If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
The Axis of Stevil Show has received confirmation from Lionel Fanthorpe that he will be our very special guest on the June 20th show. Lionel began his showbiz career way back in the 'fifties when he appeared on Anglia TV and BBC Look East. His specialty in those days was to research a mystery and present it, then sing one of his songs about it -- which is pretty much what he still does on his now famous and popular Fortean TV series for Channel 4 TV in the UK. His other recent highly successful series include Stranger than Fiction for West Country TV and Stations of the Cross for HTV. He also presented a great mystery show called The Real Nostradamus on Channel 4 TV. He was Question Master for two series of Holy Quiz on HTV Wales and he presented the 20-part Castles of Horror series on Discovery and Horizon. He also presented two series of the history programme Talking Stones. He makes Guest Celebrity appearances on shows such as ITV 1’s This Morning. He's also appeared as a guest on children’s programmes like the K–Club on BBC, and he frequently broadcasts for BBC Radio Wales, Real Radio and many other stations including Coast to Coast, and the Joe Salzone Show in the USA. And now, we have the honor and privilege of welcoming him to The Axis of Stevil Show! I am so excited about this great guest, and hope all of you will be able to tune in and catch his appearance. He will be with us for the entire two hour show.