Posts Tagged ‘News’

It’s a real time of transition for Julie and I. We moved to the UK twenty-one years ago and in all of that time, we’ve always rented. Right now we’re in the process of buying a flat. It’s a new-build so it’s small. That means we have to say goodbye to a lot of cool […]

I had a chat with guitar legend, Andy Summers from The Police. He talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. Craic on! If you enjoyed this […]

Tree of Life


Have you ever thought about how amazing trees are? I know you’re going to think I’ve lost my mind but I’m starting to get the feeling that spending time with trees might be the key to greatness. Percy Shaw is the man who invented “cat’s eyes”, the reflectors you see at night in the road […]



Filthy fossil fuel burning cars are here to stay, unfortunately. Electric vehicles should be the future of transport. Vehicles that burn fossil fuels are putting toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. Electric vehicles will not catch on in Britain unless there’s a big change. Unfortunately there is no sign of that change any time soon. The […]

Control Freaks


A lot of people voted for Brexit so that Britain could, “take back control” but what does control look like? Right now, politicians from both sides are trying to make it look like Britain can control Brexit. There’s a lot of talk about the customs union. Which is a thing that means all EU countries […]

London Calling


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 […]

The university students of Britain should stand up against the University And College Union. Lecturers have gone on strike over cuts to their pensions. Sally Hunt, the General Secretary of the University And College Union said, ”If you will not give us what we need, which is a reasonable pension, we will not do what […]

Julie and I moved to Britain from Australia in February 1997, so I could present the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM in Dorset. Since then, we’ve lived in every region of England, because I’ve presented radio programs in the North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East and South Coast. You’ve got […]

What’s going on with UKIP? Here’s my favorite tweet this week, it’s from Nick Walker, “I’m about halfway through a bottle of Fairy washing up liquid that has outstayed three UKIP leaders”. The UK Independence party has had seven leaders since 2011. UKIP exist because it’s Eurosceptic , they campaigned for Brexit, meaning their MEPs […]

I should be in Africa right now. In May I got an email from a bloke called “James” asking me how much I would charge to speak at “Radio Week” in Uganda. Apparently it’s a three day conference for people working at radio stations in East Africa. It’s taking place right now at the Imperial […]

Ever wonder why the world is out of whack right now? Donald Trump is the President, North and South Korea are competing TOGETHER in the Winter Olympics and there’s a sports car in space! It’s all because we’re living in a parallel universe. The proof is a thing called “The Mandela Effect”. That’s the name […]

The Indians and Arabs are going to Mars. India has teamed up with The United Arab Emirates. In two years time they’re going to send a probe to the red planet. Their ultimate goal is colonisation. The UAE and India might sound like a strange partnership but it makes sense. If you want to conquer […]

London Calling


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 […]

There’s a sports car on the way to Mars! It’s the most exciting thing to happen in space since we sent people to the moon. I watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy last night and it was mind blowing. When the two booster rockets landed simultaneously it looked like a scene from Thunderbirds. […]

I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a […]

Holy Fake News


  The Pope made my laugh out loud this week. He’s claimed that ‘fake news’ dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. He went on to denounces the spread of disinformation and has called for reporters to oppose “falsehoods” and “sensational headlines”. Really? Does the Pope want reporters to oppose falsehoods and sensational […]

Why are so many head teachers running their schools like they’re in charge of every aspect of a child’s life? Schools are educational institutions but we keep hearing about kids being sent home for ridiculous non-education related things like having the wrong haircut. This week a School headteacher has banned pupils from having boyfriends and […]

There’s an easy way to fix Britain’s housing crisis but it’ll never happen because nobody really wants to fix it. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has tried to tackle it by abolishing stamp duty on homes under £300,000. That was the centerpiece of his budget in November. Some MPs don’t think this will fix the problem. […]

The Met Office outdid themselves this week. They are useless at predicting the weather. That’s a shame because that’s the only thing they have to do. To try and distract us from how bad they are at their only job, a couple of years ago, they announced that they’re going to give names to storms. […]

Free speech is under attack in Britain again. Less than a week after I was forced to apologize to the Prime Minister for saying she’s weak, Ben Bradley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Mansfield has been forced to apologize for a blog he wrote in 2012. Here’s what he wrote, “Sorry but how many […]