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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sharks, simulations and meteors - The Diversity Paper Review

Sharks, simulations and meteors - The Diversity Paper Review

Sharks, simulations and meteors - The Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes invites someone of a different diversity on air each day to review the papers

'High-class IKEA' and Genghis Khan - Ed enters the Lonely Lunch Club

'High-class Ikea' and Genghis Khan - Ed enters the Lonely Lunch Club

'High-class Ikea' and Genghis Khan - Ed enters the Lonely Lunch Club

The club's newest inductee has a love of history. Which is good, because he works for an auction house

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Big Debate on swimming: 'Look at Hull and Grimsby, these are terrible places'

The Big Debate on swimming: 'Look at Hull and Grimsby, these are terrible places'

The Big Debate: 'Look at Hull and Grimsby, these are terrible places'

Today's Big Debate focused on whether we still need swimming.

"The worst STD is pregnancy" - Jon Holmes catches up with Lonely Lunch Club member Eve

'The worst STD is pregnancy' - Jon Holmes catches up with Lonely Lunch Club member Eve

'The worst STD is pregnancy' - Jon Holmes catches up with Lonely Luncher Eve

Eve joined the Lonely Lunch Club last month, and talked about hell. Today was a bit more cheery

Sadiq Khan, Michelle Keegan and refunds - The Diversity Paper Review

Sadiq Khan, Michelle Keegan and refunds - The Diversity Paper Review

Sadiq Khan, Michelle Keegan and refunds - The Diversity Paper Review

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

Innuendos, cake and BBC values - Find out more about The Great British Bake Off move

'Bake Off is, quite literally, covered in BBC Icing': Jon Holmes discusses the future of the hit show

Innuendos, cake and BBC values - Find out more about The Great British Bake Off

Jon Holmes invited a cake expert on his show to give her views on the controversial moving of TV show The Great British Bake Off

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Campaigns, Middlesbrough and online trolls - The Diversity Paper Review

Campaigns, Middlesbrough and online trolls - The Diversity Paper Review

Campaigns, Middlesbrough and online trolls - The Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes invites many from different backgrounds to review the papers

Mouldy pita bread and mushroom soup - Penny enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Mouldy pita bread and mushroom soup - Penny enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Mouldy pita bread and mushroom soup - Penny enters the Lonely Lunch Club

This poor lonely luncher wasn't having her lonely lunch of choice

The Big Debate on sweat: 'I'm not a pervert, but I like a sweaty man'

The Big Debate on sweat: 'I'm not a pervert, but I like a sweaty man'

'I'm not a pervert, but I like a sweaty man'

Today's Big Debate was about perspiration

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 21

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 21

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 21

Busker David Cooke performs for Jon Holmes

Former homeless man David Cooke busks for Jon Holmes

Former homeless man David Cooke busks for Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes loves to invite buskers on air to perform

The Big Debate

Forget Brexit, Corbyn and grammar schools. Why aren't we talking about hunger?

Forget Brexit, Corbyn and grammar schools. Why aren't we talking about hunger?

In today's big debate, Jon asks: is hunger really worth it?

Stairs, lifts and gift shops - The Lonely Lunch Club

Stairs, lifts and gift shops - The Lonely Lunch Club

Stairs, lifts and gift shops - The Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invites another lonely luncher on air to win a prize

Why should newspapers be interested? - Find out more about statins

Statins: what's all the big fuss about?

Statins: what's all the big fuss about?

Jon Holmes invites a doctor on air to reveal more about statins

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Actress Lily Cole reveals more about International Literacy Day

Actress Lily Cole reveals more about International Literacy Day

Actress Lily Cole reveals more about International Literacy Day

Lily Cole reveals more about why she's supporting International Literacy Day

'I want you to come and see my star fish' - The Big Debate

'I want you to come and see my star fish' - The Big Debate

'I want you to come and see my star fish'

Jon Holmes wonders whether stars are really necessary

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?

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