Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

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 […]


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 […]


Here are some highlights from the latest G-Emmy Awards which recognise outstanding excellence in entertainment. Nominees this year include: Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Wayne Rooney, Katie Hopkins, Greta Thunberg, Rebekah Vardy, Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Cleese, Jeremy Corbyn, Noel Gallagher, Piers Morgan, The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Diane Abbott, Mauricio Pochettino, David Cameron, Jo […]


Mack Nuggets

21Dec19

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including: The Queen confesses to Donald Trump about her sordid past. The writing is on the wall for Mick. A selfie with Wayne Rooney. A special birthday song. The stripper. The sex festival. Steve’s worst Christmas present. Television New Zealand ripps of the USA but […]


Mack Nuggets

04Aug19

The longest I’ve ever stayed at the same radio station is five years. That was BOBfm in Herts, Beds and Bucks. Here’s some of my favourite bits from my last two years there, including: Disaster at Titanic the Musical; A stuck story; The ultimate protest song; Miscommunication; What was on the roof of the car?; […]


Mack Nuggets

03Aug19

This is what I got up to on Radio Merseyside from 2016 to 2018, including: The end of the world; What Charlie said; Ricky Tomlinson talks about Mickey Finn; Liverpool’s zoo; Andrew Neil gets taken down; Connections to celebrity; Roger McGough talks about the Blitz; a journey from hell; The real reason why Liverpool fans […]


Phonies

27Jan19

Why aren’t presenters on music radio stations putting callers on the air? I read a tweet this week from @Aircheck, the social networking site for radio. They were asking if a person who calls in with traffic information should be referred to on the air as a “listener” or a “caller”. I replied with, “Why […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: A first car quirk. Out of Africa. When Darren fell off his bike. Donald Trump upsets Simon. Sport on the public highway. University students being used by militant university lecturers. The themed hotel with attention to detail. Global warming. Bee rustling. Craic on! If you […]


London Calling

27Feb18

In the latest episode of my show for America: A first car quirk inspired by Lord Alan Sugar. The reason the world is out of whack right now. The leader gets thrown out of the political party of self-harm. An Out of Africa experience. The British pub that sells groceries. How India has ripped off […]


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 […]


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 […]


London Calling

21Dec17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed with Jim McCabe from Philadelphia. Why Blade Runner doesn’t predict the future. Roger is leaving Britain because of Brexit. Why the British Prime Minister must LOVE Donald Trump. A brush with wildlife. When following procedure makes you sound like an […]


Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have a lot in common. They came straight after each other and people voted for the same thing. They wanted their country back. To be more accurate, they wanted to “feel” as if they had their country back. I can’t speak for America but in Britain, Brexiteers may […]


London Calling

08Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America: The Creepy reverend; Was Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson in an 80s comedy sketch?; Why Donald Trump will not be visiting Britain this year; Naughty dogs; Theresa May makes another mistake over Brexit; Politics is not a sport; The Dodgy deal with the DUP in Northern […]


Mack Nuggets

31May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately: The lady who got her hand stuck down the toilet. Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The British media are royal sycophants? Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Cyclist should be banned from the […]


London Calling

15May17

In Episode 32 of my show for America, Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about how he went from being a South London car dealer to the presenter of one of the world’s most popular car shows on TV. Also on the show: The zombie apocalypse at one of London’s airports, why we should all […]


London Calling

15Mar17

In Episode 24 of my radio show for America, special guest Victoria Jones. She’s the chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News talks about growing up in the UK, her love of Liverpool Football Club and making the move to America. Also on the show; Will Britain’s most secretive organisation be forced […]


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 […]


London Calling

21Feb17

In Episode 21 of London Calling, my show for America; Why the Speaker of the House Of Commons is under pressure; Marconi Award winning broadcasters and married couple Gene & Julie check in from North Carolina, Jim McCabe in Philadelphia shares my confusion over European place names and the bell ringer who got grabbed by […]