Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Free Audiobook!

26Oct20

The latest audiobook I’ve done is a story of romance and adventure. It’s called, “Intrigued by an Ancient Pedigree” by Sandra Sookoo. Three months after the birth of his son, Miles Lawrence Hawkins, the fifth Earl of Archewyne, is attempting to acclimate to fatherhood, but he longs for adventure. Someone is masquerading as the heir […]


One of my favourite guests on ‘The Pod 20’ on Podcast Radio is Dom Joly. This is the bit where I ask him about going to the same school as Osama Bin Laden. Listen to the whole interview here; Listen to ‘The Pod 20’ every Friday at 5pm on Podcast Radio; http://www.thepodcastradio.com If you enjoyed […]


Mack Nuggets

27Sep20

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Podcast Radio lately, including; Rob Goldstone talks about how he was accused of helping Russia rig the 2016 Presidential Election. Gary Lineker’s plan to help refugees. Jonny Gould talks about the scandal he wasn’t involved in. Seattle radio personality, BJ Shea talks about the family intervention that changed […]


Tony The Tiger

04Sep20

I had a chat with the actor and musician Tom Clarke-Hill for Podcast Radio. We talked about the hilarious Spanner & Spoon comedy cartoon show he does with Gavin Davies, growing up in California, living in Boston and making the move to the UK. He also talks about beating alcohol addiction, how he got the […]


Rob Goldstone

31Aug20

Rob Goldstone was my guest for The Pod 20 on Podcast Radio. He talked about the email he sent to the Trump Campaign in 2016 that has become the most famous email in the world. Also, what it was like working with Michael Jackson, Richard Branson, Mohammad Ali and many others.Get more stuff like this […]


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 […]


I had a chat with Steve Howrie, the author of “Time Leap 1: Date Me”, his fabulous book about time travel. I’ve just produced the audiobook version for him. We talk about what influenced the book and the characters, the importance of writers groups for budding authors, his music and what to look forward to […]


BJ Shea

07Aug20

In my latest Zoomcast for Podcast Radio I talk to my old mate BJ Shea from KISW in Seattle Washington. We talk about making strippers cry, replacing Howard Stern, radio in Seattle, protests and riots, legalised marijuana, how BJ beat his own personal demons, Dr Who, BJ Shea’s Geek Nation and how BJ sees himself […]


My latest guest on my Zoomcast for Podcast Radio is the former 5Live presenter Sam Walker. She moved her family from Manchester to the sun-drenched American Southwest, where she launched the award-winning Desert Diaries podcast that explores their ongoing adventures in their new home. If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a […]


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 […]


It still blows my mind that it’s so easy to record a video chat across the Atlantic and then put it online. That’s just one of the things we ended up talking about in my chat with the broadcasting legend, Michael Harrison who is self-isolating in Florida. He also talked about the state of play […]


I’m looking forward to presenting ‘The Pod 20’ on Podcast Radio. It starts next week and will be a countdown of the hottest podcasts in the world right now. I’ve been recording interviews with podcasters to include in the show. Here’s how I got on when I had a Zoom chat with Konnie Huq and […]


Timing is everything and we picked the wrong time to visit Julie’s parents in New Zealand.  We haven’t been back there together for seven years. We made a big mistake, we should never have traveled all of that way and I’m truly sorry for the stress and anger we caused with certain members of Julie’s […]


New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is a weak leader and one of the worst people in the world to be in charge of this special country right now. I used to like Jacinda Ardern. I thought she was different to the power hungry megalomaniacs running other countries in the world. It turns out, I […]


Home Sickness

16Mar20

A question I always find hard to answer is, where is home? Julie and I have lived in many places and hold passports for three different countries. We live in Britain, Julie’s parents are in New Zealand. We haven’t seen them for a while and it looks like we picked the wrong time to visit […]


Wacko Jacko

09Mar19

That’s what it sounded like when I announcement that I’d banned all Michael Jackson songs from Fix Radio in London and Manchester. I made the decision after watching, “Leaving Neverland”. We were the first radio station in Britain to do this and the only one that has openly admitted that there is a ban in […]


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 […]


Cell Phones

28Dec18

Prison reform has gone too far. All inmates in England will have 24-hour access to a phone soon. 50 jails will have landlines fitted to every cell before March 2020 and eventually all 118 prisons in England will have phones in cells. It’s another barmy policy that’s been pushed through by do-gooders and snivel- libertarians. […]


  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 […]