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Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney on Will Smith, stunts and nicknames!

Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney on Will Smith, stunts and nicknames!

Suicide Squad stars on Will Smith, stunts and nicknames!

DC Comics' anti-hero movie is released in the UK today, and stars Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) catch up with The Two Mikes to talk about the film and playing alongside Hollywood royalty…

'The demand is extremely high for segregated swimming pools', says Imam Ajmal Masroor

Segregated swimming: "Women want to enjoy themselves without being an object of desire," says imam

Segregated swimming: "Women want to have fun without being an object of desire"

British imam Ajmal Masroor has defended gender-specific pool sessions in Luton, telling talkSPORT that "the demand is extremely high", despite men seeming to get much the better deal…

Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast Podcast - Week 19

Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast Podcast - Episode 19

Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast Podcast - Episode 19

Check out the latest highlights from our Full Set Breakfast show

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and political engagement

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

'Hackney Heroine' on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

East London woman Pauline Pearce became a YouTube sensation after confronting rioters in the streets in 2011, and tells Julia Hartley-Brewer how her new-found fame has given her a platform…

Child sex abuse inquiry: 'The first two appointments were seriously incompetent', says child protection campaigner

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading barrister Jeremy Dein QC

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading QC

Top barrister Jeremy Dein tells talkRADIO that the departure of Dame Lowell Goddard as chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is simply the latest in a series of costly setbacks that will diminish public confidence…

What stiff upper lip here? More Brits embracing nudity, says British Naturism commercial manager

It's not just Orlando Bloom! More than half of Brits say they would let it all hang out on holiday

It's not just Orlando Bloom! Half of Brits say they'd let it all hang out

After the Pirates of the Caribbean star stripped off on holiday, Andrew Welch, from British Naturism, tells Jonny Gould and Ash why more and more people from the UK will be baring all on the beaches this summer…

British firms are being encouraged by the TUC to offer flexible working or allow staff to watch big events from home once the Olympic Games gets underway.

"Let staff watch the Olympics at work", TUC advises employers

"Let staff watch the Olympics at work", TUC advises employers

Staff should not face the high jump if they want to take a break and enjoy the Olympic Games over the next fortnight. The Trades Union Congress are urging businesses to make provisions for employees to watch wrestling, take in the taekwondo or roar on the rowers…

Sam Bailey on The X Factor, working as a prison guard, and upcoming album Sing My Heart Out

WATCH: Sam Bailey on winning X Factor, new album Sing My Heart Out…and life as a prison guard

WATCH: Sam Bailey on winning X Factor, her new album…and life as a prison guard

The 2013 winner of ITV's smash-hit singing show came into the talkRADIO studios to catch up with Paul Ross and tell listeners what's been going on in her life as she releases her latest collection, Sing My Heart Out…

The International 2016: Kevin 'Purge' Godec on the thrills, spills and global reach of the $20m gaming event

The International 2016: Kevin 'Purge' Godec on the thrills, spills and global reach of the $20m gaming event

The International 2016: Kevin 'Purge' Godec on the global reach of gaming

Think gaming is something teenagers waste their time on in their bedroom? Think again… The video game personality tells Jonny Gould and Ash all about the thrills, spills and $20m prize fund on offer at the DotA 2 event in Seattle, USA…

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'It's much different to the earthy grit of what Cornwall was like', says archeologist on Cornwall tales

Forget King Arthur and Disneyfication, real Cornish history is far grittier, says local politician

Forget King Arthur and Disneyfication, real Cornish history is far grittier

The discovery of a Dark Age palace close to Tintagel Castle has sparked excitement among fans of legendary kings and wizards. But local politician Dick Cole says the real story is far more interesting than Arthurian legend…

The Two Mikes discuss dog behaviour with expert Elizabeth Kershaw

Barking mad, or ruff justice? Drop in to the Two Mikes' doggy debate

Barking mad, or ruff justice? Drop in to the Two Mikes' doggy debate

talkRADIO's pair of afternoon-show presenters trade arguments over the pros and cons of owning a dog. Canine behaviourist Elizabeth Kershaw is the ref…

'People say they didn't think it would happen to them', says pharmacist on prescription drug abuse

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

A new study has shown the United Kingdom to be one of the biggest culprits for misusing painkillers and other drugs intended for someone else. Pharmacist Neal Patel says a user's first stop should always be a health professional…

Do you need a digital detox? A senior analyst at Ofcom explains how we use our devices

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

A report from communications regulator Ofcom has revealed a growing trend for people taking time away from the internet amid fears that digital communication is becoming all-consuming. Have you taken a digital detox yet?

'It's highly likely that at some point, she could be killed' - Practical Solutions Charity director explains the growing threat to Amina Al-Jeffery with increased exposure

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

As the High Court rules for her return to the UK, the 21-year-old from Swansea is in increasing danger in the Gulf state, 'honour-based violence' expert Mussurut Zia tells talkRADIO…

'We are on the verge of a recession unless something's done soon', says economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", warns economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", economist warns

Market specialist Chris Williamson says the government could be running out of options following Thursday's Bank of England interest-rate cut to 0.25%…

Russell Square: Security expert on the motivation behind the attack which has left one woman dead

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack which left one woman dead?

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack?

The Metropolitan Police will move fast to establish what lay behind the fatal stabbing of a woman in central London on Wednesday evening, security expert Will Geddes tells talkRADIO…

'We don't want an autocrat running UKIP like happens in North Korea' - Neil Hamilton MP compares Steven Woolfe to Kim Jong-Un

Steven Woolfe "wanted to run UKIP like North Korea" - says the party's leader in Wales, Neil Hamilton

Steven Woolfe "wanted to run UKIP like North Korea" - Neil Hamilton

The party's Leader in the Welsh Assembly has hit back at claims that the prospective leadership candidate was "stitched up" by UKIP's National Executive Committee, and slammed his plans to "take the democracy out of the party"…

talkRADIO delivers great set of opening RAJAR numbers

talkRADIO delivers great set of opening RAJAR numbers

talkRADIO delivers great set of opening RAJAR numbers

Listeners are tuning in for an average of 6.5 hours per week

After a family syndicate in Wales won £61m on EuroMillions, economist and wealth manager Jonathan Davies gave talkRADIO listeners a rundown on how to handle a windfall - whether it's multi-millions or £1,000…

£3m house? Boat? Unlimited carrot cake? What would YOU do if you won the lottery?

£3m house? Boat? Carrot cake? What would YOU do if you won the lottery?

After a family syndicate in Wales won £61m on EuroMillions, economist and wealth manager Jonathan Davies gave talkRADIO listeners a rundown on how to handle a windfall - whether it's multi-millions or £1,000…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast, Shawn Levy - Tuesday, August 2

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast, Shawn Levy

Iain speaks to Shawn Levy, author of 'King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis'

'We are going to step into the shoes of the old Labour party', says UKIP leadership candidate Elizabeth Jones

"UKIP will have a great deal of appeal until we're out of the EU", says party leadership candidate Elizabeth Jones

"UKIP will have great appeal until we're out of the EU" - leadership candidate

Elizabeth Jones says that her party plans to "step into the shoes of the old Labour Party" as the battle to succeed Nigel Farage hots up…

Comedian Dave Hill reveals what it's like to work with Donald Trump!

Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and the blind decorator - Comedian Dave Hill reveals all to The Two Mikes

Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and the blind decorator - Comic Dave Hill reveals all

The US comedian visited talkRADIO Towers on Wednesday to discuss some of his glittering former colleagues. Wonder whatever happened to them…?

'It's like Calgary all over again' - Eddie the Eagle on being in the spotlight

"It's like Calgary all over again" - Eddie the Eagle leaps back into the spotlight

"It's like Calgary all over again" - Eddie the Eagle leaps back in the spotlight

The former Team GB ski jumper, who won the hearts of the nation with his performances at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada, is back in the limelight thanks to a new movie about his life…

'One of the most exciting things I've done on TV' - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done on TV" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

The Pointless presenter talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the challenges and delights of hosting the smash-hit kids' TV quiz…

'Great fun that someone like him is doing it' - Edwina Currie praises Ed Balls for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing: "Don't take it too seriously" - Edwina Currie offers Ed Balls some words of waltzing wisdom

Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls told "don't take it too seriously" by former MP

Ex-Conservative politician Edwina Currie says it is "great fun" that the former shadow chancellor is to appear on the hit TV show…

Zika expert provides advise on the virus and how to avoid contracting it following confirmed presence in Florida

How to avoid the Zika virus, by 'Mr Anti-Mosquito'

How to avoid the Zika virus

'Mr Anti-Mosquito' Howard Carter has told talkRADIO listeners that, despite the scaremongering, proper precautions will help prevent virus-spreading mosquito bites…

Terrorism threat: 'Mobile phones mean people are not aware of their surroundings', says security expert

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave" in threat situation

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave"

There will be more armed police on London's streets after the Met Police announced an additional 600 officers to deal with potential terror attacks. A security expert tells talkRADIO that we all have to take responsibility for our own safety…

Should the UK bring back the navy blue Passport after leaving the EU? Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU? MEP Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU?

MEP Daniel Hannan insists the forerunner to the current red European document is "emblematic of the fact we are a free people" following the referendum vote

Nottingham Women's Centre manager Melanie Jeffs on the online abuse after helping to make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Melanie Jeffs, from the Nottingham Women's Centre, tells Julia Hartley-Brewer she has suffered ongoing online abuse since police made prejudice against women an offence in July…

'Lets be honest with customers, standard rate is the out of contract tariff', says director of First Utility

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your bills, says energy regulator Ofgem

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your energy bills

On the day they announce a price cap for pre-pay users, energy regulator Ofgem has told talkRADIO it will also help customers shop around to make sure they are getting the best deal…

People in rental properties trying to save a deposit to buy their first home are "praying for a house-price crash", financial expert Melinda Bush has told talkRADIO

Savers "praying for a house-price crash", says financial expert

Savers "praying for a house-price crash", says financial expert

Following news that home-ownership in Britain has reached its lowest level for 30 years, one expert has offered some suggestions on how to get the market moving again…

Refugee crisis: 'France and Britain seem to be playing bureaucratic ping pong', says Citizens UK

Refugee Crisis: "France and Britain are playing bureaucratic ping pong", say Citizens UK

Refugee Crisis: "France and Britain playing bureaucratic ping pong"

Social justice campaign group Citizens UK say that the government need to make it easier for unaccompanied refugee children to be reunited with their families…

The chairman of advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, has hit the headlines this week after being suspended from work for comments suggesting that the debate on gender equality is "all over" and that he does not think a lack of women in leadership roles "is a problem"

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Is equality "tiring and unfair" or a "business imperative"?

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Is equality "unfair" or a "business imperative"?

talkRADIO presenters Jonny Gould and Ash go toe-to-toe with author Lisen Stromberg as they discuss controversial comments made by the advertising company's chairman this week…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Refugee crisis: 'We need the government to show leadership', says CalAid volunteer

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help", says humanitarian campaigner

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help"

Sioban Wall, who volunteers at a camp in Calais, tells talkRADIO listeners that the British government needs to "show leadership" in dealing with the humanitarian crisis developing across Europe…

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO his experience

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO about his experience

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO about his experience

'Alberto' was present when officers took workers on the training day aside

Leytonstone Tube Attack: John Cooper QC on the impacts of Muhiddin Mire's sentence

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness is not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leading QC John Cooper tells talkRADIO that the sentencing of 'lone wolf' knifeman Muhiddin Mire emphasises the balance needed in criminal prosecutions…

'I can't believe he's gone this far' - Republicans Overseas spokeswomen in disbelief over Donald Trump's attack on the Khan family

Friendly fire: Donald Trump slammed by own side for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Friendly fire: Trump slammed for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Republicans Overseas have told talkRADIO that their party's US presidential candidate's spat with the family of a fallen American serviceman was "baffling"…

'There would be an overwhelming call for an immediate reform' if the House of Lords blocked Brexit, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the House of Lords, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the Lords

Conservative MP Nigel Evans warns of dire consequences following claims from Baroness Wheatcroft that the House of Lords could intentionally delay invoking Article 50 and cause a second EU referendum…

'I think it's legally quite difficult' - Journalist explains BBC legal difficulty with salary disclosure

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

The House of Commons select committee for culture, media and sport has called on the BBC to reveal the names of anyone who earns more than the Prime Minister's £143,000 salary. Easier said than done, explains one observer…

New HIV drug: 'This is another tool, condom use alone is not working', says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone is not working", says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone isn't working"

In a ruling welcomed by anti-AIDS campaigners, the High Court has dismissed claims that local authorities, rather than NHS England, should fund new treatment…

'When the housing crisis was only affecting the poorest people, it wasn't taken seriously', says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor", says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor"

As figures reveal that home ownership in Britain has hit a 30-year low, what is the answer to the country's housing crisis? Estate Agent Ed Mead and politician Tom Copley discuss potential solutions…

Actress Nia Vardalos on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, it's sequel, and her rapid rise to fame

My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress Nia Vardalos on movie success, her rapid rise to fame…and spooning!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star on success, dealing with fame…and spooning!

Actress Nia Vardalos spoke to Ash Gould about the hit movie, being in the spotlight and her love of curling up and relaxing at her Los Angeles home…

Lynne Sandford, the mother of the 20-year-old British man accused of intending to shoot US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has told talkRADIO that "my world just stopped" when she heard of the charges facing her son.

"My world just stopped" - Lynne Sandford on her son Michael's alleged attempted shooting of Donald Trump

Trump shooting suspect's mum: "My world just stopped"

Lynne Sandford has launched a crowdfunding campaign to try to bring home son Michael, who faces 30 years in jail after an alleged attempt to shoot US presidential candidate…

'The will and the passion of the people' will ensure the Olympic stadium is ready, says creative director

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games", an international event expert tells talkRADIO

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games"

International event management specialist Richard Dodgson says teething troubles are par for the course at major events, and the "will and passion of the people" will ensure the Olympics will go ahead as planned…

Popular TV actor Martin Shaw, famous for starring roles in Judge John Deed, The Professionals and Inspector George Gently, came into the talkRADIO studios today (Tuesday) to chat with Paul Ross.   Shaw, currently starring in the play Hobson's Choice at London's Vaudeville Theatre, discussed his almost 50 years in showbusinesses, picking out some favourite memories of his time on stage and screen.

Judge John Deed actor Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

Judge John Deed star Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

The TV actor reminisces on almost 50 years in showbiz as he pops into the studio with Paul Ross…

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tuition fees: 'We will see a tipping point where students think it's too much', says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: Withdrawal of maintenance grants is "class war", says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: It's "class war" to scrap maintenance grants, says students' union

The National Union of Students (NUS) has accused the government of punishing those from poorer backgrounds with a policy that could see them graduate with more than £50,000 of debt…

'It's a reward for a big donation to a political party', says Ken Livingstone on honours list

"I loathe and despise David Cameron. The idea of him giving me an honour is bizarre," says Ken Livingstone on honours list row

Honours list row: "I loathe Cameron…him giving me an honour would be bizarre"

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has told talkRADIO listeners why he "turned down" the offer of a CBE from the former Prime Minister…

A member of the Scottish parliament has blasted Britain's immigration system as "downright stupid" following news that an Australian family living in the Scottish Highlands face deportation if they do not secure an extension to their visa by midnight today (Monday). Kate Forbes MSP has criticised the UK government for its treatment of Kathryn and Gregg Brain and son Lachlan, 7, and called for an overhaul of the visa system.

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says MSP as Australian family faces Monday deportation

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says politician

MSP Kate Forbes has called for an overhaul of the UK immigration rules as Australian family face deportation if mother Kathryn Brain fails to meet Tier Two visa requirements by the end of Monday…

Saatchi and Saatchi sexism row: were comments inflammatory or just debate? Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Former Metropolitan Police Detective examines how safe the UK is following a number of terror attacks on mainland Europe

Terror threat: "You're not being a snitch or a grass, you're potentially saving lives"

'You're not being a snitch by reporting strange behaviour, you're saving lives'

Former police detective Peter Bleksley explains how the public can help in the fight to prevent major attacks on the British mainland…

'They were put into a corner' - Immigration lawyer defends Byron Hamburgers after Home Office migrant sting revelation

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office illegal workers sting, says immigration lawyer

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office sting

Immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal says the hamburger chain was "put into a corner" over a government crackdown on illegal workers…

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear a new recipe each week

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