30/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Money Saving

In this show we look at some money saving tips (even though most of the calls weren't recorded, oops), we do a very lazy joke about the French, nearly do a very lazy joke about David Cameron and a pig and Larry gives us #EntsNews.

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25/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Farage Time

In this show we heard about Nigel Farage's tricks during his speech, the new Bond theme, Larry talks show biz and we get Abi's #CBB update.

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23/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Roadwork Rants

There are new plans to restrict roadworks and just in time as they are winding up right up. Plus Larry talks about cats.

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22/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Ah, Stupid People

In this show we look at cases of people who are stupid so that we can feel clever by comparison, Larry tells us about Jordan/Katie Price and we talk emissions.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Tuesday 22nd of September 2015.)




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SomeNews on Fubar 26: Kim Jong-un Loves This Podcast [Listen]

The SomeNews project has a new arm, the radio show broadcast on Fubar Radio every Monday from 10am till 1pm (repeated 10am till 1pm Wednesdays), where we look at the news, from the big stories to the silly items that shouldn't even trouble the tabloid pages. And now those shows are available as a podcast. You can get them on the SomeNews iTunes page or use the SomeNews RSS feed to subscribe.

Here's episode 26. In this week's show we take a look at Jeremy Corbyn's start to his leadership, Kim Jong Un's a radio fan, coffee is good for you and sounds are annoying. It's all in there.




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Spy Chiefs Suggest Easy Passwords

Britain's cyber intelligence agency, the GCHQ, has released new guidance suggesting people should avoid complex passwords for their online accounts. They claim that using a strong password doesn't make your accounts harder to hack.

Does anyone else think it's because they're sick of having to work hard to read our emails these days?

Since Edward Snowden and all the scandal about government agencies reading what we do online people will have been trying to make their passwords harder to crack, and that means more work for GCHQ. If they can somehow talk us into having our passwords as "password1" they'd free up a lot of time.

As a side note, my password isn't password1, so don't try. But my safeword is "password1". It used to be "Password1" but sometimes you can't convey that capital letter at the start. Well, not when you have someone sat on your face you can't.

In their new password guidelines, GCHQ spy chiefs claim complex passwords fail to deter cyber hackers and indeed such behaviour can be detrimental to cyber safety, as the impossibility of remembering all passwords forces users to create exceptionally obvious passwords, such as '123456'.

Oooh, hang on. New safeword there.

Ciaran Martin, the director general for GCHQ, said: 'Complex passwords do not usually frustrate attackers, yet they make daily life much harder for users.'

I remember when the advice was to use the first letters of the words in a sentence. And to make it even harder to guess I would pick a sentence you would never hear someone say, like, "Oh good, I'm sat near a baby on this flight." Or, "Hello tailor, please give me a suit like Jeremy Corbyn's."

They have a point though. Every website requires a password, and if you made a secure one for each site that would be lots to remember. But if it's something important, something you need to keep private, it's worth using a good password. That's why I came up with a really strong password for my Ashley Madison account. I'm sure that's safe.



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21/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Make-Up on Trains

Should women do their make-up on the train? Should Lady Gaga do more make-up? Should she do it on a train? And should David Cameron have been talked about on the show? Listen to find out.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Monday 21st of September 2015.)




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20/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] 3-Word Dating

On the show we look at regional foods, the newspapers, Larry talks about crabs and we try to fix your dating chances in three words.

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18/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Degree Or Not A Degree

We looked at the things you can do a degree these days (wasn't like that in my day, etc), we get the latest Celebrity Big Brother news, Larry talks Posh Spice and there was no #CorbynCorner, darn it.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Friday 18th of September 2015.)




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17/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Childhood Whoopsies

In #CorbynCorner we wrote some letters, we looked at Justin Beiber and found out that you don't have to sue.

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SomeNews on Fubar 25: How Big Is Your Head? [Listen]

The SomeNews project has a new arm, the radio show broadcast on Fubar Radio every Monday from 10am till 1pm (repeated 10am till 1pm Wednesdays), where we look at the news, from the big stories to the silly items that shouldn't even trouble the tabloid pages. And now those shows are available as a podcast. You can get them on the SomeNews iTunes page or use the SomeNews RSS feed to subscribe.

Here's episode 25. In this week's show we take a look at Jeremy Corbyn, Kim Jong Un, headsize and some other stuff. And @LarryEnts has another update.




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16/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Talkin' Corbyn

Today we were talkin' Corbyn on the issue of not wanting to sing in public, Facebook's dislike button was disliked, and the Loose Women women.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Wednesday 16th of September 2015.)




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15/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Your Laws

On the first of the new afternoon shows we look at banning baggy jeans, banning other things, Frankie from The Saturdays (not banning her) and a serious addiction to hand gel.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Tuesday 15th of September 2015.)




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13/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Technology Bans

On the show we looks at going back to the 70s, banning mobile phones in schools and the other things we should ban too, and Larry told us about Zayn Malik and Lily Allen's fun.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Sunday 13th of September 2015.)




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12/09/2015

SomeNews Live - London's Free Topical Weekly Stand-Up

This show is currently taking a break but we will return in a new venue in 2017.


Every Tuesday it's SomeNews Live, the FREE topical comedy show in London.

You're invited to an evening of stand-up comedy ripping apart recent news. From the latest political gaffe to the latest celebrity scandal, come and get your news update with a twist.

The show features:

SomeNews creator, Mr Steve N Allen (☆☆☆☆ - Love Fringe, "A performer with masses of talent." - Fringe Review)


Stand up comedy from Erich McElroy (☆☆☆☆ - Chortle, "Will have you giggling all the way through." - Threeweeks)

And musical comedy from Christian Reilly (
"His stand-up is witty and heaving with punchlines... will win over all but the hardest hearts and minds." - Chortle)

The show starts at 8pm every Tuesday and is held near Waterloo Station, handy for trains, Tube or bus.

Book your tickets now HERE or buy your tickets on the door.

So come along and see 
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11/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Travel Bingo and Mispronunciations

Last cover show, and to round off the week we tried to play Travel Bingo, which probably won't make it to TV as a quiz format, and we looked at the things people say wrong or wrongly.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Friday 11th of September 2015.)




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10/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Moths and Scratchcards

Today's show was meant to be all about scary moths and other creepy crawly things, but a scratchcard got in my way. Plus Larry told us about the Beckhams.

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09/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Queen Special

The Queen is now the longest reigning monarch and to celebrate it we talked about some vaguely Queen related things on the show today. We also heard about a Professor who is having wife trouble, thanks to Larry.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Wednesday 9th of September 2015.)




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The Living Wage And More

I sit here writing this in a coffee shop. I'm looking through the newspapers to prepare for a radio show later. (What? You want podcast of those shows? OK, look at www.somenews.co.uk/search/label/RadioPod)

The Independent has something about Paula Radcliffe's denial that she used drugs. It can't be that hard to get a urine sample from her, just follow her in a marathon with a cup.

The Daily Star says the world will be destroyed by an asteroid on the 28th of September. And I just renewed a 24-month phone contract so I feel like an idiot.

The Times talks about the Queen being the longest reigning UK monarch. Will anyone ever beat her? Of course not. We're all going to die on September the 28th so well done HRH.

Living Wage - Coffee Maths

But also in the news I see that Whitbread, who may well own the coffee shop I'm in right now, has spoken about the "Living Wage" issue. They say they will increase prices at its chains to counter the cost.

Recently they announced their pre-tax profit was 16.5% higher at £411.8million, on sales that were up by 13% to nearly £3billion, so maybe you'd think they could cover it, but it's up to them, we can't force a company to make less in profit. And I'm not one of those people who hate it when companies make lots of money. It's good. I only wish we could force rappers to be at the meetings so they can hear how much richer than them the companies are.

Whitbread could have done this without telling the news about it but they clearly want us to be ready for a price hike.

So, OK, the coffee here will cost more. But how much more?

There's going to be a 70p an hour increase to £7.20 an hour from April for workers over 25. (The three people here look like they're well over 25. Meow.)

So this place will cost 3 x 70p, that's £2.10 more every hour. You know, £2.10, the amount of money that won't buy you most of the menu here.

Estimates online for the profit margin for a cup of coffee vary but the lowest seems to be 75%. A medium cappuccino costs £2.45, which makes them at least £1.84.

While I've been sat here (staring, but technically I'm calling it people watching as that makes me sound less like a nutter) they haven't stopped serving people with a turnaround time of way less than 5 minutes per person. People seem to be getting on average 2 drinks, so that's 2 x 60/5, 24 drinks and hour, bringing in 24 x £1.84, £44.16 at the minimum.

To cover the cost of paying the baristas enough to live that figure will have to rise to £46.26.

That's £1.93 per drink, which is 9p more.

This isn't taking into account the better National Insurance deal the Government brought in to help firms cover the new living wage, but ignoring that, the drinks only have to go up by 9p.

So when the new prices come in, if they are over 9p more that'll be rich people using rules meant to help the poor to let the rich earn even more money.

I would say something biting like, "Whitbred, how can you sleep at night?!" But they also own Premier Inn, and Lenny Henry is right, those beds really do help you get a good night's sleep.

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08/09/2015

[Radio Podcast] Let's Name Everything

We will get to name storms in the UK now, but what about everything else that's not a storm? And we find some positive news to try and keep a good vibe. And Larry talks Justin Bieber's love life.

Here's the podcast of it for you to download/listen. (Originally broadcast on Tuesday 8th of September 2015.)




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