Just when we thought it was safe to turn off CNN, the world was glued to rolling US news again as pro-Trump protests descended into domestic terrorism and a storm on the Capitol Building. Still, it was nice to see the CNN hosts again.Read → January 08, 2021
I love putting my talkRADIO show together - bashing heads with my producer, Holly, to decide what we’re going to cover and why.
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We ask ourselves a lot of questions when we’re putting the show together. Should we talk about this? Is this helpful? Is it responsible? Does it make good radio? Is it interesting? Does anybody care? This weekend, we’ve asked ourselves a new one. Do we talk about this too much? This week, the issueRead → December 18, 2020
Imagine my excitement today, at finding something new in a story that’s becoming exhaustingly repetitive. I haven’t seen a single newspaper headline, tweet or Facebook status using the pun ‘Oh Tier, What a Mess’. The only thing more tiresome than the COVID measures themselves are the puns. If my singleRead → November 27, 2020
Dominic Cummings is a destroyer. More politely, a deconstructionist. He takes things he disapproves of and he dismantles them. Britain in Europe, the civil service, the Education system. His path through the civic institutions of Britain can be tracked by the mangled wreckage he leaves behind. And he does soRead → November 14, 2020
Where attention would ordinarily be on the last few days of the campaign - the drive to get out the vote and convince that last handful of undecideds - the smarter minds are more focused on what comes next. And they aren’t wondering what TV deal Trump might sign. Coming upRead → October 30, 2020
Sometimes, you have to work hard to find a topical hook for a story you want to do. Other times, they pile up like trucks at the Kent border. Two of the week’s biggest stories have blown open some of the social and economic gaps that still linger over modern Britain,Read → October 23, 2020
A few years ago, a producer for a popular TV news network called me for an opinion on a story with the reasoning that – said in jest, I think – I ‘always seem happy to harp on about the north being hard done by’. It was a jovial digRead → October 23, 2020
I bled a radiator this week. Not that I want to pander to toxic gender stereotypes, but I bloody nailed it because I’m a bloody man. We had a problem with the boiler. It started making a disturbing rumbling noise on Monday. After several days of doing what men alsoRead → October 10, 2020
Get my weekly newsletter in your inbox every Friday – I peel back the curtain on what we have planned for the weekend’s shows on talkRADIO. Subscribe here. Donald Trump contracting COVID-19 is strange news to process. It is not unprecedented. Boris Johnson was, of course, struck down at theRead → October 07, 2020
In the last decade, patriotism has become an uncomfortable, thorny subject. It has been hijacked by the extremes. Populist political leaders, world over, have used it as a vehicle to carry people on their prejudices. And it has worked. Brilliantly. It's time to reclaim it.Read → September 29, 2020