Hello. I am a journalist, broadcaster and author.
I present the drivetime show on Talk Radio, Monday to Thursday from 4-7pm. Talk Radio is nationwide DAB station. I talk about news and current affairs and interview loads of interesting guests.
I also present Sam Delaney’s News Thing, every Saturday and Sunday night at 10.25pm on RTUK. It’s me banging on about the week’s big news stories, accompanied by a panel of top comics, journos and celebs. I also interview one big-name political guest every week: in the past we’ve had the likes of John Prescott, Nigel Farage, Ann Widdecombe, Ken Livingstone, Vince Cable, Neil Kinnock, Alastair Campbell and even Germain Greer. The show is sometimes puerile and silly but always funny and interesting.
My latest book is called ‘Mad Men And Bad Men – What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising’ and was published by Faber & Faber in Feb 2015.
It’s all about the ad men who re-invented the way politicians sold themselves, and gives the inside story of all the general election campaigns from 1979 onwards.
Buy it, it’s great.
I have written a couple of other books in the past. The first was published in 2007 and was called ‘Get Smashed – The Story Of The Men Who Made The Ads That Changed Our Lives’ and the second was published in 2009 and was called ‘Night Of The Living Dad – Confessions Of A Shabby Father.’
My journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer and a ton of magazines from Grazia to the New Humanist to the NME. I write regular column in The Big Issue.
In a past life I was editor in chief of Heat magazine. Until March 2015 I was editor in chief of Comedy Central UK.
You might se me popping up on Sky News in the morning, reviewing the papers and that.
I have also written and presented several TV documentaries. For BBC Three I made ‘Bust My Ass’ – a polemic about civil liberties and, a few years later ‘Sex, Lies And Gagging Orders’ about the phone hacking scandals of 2010. I also made ‘Teen Trouble’ about youth crime for Channel 4. In 2012 I adapted my first book, Get Smashed , into an hour long doc for Sky Atlantic called ‘Ad Men.’
I like West Ham, Prince, Public Enemy, The Pointer Sisters and other acts beginning with the letter P.
I love you.