I'm going to tell you two things about myself that you might or might not already know. The first is that if I listen to the radio (which I mostly do while I'm either driving, cooking or making my morning espresso) it's invariably Radio 4. The second thing is that I am completely disinterested in sport. So much so, that the sport section of my daily Guardian goes straight into the recycling bin without even being unfolded.
Anyway, when I'm making my morning cup of espresso and listening to the radio, it will always be to the Today programme. And if you're familiar with the programme you'll know that there is a three to four-minute sports slot around about the half-hour. So three or four minutes of an hour's worth of listening, in other words. Now I work from home, so I have no set time when I have to be in front of this screen, so consequently I only set an alarm if I have to be somewhere in particular in the morning (and that is probably only once every two or three weeks). Which means that I wake up when I wake up, which is naturally - and that can vary by anything up to (at a guess) 45 minutes either way.
But here's the thing: whatever time I wake up, when I turn on the radio in the morning, nine times out of ten it will be right in the middle of the sports slot. Why is that, I wonder?