The Weekly Noticias (10): Show No.10 – 26th July 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.10 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 26th July 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Jon Groves, Marcela Topor, Susie Duguid, David Sanmiguel and Viveka Nilsson.

In the show, questions come up (among many others) about: Freddie Mercury, Anthony Scaramucci (and the fandango), Sean Spicer, Barcelona’s 1992 Olympics, Dunkirk, the Tour de France, Beyoncé, Linkin Park, Castro, Dalí’s moustache, colluding with Russians, long lunches, body clocks, scraping the barrel, Mick Jagger, Columbo & Clouseau …

Show No.10 was the last show of ‘Season 1‘ – and ‘Season 2‘ will kick off in mid-September. A fly-on-the-wall documentary (or maybe it’s a mockumentary) is in development. You can also follow The Weekly Noticias on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeMixcloud, Soundcloud, iTunes and iVoox … and soon on TV. In the meantime, sit back, have a glass of wine, listen to the 10th show’s podcast via Soundcloud right here, and enjoy:

The Weekly Noticias (9): Show No.9 – 19th July 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.9 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 19th July 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Chris Groves, Stephanie Figueira, Neil Stokes, Jon Groves and Mario Pedrol Echternkamp.

In the show, questions come up (among many others) about: Pedro Sanchez, Mariano Rajoy, Carles Puigdemont, Dr.Who, Roger Federer, olive ‘ebola’, Game of Thrones, Ed Sheeran, Donald Trump, Brigitte Macron, Daft Punk, Barcelona’s foreign population, Don Quixote, Winnie the Pooh & Xi Jinping, Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Corbyn, Clint Eastwood, Brexit, ‘Liz & Phil’, au pairs, low-cost flights, Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada, Benedict Cumberbatch, Garibaldi, speedos and Quasimodo …

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The Weekly Noticias (8): Show No.8 – 12th July 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.8 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 12th July 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Chris Groves, Xavier Castells, Jess Klingspor, Viveka Nilsson, Jon Groves, and Swedish musician & singer Andreas Lundstedt from Alcazar’.

In the show, questions come up (among many others) about: Felipe VI & Letizia, Ivanka Trump, Swedish meatballs, ‘crying in the discotheque’, Julio Iglesias, paternity suits, Sting, the fruity Spanish Foreign Legion, Wayne Rooney’s pyjamas, the number of Swedish Miss Universes (3), reindeer, Pamplona, Iberia Airlines, Messi’s salary, Orangemen, the Rolling Stones, frog’s legs, the Eurovision Song Contest, Gibraltar, Brexit, and why The Queen is replacing the Duke of Edinburgh with Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah. And our resident Spanish comedian makes a logical sentence out of the words ‘sex appeal (sexapil), downtown, bromance, staycation, equerry, pancake (panqueque) and orange’.

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The Weekly Noticias (7): Show No.7 – 5th July 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.7 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 5th July 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Chris Groves, Charlie Pee, Jaume Pamies, Francis Wardley & Frank Blunt (aka Rick Broadbent).

In the show, questions come up (among many others) about: Wimbledon, strawberries, Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Corbyn, WrestleMania (CNN & Trump), cannabis in Catalonia, Cristiano Ronaldo’s twins,  Messi’s wedding dance, Annie Lennox, text-walking lanes in Antwerp, Deep Purple and ‘Els Segadors’, bleeding badly from face-lifts (thanks to Trump’s Tweets), Estonia’s ‘eResidency’ permits, monkeys in silk dresses (and wearing ties in the Houses of Parliament), Arthur Ashe, Venezuela, colonies, the length of a giraffe’s tongue, and Clint Eastwood’s Adam’s apple.

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The Weekly Noticias (6): Show No.6 – 28th June 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.6 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 28th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Tori Sparks, Andrea Moreno, Jon Groves, Viveka Nilsson, Henk Cortier Victor Palomo.

In the show, questions come up about: San Juan, Thomas Jefferson & 4th July, The New York Times (Mariano Rajoy & the Catalan Referendum), the Spanish Women’s Basketball Team, Feliciano Lopez, Salvador Dali, the water in Majorca, Belgian beer, Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Corbyn, Glastonbury, wrinklies, moustaches, sharks, Theresa May & the DUP, Justin Trudeau, rainbow flags & socks, a fool and his money, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Mel Brooks, sewers and breweries, as well as the world’s ugliest dog – which happens to be a Neapolitan Mastiff called Martha, weighing 57Kg.

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The Weekly Noticias (5): Show No.5 – 21st June 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.5 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 21st June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Frida Palsson, Fred Fairbrass from Right Said FredJon Groves Viveka Nilsson.

In between alot of I’m-Too-Sexy banter between our Swedish Bond-girl and pop-icon guests, questions also come up about Emmanuel Macron, Mariano Rajoy, Helmut Kohl, David Davis, Michael Barnier, Brexit, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince Philip, Donald Trump, Cuba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deeply Dippy lyrics, heatwaves, James Bond, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, how speaking French can cure a blinking disease, and how you say ‘a near miss doesn’t kill a hare’ in Swedish. Believe it or not, Xavi Castells also comes up with a sentence using all terms from the week’s new ‘Word Wheel’: heatwave, blink, delinquent, grotesque, tantrum, hare & tomorrow.

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The Weekly Noticias (4): Show No.4 – 14th June 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.4 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 14th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Adam Fields, Lara Selva, Jon Groves Viveka Nilsson.

In the show, questions come up about: Pep Guardiola, Carles Puigdemont, Mariano Rajoy, Theresa May, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Lionel Messi, Rafael Nadal, Banco Popular, Adnan Khashoggi, manspreading, Batman, Marbella Council, the Interior Ministry of Spain, Melania & Barron Trump, Jerome K Jerome, Captain Bligh, why hedgehogs cross the road, how fast hippos can run, and what the girl oyster said to the boy oyster … among many other topics. Believe it or not, the guests also try to make a coherent sentence using all of the following words & phrases: hung parliament, manspreading, camp, queue, Tweet storm, yield & mutiny.

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The Weekly Noticias (3): Show No.3 – 7th June 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.3 of The Weekly Noticias, first broadcast on Weds 7th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Steve O’Brien, Silvia Sparks and Jon Groves.

In the show, questions come up about: Carles Puigdemont, Mariano Rajoy (and the distance between Madrid and Cardiff), Zinedine Zidane, Girona Football Club, Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, Ariana Grande, Millwall, silent pavements, covfefe, Sadiq Khan, sick tourists, Benidorm nightclubs, Manuela Carmena, same-sex traffic lights, Spanish proverbs & tongue-twisters, and what you call a pig that does karate …

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The Weekly Noticias (2): Show No.2 – 31st May 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.2 of The Weekly Noticias, first broadcast on Weds 31st May 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Stephanie Figueira, Viveka Nilsson, Jon Groves and Francis Wardley.

In the show, questions come up about: Pablo Iglesias, Mariano Rajoy, Manuel Noriega, Juana Escudero, Spanish taxi drivers, Sgt.Pepper, the Prime Ministers of Montenegro and Luxembourg, Melania Trump, British Airways, Tiger Woods, Sofia Coppola, Spanish proverbs, the modern zip, ABBA, famous Canadians, and in what US State it is (still) illegal to have oral sex with a chicken …

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The Weekly Noticias (1): The launch show – 24th May 2017

So here it is, a link below to the podcast of the launch show of The Weekly Noticias. This is a new weekly radio show that I’m hosting, and I’m told it will be ‘pronto’ on TV (whatever that means). It aims to be a weekly round-up of the news, mainly from Spain, in English with bits of Spanglish thrown in – in a fast, fun, furious, quiz-show format. We’re aiming for it to be a great platform for Spanish and Catalan comedians to practise their English, alongside celebrities, journalists, politicians, international guests, and in fact anyone else who dares to come on the show. We have a great production team behind us, too – so please ‘like’ the Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter, share the weekly podcasts and videos (coming soon), and get in touch if you’d like to appear on the show. We’d love to hear from you.

This launch show was first broadcast on Weds 24th May 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Carrie Frais, Gemma Louise Poole, Jon Groves and Francis Wardley. With thanks to Viveka NilssonKatrina Logie & ‘People on the Grid’, – and to Alex and Lola at RKB.

In the show, questions came up about: Pedro Sanchez, Manuela Carmena, Real Madrid, Donald Trump, Bong Joon-Ho, Julian Assange, cruising, Jean-Claude Juncker, Barcelona airport, good deeds and Spanish vocabulary, Bob Dylan and Al Pacino, There’s also some great music from The Clash, Alle Farben & Graham Candy, and the 5th Dimension. Sit back, have a glass of wine, listen to it all and enjoy. Here’s the podcast: