Archive for October, 2016

Mack Nuggets

31Oct16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Trouble with neighbours; Why Britain is all at sea and what you should be doing about it right now; Proof that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States; Creepy clowns; How we CAN get that polar research vessel to be […]


Big Fat Lie

29Oct16

Britain’s new sugar tax will not make us any healthier and it’s unfair. The tax will be with us soon and it means we’ll be paying more for soft drinks. The idea is to reduce obesity levels. Do the government really think this will work? Right now, the most expensive soft drinks outsell the cheaper […]


Julie knows that being a radio wife can be challenging at times. In Part 227 I mentioned an event that was put on by 5SE Mount Gambier in South Australia when I presented the Breakfast Show there. Julie has no memory of this event, probably because she wasn’t invited. Over the years she has missed […]


My guest this week in my online radio show, London Calling is an icon of British broadcasting, Paul Gambaccini. In his home in central London, he talked about how his life changed when he was dropped by the BBC after his arrest on allegations of sexual assault. He was finally cleared a year later. He […]


Fat Chance

25Oct16

If doctors called their obese patients “fat”, they could save their lives. That’s according to new research from Oxford University. It showed that doctors were reluctant to refer overweight people for weight loss programs in case they offended them. Why is calling someone “fat” an insult? Calling someone thin isn’t an insult. Neither is referring […]


One Track Mind

24Oct16

Britain’s new railway should be re-named. The transport minister, Andrew Jones agrees with me but he wants to use the wrong name. The new line will connect London with the North of England. A lot of people are against it, especially in the communities that will be affected along the route where homes will be […]


Radio Ga Ga

23Oct16

“You’re not paying me to play saxophone, you’re paying me to be Clarence Clemons”. Clarence was the sax player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. According to Penn Jillette on last week’s Penn’s Sunday School podcast, “You’re not paying me to play saxophone, you’re paying me to be Clarence Clemons” is what Clarence told Bruce […]


“We now cross Live to our reporter standing 20 metres behind us”, is what the host of Nine News in Brisbane Australia should have said, when they crossed live to a reporter at the Supreme Court. The reporter, Michael Best was standing in the distance. You can see a cameraman and Best preparing for the […]


London Calling

21Oct16

I had a nice chat with the British actor, Richard E. Grant the other day.  He’s appeared in over 80 films and television programs including Downton Abbey, Dr Who, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jack & Sarah, L.A. Story, Dracula, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Gosford Park, and The Iron Lady. He talked about growing up in Swaziland, accidentally seeing […]


Trumpeteers

20Oct16

I hope the opinion polls show there will be a landslide victory for Donald Trump. There are too many people in America right now who believe Trump will not get enough votes to be President. If the people who don’t want him to win think Hillary can stop him, they won’t vote and that could […]


Amazon are making a big mistake. I saw Jeremy Clarkson on the telly the other day advertising the Amazon Fire Stick. It’s a device you plug into your TV and is one of the ways you’ll be able to watch Clarkson, May and Hammond’s new show, The Grand Tour. Amazon are paying the former Top […]


Poorcast

18Oct16

The Met Office have no idea what the weather is going to do. They predicted an “Arctic Blast” for last winter that never happened. According to them, the summer before was set to be one of the hottest and driest. What we got was one of the coldest and wettest. They fail to predict most […]


Car Bomb

17Oct16

I heard a thud, coming from where the engine is. I was driving to work this morning in the dark, way before 5am. The engine has never made that noise before. It sounded like something pretty serious. I slowed down, opened the window and listened, but I didn’t hear the noise again. I continued on […]


I’ve never understood the point of mascots. If a sport needs to have an adult walking around in a foam suit to make it entertaining, maybe the sport isn’t that exciting to start with. There’s a new comedy film on Netflix, set in the world of sports mascots, called ‘Mascots’. It reminded me of a […]


Brexit Britain

14Oct16

Britain has solved it’s immigration problem. The thing is, it didn’t have an immigration problem. In July this year, the UK unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest since 2005. This happened at a time of record immigration. Fear of uncontrolled immigration was the number one reason people voted for Brexit but with an ageing […]


Sink or Spin?

13Oct16

  Britain is all at sea! The British Government has invited plans for a successor to The Royal Yacht Britannia. Britannia wasn’t a “yacht” at all, it was an ocean going ship that was used exclusively by the Royal family. It was retired in 1997 because it cost too much to run. Around 100 Tory […]


In this episode, I have a chat with an icon of British broadcasting – who happens to be an American, Paul Gambaccini. Was there a fist fight in the European Parliament? Linda’s on the phone from California. She discovered the show via Chicago, and Michael Harrison checks in from Massachusetts. Listen to Episode 4 of […]


Poll-axed

11Oct16

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States and here’s why… In 2003, Manchester City Football Club moved into their new ground, the City of Manchester Stadium. The club held an online poll for the public to name different parts of the stadium. In February 2004, after the vote, the West Stand […]


Trump Card

10Oct16

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage are both sexist. You’ve probably heard what Donald Trump said in that leaked audio. He bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation that he didn’t know was being recorded. He said that “When you’re a star, they let you […]


Poundland

08Oct16

The British pound is losing its value. Shortly after currency markets opened in Asia on Friday, the pound lost as much as 6.1 percent to $1.1841 in two minutes. It was the currency’s lowest level since May 1985 and the biggest drop against the US dollar since its 11.1 per cent plunge on June 24, […]