Jon Holmes

Taking you through the afternoon with his take on the day's news. With news, satire and studio guests, Jon brings a unique show to speech radio.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Big Debate on waterfalls: 'You don't go to Niagara to see the dribble falls'

The Big Debate on waterfalls: 'You don't go to Niagara to see the dribble falls'

The Big Debate on waterfalls: 'You don't go to Niagara to see the dribble falls'

Today's Big Debate was about whether we still need waterfalls

Expanded runways at Luton Airport - Jamie enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Expanded runways at Luton Airport - Jamie enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Expanded runways at Luton Airport - Jamie enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Lonely Lunch Club's latest member was into filing things because that's his job

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Big Debate on wings: 'If you took the wings off a plane, it would look like a tampon for a giant robotess'

The Big Debate on wings: 'If you took the wings off a plane, it would look like a tampon for a giant robotess'

'If you took the wings off a plane, it's like a tampon for a giant robotess'

Today's Big Debate was about wings

Videos, pigs and embarrassment - Find out more about Theresa May's Brexit fears

Brexit recordings are massively awkward for Theresa May, says journalist Rupert Myers

Brexit recordings are massively awkward for Theresa May, says journalist

Jon Holmes decided to find out more about the leaked videos of Theresa May expressing her fears over Brexit

Good manners and Justin Bieber - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Good manners and Justin Bieber - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Good manners and Justin Bieber - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Today's lonely luncher joined from a village next to another village where Justin Bieber had a drink the other day

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Big Debate on ears: 'Friendship Rainbow Faces was trailed in Sweden and it didn't work'

The Big Debate on ears: 'Friendship Rainbow Faces was trailed in Sweden and it didn't work'

Big Debate: 'Friendship Rainbow Faces was trailed in Sweden and it didn't work'

Today's Big Debate was about ears

An explicit book and a 'juicing bullet' - Eve returns to the Lonely Lunch Club

An explicit book and a 'juicing bullet' - Eve returns to the Lonely Lunch Club

An explicit book and a 'juicing bullet' - Eve returns to the Lonely Lunch Club

Eve, a memorable member of the Lonely Lunch Club, made a glorious return to the club

Technology, blinds and the M25 - Find out more about the third runway at Heathrow

Technology, blinds and the M25 - Find out more about the third runway at Heathrow

Technology, blinds and the M25 - The third runway at Heathrow

Jon Holmes finds out more about the planned third runway at Heathrow Airport

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

'I will stab myself in the eye with a pencil' - It's time for Alco Vox Pops

'I will stab myself in the eye with a pencil' - It's time for Alco Vox Pops

'I will stab myself in the eye with a pencil' - It's time for Alco Vox Pops

Jon Holmes likes to ask drunk people what they think of the news this week

The Big Debate on jokes: 'They say laughter is the best policy, but it's not, is it? It's antibiotics'

The Big Debate on jokes: 'They say laughter is the best medicine, but it's not, is it? It's antibiotics'

'They say laughter is the best medicine, but it's not, is it? It's antibiotics'

Today's Big Debate was about Jokes

Sofas, TV and migrants - Jon Holmes finds out more about the Calais Jungle camp

Sofas, TV and migrants - Jon Holmes finds out more about the Calais Jungle camp

Sofas, TV and migrants - Jon Holmes finds out more about the Calais Jungle camp

Jon Holmes invited Cornelius to explain more about the Calais Jungle camp

People watching in Hammersmith - Ross enters the Lonely Lunch Club

People watching in Hammersmith - Ross enters the Lonely Lunch Club

People watching in Hammersmith - Ross enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Our newest inductee had a habit of watching people

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

The singer performed two original songs for our afternoon presenter

The Big Debate on language: 'The Ancient Romans spoke English - we know this from the film Gladiator'

The Big Debate on language: 'The Ancient Romans spoke English - we know this from the film Gladiator'

The Big Debate on language: 'The Ancient Romans spoke English'

Jon Holmes brings a new debate to our attention each day

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 26

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 26

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 26

Karaoke, trains and football - Jackson joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Karaoke, trains and football - Jackson joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Karaoke, trains and football - Jackson joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes inducts a new member into the tupperware hall of despair each day

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

Today's Big Debate was about smoke

Incentives, voting and Ed Balls dancing - Madonna offers a favour for Hillary Clinton voters

Incentives, voting and Ed Balls dancing - Madonna offers a favour for Hillary Clinton voters

Incentives, voting and Ed Balls dancing - Madonna offers a favour for voters

Jon Holmes is keeping up with the latest stories by finding out more about the US presidential elections and Madonna's offer for Hilary Clinton voters

Travel agents, cycle lanes, and Madonna - Dan joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Travel agents, cycle lanes, and Madonna - Dan joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Travel agents, cycle lanes, and Madonna - Dan joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest lonely luncher is a travel agent who's got beef with London cycle lanes

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Big Debate on yawning

The Big Debate on yawning

Today's Big Debate was about yawning

Music and expensive china - Dom enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Prawn sandwiches on expensive china - Dom enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Prawn sandwiches on expensive china - Dom enters the Lonely Lunch Club

A music student at Staffordshire University enters the Lonely Lunch Club

X-rays, horses and hidden sugars - Checking teeth to discover the ages of children

X-rays, horses and hidden sugars: Checking teeth to discover the ages of migrant children

X-rays, horses and hidden sugars: How teeth can reveal migrant children's ages

An MP has called for mandatory teeth checks on migrant children arriving in the UK from the Calais Jungle camp, so Jon Holmes found out more

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Big Debate on bells:

The Big Debate on bells: 'If you take the bell out, what do you get pussy out of the well with?'

'If you take the bell out, what do you get pussy out of the well with?'

Today's Big Debate focused on whether we still need bells

Arms, hoovers and Donald Trump - Jon Holmes interviews a Twitter robot

Arms, hoovers and Donald Trump - Jon Holmes interviews a Twitter robot

Arms, hoovers and Donald Trump - Jon Holmes interviews a Twitter robot

Jon Holmes decided to find out more about robots after it appears some automated accounts have tweeted their support for Donald Trump. So, of course, he interviewed a robot

'Rocket the salad' and 'skin in the game' - Kate enters the Lonely Lunch Club

'Rocket the salad' and 'skin in the game' - Kate busts some business jargon on the Lonely Lunch Club

'Rocket the salad' and 'skin in the game' - Kate enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Lonely Lunch Club just got bigger and our vocabulary just got more varied with this corporate speak

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Big Debate on frames: 'A dog rubbed his Johnny Carson all over his mum's hat'

The Big Debate on frames: 'A dog rubbed his Johnny Carson all over his mum's hat'

Big Debate on frames: 'A dog rubbed his Johnny Carson all over his mum's hat'

Today's big debate was about whether we still need frames

Marmite, clowns and gorillas - Alco Vox Pops returns

Marmite, clowns and gorillas - Alco Vox Pops returns

Marmite, clowns and gorillas - Alco Vox Pops returns

Jon Holmes and his team set out to discover the opinions of drunk people

Hammers, pigs and fixing houses - Martin Roberts joins Jon Holmes

Hammers, pigs and fixing houses - Martin Roberts joins Jon Holmes

Hammers, pigs and fixing houses - Martin Roberts joins Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes loves getting the latest on the biggest stories, so invited Martin Roberts on his show to discuss the housing crisis

Role Play in Cambridge - Josh enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Role Play in Cambridge - Josh enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Role Play in Cambridge - Josh enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Lonely Lunch Club got a prestigious university student today

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Connor Roff wows in live busker session with Jon Holmes

Connor Roff wows in live busker session with Jon Holmes

Connor Roff wows in live busker session with Jon Holmes

The singer came in the studio to perform for live music Friday

Adele: is that necessary?

The Big Debate on singing: 'You can stick it up your aria'

The Big Debate on singing: 'You can stick it up your aria'

Today's Big Debate was about singing

Operations and The Girl on the Train - Carla enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Operations and The Girl on the Train - Carla enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Operations and The Girl on the Train - Carla enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Lonely Lunch Club got a new member today from Chelmsford in Essex

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Imralis Dugast performs for Jon Holmes live in Busker Sessions

Imralis Dugast performs for Jon Holmes live in Busker Sessions

Imralis Dugast performs for Jon Holmes live in Busker Sessions

The Irish singer performed his original song The Man for our afternoon host

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 25

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 25

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 25

The Big Debate: 'People who wear glasses will be wearing brickies'

The Big Debate: 'People who wear glasses will be wearing brickies'

The Big Debate: 'People who wear glasses will be wearing brickies'

Jon Holmes brings the biggest debates to our attention

Fighting, Manchester and politicians - The Lonely Lunch Club

Fighting, Manchester and politicians - The Lonely Lunch Club

Fighting, Manchester and politicians - The Lonely Lunch Club

Every day Jon Holmes invites a new person to join his Lonely Lunch Club

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Big Debate on Bridges: 'I hate bridges, the card game Bridge and former footballer Wayne Bridge'

The Big Debate on Bridges: 'I hate bridges, the card game Bridge and former footballer Wayne Bridge'

'I hate bridges, the card game Bridge and former footballer Wayne Bridge'

Today's Big Debate was about bridges

Jon Holmes is joined by a 'Fake Sheikh'

Jon Holmes is joined by a 'Fake Sheikh'

Jon Holmes is joined by a 'Fake Sheikh'

Jon Holmes found out more about being a 'Fake Sheikh' after Mazher Mahmood's conviction

Green Day and HMV - Scott joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Green Day and Wagamama - Scott joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Green Day and Wagamama - Scott joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest inductee was looking for the newest Green Day album

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Big Debate on suitcases:

The Big Debate on suitcases: 'Why don't you just wear the clothes you're taking?'

The Big Debate on cases: 'Why don't you just wear the clothes you're taking?'

Today's Big Debate was about suitcases

Scientists believe cod speak with regional accents

Scientists believe cod speak with regional accents

Scientists believe cod speak with regional accents

Scientists believe cod speak with regional accents, so Jon Holmes decided to find out more

Radio banter with a liquid lunch - Martin joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Radio banter with a liquid lunch - Martin joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Radio banter with a liquid lunch - Martin joins the Lonely Lunch Club

The 'tupperware hall of despair' had a new inductee from Suffolk today

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Reporter Cornelius gets sent out to a war zone

Reporter Cornelius gets sent out to a war zone by Jon Holmes

Reporter Cornelius gets sent out to a war zone by Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes wanted to find out more about the government's legal measures to protect soldiers from claims of misconduct

The Big Debate on lids: 'If I live in a world where lids happen, I'm gonna lid old people and you'

The Big Debate on lids: 'If I live in a world where lids happen, I'm gonna lid old people - and you'

'If I live in a world where lids happen, I'm gonna lid old people - and you'

Today's Big Debate was about lids

HR in London - Andrew joins the Lonely Lunch Club

HR in London - Andrew joins the Lonely Lunch Club

HR in London - Andrew joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Andrew joined the Lonely Lunch Club from London today

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 24

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 24

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 24

Jeremy Vine, pensioners and Kim Kardashian - The Diversity Paper Review

Jeremy Vine, pensioners and Kim Kardashian - The Diversity Paper Review

Jeremy Vine, pensioners and Kim Kardashian - The Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes invites someone from a different diversity on his show each day to review the papers

The Big Debate on Sundays: 'When would young people steal aspirin off old people if not on a Sunday?'

The Big Debate on Sundays: 'When would young people steal aspirin off old people if not on a Sunday?'

'When would young people steal aspirin off old people if not on a Sunday?'

Today's Big Debate focused on Sundays and whether we still need them

Jon Holmes blasts newspaper reports in a sensational start to his show

Jon Holmes blasts newspaper reports in sensational start to show

Our afternoon presenter has been in the headlines following his dismissal from The Now Show on BBC Radio 4

Jon Holmes: I still love the BBC despite my Now Show sacking - I just believe in treating people as humans

'I still love the BBC - I just believe in treating people like humans'

talkRADIO's star presenter opens up on the furore following his dismissal from the Now Show

Jon Holmes makes a statement on being sacked from BBC Radio 4's The Now Show

Jon Holmes speaks out about BBC Now Show sacking

Jon Holmes speaks out after being sacked from BBC Radio 4's The Now Show

talkRADIO star discusses his dismissal from BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, as they wanted to recast the programme to include "more women and diversity"

Jon Holmes: campaigner blasts BBC diversity policy over sacking

Jon Holmes: campaigner blasts BBC diversity policy over talkRADIO star's sacking

Jon Holmes: campaigner blasts BBC diversity policy over sacking

Our afternoon presenter was sacked from The Now Show on BBC Radio 4 because they allegedly want to recast it with 'more women and diversity'

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Stephen Spender Joins Jon Holmes for a busker session

Stephen Spender Joins Jon Holmes for a busker session

Stephen Spender Joins Jon Holmes for a busker session

The Canadian singer wowed with a cover of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game

The Big Debate on names: 'I had an operation to have my name removed'

The Big Debate on names: 'I had an operation to have my name removed'

The Big Debate on names: 'I had an operation to have my name removed'

Today the Big Debate on Jon Holmes' show was about names

Conservatories, sauces and being a boss - Jake joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Conservatories, sauces and being a boss - Jake joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Conservatories, sauces and being a boss - Jake joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invited another lonely luncher to join his club

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