We started with a wet sausage and ended with sticky nuts… just another Friday on my One2Three show. We got up to speed with the legend of the Texas alligator, questioned science itself when we talked about the snake that ate a crocodile and exclusively revealed the name of Southend’s new skate park - Skatey McSkateface. We also bopped into the weekend with cracking tunes and I even tried a new trick.
This is my thirteenth podcast episode and if it truly is unlucky for some then I guess Boris Johnson was one of them! He may have featured and I tried my absolute hardest not to mention Jo Brand. You also continued to name your suggestions for celebrity cabinet members putting Steve McQueen in charge of exiting the European Union, Marie Kondo as minister of interiors and Derek Trotter as International Trade Secretary among a whole host of others.
It was my last time behind the wheel of Drivetime and while the government sought a new leader, we elected our own cabinet – assigning celebrities to various cabinet roles. We unearthed some absolute gems such as Michael Parkinson for Pensions Secretary, Anthony Joshua as Defence Secretary, and Lewis Hamilton as Transport Secretary plus a whole host of others.
We also had the monumental task of hosting the final of the One Hit Wonder World Cup - and Chesney Hawkes was chasing hard!
This is a quick recap of the tracks that have reached the semifinal stage of the One Hit Wonder World Cup as voted by Phoenix FM listeners.
You can cast your vote on the semifinals here and here until voting closes on 10th June 2019 at 3:30pm
Still at the wheel of Phoenix FM’s Drivetime, I’m the replacement bus service while Ian Leigh enjoys a holiday! We take a few detours tackling World Environment Day and D Day, avoiding happy meals, and briefly boycotting Twitter.
Of course, the One Hit Wonder World Cup continues too as we give away the last 4 spots in the semifinal.
I’ve split the highlights into two parts and this is part two - another 6 hours of radio condensed into just under 60mins!
With Mr Leigh on his holidays, I’ve been drafted into the hot seat as Phoenix FM’s Drivetime substitute for a whole week! We’ve had all the usual fun and frolics and I channeled my inner Ian to get you home with a song on your lips.
We also kicked off the hotly anticipated One Hit Wonder World Cup and I may have spent a little time trolling Donald Trump!
I’ve split the highlights into two parts and this is part one - 6 hours of radio condensed into just over 45mins!
The show began with Michelle Ward and I demonstrating true professionalism in the face of adversity as we hid from a huge spider. Then, ahead of next week's DriveTime cover - I was collecting your nominations for the One Hit Wonder World Cup. Ian Leigh helped us to conduct the draw and so it begins - next week, we'll know who is the greatest one hit wonder of all time! To have your say in the vote for the greatest one hit wonder of all time, you'll need to follow me on twitter @StewPink
Inspired by the Nutella burger that went viral on social media this week, I tasked you with sharing some of your weird and wonderful/horrible food combinations that are unique to you.
I had hoped we'd find the next "carrot cake" but, I quickly learned that most of our creations were disgusting. Still, it made for good chat... plus I have a long list of people I won't be visiting for dinner!
I found a remote control and naturally concluded that it’s a remote control for life. Then, I tasked you with submitting your requirements for a remote control for life and you certainly didn’t let me down. Together, we thought out what functions a remote control for life would need. We also did our Eurovision research amongst some great music and all the usual witty banter.
I was covering the "Eat My Brunch" show from 10am-1pm on Phoenix FM, if you were tuning in for Michelle Ward, you got me instead. We covered all the hot topics; the Met Gala outfits, the man who was locked out of his iPad for 45years, the Game of Thrones extra and the Uber driver collecting life advice from every passenger. Michelle usually does a question of the day so my question to you was; if you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?
As the previous Bond girl is set to return in the new movie, we were reimagining original titles under the premise that James Bond argues with the Mrs. You came up trumps on this one with suggestions like “Dr No, Still No, How Many More Times, No” - “The Spy Who Never Loved Me” - “Gold Two Fingers” and “Diamonds Are Refundable”
We also added Gene Pitney to our growing list of dubious celebrity connections and covered the bizarre story of a Russian Spy Whale.
We started a new feature of the show, dubious celebrity connections - who do you know who knows someone famous? I also brought everybody up to speed with my adventures in the Lake District and my bin drama. I played the brand new track from Taylor Swift, made my first official announcement about Standon Calling and then pitched my latest experiment, a rock show on Tuesday nights 10pm-midnight.
We covered some of this week's peculiar stories including the Swiss emergency coffee supply, Microsoft's USB revelation and a robot vacuum that caused a stir. I was also on a mission to debunk some urban myths and the things you always believed to be true. Can carrots really help you to see in the dark? Is white wine the best way to clean red wine stains and does an apple a day actually keep the doctor away?
Flying solo in the studio for the first time, “unexpected things found in a place you didn’t expect to find them” was the theme of the show. I found a minion, Colchester United found a space burger, Southend Pier staff found an unexploded WW2 bomb and they were just the everyday things! If you missed it, I’ve put together a short clip with some of the best bits.
In case you missed it, I’m the new kid on the block over here at Phoenix FM and I did my first ever show on Friday 29th March covering One2Three.
I was playing some belting tunes, sharing some of your embarrassing workplace blunders and I told some of mine with my new boss in the room. I even got him behind the mic for the most public appraisal anyone’s ever had. Weirdest induction ever! We also had a little chat about comedy.