Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

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 […]


London Calling

07Mar17

In Episode 23 of my show for America, reality TV star Lawrence Hill and what really goes on behind the scenes on ‘The Voice’; Two former Prime Ministers have their say on why Brexit is bad and thanks to Jim in Philadelphia we talk about the big murder case that gripped Britain. http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-episode-23/ Craic on! […]


London Calling

03Mar17

In the latest episode of my American radio show; Angry rants about traffic congestion and an idiot who can’t see the solution staring him in the face; The truth about house prices in Britain; The petition to ban Donald Trump; The real reason Britain’s socialized medicine isn’t working and Vietnam veteran Jim Lenton checks in […]


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 […]


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 is my online radio show for America. Episode 9 features Part 2 of my chat with Eddie The Eagle. He explains how he now lives in a house with no walls or ceilings and no kitchen. He cooks on a camping stove and survives on free meals and egg sandwiches. You’ll also hear […]


Mack Nuggets

03Nov16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including:  When Julie gets an unexpected compliment; Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Show us your tats; Boris Johnson the porn star; Why British people have a problem with commitment; What was David Cameron singing to himself?; Holiday arguments; Proof […]


Mack Nuggets

31Oct16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Trouble with neighbours; Why Britain is all at sea and what you should be doing about it right now; Proof that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States; Creepy clowns; How we CAN get that polar research vessel to be […]


Trumpeteers

20Oct16

I hope the opinion polls show there will be a landslide victory for Donald Trump. There are too many people in America right now who believe Trump will not get enough votes to be President. If the people who don’t want him to win think Hillary can stop him, they won’t vote and that could […]


Sink or Spin?

13Oct16

  Britain is all at sea! The British Government has invited plans for a successor to The Royal Yacht Britannia. Britannia wasn’t a “yacht” at all, it was an ocean going ship that was used exclusively by the Royal family. It was retired in 1997 because it cost too much to run. Around 100 Tory […]


British journalism has let itself down badly, again. They reported about Prince William, Kate and their children and their trip to Canada AS IF IT WAS ACTUAL NEWS! The Daily Telegraph revealed that 16 month old Princess Charlotte said “pop” and “dada” at a children’s party. It was as if no other 16 month old […]


London Calling

28Sep16

I got to talk to a living legend in Episode 2 of my new online radio show. The show is called ‘London Calling’. I’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in Britain and you’ll get to hear from some amazing guests. This week it’s the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, listen here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/category/london-calling/ […]


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 […]


Virtual Reality

02Aug16

Britain is not a democracy. In the UK we have an elected House of Commons, but the upper house, the House of Lords is independent from the House of Commons. The job of Lords is to challenge the work of the government. No new laws can be passed without approval from the Lords. No members […]


Are working class people allowed to be satirical in Britain? That’s the question I found myself asking as I watched the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s show, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. His guest was John Oliver, the host of ‘Last Week Tonight’, a satirical show on HBO . ‘Last Week Tonight’ is huge in […]