Archive for the ‘Trump’ Category

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 […]


Nigel Farage says and does some strange things. He’s Britain’s most high profile Brexiteer but you have to wonder if he even believes in Brexit at all. On the 23rd June 2016 as the polls closed after the referendum he said, “it looks like Remain will edge it”. The following day he was interviewed on […]


Disney has made a big mistake. Why did Rupert Murdoch sell Twenty-First Century Fox inc to Disney? The answer should be obvious but the mainstream media seem confused by the sale and it’s timing, and keep trotting out the line that it’s got something to do with competing with Netflix and Amazon. If you haven’t […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“The Vegas shooter killed more people in FIFTEEN MINUTES than were killed by guns IN TOTAL in the UK in the last TWO YEARS”.  – That’s what the British adventurer, Graham Hughes tweeted after the latest US gun attack. When is the United States going to sort out its gun laws? The scale of this latest […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


Mack Nuggets

28Feb17

Here’s what I’ve been doing lately on BBC Radio Merseyside, including: Buffalo Bill, his connection to Liverpool and how he’s responsible for a funny phone call in Australia; Getting words mixed up; Bush poetry; Harsh rejection; The scouser who was drafted into the Vietnam war; A tribute to Peter Allen; A ruined wedding with a […]


London Calling

21Feb17

In Episode 21 of London Calling, my show for America; Why the Speaker of the House Of Commons is under pressure; Marconi Award winning broadcasters and married couple Gene & Julie check in from North Carolina, Jim McCabe in Philadelphia shares my confusion over European place names and the bell ringer who got grabbed by […]


When I record an interview for broadcast, the first thing I do is set the levels. I usually ask the guest what they had for breakfast. This week, I got an answer I wasn’t expecting. I was at BBC Radio Merseyside, my guest was John Gorman. You may remember him from The Scaffold (‘Lily The […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

25Dec16

Here’s some of my favourite moments from BOBfm in 2016, including: Inappropriate laughter Things you’ve found when you moved into a new place Proof that Donald Trump’s wife stole bits of her speech Julie gets an unexpected compliment A bizarre wrong number A leopard in the hotel room Show us your tats Boris Johnson the […]


Mack Nuggets

24Dec16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: The Date from hell, A daft place to fall asleep, The present you didn’t want An unfair parking ticket Christmas lies; A brush with wildlife Be careful with nuts An amazing coincidence. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at;http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


It was so nice to catch up with TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison on his excellent podcast, Up Close And Far Out. We had an in-depth discussion about the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s recent public vote approving Brexit. We compared notes on American and English points-of-view regarding the surprising state of world […]


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 […]


King Donald

17Nov16

President-elect Donald J. Trump is so far out of his depth it’s not funny. He has no experience in politics and no idea what the job of president involves. So most of the presidential work will end up being done by the vice-president, Mike Pence. Pence has a lot of experience, he  was elected to the […]


“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” That’s one of my favourite quotes from the American comedian, George Carlin. Democracy is flawed, it gave power to Adolph Hitler, Brexiteers and now Trump. It makes it far too easy for dodgy people to sell an illusion that empowers large groups of people who […]


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 […]