Analogue Memories – The Power of Music
I’m not even going to pretend to understand the psychology of how music can take you back to a period in your life, but the evidence of how it helps ...Read more
Radio Deregulation – Improving listener choice in a “shrinking” industry?
Radio is changing. You might not have been aware but many local radio licences are about to become mostly national, resulting in hundreds of job losses, closure of local studios ...Read more
Twitter: The Longer Biog!
PLEASE DO NOT DM ME. I have turned off social media notifications so won’t see it in a hurry. Stick your question on the timeline using @simonhardwick , or if ...Read more
How I learnt to manage anxiety
I suffer from anxiety. Today (10th October 2017) is World Mental Health Day. I’ve rarely discussed my anxiety, even with close friends or family. But I’ve learnt over the years ...Read more
Why your DSLR is not a broadcast camera
When DSLR camera manufacturers added video capability to their feature set it opened up an affordable way of creating video to a mass market. Unfortunately they are not suitable for ...Read more
Eurovision’s Epic Sax Guy vs Sir Greg Knight MP’s Theme Tune
On the eve of a General Election my work colleagues challenged me to create a mash up of these two earworms. I apologise in advance for your brain slowly melting ...Read more
Defeating Encryption Is Not The Way To Defeat Terrorism
This morning I sent some tweets regarding Encryption. I subsequently had to delete them because they were retweeted out of context by those who wished to use them for political ...Read more
Badly Drawn Badgers
Back in May 2016 I wanted to do something to raise a bit of awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation – a charity that has particular relevance and importance to ...Read more
Review: Read this before ordering a marquee or gazebo from Dancover.
I’ve long wanted a gazebo/marquee. They are handy for outside broadcasts to protect you and the kit from the elements, but also for parties and events in the garden. They’re very ...Read more
Video: Just walking through London carrying my dead squirrel
Having worked 7 years in TV news I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff happen to live reporters, but this is quite possibly the weirdest.Read more