Archive for the ‘London’ Category

London Calling

29May17

Here’s what’s in Episode 34 of my show for the USA: Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about his favorite cars and the time he was in a military helicopter when the pilot was shot. Ken’s issue in a supermarket. Free food for school children. A great bargain story. Has Brexit been good for Britain? […]


Mack Nuggets

27May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The zombie apocalypse at Stansted Airport. The fake speed camera. The British media are royal sycophants. Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Stephen Fry being investigated for […]


Like a “zombie apocalypse”. That’s how one Twitter user described scenes at London’s Stansted airport yesterday.  Reports today say it was chaotic and some passengers even fainted. It was all because an X-ray machine broke down. It took nearly four hours to fix it. Stansted is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and is […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB lately, including: Parking nightmares; Why is Hertford not on the map?; Posh names for babies; A great complaining story; Passport drama; A driving test story; The Gig Karen never got to that could get her to The Brit Awards 2017; The bell ringer who got caught in […]


London Calling

05Jan17

On the latest episode of my show for America, find out who you voted as, “Top Guest Of 2016”. Hear from Eddie The Eagle, John Cleese, Suzi Quatro, Richard E. Grant and Piff The Magic Dragon. As well as that, a health scare for the Queen makes front page news, Badger shares an amazing coincidence […]


Crystal Balls

04Jan17

It’s that time of year again when people in the media make predictions. The only problem is, no one can predict the future. The proof is that nobody predicted what a mess 2016 would turn out to be. This hasn’t stopped “experts” in the media telling us what will happen in 2017. The masters of […]


If you enjoyed listening to my interview with Suzi Quatro, you can thank Winston Churchill. Have you ever had one of those days when there’s one big thing that you need to accomplish but everything that happens that day seems to be working against you? I had one of those days a few weeks ago. […]


London Calling

06Dec16

Episode 12 – Suzi Quatro Part 2 “London Calling” is a weekly online radio show for America. I chat with interesting people and talk about what’s happening in the UK; from princesses to prime ministers, from Dr. Who to Downton and from Beckham to Brexit.  All the things that matter and some things that just don’t. What you’ll hear in Episode […]


Usually radio stations are programmed to appeal to their target audience. That isn’t always the case. I found that out in my first on-air gig at 2PK, Parkes in the Central west of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. There was a broadcasting regulation that meant that if the town you broadcast from didn’t have […]


London Calling

01Nov16

In the latest episode of my new show for America, Eddie The Eagle tells his true story about how he got to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. You’ll also hear how a brave six year old saved her mother’s life, Charles checks in from Chicago, Holly gets rescued by Prince William but isn’t happy […]


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 […]


Why is Britain so scared of immigration? Are there any facts that show immigration has been bad for Britain? The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has been talking about Brexit, suggesting that regaining control of immigration was more important than access to the single market. Yesterday I got in a taxi driven by a Pakistani […]


The Labour Party will be asking Keith Vaz a lot of questions so they know what to do next.    The Mirror is reporting that the Labour politician, a married father of two, is leading a double life paying young male escorts for sex. The paper says that in a rendezvous last month, he offered […]


Mack Nuggets

04Sep16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately… Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your tats; Is […]


One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


Sweet S.A.!

11Jul16

Why does Britain impose sanctions on some countries but not others? While the South African government practiced the system of apartheid, the United Kingdom (and 24 other nations including the United States) passed laws placing various trade sanctions on that country. The time that apartheid was allowed to exist in South Africa has been described […]


Mack Nuggets

01Jul16

Here’s what I’ve been doing on BOB fm lately… It’s time to sort our airport security; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; Good news if you’re a female job seeker or employer; Is there a time traveler in the news?; The longest day; The frogs that lived in the toilet; The pagan […]


I always enjoy going on the air in the United States and this week I’ve done that a lot, because they wanted me to talk about Brexit. Thanks to all of the US broadcasters that had me on, including David Ranken at News Radio 1080 KRLD in Dallas, Walter M. Sterling on Newstalk 1290 WPHT […]


Streaky Bike-on

14Jun16

Why you should never ride a bike naked. At the weekend, hundreds of naked cyclists rode through central London. It was a protest highlighting how vulnerable they are when they ride their bikes on the road. Considering they are aware of how vulnerable they are, it’s odd then that, even when they are clothed, they […]