I remember it like it was yesterday. Can’t vote but still care. It was my first ever headline in a newspaper. I was fourteen and my submission to the Bolton Evening News’ letters page was a call to arms for people to step up and vote in the 2005 generalRead → April 16, 2021
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Early April, 2020. The sun was beating down and the empty streets were filled with the smell of baked banana bread. Each breaking news alert came with a bolt of anxiety. The world held it’s breath as Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought for his life in a London hospital. The pingRead → April 09, 2021
A slightly shortened version this week, owing to the Easter weekend, but a bumper three shows for you on talkRADIO. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5am. What crime have you committed in a previous life to deserve that, I wonder? We will, of course, try to wrap our head aroundRead → April 02, 2021
We need to talk about porn. Specifically, revenge porn. Again. This week, a study showed that cases of revenge porn have doubled over the last twelve months, with lockdown and social restrictions playing no small part. It is a hideous crime. It is the very worst of us. And asRead → March 26, 2021
It was one of those moments, like the moon landing, the death of Diana and when Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of selling stories about her. We’ll be able to tell our grandchildren exactly where we were when – a year ago on Tuesday and with a viral infection sweepingRead → March 19, 2021
Sometimes, as we put the show together on a Friday morning, we can spend hours trawling through ideas for guests. Do they have the right story to tell? Will they be interesting, relevant and give us the insight we want? This morning, producer Issy and I were pondering who toRead → March 12, 2021
“One big positive about the clap for carers has been the impact on kids,” said Andrew, calling my talkRADIO show one Friday morning after the nation had taken to their doorsteps, “my 8 year old has had his opinion of his mum, a nurse, transformed and it has reinforced theRead → March 12, 2021
I am at Tesco, minding my own business and studying the courgettes. “Darryl!” cries a voice at the other end of the aisle. Oh, sh*t. Somebody I know. Somebody I know who wants to have a conversation. Somebody I know who wants to have a conversation through masks, two metersRead → February 27, 2021
Humans like things to be simple. We like clear winners and losers, beginnings, middles and ends, good guys and bad guys. We shun complexity – or ambiguity – in favour of simple explanations that make us feel like we understand the world. The handling of a public health crisis isRead → February 19, 2021
“Is this the start of the new order that we’ve been promised?” barked Eileen, calling from Liverpool with a well-worn theory; that somebody, somewhere is crafting a new world order and we’re all puppets in their game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get to the bottom of who they are – orRead → February 12, 2021