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, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

Another member joins Jon Holmes Lonely Lunch Club

Basements, results and no friends - It's the Lonely Lunch Club

Basements, results and no friends - It's the Lonely Lunch Club

Time for a new member to join Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invited a student to open her results on air, but it didn't go well

An A-level student opening their results on air goes horribly wrong

An A-level student opening their results on air goes horribly wrong

Jon Holmes invites a student to open her results on air, but it doesn't go well

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tweets about boxes from a park in northwest London!  Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Tweets about boxes from a park in northwest London! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Tweets, boxes and a park in northwest London! Lonely Lunch Club gets new member

Jon Holmes learned all about boxes in today's episode of the Lonely Lunch Club

The Big Debate on cooking: 'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone from thousands of miles away'

The Big Debate on cooking: 'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone from thousands of miles away'

'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone'

Today's Big Debate was about cooking. Specifically, whether it's on the verge of becoming obsolete

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip joined Jon Holmes in the studio

Jon Holmes finds out how to gain popularity online with YouTuber Jack Davies

How to gain popularity online - with friendtastic YouTuber Jack Davies

How to gain popularity online - with friendtastic YouTuber Jack Davies

This guy is really, really, like ridiculously popular on YouTube. He tells talkRADIO how he got to where he is

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon got newsreader Victoria Bourne to evaluate Cass

'An actual fairy is entering the Great British Bake Off', according to Jon Holmes in the Diversity Paper Review!

'An actual fairy is entering the Great British Bake Off', according to Jon Holmes in the Diversity Paper Review!

Jon Holmes invites Nigerian Zina to review the papers

Jon Holmes is encouraging diversity in his paper review, featuring Supersavers, rail troubles and Bake Off.

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

This Big Debate took a turn that you'd neigh-ver expect.

Jon Holmes asks the work experience to review the best TV shows

'I chose to watch it because it had my name in the title!' - It's Jon Holmes' work experience TV review!

Find out what to watch with Jon Holmes' work experience TV review

Jon Holmes invites work experience Grace to review the latest TV

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Eve joined the ranks of the tupperware hall of despair

Jon Holmes asks - Could model railway enthusiasts run our railways?

Jon Holmes asks - could model train enthusiasts run our railways?

Jon Holmes suggests model train enthusiasts should run our railways

With rail prices set to increase, Jon Holmes wonders what we can do to improve services

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

You don't want to miss this

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon asked producer Cass to book him guest, which she did...sort of

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

"Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder"

Today's Big Debate on Ice got ice-cold

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

'I have a 6 foot tongue!' - It's Jon Holmes' Big Debate

The Big Debate: 'Hundreds of faceless glasses workers would be out of work'

The Big Debate: 'There'd be hundreds of faceless glasses workers'

The question vexing the nation today surrounds the collection of eyes, nose and mouth on the front of your head. Do we, Jon Holmes asks, really need our faces?…

Cricketer Graeme Swann on singing, feeding monkeys and his new show!

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

The cricketer is now performing in a show with Harry Blofeld

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' 'Lonely Lunch Club'!

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes is once again cheering up the country's lonesome lunchers…

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes finds out how the Yorkshire Ripper will be transported to prison

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes on the best way to transport prisoners

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes on transporting prisoners

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will be transported from secure hospital to prison after doctors ruled him mentally fit for such a transfer. Jon Holmes asked how that move is likely to take place…

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