Episode 12: Who’s Responsible?

Mihir Bose, former BBC Sports News Editor, sets the world to rights with journalist mates David Smith, Economics Editor of the Sunday Times, and political commentator Nigel Dudley

Episode 53: The County Championship – past, present and future – by its great historian Stephen Chalke

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Mind Matters – Don’t let it stress you out…

Too stressed to notice that April was Stress Awareness Month?

April was Stress Awareness Month and yet with so man

My Corona – Me Radio Live

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  Clown: Good Madonna, why mour

Man in the Middle 65: I drink therefore I am

A middle aged man realises his elderly mother can no longer cope alone, so she moves in with them. Squeezed by the demands of the demographic time bomb and the requirements of the rest of the family, the Man in the Middle is bemused that life has become a hi-wire act, just when he thought it should start getting easier. How can he keep everyone happy and survive with his sanity intact? If y

My Corona – April is the cruellist month

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “April is the cruellest mon

Episode 52: Wisden 2021 – cricket and class, race, plague and global warming

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 11: The Super League that wasn’t

The Three Old Hacks discuss the one day wonder that was The Super League. It took from Sunday night till Tuesday morning for six top English football clubs to announce their membership and then withdraw, leaving the plan in tat

My Corona – Feeling grateful

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “A Joyful spirit is evidenc

Mind Matters – would you know if you were having a panic attack?

Do you know how to recognise anxiety, would you know if you were having a panic attack? Last week I wrote about re-entry fear and anxiety and because a few people have commented on the article and shared their e

Episode 51: Rich lives in a few words: the obituaries in Wisden 2021

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

My Corona – It’s Opening Time & Kick Off in the Fresh Air

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “We have not met before. If

Mind Matters – Fear of re-entry

Return to new normal can bring “re-entry fear” and anxiety

People have been talking to us about the feelings related to the easing of lockdown restrictions, some feel hopeful and excited whilst others stressed a

Man in the Middle 64: Should men wear Alice bands?

A middle aged man realises his elderly mother can no longer cope alone, so she moves in with them. Squeezed by the demands of the demographic time bomb and the requirements of the rest of the family, the Man in the Middle is bemused that life has become a hi-wire act, just when he thought it should start getting easier. How can he keep everyone happy and survive with his sanity intact? If y

Episode 50: The park cricketer who married the Queen

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

My Corona – Forget 1984 – 2024 is coming

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “The question of the next g

Pollution on Chiswick High Road: what does the data say?

Guest blog by Professor Tom Pike

While London is by no means the most polluted city in the world, we still suffer from the health consequences of the air we all breathe. The London Air Quality Network (LAQN) of Imperial College estimates that up to 4,000 early deaths in 2019 can be attributed to our city’s pollution

Episode 49: Why crowds roar for the Tigers of world cricket

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Episode 10: The pandemic poll boost – Why?

This week the Three Old Hacks discuss a year of the pandemic and how it is that the Government is still popular in the polls. They talk about the fall out from the Meghan and Harry interview; sexual abuse in boarding schools

My Corona – Another Year Another Life

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “She speaks in a voice almo

Man in the Middle – Chapter 63: The scent of despair

A middle aged man realises his elderly mother can no longer cope alone, so she moves in with them. Squeezed by the demands of the demographic time bomb and the requirements of the rest of the family, the Man in the Middle is bemused that life has become a hi-wire act, just when he thought it should start getting easier. How can he keep everyone happy and survive with his sanity intact? If y

Episode 48: The man who discovered Eoin Morgan (and other stories)

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Mind Matters – time for a psychological spring clean

Spring cleaning for psychological wellbeing and your relationships

Having marked the first day of spring, with positive news on the vaccine rollout and with COVID restrictions set to ease further on

My Corona – Deja Vue all over again

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “Looks like nothing's gonna

Episode 47: The great Pakistani fast bowler who nearly became a Hollywood movie star

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

My Corona – #proudofourkids

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “Culture does not make peopl

Episode 46: Wilf Wooller – the man at so many great moments of Welsh cricket

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They're no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week – cricket writers, players, administrators and fans - hoping to keep a good line and lengt

Debate on women’s safety

Image above: Sarah Everard What happened to Sarah Everard strikes a chord with every woman. Not because kidnap, abduction and murder are commonplace. They are not. But violence against women is. What happened to her is the realisation of the fear, hard wired in all of us, of what could happen. Usually we brush it off as paranoia. The product of an over-active imagination, as you

My Corona – Local girl done good

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. Images above: Dr Claire Petros, with sea turtles