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It was a huge day for Beatles fans yesterday when “Now and Then” was finally released, and it was an honour for me to host the Mushroom FM listening party which played it the moment it was out. I produced this week’s episode at [4:30] AM on Friday, just after I finished the Mushroom FM show, and give my initial reactions. I am of course interested in yours.

One listener believes his new Victor Reader Stream is riddled with bugs and isn’t a patch on previous generations he’s owned. He puts his case, and we ask if you share his views.

One of our listeners has been experimenting with a range of technology designed to enhance hearing for blind people who don’t necessarily have a hearing impairment, but just want to function better in noise. He shares his interesting findings.

There’ve been some excellent books released lately on life as a blind person. One of them is “Life unseen” by UK journalist Selena Mills. I speak with her this week about her book and her experiences.

All this and much more in episode 256.