Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

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 […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

05Feb18

Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including: The talking whale. Stories of coincidence. Siri doesn’t work. Skiving. How to fix Britain’s trains. Who has the biggest red button? A school trip story. Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead. Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had? […]


London Calling

25Jan18

In the latest episode of my show for America: School trip stories. Radiohead have got a cheek suing Lana Del Rey. The ultimate protest song. There’s no such thing as free speech in Britain. The parole board in Britain is a joke. Nigel Farage says strange things. Stuff left behind; Unused kitchen equipment. Dumb things […]


Mack Nuggets

02Jan18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Houseguests from hell. Misconceptions. The next big TV format to rival Bake Off. Attacked by an animal. Proof that Elvis is not alive. Confusion over Gregs. A brush with wildlife. Mandy checks in. The gadget that Daren misses. Odd circumstances where people have been chatted […]


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.


London Calling

28Nov17

In the latest episode of my show for America: A supermarket disaster. How much do airlines REALLY care about our safety? The job interview from hell. Does that make me crazy? The cemetery for robots. Why it’s perfectly legal to buy explosives in the UK. Mistaken identity. Can sheep recognise faces? A long shot that […]


Firework Dismay

02Nov17

Why is it legal to buy explosives in Britain? On November 5th, we celebrate “Bonfire Night”. Every year, around 1,000 people visit hospitals for treatment of firework-related injuries. Half of the injuries are to under-18s. Since 1996, four people have been killed in firework accidents in the UK. I lived in Australia for almost seven […]


London Calling

24Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Britain’s killer eggs are now safe. The truth about politicians. A London double decker bus driver blows kisses. Why Britain is in trouble; Stranded stories. Is working in an office real work? An electrocution misconception. Brexit is a mess. Crimes of fashion. Why do car key […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

02Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Tom Cruise in trouble in London. Songs with your name in them. Is Elvis really dead? Electric cars ARE the future. What would you tax? Etiquette faux pas. The last Big Ben Bong. Why Britain is the greatest country on earth. The bathing suite insult. […]


London Calling

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


London Calling

26Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tom Cruise slips up in London, Big Ben loses his voice, a wedding crasher, drinking at airports, the Antarctic expedition that was a piece of cake and how the classic red British phone box is an endangered species. Listen to Episode 44 of London Calling here; […]


A little piece of Britain is going to die. There’s hardly anything more British than little red payphone boxes. This week British Telecom announced that they’re going to scrap 20,000 payphones and thousands of those are in red phone boxes. The traditional red phone boxes became an endangered species way before everyone had mobile phones. […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


London Calling

15Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats talks about how he got started playing the drums, the beginning of The Stray Cats and moving to London from Long Island as a teenager. In “What’s Happening in Britain This Week”; A look at how the UK is […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


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 […]


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 […]