Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

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 […]


Super Sneaky

28May17

The environment is being destroyed by the Supermarkets of Britain. When you shop at any of Britain’s big supermarkets, you’re not given environmentally friendly, biodegradable bags to take your shopping home in. You’re given plastic bags. These bags can take hundreds of years to break down. They’re clogging drains and waterways and killing wildlife. The […]


Subtext

11May17

Are the Russians getting ready to invade us? There was a Russian submarine in the English channel on the weekend. The Royal Navy ship, HMS Somerset spotted it off the east coast of the UK on Friday morning and followed it through the Strait of Dover. Last month, Somerset’s sister ship HMS Sutherland escorted two […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


London Calling

12Apr17

In Episode 28 of London Calling; Chris White from The Zombies talks about the current US tour and how the band got started.  I also talk about Brexit Britain at war with Spain, how the UK condones gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia, delivery Disasters, cat pee scented candles, a caught on camera story and why […]


I was asked to write a guest editorial for the excellent Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. It turned out to be the Derby Day edition, I hope you like it. If you want more information about Red All Over The Land or want to subscribe, click here; http://redallovertheland.com/ My dream was to play […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB lately, including: Parking nightmares; Why is Hertford not on the map?; Posh names for babies; A great complaining story; Passport drama; A driving test story; The Gig Karen never got to that could get her to The Brit Awards 2017; The bell ringer who got caught in […]


Records are not coming back and neither are cassettes! We keep hearing that both of these formats are returning but if you look closer, you’ll realise that they’re not. Last year vinyl accounted for only 5% of music sales. That might sound like a lot until you accept that most music isn’t being bought, it’s […]


Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


London Calling

18Jan17

In Episode 17 of London Calling, I talk to Kate Bulkley. She’s an American media commentator and journalist based in the UK with over 30 years experience covering media, technology, telecommunications and all the intersections among them. Hear her story and how she made the move from the US and became an award-winning media journalist in […]


Don’t let Theresa May catch you dissing Brexit! She’s got a zero tolerance approach to dealing with people who have a go at the way the government is handling this mess. Last month she declared war on a band of trouble-making Members of Parliament because they were planning to form an anti-Brexit backbench group. This […]


Mack Nuggets

24Dec16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: The Date from hell, A daft place to fall asleep, The present you didn’t want An unfair parking ticket Christmas lies; A brush with wildlife Be careful with nuts An amazing coincidence. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at;http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


If you enjoyed listening to my interview with Suzi Quatro, you can thank Winston Churchill. Have you ever had one of those days when there’s one big thing that you need to accomplish but everything that happens that day seems to be working against you? I had one of those days a few weeks ago. […]


London Calling

14Dec16

This week on London Calling, my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British born US talk show host Simon Conway. He talks about interviewing Donald Trump, religion and immigration. Also, find out why you should never criticize the prime minister’s trousers, hear about the unusual Brexit protest and  I talk about Mick Jagger becoming a dad […]


I have a big problem and I don’t know what to do about it. An interview went bad the other week, very bad. I’ve been interviewing some amazing people on my new online show, ‘London Calling’. It’s a show about Britain and is aimed at America. Last month, I got the chance to talk to […]


Mack Nuggets

10Dec16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Things you’ve found when you moved into a new place; Proof that Donald Trump’s wife stole bits of her speech from someone very important; Julie gets an unexpected compliment; Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Show us your tats; […]


If only all journalists were like Yousra Elbagir. Yousra is the winner of the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Prize. I heard her talking to Steve Hewlett on the Radio 4 Media Show podcast the other day. She was talking about her work in Sudan. She said that there’s heavy censorship and one in ten people […]


London Calling

28Nov16

In Episode 10 of London Calling, my radio show for America, Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress, Suzi Quatro talks about her life and career; Is Donald Trump going to meet the Queen?; Yoko Ono’s reaction to Donald Trump winning the election; How Donald should use the British model in the USA; The British law that bans […]


Usually radio stations are programmed to appeal to their target audience. That isn’t always the case. I found that out in my first on-air gig at 2PK, Parkes in the Central west of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. There was a broadcasting regulation that meant that if the town you broadcast from didn’t have […]


London Calling

21Oct16

I had a nice chat with the British actor, Richard E. Grant the other day.  He’s appeared in over 80 films and television programs including Downton Abbey, Dr Who, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jack & Sarah, L.A. Story, Dracula, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Gosford Park, and The Iron Lady. He talked about growing up in Swaziland, accidentally seeing […]