Archive for November, 2017

Camera Obscura

30Nov17

Sometimes following procedure makes you sound like an idiot. My Christmas present this year is a dash cams. I want to get one hard wired into my car. Before I go ahead and do this, I need to know how this will affect my warranty. I called up the main dealer and told the lady […]


Cold War

29Nov17

Why do simple devices confuse intelligent people? The main office at BOBfm is kept warm by one large electric heater but nobody knows how to use it. It has two simple controls, a thermostat numbered 1 to 6 and a power knob marked, “MIN”, “MED” and “MAX”. You control the room temperature with the thermostat […]


London Calling

28Nov17

In the latest episode of my show for America: A supermarket disaster. How much do airlines REALLY care about our safety? The job interview from hell. Does that make me crazy? The cemetery for robots. Why it’s perfectly legal to buy explosives in the UK. Mistaken identity. Can sheep recognise faces? A long shot that […]


Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have a lot in common. They came straight after each other and people voted for the same thing. They wanted their country back. To be more accurate, they wanted to “feel” as if they had their country back. I can’t speak for America but in Britain, Brexiteers may […]


Bad news if you’ve ever fancied riding a bike naked through Britain. The British government has announced it wants to put driverless cars on our roads by 2021. About 100 cyclists are killed on the roads in Great Britain every year and more than 3,000 are seriously injured. When all cars are driverless, no cyclists […]


Savory Savoir

16Nov17

If you say Jesus backwards, it sounds like “sausage” but that doesn’t mean you can depict the saviour as one in a nativity scene. Greggs the Bakers have apologised after replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in a Nativity scene, to promote their advent calendar. A right wing pressure group called the Freedom Association […]


Beware of the tolerance paradox! Australians have voted to legalise same sex marriage. In a national survey, 61.6% of voters voted yes to a change in the law, 38.4% were opposed. Almost 40% of those who voted were against a change in the law. This morning I watched an interview on Sky News with lady […]


Politicians want to control you and take away your freedom. In some places they’re taking that to the extreme, you know, places like North Korea. But it’s happening in Europe too. In Helsinki Finland, they’re experimenting with a thing called “Universal Basic Income”, (UBI). It will be enough to live on, much higher than a […]


London Calling

07Nov17

In my latest show for America, the soul singer, Alexander O’Neal talks about addiction, getting fired by Prince and his new British tour. As well as Alexander, there’s a look at what’s happening in Britain, including – Why is Richard Branson putting money into Elon Musk‘s Hyperloop?; Sleep walking and talking; The perfect metaphor for […]


Firework Dismay

02Nov17

Why is it legal to buy explosives in Britain? On November 5th, we celebrate “Bonfire Night”. Every year, around 1,000 people visit hospitals for treatment of firework-related injuries. Half of the injuries are to under-18s. Since 1996, four people have been killed in firework accidents in the UK. I lived in Australia for almost seven […]