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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Machines and trade shows - Nick enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Machines and trade shows - Nick enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Machines and trade shows - Nick enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Today's inductee was scoping out a trade show to spot the machine that's going to take his job

Noel Edmonds reveals more about his new radio station Positively Pets

Noel Edmonds reveals more about his new radio station for pets

Noel Edmonds reveals more about his new radio station for pets

The TV presenter has created many new 'positive' radio stations, one of which about to launch is a station aimed at pets

The Big Debate on positivity: 'You are riddled with syphillis'

The Big Debate on positivity: 'You are riddled with syphilis'

The Big Debate on positivity: 'You are riddled with syphilis'

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

Cameras, police and Hunted - Jon Holmes finds out more about police body cameras

Cameras, police and Hunted - Jon Holmes finds out more about police body cameras

Cameras, police and Hunted - Jon Holmes finds out more about police body cameras

Police with body cameras receive 93% fewer complaints, so Jon Holmes decided

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Big Debate on wheels - are they replaceable with 'faux-caterpillar tracks'?

The Big Debate on wheels - are they replaceable with 'faux-caterpillar tracks'?

The Big Debate on wheels - are they replaceable with 'faux-caterpillar tracks'?

Today's Big Debate focused on wheels

Playing God, babies and acting - Jon Holmes finds out more about the three parent technique

Playing god, babies and acting - Jon Holmes finds out more about the three-parent technique

Playing god, babies and acting - The three-parent technique

Jon Holmes decided to find out more about the three-parent technique

Conveyer price estimation in Mansfield - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Conveyer price estimation in Mansfield - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Conveyer price estimation in Mansfield - Adam joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest lonely lunch call estimated the price of conveyor belts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Big Debate on shoulders: "Come cry on my groin"

The Big Debate on shoulders: 'Come cry on my groin'

The Big Debate on shoulders: 'Come cry on my groin'

Today's Big Debate focused on shoulders

Inside Sam Allardyce - Jon Holmes sends reporter Cornelius to find out more

Inside Sam Allardyce - Jon Holmes sends reporter Cornelius to find out more

Inside Sam Allardyce - Jon Holmes sends reporter Cornelius to find out more

Jon Holmes sends Cornelius out to find out more about allegations against Sam Allardyce

Unemployment and the presidential debate - Talal enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Trump, Clinton and unemployment - Talal enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Trump, Clinton and unemployment - Talal enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Lonely Lunch Club just turned political

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Today's Big Debate asked whether we still need cupboards

The Big Debate on cupboards: 'You're talking about Apartmentheid'

The Big Debate on cupboards: 'You're talking about Apartmentheid'

Today's Big Debate asked whether we still need cupboards

Canada, the woods and tattoos - Find out more about the royal tour

Canada, the woods and tattoos - Find out more about the royal tour

Canada, the woods and tattoos - Find out more about the royal tour

Jon Holmes invited royal correspondent Richard Fitzwilliams to his show to reveal more about what happens on a royal tour

Music, days off and bacon - Seb joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Music, days off and bacon - Seb joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Music, days off and bacon - Seb joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invites a new member to his Lonely Lunch Club

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 23

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 23

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 23

Busker Sessions: Belle & the Busker perform live on the Jon Holmes show

Busker Sessions: Belle & the Busker perform live on the Jon Holmes show

Busker Sessions: Belle & the Busker perform live on the Jon Holmes show

The band performed for our afternoon presenter live in the studio

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