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BBC Audio Postcard from Tokyo

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“Bangor’s Justin Egli, who currently lives in Tokyo, tells us lies about what he’s been up to on his travels.”

I’ve had some odd experiences on the radio since I started this site. On Christmas Day 2012 I was on the BBC talking about travel, then at the end of last year BBC Radio 4 turned one of my short stories into a spoken word piece for one of their programmes.

Last week I was briefly on the radio again, this time lying through my teeth for a laugh on the Saturday Show on BBC Radio Ulster. For some reason as soon as I opened my mouth I started spouting a load of crap for a laugh and just went with it: told them I design plastic food for a living, teach sumo wrestlers how to cook casserole and that I do sex tours of the red light district. I then dedicated it to my mates and Aphex Twin and requested Phil Collins.

They cut out the sumo wrestlers and sex tours, but I’m glad that I’m now regarded as a prominent designer of plastic food. The photo I gave them is also nearly as ridiculous as the Vengaboys snippet and Asian music that accompanies it.

You can listen to it here.

Su-su-sussudio!

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