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The best bits from The Independent Republic of Mike Graham on talkRADIO. Listen live every weekday from 10am til 1pm.Find more from talkRADIO at talkRADIO.CO.UK740124

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The best bits from The Independent Republic of Mike Graham on talkRADIO. Listen live every weekday from 10am til 1pm.Find more from talkRADIO at talkRADIO.CO.UK740124

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27 Ratings
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Mike Graham

By lennyglover - Oct 26 2019
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Good show,too bad their website offers no podcast facility they certainly are no match for LBC

It is available on the web through the app.I listen to talk sport all day averyday

By floridian GUNNER - Dec 25 2018
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It is available on the web through the app I live in Miami and it’s on all day

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
1
1
2
3

Mike Graham

By lennyglover - Oct 26 2019
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Good show,too bad their website offers no podcast facility they certainly are no match for LBC

It is available on the web through the app.I listen to talk sport all day averyday

By floridian GUNNER - Dec 25 2018
Read more
It is available on the web through the app I live in Miami and it’s on all day
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The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

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The best bits from The Independent Republic of Mike Graham on talkRADIO. Listen live every weekday from 10am til 1pm.Find more from talkRADIO at talkRADIO.CO.UK740124

Rank #1: Cyclists, A Times Splash and the Love Island (finally) Ends

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Dawn is back and was one of the 1000s of cyclists on the London to Brighton ride at the weekend. Obviously, Mike had gripes about the road closures it caused.


Pat from East London calls in with his thoughts after it has been revealed that the Manchester bomber had in fact been rescued by the Royal Navy whilst out in Libya, as well as having previous criminal convictions and links to Jihadism.


Andrew Norfolk, Chief Investigative Reporter from The Times made a splash at the weekend with his story on the Rowntree Chirtable Trust, who have donated a princely sum to a disgraced Irish Republican Group. He joins us to talk through it and the spiraling revelations about the behaviour of some charities so far this year.


And finally, the Love Island Final aired last night. (Finally.) Sarah Packer of The Sun joins us to reminisce over the eight week spectacle and what the Islanders will do next.

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Jul 31 2018

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Rank #2: McDonald's, Leigh-on-Sea, and Mead

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that when it comes to managing staff, the NHS could learn a thing or two from McDonald's. Dr Louise Irvine and Professor Sir Robert Lechler discuss this with MG. Also, Leigh-on-Sea in Essex (note: not Sunderland) has been voted the happiest place to live in Britain. Councillor Carole Mulroney tells us what's so special about Leigh-on-Sea. Then later, beekeeper and director of the Northumberland Honey Company Luke Hutchison tells us why young people are drinking more mead than ever before.

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Nov 29 2018

49mins

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Rank #3: Mixed Messages, Kim Jong Un, and Graham v Hitchens Round Four

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Chair of the Met Police Federation Ken Marsh explains how difficult it is to implement the Government's lockdown guidelines. Is Kim Jong Un dead or alive? Peter Hitchens returns for another chat with Mike. And we learn about Stonehenge.

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Apr 27 2020

57mins

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Rank #4: Burglaries, White Men, and Vegans

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We're going to have to start to investigate burglaries ourselves so we talk to Sargeant Simon Kempton from Dorset Police to find out how that's going to work. Columnist Giles Coren tells us about his solution to being too old, male and white. And food writer William Sitwell has made a joke about killing vegans, but what does vegan comedian Carl Donnelly think of that?

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Oct 30 2018

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Rank #5: Sharks, Mosquito Alarms and a Brexit Jinx

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This heatwave is creating all sorts of havoc; today we have learned that we may be due an influx of sharks towards the UK coastlines since the water is now at warmer temperatures. Expert Dr Ken Collins of Southampton University explains exactly what kind of risk we're at.


A disgruntled neighbour in Devon has put a mosquito alarm in his garden to keep the noisy kids from next door away, and their dad is not impressed. Apparently you can only hear the noise if you are young, so Daisy and Mike try to listen.


Craig in Oxford calls in to vent about parliamentary recess.

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Jul 17 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: The Bannon Exclusive, Immigration Promises, And Closest Substitutes

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In an exclusive interview on The Independent Republic, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon shares his thoughts on Trump's impeachment, Brexit, UK politics and much more. Plus, John Rentoul takes us through today's immigration control promises by the Tories. And James Max tries to work out why a couple who ordered a dinner set online got packets of Play Doh instead.

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Nov 14 2019

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Rank #7: Deportations, Fatbergs, And Cuban Food

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Should we deport convicted criminals? Mike thinks so but our guest doesn't agree with him. Wprk begins to remove a monster fatberg in Sidmouth. When will we learn not to flush wipes down the toilet? And the Duchess of Cornwall is worried about an upcoming trip to Cuba... because she thinks the food over there isn't good. And comedian Mark Dolan joins us to talk about alcohol.

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Feb 06 2019

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Rank #8: A Pay Rise, Looting, And Social Media Etiquette

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Members of Parliament are getting a pay rise, but do they deserve it? We get the thoughts of former MP George Galloway. We rubbish the claims that Brexit will lead to looting and public unrest. And James Max helps us get our heads around social media etiquette.

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Mar 01 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: May 18

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On the podcast today:A Royal Wedding Special! We speak to a land lady who is fining punters in her pub who mention the royal wedding. Professor Ellis Cashmore gives Mike and Daisy parenting advice to which they take exception, and the highlights of the week with the Perrior Awards! Listen above.  

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May 18 2018

31mins

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Rank #10: Theresa May, Vote Of No Confidence, and Black Friday

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The Government chaos continues as Theresa May is going to likely face a vote of no confidence next week. Black Friday has started a week early. And the Perriors.

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Nov 16 2018

47mins

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Rank #11: Phonebox Party, G7 Gossip and the Perrior Awards

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What a funny week its been, on today's show, we have our faith in the people we speak to Councillor Chris Povey in Kingsbridge, Devon about a BT phonebox that has been converted into a nightclub for one.


Like, what is up with like, Love Island saying like all the time? Daisy and Mike break down some of the curious words the contestants seem to use.


Tom Newton Dunn joins us live from Quebec to look ahead at an increasingly awkward gathering of world leaders, the G7 summit that is set to take place today and tomorrow.


And finally, a selection of the radio gold that has been delivered this week in the Perrior Awards.

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Jun 08 2018

29mins

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Rank #12: Islamophobia, Jeremy Kyle, And The Moon

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Mike Graham speaks to London Imam Ajmal Masroor about whether we need a definition for Islamophobia. Jeremy Kyle's show is officially cancelled. And why is the moon shrinking?

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May 15 2019

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Rank #13: Labour's future, Cocktails and Donald MacLeod

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Labour donor and author John Mills warns of the 'existential crisis' facing the Labour Party. Mike talks to old colleague and Sunday Post columnist Donald MacLeod and sips on some Margaritas with Alfred Cointreau, sixth generation scion of the Cointreau family.

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Oct 10 2019

45mins

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Rank #14: Lord Daniel Finkelstein, Meghan Markle, And Flying Taxis

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Lord Daniel Finkelstein joins us to discuss to which extent the DUP are key for the Brexit deal to get approved by the Commons. Former Royal Editor of The Sun Charles Rae talks all things Meghan Markle. And how long until we can get on flying taxis?

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #15: HS2, Criminal Gangs, And The London Zoo Annual Weigh In

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Should HS2 be scrapped one and for all? Author Wensley Clarkson pops in to tell us about his new book 'The Crossing'. And we go live to the London Zoo for the annual weigh in.

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #16: Kate Hoey, Tim Vine, and James Martin

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What a show we've had today! We've kicked things off with former Labour MP Kate Hoey, Comedian Tim Vine has taught his how to write a joke, and Celebrity Chef James Martin joins us to talk about food. Plus, we go live to Dubai to find out how things are over there.

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Apr 08 2020

54mins

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Rank #17: Michael Gove, Hooligans, And Pensions

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Michael Gove says he will keep us in the EU after October 31st if that means he can get a better deal. Conservative MP Bob Neill tells us why he wants him to be leader. English hooligans are embarrassing themselves (and most of us!) in Portugal. And why are women in their 50s denied their pensions?

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Jun 06 2019

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Rank #18: Superstitions, Feral Chickens and Hate Island

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It's all going to kick off as Theresa May gathers her cabinet at Chequers. Mike and Katie Perrior speak to Bob Neil MP about Brexit and British Business, and take your calls. Also ahead of the England's World Cup Quarter-Final, we talk superstitions! Also Jersey is being overrun with feral chickens!

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Jul 06 2018

33mins

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Rank #19: Harry and Meghan quit, the BBC's lack of ideas, and Sebastian Gorka

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Former Royal Editor of The Sun Charles Rae gives us his thoughts on Harry and Meghan's sudden decision to quit their royal roles. TV Critic Mike Ward explains why the BBC is lacking creative ideas. And former strategist for Donald Trump Sebastian Gorka talks about Iran.

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Jan 09 2020

49mins

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Rank #20: Scotland, Cannabis, And Meghan's Vogue Issue

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Boris Johnson is up in Scotland today, what's his popularity like north of the border? We speak to Sir Norman Lamb about whether cannabis should be legalised. And Meghan Markle has edited this year's Vogue UK September issue, is she putting herself in the firing line?

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Jul 29 2019

46mins

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Regulating Behaviour, Sunak's Announcement and Two Extra Storeys

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Professor Sikora starts the show off. Helen Dale discusses how behaviour is being regulated in private places, and how it goes against the norm. Saqib Bhatti reacts to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement. Russell Quirk talks about how rules allowing two extra storeys may provide 170,000new homes.

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Oct 22 2020

49mins

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Tier 3, Papers in Pubs, Parcel Pickup, Devolution and Encyclopedias

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Henry Hill starts the show off, speaking to Mike about the latest northern cities to head into Tier 3 lockdown. Mike Kill from the Night Time Industries Association discusses how pub goers will have to show your papers. Mark Street tells Mike about how Royal Mail will now pick parcels up from your house. Baroness Kate Hoey joins Mike in the studio. The homeschooling segment today is talking about Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia.

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Oct 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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Plank of the Week - Dawn Neesom and Russell Quirk

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Dawn Neesom and Russell Quirk join Mike Graham for a special podcast edition of Plank of the Week.

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Oct 21 2020

37mins

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Ripple not Wave, Statistics, Cyclists, Gary Lineker, and Islamist Separatism

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Dr Waqar Rashid discusses Covid-19 rates. Jamie Jenkins talks about Covid statistics in Wales. Esther Krakue joins Mike in the studio, commenting on John Leslie and cyclists. Mike has a rant about Gary Lineker, as he is photographed in a shop not wearing a face mask. Dr Rakib Ehsan and Mike highlight Islamist separatism, referencing the beheading of a teacher in Paris.

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Oct 20 2020

1hr 3mins

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Work Together, Archbishops, Civil Servant Leak and Graham vs Hitchens Round Twenty-Nine

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Conservative MP Bill Wiggin starts the week off talking about a letter to Andy Burnham and Kier Starmer. Lance Forman discusses the Brexit Bill. Peter Hitchens and Mike debate about No.10’s panic squad. Finally, Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to Mike about US Cables Leak.

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Oct 19 2020

56mins

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London to Two, Brexit, Manchester Won’t Budge, Saving Tips and The Perrior Awards

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John Rentoul speaks to Mike about the announcement of London moving into Tier 2. Professor Anand Menon and Mike discuss Brexit. Patrick Christys talks about Manchester. Kara Gammell takes the homeschooling segment on saving tips for children and Marta joins Mike in the studio for The Perrior Awards.

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Oct 16 2020

50mins

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Piers Morgan, EU Summit, Nepotism, and Tyne Bridge

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Mike is joined by broadcaster Piers Morgan in the studio... as a fiery discussion between the two takes place. Alex Phillips talks to Mike about Brexit. LaDona Harvey gives Mike the latest in the USA and Historian Dr Tosh Warwick speaks to Mike about the Tyne Bridge for the homeschooling segment.

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Oct 15 2020

56mins

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Fickle Politics, Jasmine's Law, Lockdown Variations and the Battle of Hastings

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David Wooding speaks to Mike about what to expect from PMQs. Andrew Rosindell discusses renting and 'no pet' policies. Neil Oliver joins Mike for their weekly update. On the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Michael Carter from English Heritage takes the homeschooling segment.

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Oct 14 2020

1hr 2mins

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Plank of the Week - Esther Krakue and Martin Daubney

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Esther Krakue and Martin Daubney join Mike Graham for a special podcast edition of Plank of the Week.

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Oct 14 2020

51mins

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Ending in Tiers, Cancer Checks, Earnings and Everyday Maths

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Sir Desmond Swayne starts the show off, with the latest from No.10. Dr Jodie Moffat from Cancer Research discusses the lack of cancer checks, as the latest statistics highlight 3 million people have not had a check-up. Esther Krakue joins Mike in the studio, talking about minority groups, and Emma Louise Rose from Twinkl takes the homeschooling segment.

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Oct 13 2020

55mins

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Emergency Cobra, Three Tiers, Vegetables and Graham vs Hitchens Round Twenty- Eight

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Professor Karol Sikora starts the week off speaking to Mike about an emergency Cobra briefing from Boris, as he is set to unveil a three-tier lockdown. Conservative MP Jake Berry discusses further restrictions. Peter Hitchens and Mike have their weekly conversation. Frances Tophill takes the homeschooling segment on how to grow your own vegetables.

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Oct 12 2020

1hr 7mins

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Economy, Excel Fiasco, NHS Drive, African Drumming and The Perrior Awards

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George Pascoe Watson talks to Mike about Covid-19 measures. Olivia Utley discusses PHE's Excel fiasco and The Sun's Poppy Appeal. Dr Waqar Rashid speaks to Mike about the NHS drive to see non-Covid patients. Seneke Sillah joins Mike in the studio, taking the homeschooling segment on African drumming. Finally, the Perrior Awards!

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Oct 09 2020

1hr 4mins

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Scottish Measures, Northern Restrictions and Voices

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Neil Oliver joins Mike to discuss yesterday's new Scottish measures. Director of policy at North East England Chamber of Commerce, Johnathan Walker speaks about Northern lockdowns. Lewis MacLeod joins Mike. Finally, Councillor Judith Blake highlights Leeds lockdown and the uncertainty surrounding the regulations.

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Oct 08 2020

56mins

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Policy based on Panic, Barrington Declaration, Changing Regulations and Big Ben

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William Clouston speaks to Mike about Britain on lockdown alert. Dr Laurence Gerlis discusses the Great Barrington Declaration that he signed. Neil Oliver joins Mike to talk about the every changing Covid regulations. Pepe Martinez takes the homeschooling segment on Big Ben.

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Oct 07 2020

1hr 1min

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Plank of the Week - Emily Carver and Mark Dolan

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Emily Carver and Mark Dolan join Mike Graham for a special podcast edition of Plank of the Week.

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Oct 07 2020

47mins

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Wind Power, Here and Now, Trump's Not Scared, and Jamaican Patties

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Colonel Bob Stewart speaks to Mike about wind power, and looks ahead to the PM's speech. Ester Krakue joins Mike in the studio. Sebastian Gorka discusses the President and how he advises the public not to be scared to Coronavirus. Theresa Roberts takes the homeschooling segment, on how to make Jamaican Patties.

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Oct 06 2020

44mins

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Balderdash, White House, Phonics and Graham vs Hitchens Round Twenty- Seven

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Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen starts the week off, reviewing the PM's interview with Andrew Marr yesterday. Sarah Elliott, Chair of Republicans Overseas UK discusses President Trump's progress after testing positive for Covid-19. Peter Hitchens and Mike have their weekly debate, as Hitchens is adamant to save democracy. Alanna Furlong from Twinkl takes the homeschooling segment on phonics.

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Oct 05 2020

57mins

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Covid Positive President, Buckingham Palace, Margaret Ferrier, How to Become an MP and The Perrior Awards

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John Rentoul speaks to Mike about Covid positive Trump and First Lady. Charles Rae gives Mike the latest on Harry and Meghan, and the Queen cancelling major events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor. Olivia Utley joins Mike in the studio, discussing SNP MP Margaret Ferrier travelling to and from London on public transport. Nick de Bois gives Mike top tips on how to become an MP for the homeschooling segment. Finishing the week is the Perrior Awards. 



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Oct 02 2020

1hr 8mins

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Covid Powers, Floating Asylum Centres, University Halls and and The Union Jack Flag

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Christine Jardine discusses the extension of emergency Covid-10 powers. Benjamin Loughnane speaks about floating asylum centres. Helen Dale talks to Mike about students in lockdown in university halls. Graham Bartram from The Flag Institute tells Mike about the Union Jack.

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Oct 01 2020

1hr 10mins

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US Presidential Debate, Under the Duvet, Go Fund Me and Static Electricity

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Nigel Farage reviews the Presidential Debate with Mike. Neil Oliver joins Mike, discussing how humans are sociable creatures. Tom Whipple takes Mike through the laws of Physics, talking about Static Electricity. Mike takes a call from Carol, who is desperately trying to raise funds for an operation to have a brain tumor removed. https://uk.gofundme.com/f/carol039s-story



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Sep 30 2020

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iTunes Ratings

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Mike Graham

By lennyglover - Oct 26 2019
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Good show,too bad their website offers no podcast facility they certainly are no match for LBC

It is available on the web through the app.I listen to talk sport all day averyday

By floridian GUNNER - Dec 25 2018
Read more
It is available on the web through the app I live in Miami and it’s on all day