Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

I heard a couple of powerful things on a train this week. Both of them relate to radio. The first was a lady I overheard talking to her friend. She said, “I’m reading a book about the people who first split the atom. It’s getting boring now, it’s all about the science, not the people”. […]


London Calling

06Jun18

In the latest episode of my show for America; Part two of my chat with Magnus Walker, the Urban Outlaw talks about his Porsches, his book and how to get into the fashion industry. As well as that, should men fight back against a ban on wolf whistling? No more cheap booze in Scotland and […]


Blame Storming

02Jun18

Why are your kids so fat? Before I reveal the answer, let me just put your mind at rest, it’s not YOUR fault because this is Britain. Britain is the greatest country on earth because when you live here, NOTHING is your fault. If you can’t find a job, it’s because of immigration, if you […]


Mack Nuggets

01Jun18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Fat shaming. The lady filmed shaving her legs in a public swimming pool. Diversity in the NHS. Boris Johnson gets pranked. Israel wins Eurovision. Disgruntled tourists knock Britain. No more cheap booze in Scotland. Should wolf whistling be banned? Unleaded food and drink. The Ikea […]


London Calling

23May18

In the latest episode of my show for America: Is the world getting worse? Stuff we can’t live without but never use. The Ikea closet catastrophe. Etiquette on planes. The breast cancer IT debacle. A school trip to New York. Militant cyclists. Frustration in the supermarket. Sharks prefer jazz, Steve’s dog likes blues. The Bank […]


Booze Ruse

22May18

  Scotland has just brought in a silly law. You can’t buy cheap booze north of the border anymore. It’s because of the new minimum pricing legislation. The cost of drinks now depends on how many units of alcohol they have. A two-litre bottle of cider that was £2.50 now costs at least £7.50. The […]


  Pride is more important than money. We’re moving to a new flat, it’s smaller than the one we’re in, so storage is a major issue. We decided a floor to ceiling wardrobe in the bedroom was the way to go, so we took our measurements to Ikea. We chose what we wanted from the […]


  Most people think the world is getting worse. If you read or watch the news, you might think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s resources can make you think our world is in crisis. We do have major issues that need attention […]


Mack Nuggets

27Apr18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: You should be peeing on your tomatoes. Bad news for Titanic The Musical. Curry is the way to find the love of your life. Miscommunication. A gender bender. The return of the woolly mammoth. Almost embarrassed in Asda. Another business idea that could make you […]


Picture This

25Apr18

The older generation complain about young people constantly looking at screens on tablets or phones. They accuse them of not being fully present, especially if those screen-obsessed kids are surrounded by amazing things going on around them. Frustrated parents have gone on Twitter and shared pictures of their kids surrounded by natural beauty – but […]


The demise of newspapers has been great for the environment. Nowadays, hardly anyone buys a daily paper. Imagine the amount of forests that are being saved because everything is online now. There is no value in printed newspapers anymore. Look at the Evening Standard, you used to have to pay for it, now it’s free. […]


Radio Ga Ga

16Apr18

Is radio finished? I never listen to the radio anymore. I listen to a lot of radio stations but not on a device that picks up broadcast audio through AM, FM or DAB. I listen online. At work, I listen through a PC, at home though my iMac, my Macbook, or my Amazon Echo. In […]


You can learn a lot about the reaction to the gender pay gap from westerns. In most western movies, the plot revolves around the quest to right wrongs. Sheriff’s, Marshalls, members of posses and lone gunslingers set out to avenge a wrongful death, protect ranchers from rustlers or just get even. Exposing the gender pay […]


Engelbert talks about coping with his wife’s Alzheimer’s, his new album, singing with his granddaughter, how he got started in show business, his friendship with Elvis and Dean Martin and why he doesn’t talk to Tom Jones anymore. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Listen to the […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. As well as that, a look […]


Tree of Life

17Mar18

Have you ever thought about how amazing trees are? I know you’re going to think I’ve lost my mind but I’m starting to get the feeling that spending time with trees might be the key to greatness. Percy Shaw is the man who invented “cat’s eyes”, the reflectors you see at night in the road […]


London Calling

13Mar18

In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]


It’s a shame that we don’t always recognise an omen until after the event. The severe weather we’ve been having in Britain lately has reminded me of the time I survived a crossing of the English Channel in bad weather. About 20 years ago, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CR FM, […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: A first car quirk. Out of Africa. When Darren fell off his bike. Donald Trump upsets Simon. Sport on the public highway. University students being used by militant university lecturers. The themed hotel with attention to detail. Global warming. Bee rustling. Craic on! If you […]


Control Freaks

28Feb18

A lot of people voted for Brexit so that Britain could, “take back control” but what does control look like? Right now, politicians from both sides are trying to make it look like Britain can control Brexit. There’s a lot of talk about the customs union. Which is a thing that means all EU countries […]