roaring The Show That Goes Like This.

But without any ripping, or roaring!

But with plenty of celebration of New Kids on the Block, School Bus Drivers, Guitar Riffs, Maths & Stats and important birthdays!

See who wins another Legend of the Week accolade. Enjoy the plethora of social media banter covering topics like Kissing, First Concerts, Autographs and Selfies.

Music played includes offering from The Beatles, The Vengaboys, Aerosmith, Dolly Parton, Divine Comedy, De La Soul and of course on their own day, New Kids On The Block.

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There is nothing like a rich woman who appreciates Bats!

Ben thinks this is genuinely nothing like a dame!

To celebrate feeling a bit better than last week, Ben asked Phoenix FM if he could do his show at 6pm instead of 10. Amazingly they agreed. Be shocked like Ben as he discusses the themes of Winged-rodent appreciation, Ford Mustangs, Malbec wine, Money and Women! And all 4 hours earlier than normal. Listen with giddy excitement as another Legend of the Week is decided. Join in, even now on the controversial weekly poll. It might not be too late. Click the player below to catch up. Songs featured by the likes of Kylie, Lady Gaga, Dire Straits, Britney Spears, Abba, Jessie J, Fleur East and Carly Rae Jepsen. The Show That Goes Like This. You listen, you learn, you laugh. You like!

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Hit a 3 Wood non-litigiously, while quietly farming in a library!

No comments about ball tampering please!

Another whirlwind broadcast of The Show That Goes Like This has happened. This time with a presenter slightly incapacitated by man flu, who doesn’t go on about it endlessly! But does a bit!

Today’s ludicrous holidays cover Golf, Lawyers, Siblings, Farms and Library workers. Sadly not pharmacists though – they could have helped Ben. Did he mention he was a bit ill?

Thrill yourself at your own leisure by catching up on these two hours of hilarity. Click the player below to enjoy everything. Including songs by Kylie, Cee Lo Green, The Clash, Shakespeare’s Sister, Elton John, George Michael, D Ream and Flo Rida. Do it. NOW I said! x

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Let’s Party at the Circus wearing Rainbow Tweed!

Ben tears it up in the studio

This week Ben shows us all how to party hard on World Party Day. He embraces clowns on Circus Day, talks tweed on Tweed Day and discusses all the colours of the Rainbow – literally, on Find a Rainbow Day.

All these ridiculous holidays, plus some others are celebrated on 3rd April. Hear with sheer excitement as Ben banters with his leg-ends on social media and holds it all together by playing tenuously linked songs of the widest variety. Offerings include hits by The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Lionel Richie, Emeli Sande, UB40, Joni Mitchell, Prince and Hot Chocolate. Plus some more. Not many more. Just some. But enough. Click the player below to enjoy and enjoy again!

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Spanish Joe Goes to the Theatre and enjoys Country Music!

This is the best cowboy Ben could be with an hour’s notice!

Enjoy everything again that happens on a Tuesday on Phoenix FM between 10pm and midnight.

This week, The Show That Goes Like This celebrates, Spain, people called Joe, the Theatre, Education and most importantly and hilariously, Quirky Country Music Song Titles!

This is because 27th March is the official day to do all that. Honest.

Click the player below to listen at your leisure. Marvel at the genuine country recordings “Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life”, “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and your Buns in the Bed” and who could forget “I wanna whip your Cow”. These aren’t even the craziest.

Plus enjoy other music from the likes of Beyonce, Idina Menzel, Madness, Busted, Enrique Iglesias and Joe Dolce. Yes, the Joe Dolce who recorded that song!

See you next week legends.

Spring forth with Happiness, Atheism and French Sparrows!

Ben got into Acid House 3 decades late!

Another tremendous Tuesday has passed with Ben attempting to be slightly more verbose this week. Listen in amazement as The Show That Goes Like This deals with the hard hitting issues of Springtime, Storytelling and Sparrows. Then be aghast as the same show skirts simpler topics like Alien Abduction, Atheism and Happiness.

Listen back to another 2 hours of random ridiculousness, social media interaction and Good Songs. Cry tears of regret that YOU didn’t win the legend of the Week Award. Next week it could be you!

Music featured tonight included the likes of The Beach Boys, Madonna, One Direction, One Republic, Celine Dion, Pharell & Kylie Minogue.

Click the player to relive the glory. See you soon. Like you all a lot x

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Put your Diamond-encrusted earmuffs on and watch Donald Duck!

At least Ben wasn’t bothered by that leak!

Two hours flies by as Ben Simmons shares his knowledge of jewellery, winter headwear, Disney, good deeds and superstitions.

Be amazed once again at the ridiculous holidays that are celebrated on 13th March. Enjoy the banter as Ben’s leg-ends get interactive as well. Be impressed as Ben changes the name of his weekly award. Do all these things and enjoy the plethora of good songs Ben plays, just for your ears. Yes yours. Featuring the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Rihanna, Pussycat Dolls, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong and Tommy Steele!

Click below to listen again. Don’t feel bad. Just do it.

One for sorrow, two for joy etc. etc.

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Retro Strawberries are a No-Brainer for Polar Bears!

Ben likes The Jam!

The Show That Goes Like This braves the cold this week to acknowledge Strawberries and all things Retro. As well as enjoying a few No-Brainers and some Polar Bears. All these weird things are celebrated on the 27th of February. As is Ben Simmons every Tuesday on Phoenix FM.

Music featured tonight includes good songs by Oasis, Bonnie Tyler, A-Ha, Starship, Wham, Franz Ferdinand, Snow and Little Richard, to name but a few. It’s unpredictable, it’s a bit random, quite amusing and generally ridiculous. But enough about Ben Simmons. His show is the same as well!

Heavy Petting Guaranteed!!!

Ben is thinking of starting a Pet Cat-alogue!

Forget vegetables and minerals as The Show That Goes Like This gets very animal on this week’s extravaganza.

Ben Simmons celebrates the fact that the 20th of February is Love Your Pet Day.

Most of the songs played tonight celebrate the joy that looking after the many creatures we keep as pets can bring. Listen intently as Ben discusses Cats, Dogs, Tortoises, Budgies and even Playboy Bunnies!

This show includes songs from the likes of Florence and the Machine, Chas and Dave, Peter Gabriel, Janet Jackson, Culture Club, Tom Jones, Prince and Cat Stevens! If you like animals and you like songs, and you like Ben Simmons, click the player below and relive the glory. Do it now!

The Aliens are coming – in the name of Love!

Don’t panic – Ben hasn’t joined Heart FM. It’s nearly Valentines.

Ben resists getting loved up this week and instead focuses on World Radio Day, Get a Different Name Day and Extraterrestrial Culture Day.

Then he gets friendly and celebrates Palentine’s Day. The day to spend time with your friends, not your lovers. Then Ben gets very lovely and plays some pre-Valentines offerings.

All interspersed with interactions from Ben’s listening leg-ends. And music tonight from the likes of Babylon Zoo, Tina Turner, Meatloaf, Backstreet Boys, Queen, David Bowie and Jamiroquai.

The Show That Goes Like This. You learn, you laugh and you listen. The 3 Ls. There you have it.

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