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The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

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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Cyclists, A Times Splash and the Love Island (finally) Ends

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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McDonald's, Leigh-on-Sea, and Mead

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

29 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Mixed Messages, Kim Jong Un, and Graham v Hitchens Round Four

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Burglaries, White Men, and Vegans

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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

30 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Sharks, Mosquito Alarms and a Brexit Jinx

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

17 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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The Bannon Exclusive, Immigration Promises, And Closest Substitutes

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Deportations, Fatbergs, And Cuban Food

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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A Pay Rise, Looting, And Social Media Etiquette

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: May 18

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

18 May 2018

Rank #9

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Theresa May, Vote Of No Confidence, and Black Friday

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Phonebox Party, G7 Gossip and the Perrior Awards

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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Islamophobia, Jeremy Kyle, And The Moon

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?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

15 May 2019

Rank #12

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Labour's future, Cocktails and Donald MacLeod

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Lord Daniel Finkelstein, Meghan Markle, And Flying Taxis

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?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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HS2, Criminal Gangs, And The London Zoo Annual Weigh In

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Kate Hoey, Tim Vine, and James Martin

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Michael Gove, Hooligans, And Pensions

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?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Superstitions, Feral Chickens and Hate Island

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!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Scotland, Cannabis, And Meghan's Vogue Issue

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?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Caroline Flack, The BBC and Storm Dennis..

Following the tragic news of the death of Caroline Flack, Mike asks why is there such a culture of blame? Chief Exec of the Royal Meteorological Society, Professor Liz Bentley tells of the chaos caused by Storm Dennis and we speak to you, our listeners about the future of The BBC.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #20