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, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Terrible smells, microwaves and weekends - The Lonely Lunch Club

Terrible smells, microwaves and weekends - The Lonely Lunch Club

Terrible smells, microwaves and weekends - The Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes decided to cheer up another lonely individual by allowing him to join his Lonely Lunch Club

Victorian times, work houses and Charles Dickens - Find out more about Sports Direct

Victorian times, work houses and Charles Dickens - Find out more about Sports Direct

Victorian times, work houses and Charles Dickens - Sports Direct

Jon Holmes finds out more about working conditions at Sports Direct

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

'I often step in dog muck as I can't see my feet' - The Big Debate on journeys

'I often step in dog muck as I can't see my feet' - The Big Debate on journeys

'I often step in dog muck as I can't see my feet' - The Big Debate on journeys

Jon Holmes gets the answers to the biggest questions

Comedian David Baddiel on story ideas, trains and Dinky toys

Comedian David Baddiel on story ideas, trains and Dinky toys

Comedian David Baddiel on story ideas, trains and Dinky toys

The comedian turned writer joins Jon Holmes and reveals more about his current work

Gardening, vegetables and sheds - Jon Holmes gives out more prizes in Lonely Lunch Club

Gardening, vegetables and sheds - Jon Holmes gives out more prizes in Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes gives out more prizes in Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes loves cheering people up at lunchtime, so much so, he's now giving out free gifts to those who take part

Bears, school projects and disguises - New suggestions for the Great Wall of Calais

'They should build the Great Wall of Calais using bears'

'They should build the Great Wall of Calais using bears'

Jon Holmes decided to think of some new ideas for how the Great Wall of Calais could be built

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

'Pompous people will evolve to the point where their finger becomes inadequate and it will rot off' - The Big Debate on cups

'Pompous people will evolve to the point where their finger becomes inadequate and it will rot off' - The Big Debate on cups

'The finger will become inadequate and it will rot off' - The Big Debate on cups

Jon Holmes gets the latest on the biggest question of the day

Rochdale, cats and sick leave - The Lonely Lunch Club

Rochdale, cats and sick leave - The Lonely Lunch Club

Rochdale, cats and sick leave - The Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invited Kyle on air to cheer him up as he was alone this lunchtime

Fuel tanks filled with clothes - Find out more about the British Airways disruption

'The fuel tanks are filled with clothes' - The real reason behind the British Airways disruption

'Fuel tanks are filled with clothes' - The British Airways disruption explained

A computer fault at British Airways has caused many flights to be disrupted, so Jon Holmes found out more with reporter Cornelius

Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 20

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 20

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 20

'Surprise is Latin for To Sup Rice' - The Big Debate

'The Latin for surprise is To Sup Rice' - The Big Debate

'The Latin for surprise is To Sup Rice' - The Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the biggest question of the day

Tupperware, CVs and loving yourself - Jon Holmes sends a talkRADIO mug out to his newest Lonely Lunch Club member

Tupperware, CVs and loving yourself - Jon Holmes sends a talkRADIO mug out to his newest Lonely Lunch Club member

Jon Holmes sends a talkRADIO mug out to his newest Lonely Lunch Club member

Jon Holmes Lonely Lunch Club now includes free talkRADIO mugs

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Neresa Maye performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Neresa Maye performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Neresa Maye performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

The songstress sang Avicii's Wake Me Up in the studio

'I don't want to have to test food by putting my winky in it' - The Big Debate

'I don't want to have to test food by putting my winky in it' - The Big Debate

'I don't want to have to test food by putting my winky in it' - The Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks, do we need taste?

If you believe you're seeing a doctor, you'll get better - Jon Holmes learns about the junior doctor strikes

If you believe you're seeing a doctor, you'll get better - Jon Holmes solves the doctor strike crisis

Apparently, if you believe you're seeing a doctor, you'll get better

Jon Holmes invited a nurse to his show to explain more about doctors striking, however it wasn't quite the nurse he was hoping for

Bananas and county councilmen - Adam enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Bananas and county council members - Adam enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Bananas and county council members - Adam enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Another day, another inductee to the tupperware hall of despair

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bake Off, Game of Thrones and parcels covered in blood - The Diversity Paper Review

Bake Off, Game of Thrones and parcels covered in blood - The Diversity Paper Review

Bake Off, Game of Thrones and parcels covered in blood - Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes invites someone from a diverse background on his show each day to review the papers, today it was Matt who was Jewish

The Big Debate on Age: 'Owls are timeless'

The Big Debate on Age: 'Owls are timeless'

The Big Debate on Age: 'Owls are timeless'

Today's Big Debate was about whether we still need age in a post-Brexit Britain

Water features, decking and holes - Jon Holmes finds out more about the Donald Trump wall with Tommy Walsh

Ground Force's Tommy Walsh chats about the Mexico wall to Jon Holmes

Ground Force's Tommy Walsh chats about the Mexico wall to Jon Holmes

TV gardening star tells the world he'd put decking and water features in the wall, to make it look all pretty

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bacon sandwiches and advertising! Joe enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Bacon sandwiches and advertising: Joe enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Bacon sandwiches and advertising: Joe enters the Lonely Lunch Club

The Lonely Lunch Club just got larger

Are they really necessary in the 21st century?

The Big Debate on toes: 'I saw a camel munching its way down the street'

The Big Debate on toes: 'I saw a camel munching its way down the street'

Today's Big Debate asked whether we still need toes

Multicoloured sand, cycling and Brian May - The Diversity Paper Review

Multicoloured sand, cycling and Brian May - The Diversity Paper Review

Multicoloured sand, cycling and Brian May - The Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes gets the latest news from diverse paper reviewers. Today there's some sad news about Hear'Say, about better news about Hertfordshire

'An awkward game of Cluedo' - Jon Holmes finds out more about the Cabinet meeting at Chequers

Brexit Cabinet meeting descended into 'an awkward game of Cluedo'

Brexit Cabinet meeting descended into 'an awkward game of Cluedo'

Theresa May has invited her Cabinet to meet at Chequers today - and Jon Holmes thinks he knows what went down

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ian McKellan, toilets and Pokémon brawls - The Diversity Paper Review

Ian McKellen, toilets and Pokémon brawls - The Diversity Paper Review

Ian McKellen, toilets and Pokémon brawls - The Diversity Paper Review

Jon invited Josh on air to review the latest news

Usher, American Football and confusing names - The work experience music review

Usher, American Football and confusing names - The work experience music review

Usher, American Football and confusing names - The work experience music review

Jon Holmes invites workie Aidan to give him the latest news in music

Bananas, fleas, and inflated guinea pigs: Lonely Lunch Club takes to the skies

Bananas, fleas, and inflated guinea pigs: Lonely Lunch Club takes to the skies

Bananas, fleas, and inflated guinea pigs: Lonely Lunch Club takes to the skies

Today's Lonely Lunch Club was very, very weird

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 19

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 19

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 19

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

The Canadian singer delighted us with his dulcet tones

'You can't be pointy without having a point' - The Big Debate on points

'You can't be pointy without having a point' - The Big Debate

'You can't be pointy without having a point' - The Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the most important question of the day

'Jumping out of newsreader Victoria Bourne's sponge' - It's Jon Holmes' TV work experience review

'Jumping out of newsreader Victoria Bourne's sponge' - It's Jon Holmes' TV work experience review

'Victoria Bourne's sponge' - It's Jon Holmes' TV work experience review

Jon Holmes invites the work experience to review the latest TV

Salads and firefighters! Amelia burns her way into the Lonely Lunch Club

Salads and firefighters! Amelia burns her way into the Lonely Lunch Club

Salads and firefighters! Amelia burns her way into the Lonely Lunch Club

A firefighter was inducted into the club today

Jon Holmes investigates cuts to the NHS

'You could use eyeballs as golf balls' - Jon Holmes investigates cuts to the NHS

'You could use eyeballs as golf balls' - Jon Holmes investigates cuts to the NHS

NHS England have announced they need to make cuts of £22billion

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Big Debate on string: 'We all know you get string by tickling clowns until they ejaculate'

The Big Debate on string: 'We all know you get string by tickling clowns until they ejaculate'

Big Debate on string: 'You get string by tickling clowns until they ejaculate'

Jon Holmes debated the necessity of string today.

Nigel Farage, abdominal pregnancy, and the world's longest layover! It's Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review!

Nigel Farage, abdominal pregnancy, and the world's longest layover! It's Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review!

Nigel Farage, abdominal pregnancy, and the world's longest layover

Time for Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review

Giant cereal bars could be on the way...it's the technology work experience review

Giant cereal bars could be on the way... it's the technology work experience review

Giant cereal bars could be on the way... it's the geeky work experience review

Work experience Roo explained the latest in tech, which includes edible food wrapping... apparently!

Actor Noel Clarke on career goals, directing and new film Brotherhood

Actor Noel Clarke on career goals, directing and new film 'Brotherhood'

Actor Noel Clarke on career goals, directing and new film 'Brotherhood'

Jon Holmes was joined by the writer and director as the final part of the 'Kidulthood' trilogy is set for release

Falafel salad, the weather, and Greek classics! Gaby joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Falafel salad, the weather, and Greek classics! Gaby joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Falafel salad, the weather, and Greek classics! Gaby joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest member is a masters student studying classics, with a focus on Greek tragedy

GCSE Results: Teaching expert tells Jon Holmes 'the government has decided to make it harder to pass'

GCSE Results: Teaching expert tells Jon Holmes 'the government has decided to make it harder to pass'

Teaching expert tells Jon Holmes government is to blame for poor exam results

This might explain the fall in pass rates

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Big Debate on corridors: 'Poor people go to IKEA to defecate'

The Big Debate on corridors: 'Poor people go to IKEA to defecate'

The Big Debate on corridors: 'Poor people go to IKEA to defecate'

Eh? How did we get there from talking about corridors?

Hot dogs in Leipzig! Steven enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Hot dogs in Leipzig! Steven enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Hot dogs in Leipzig! Steven enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest lonely luncher travelled to Germany to get away from life as a factory worker

Avocado burgers, cereal and Kanye West - It's the hipster work experience review

Avocado burgers, cereal and Kanye West - It's the hipster work experience review

Avocado burgers, cereal and Kanye West - It's the hipster work experience review

Jon Holmes invited work experience Ellie on his show to give him the latest on hipster nonsense

Korea advice: Jon Holmes learns how to become an 'evil dictator'

Korea advice: Jon Holmes learns how to become an 'evil dictator'

Korea advice: Jon Holmes learns how to become an 'evil dictator'

The guest on today's show wasn't quite what Jon asked for

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jon Holmes confronts Susan from Virgin Radio about Virgin Trains problems

Jon Holmes joins Jeremy Corbyn in taking a stand against Virgin Trains

Jon Holmes confronts Susan from Virgin Radio about Virgin Trains problems

Unfortunately talkRADIO's offbeat presenter couldn't find anyone from Virgin Trains, so complained to Virgin Radio instead

The Big Debate on History: "Lord Nelson got his foot bitten off by a plastic clown"

The Big Debate on History: 'Lord Nelson got his foot bitten off by a plastic clown'

Big Debate on History: 'Lord Nelson got his foot bitten off by a plastic clown'

You don't want to miss this Big Debate, featuring a rather unorthodox explanation on the Battle of Trafalgar

Jon Holmes' work experience music review

Pop up shops, newsagents and Beyonce - It's the work experience music review

Pop up shops, newsagents and Beyonce - It's the work experience music review

Jon Holmes invites work experience reviewer Jack on air to teach him about what the kids are listening to

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Jenny Collier joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Jenny Collier joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Lonely Lunch Club's new member

Jenny Collier, a comedian at the festival, had been inducted into the 'lonely-what-lunch' club

The Big Debate on Weather: "I'm like a picnic on a stick!"

The Big Debate on Weather: 'I'm like a picnic on a stick!'

The Big Debate on Weather: 'I'm like a picnic on a stick!'

This debate got well and truly stormy as talkRADIO broadcast live from Edinburgh

Jon Holmes investigates closing ceremonies

Rio Olympics v Edinburgh Fringe - Jon Holmes looks at closing ceremonies

Rio Olympics v Edinburgh Fringe - Jon Holmes looks at closing ceremonies

talkRADIO's Jon Holmes looks at what Edinburgh can learn from Brazil in its closing ceremony for the Fringe festival

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

The Spanish band performed live in the studio with Jon Holmes

'Paid Intern' Cornelius pranks Digital Producer Luke Dolan on the Jon Holmes show

I got pranked live on the Jon Holmes show - by some joker called Cornelius

I got pranked live on the Jon Holmes show

I'll (probably) never leave my emails open in the talkRADIO office again

Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club with Merton

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invites another lonely luncher on air to cheer up their (and our) lunchtime

The Big Debate with Jon Holmes

'Do you want wee and poo in your face?' - It's the Big Debate

'Do you want wee and poo in your face?' - It's the Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the biggest question of the day, do we need gravity?

Jon Holmes invited his daughters on air to discuss children drinking alcohol

Jon Holmes tackles baby booze by asking his own kids about their drinking habits

Jon Holmes tackles baby booze by asking his own kids about their drinking habits

This week a survey showed half of UK parents allow their children to drink alcohol at home. So Jon asked his own children whether he'd plied them with booze

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jon Holmes asks do we need ink

'I'll get my octopus and tickle it until it splurges' - It's the Big Debate on ink

'I'll get my octopus and tickle it until it splurges' - It's the Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the biggest question of the day, and this time it's about the stuff that comes out of octupi

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