Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

Britain’s Brexit nightmare continues. The head of the European Council says the UK and the EU face a “furious race against time” to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019. Meanwhile the British government has lost a vote in the House of Commons because parliament wants the right to vote on the final terms of the […]


So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]


A lot of socialists believe in nationalised industries. A leaked Labour manifesto from earlier this year proposed a partial re-nationalisation of some of Britain’s biggest firms. Britain used to have a lot of nationalised businesses. They were owned by the state and included coal mining, steel manufacture, water, electricity and the railways. Nowadays, these industries […]


London Calling

03Dec17

Terry Virts talks about flying the Space Shuttle and the difference between launching on the Shuttle and the Soyuz.


Top Trump

02Dec17

One day, people will realise that there is no negotiation going on, Britain is powerless because we have no leverage.


Mack Nuggets

01Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including; Archie attacked by an animal and his mother doesn’t care. Excess packaging. Darren still misses his stylophone. Badger and the safe bet. The way to tell if food isn’t really that tasty. Jesus the sausage roll. A shopping nightmare. Banned from turning on the Christmas […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Budget Airlines

31Oct17

Are airlines cutting too many corners to save money? If someone in my car hasn’t fastened their seatbelt, a light comes on and beeping starts that doesn’t stop until everyone is belted up. On the plane back from Iceland recently, I noticed that planes don’t have that light and beeper. Just before you take off, […]


Mack Nuggets

28Oct17

Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been doing on BOBfm Lately, including: Carl’s waste of money gadget. The truth about the T-Charge. If you’re an adult and still live at home with your mum, you’re a loser. Would you pay more council tax to get more police on the streets? The relationship deal breaker. Craic […]


Bloodhound Gang

27Oct17

The land speed record annoys me. The people who break the record, cheat by using a plane instead of a car. “Bloodhound” made its first public runs this week. It’s driven by Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green. It’s powered by a jet engine from the Eurofighter-Typhoon. The wheels for the test runs are […]


T’d Off

25Oct17

Politicians LOVE pollution and they’ve got really good at turning it into revenue. They’re called “green” taxes even though the money they raise isn’t spent on making the environment any cleaner. If you drive into the centre of London you have to pay a “congestion charge” of £11.50 a day. All vehicles that put out […]


London Calling

24Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Britain’s killer eggs are now safe. The truth about politicians. A London double decker bus driver blows kisses. Why Britain is in trouble; Stranded stories. Is working in an office real work? An electrocution misconception. Brexit is a mess. Crimes of fashion. Why do car key […]


Train In Vain

14Oct17

“In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it”. That’s a quote from Richard Branson. This week he announced that his Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One. They’re a company that wants to bring Elon Musk’s magnetically-propelled high-speed transport system to life. A hyperloop is a pod that travels through […]


Mack Nuggets

29Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm Lately, including; Houseguests from Hell. How do you pay tribute to Hef? Stuff you’ve done at work to make things more interesting. Unusual places to be chatted up. Nigel is an endangered species. Public transport nightmares. A special birthday song. Lisa gets her finger stuck in someone’s […]


Top Sharia

27Sep17

  By June next year, women will no longer be forbidden from getting behind the wheel of a car in Saudi Arabia, but where are they going to drive to? They could drive to a clothes shop, but getting the right size will be difficult because women are not allowed to try on clothes in […]