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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It’s hard to process the death of one hundred thousand people. In fact, it’s almost impossible. I have been staring at pictures of packed football stadiums and festival crowds, but nothing seems to capture the enormity of it.Read → January 29, 2021
This year’s live music events began to tumble this week, with Glastonbury officially cancelled and many others set to follow – likely wiping out most of 2021’s festival season. The problem for festivals isn’t just the gathering of crowds. The cost and logistical effort involved in getting the event ready,Read → January 22, 2021
A quick thanks if you have signed up in the last week. We had an odd surge. I can only assume we have reached the point of lockdown where most of us have read the entire back catalogue of modern literature and watched every available minute of Netflix and have,Read → January 19, 2021
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
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