Posts Tagged ‘Trains’

Ticket To Snide

24Dec18

My train was cancelled this morning due to “a lack of available trains”. What does that mean? The trains aren’t “available”, did they have other plans today? I wonder if we’re given the real reason for delays and cancellations or if Thameslink have a random excuse generator. Since I’ve been commuting to London Blackfriars from […]


If I didn’t bunk into 1st class every day, I would have to stand. I travel on the 7:11 Thameslink from Hitchin to London Blackfriars every weekday. It doesn’t bother me that I don’t have a first class ticket. My monthly season ticket is £409.40 and that’s supposed to include a seat so the only […]


Mack Nuggets

05Feb18

Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including: The talking whale. Stories of coincidence. Siri doesn’t work. Skiving. How to fix Britain’s trains. Who has the biggest red button? A school trip story. Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead. Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had? […]


London Calling

08Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America: What it’s really like traveling on one of Britain’s most overcrowded trains. Songs with your name in. The British Home Secretary wants to make people who post extreme views online harder to catch. Proof that Elvis is not still alive. English soccer clubs missing out because […]


Mack Nuggets.

08Oct15

Here’s what I’ve been on about on the radio lately, including; Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong, parking nightmares, Britain’s train operators not following the rules of business OR physics, how Jeremy Corbyn has changed everything, a chat with a teenager who chased a murderer, in-law porn, what we should do with crooked MPs, Britain […]


I’ve mentioned before that when you leave the safety of a radio studio, things always go wrong. People who organise live events make the mistake of booking radio presenters to ‘host’ them. Radio presenters work on the outskirts of showbusiness. That means they don’t have an ‘act’. All they can do is introduce things and […]


The railways in Britain are rubbish. Half a million people have taken to Twitter in the last 12 months to shame the train companies responsible. This has led to people calling for the railways to be re-nationalised. That is not the answer. The problem is, they’re not private enough. Capitalism works because free-market competition forces […]


Train in Vain

26May13

Travel should be fun; public transport would be a lot more fun without the public. I’ve made the mistake of getting on a train. This never goes well and annoys me more that almost anything. The main reason I get annoyed is because we shouldn’t even have public transport in 2013, we were promised flying […]