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Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short regular occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.

Balls Radio Phil Dobbie

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Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short regular occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.

    Maybe we can cure Trump, but can we cure hate?

    Maybe we can cure Trump, but can we cure hate?

    A poignant message for today, as Donald Trump fights COVID-19 like nobody has ever fought before, is there a vaccine for the much bigger virus contaminated the world – the preponderance of hate? A sermon delivered by the Rev Phil Dobbie.

    • 3 min
    Beware Boris’ COVID Marshall Army

    Beware Boris’ COVID Marshall Army

    New enforceable laws will be introduced to ensure no more than six people gather together at any one time. Marshalls will be there to enforce the discipline, with fines and public floggings. For Balls Radio six people is a positive ratings result, but, as Phil Dobbie explains (to himself) it’s not the audience size that matters, it’s the cathartic impact of saying stuff that his family doesn’t want to listen to. Today the incoherent ramblings form a semi-plausible argument that everything Boris is doing is preparing Britain for war with Germany – just to make Churchill proud. Wars are much easier than negotiations because you don’t care what the other side thinks. Much more Johnson’s style.

    • 16 min
    Corona virus is popular again

    Corona virus is popular again

    COVID-19 is making a comeback. In this edition of Balls Radio Phil Dobbie says its becoming increasingly popular with young people, who enjoy it so much they pass it on to their friends. Also, two new games you might like to try, Brexit is close to reaching its inevitable end and the Pope has a word on those who gossip. So stop it.

    • 8 min
    Staying alive with the help of toenails

    Staying alive with the help of toenails

    We’re all emerging from lockdowns unsure of what’s real any more. In which alternate reality do we find Tony Abbott as a trade envoy for the UK? Can Harry and Meghan escape the limelight with a $100 million dollar deal on Netflix – it sounds like it judging by the description of what they’re working on. And do we really need to let people die to save the economy, or could we just create a new economy from scratch using toenails as legal tender? Important points, all worth ten minutes of your not very busy day.

    • 14 min
    You’ve had your fun, now get back to work

    You’ve had your fun, now get back to work

    Later this week Boris Johnson will outline plans to being lifting the lockdown. Other parts of the world are doing the same. Protestors with guns are out in many parts of the US demanding it. We need to get the economy back on track. Today on Balls Radio, Phil Dobbie asks the question, how many people are we happy to see die for the good of the economy? If 50 thousand an acceptable number? And can we really start an exist strategy when we don’t have all the numbers we need – like, what’s the infection rate? But, if you listen to David Icke, it’s all a big conspiracy theory – there is no COVID-19. Perhaps it’s hiding the fact that we’re being eaten by underground dwelling reptiles.

    • 17 min
    Self-employed go hungry whilst Rishi overthinks it

    Self-employed go hungry whilst Rishi overthinks it

    Over five million self-employed people will be struggling right now, as work dries up and incomes disappear. Chancellor Rishi Sunak found it easy to promise 80% of the income of furloughed workers, but struggles with how to compensate self-employed workers who suddenly find themselves without an income. On Balls Radio Phil Dobbie suggests the answer is simple. In fact, it’s so simple even Donald Trump gets it.

    • 12 min

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