Archive for the ‘USA’ Category

London Calling

15May18

In the latest episode of my show for America; A chat in a London pub with Magnus Walker, the British fashion designer and car collector. He moved to the United States in 1986 aged 19 and established the Serious Clothing Brand in Los Angeles. As well as that there’s reaction to the latest Royal baby, […]


London Calling

08Feb18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and […]


London Calling

12Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tony Prince talks about getting his first break in TV, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, broadcasting throughout Europe on Radio Luxembourg, his book and the film he’s working on. As well as that – Joe checks in from Chicago for a special birthday dedication; Back seat driving […]


London Calling

11Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America, I talk to Trevor Dann, the British writer and broadcaster who has been associated with some of the most influential radio and television music programmes and events of the last 30 years. He talks candidly about his background, growing up in Nottingham, his career and his […]


London Calling

28Mar17

In Episode 26 of my radio show for America: Negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU are getting nasty; The show is full of the joys of spring; Why Prince William, the heir to the throne is taking us all for a ride; More embarrassment for Britain’s Prime Minister; A call to a scammer; And […]


Common Problem

16Feb16

I have a scientific theory that I’m publishing for the first time in this blog. It was inspired by the recent discovery of gravitational waves. The ability to detect these waves means that astronomers will be able to look further into space than ever before. Gravitational waves travel at the speed of light, which means […]


Top Trumps

18Jan16

‘People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!’ That’s the title of a book by the motivational speaker, Larry Winget. Larry is right, and this week, we got more undeniable proof. British MPs debated a petition calling for a ban on Donald Trump from entering the UK. The Trump campaign to become president of the […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


Are the American public being manipulated? The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert for it’s citizens in response to what they’re calling an “increased terror threat”. They’re advising Americans to avoid crowded places. They haven’t closed any airports, cancelled any flights or told people not to travel. It’s a vague warning that doesn’t offer any […]


RIP MIKE SMITH Last week, I heard the very sad news that former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith had died aged 59. Mike Smith pointed the way to what became my radio journey even though I never met him or ever heard him present a radio show. When he was at the peak of his […]


Did you know that there is a dinosaur that isn’t extinct? There was a period of early palaeontology around a hundred and thirty years ago known as the ‘Bone Wars’. Othniel Charles Marsh was a professor of palaeontology at Yale. He made many dinosaur fossil discoveries, including the Apatosaurus. The Bone Wars was the name […]


I’ve never got on with Windows computers. If it isn’t the “blue screen of death”, it’s the frozen screen and the “control/alt/delete” (which only fixes it half the time anyway). If I’m not turning it off and back on again, I’m being threatened that “your computer may be a risk”. I don’t even have to […]


Broken English

09Jul14

A bloke told me that he’s “lucked out” today and then went on to telly me how lucky he was. When you said you “lucked out” it USED to mean you were unlucky, as in, “ran out of luck”. Now it means the opposite. It turns out that the Americans have always used the phrase […]