Apparently there’s a popular radio game on the BBC’s Radio 4 called “Just A Minute.” It’s been on the air for 47 years, with its now 90-year-old host, and the premise is simple: one must talk on a single subject for a full minute “without hesitation, repetition or deviation” on the topic. It’s quite difficult!
David Tennant—the Broadchurch/Gracepoint/Dr. Who actor whom I’m a bit fascinated with at the moment (his ability to go between accents, his ability to look 22 or 35 depending on the day…he’s 43)—gave it a go and his surprising success as a first-time-attempter was notable enough that it made news on PRI.
You can listen to his riff on the topic “Exit, pursued by a bear.” He makes it sound simple. I think it should be the next cocktail party game. Doesn’t it make you curious to try it?
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