Archive for the ‘Words’ Category

I was reminded of The Who song. “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” this weekend. Since March this year, I’ve been producing audiobooks. Last month I got ripped off.  I accepted a project through ACX.com the Audiobook Creation Exchange. The audiobook was a series of ten, one hour meditations. When I’d finished the work and loaded […]


Blobby Britain

29Jul20

It didn’t take long for Jamie Oliver to throw his weight behind the British Government’s latest war on obesity. The day after our chubby Prime Minister launched his campaign to fight the flab, Jamie was on Channel 4 News telling us to lose weight. Did you see him? He really did throw his weight behind […]


I got ripped off this week. I’ve become an audiobook narrator. I auditioned for and was accepted to narrate a guided meditation audiobook through http://www.ACX.com. The deal I had with the manuscript rights holder was that I would get paid $70 for every hour of the book I produced. The book contained ten one-hour meditations, […]


I had a great chat with the award winning journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author, Gavin Esler. The former Newsnight presenter talks about; His background, getting into journalism, a hairy moment in Norther Ireland during the Troubles, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, the stories leaders tell, how the British Government handled the Covid-19 crisis, the “village idiots […]


I haven’t worked for twenty-seven years. That’s because I’ve had a job in radio. I’ve been a presenter and programmer. Neither of those things can be compared to actual work. Before that, I had proper jobs. I was a pipe fitter on an oil refinery construction site in New Zealand and an air-conditioning engineer in […]


Art Attack

12May19

There’s been a major art theft from London’s Tate Modern and it’s all my fault. The Tate Modern is just a short walk from where I work at Fix Radio in Southwark. Often at lunchtime I stroll around and look at the art. One of my favourite pieces is on level 2. It’s an oil […]


It was the coat that gave it away. It wasn’t even that nice a coat, a grey, rumpled overcoat that wouldn’t look good on anybody. On Monday, sat opposite me on the 18:17 from London St Pancras to Peterborough via Hitchin, was the multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, Alan Bennett. At first I wasn’t […]


It’s amazing how some slogans perfectly fit the product or service they’re attached to. I’m on a sim only deal with my phone and pay £20 a month for 20 gigabytes of data. I only use 6 gigabytes. My current contract is coming to an end so I called and asked for a deal with […]


  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 […]


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 […]


Top Trump

02Dec17

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


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 […]


stly  Airport security checks are a joke. Now there’s going to be a muslim laptop ban. When you fly to Britain from the mostly muslim countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, you’ll not be allowed to bring a laptop or tablet computer onto the plane with you. You’ll have to put […]


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 […]


Cold War

24May16

It’s the coldest time of the year. The sun is out but it’s not that warm yet. Fresh air fanatics who can’t tell the difference between light and heat, notice the sun is shining and immediately set about opening every window and door they can find. The maximum temperature outside yesterday was 19 degrees Celsius. […]


Toilet Humour

13May16

I’ve met a lot of posh people since I started working in radio. One producer I worked with told me that she was five years old before she heard the word “toilet”. In their house it was called the lavatory or the loo. On her first day at school she was asked if she’d like […]


Correct Answer!

15Mar16

The literal truth is not always the best answer. As another big European night approaches for Liverpool Football Club, I’m reminded of the time my dad asked me why I support LFC. I was about ten and said, “Well, I was born in Liverpool, you support them, you’ve got a season ticket in the Kemlyn […]


Radio is more powerful than God. I say that because I used to work for a commercial radio station that had a christian church as an advertiser. God is all-powerful and omnipresent but it turns out that he doesn’t have the same ability to influence people’s behaviour as radio does. Craic on! Listen to the […]


Mack Nuggets

01Feb16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Outside your comfort zone. Public transport stories. Has the Home Counties got talent? The weather takes a walk on the mild side. Bus lanes are causing congestion. The coldest place you’ve ever been. The Queen ripping off charities. The reason we don’t get enough […]


Outsider

16Jan16

Why do people keep describing the outdoors as “great”? The outdoors is not great, it’s cold, damp and windy.   If the outdoors is so great, why are houses so expensive? Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d […]