Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Football Crazy

02Aug17

English football clubs are missing out on revenue because of a dumb rule THEY agreed to more than fifty years ago. We got news this week that it’s going to get harder to watch the Premier League on TV this season. A lot of people have been watching games on Kodi through PCs, X-Boxes, Google TV […]


Phonies

31Jul17

Should you be fined for looking at your mobile phone while you’re walking along? In America they call people who do that, “smartphone zombies”. In Honolulu, pedestrians have been banned from looking at their phones while crossing the street. You could be fined up to £75 ($99). It’s to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted […]


I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


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 […]


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 […]