Bull & Specs

by Shane O'Connor

Bull & Specs
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 17
  • Last: 5 Mar 2018
Adrian Lacey & Shane O'Connor have more than 30 years of TV and Radio broadcasting experience in the UK. They get together every week, to share their thoughts on anything and everything that's making the news. For UK listeners, this is a chance to hear frank and refreshing views on the news agenda, whilst international listeners will get a fascinating insight into the British news and the people making it. All that and some good old fashioned English humour too. Who could ask for more? Join them and subscribe for a new episode each Saturday. You can find us on iTunes by searching Bull & Specs and do the same on Youtube to find the pictures that go with the noises.

Episodes (17)

  • 19 Grit & Determination
    19 Grit & Determination
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 40:13
    On this episode - As snow grips parts of the UK, an Englishman's thoughts turn to the weather and Adrian tells tales of staying in hotels to be close to work and wandering around M&S looking for his undercrackers whilst Shane recounts his f... Read more →
    On this episode - As snow grips parts of the UK, an Englishman's thoughts turn to the weather and Adrian tells tales of staying in hotels to be close to work and wandering around M&S looking for his undercrackers whilst Shane recounts his f... Read more →

  • 18 Train Spotters & Jammy Dodgers
    18 Train Spotters & Jammy Dodgers
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    Published: 4 Mar 2018 Duration: 41:25
    On this episode - Despite Adrian struggling to remember what he did this week and them both running out of time before Shane could tell us what he did, they still manage to cover train spotting, the north and south. Peter Sellers, the state... Read more →
    On this episode - Despite Adrian struggling to remember what he did this week and them both running out of time before Shane could tell us what he did, they still manage to cover train spotting, the north and south. Peter Sellers, the state... Read more →

  • 17 Mobile & Parked
    17 Mobile & Parked
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 41:15
    On this episode - Adrian is torn between telling us about his latest showbiz party and his new mobile phone, so does both and Shane finally qualifies for a special parking space only to find that they get snaffled by people who shouldn’t pa... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian is torn between telling us about his latest showbiz party and his new mobile phone, so does both and Shane finally qualifies for a special parking space only to find that they get snaffled by people who shouldn’t pa... Read more →

  • 16 Teas & Cues
    16 Teas & Cues
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 38:12
    On this episode - On the anniversary of the suffrage movement, Adrian has an epiphany whilst making the tea at his local choir practice and as the rest of the world turns their attention to slow TV, Shane discovers fast snooker. In the week... Read more →
    On this episode - On the anniversary of the suffrage movement, Adrian has an epiphany whilst making the tea at his local choir practice and as the rest of the world turns their attention to slow TV, Shane discovers fast snooker. In the week... Read more →

  • 15 Death & Taxes
    15 Death & Taxes
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    Published: 4 Feb 2018 Duration: 38:47
    On this episode - Adrian fondly recalls all of the hours that he has spent lovingly crafting his tax return as well as giving us an insight into his privileged preview of his thespian friends latest creative project, whilst Shane ponders mo... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian fondly recalls all of the hours that he has spent lovingly crafting his tax return as well as giving us an insight into his privileged preview of his thespian friends latest creative project, whilst Shane ponders mo... Read more →

  • 14 Sickness & Elfs
    14 Sickness & Elfs
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:55
    On this episode - Shane details his prolonged and sickly absence from the podcast and explains the intricacies of why babies cant feed if the have a blocked nose whilst Adrian shows off one of the coolest and possibly most disappointing Chr... Read more →
    On this episode - Shane details his prolonged and sickly absence from the podcast and explains the intricacies of why babies cant feed if the have a blocked nose whilst Adrian shows off one of the coolest and possibly most disappointing Chr... Read more →

  • 13 Ghosts & Gadgets
    13 Ghosts & Gadgets
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    Published: 5 Jan 2018 Duration: 41:47
    On this episode - we look back at the year that amongst other things, saw our first dozen podcast episodes released into the wild. We look back at the people that we have lost in 2017 and take a moment to recount our impressions and recolle... Read more →
    On this episode - we look back at the year that amongst other things, saw our first dozen podcast episodes released into the wild. We look back at the people that we have lost in 2017 and take a moment to recount our impressions and recolle... Read more →

  • 12 Turkey & Stuffing
    12 Turkey & Stuffing
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    Published: 29 Dec 2017 Duration: 40:19
    On this episode - Is Christmas a waste of …. Everything? Greetings cards that will be thrown away, gifts wrapped in acres of wrapping paper and food waste. Could we celebrate Christmas in a way that doesn’t involve a trail of eco-destruct... Read more →
    On this episode - Is Christmas a waste of …. Everything? Greetings cards that will be thrown away, gifts wrapped in acres of wrapping paper and food waste. Could we celebrate Christmas in a way that doesn’t involve a trail of eco-destruct... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 11 - Vacuous & Omphalus
    Bull & Specs 11 - Vacuous & Omphalus
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    Published: 23 Dec 2017 Duration: 36:07
    On this episode - Adrian discovers that although these days, you can do most things via the internet, getting spares for your broken vacuum cleaner is best done face to face in the analog world. Shane finds out how belly buttons are made ... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian discovers that although these days, you can do most things via the internet, getting spares for your broken vacuum cleaner is best done face to face in the analog world. Shane finds out how belly buttons are made ... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 10 - Fatherhood & Hollywood
    Bull & Specs 10 - Fatherhood & Hollywood
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    Published: 16 Dec 2017 Duration: 51:46
    On this episode - Shane joins the ranks of proud parents, following the birth of his son, Frank. Adrian gets all Hollywood whilst working on one of his other projects, The London Podcast and getting the opportunity to work with the renowned... Read more →
    On this episode - Shane joins the ranks of proud parents, following the birth of his son, Frank. Adrian gets all Hollywood whilst working on one of his other projects, The London Podcast and getting the opportunity to work with the renowned... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 9 - Blood & Meat
    Bull & Specs 9 - Blood & Meat
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 38:43
    On this episode - Despite Adrian putting a shift in at the choir he sings with, the after show nibbles had poor vegetarian options (unless you count pudding) and Shane recounts his blood donor session from the previous day (a pint? That's v... Read more →
    On this episode - Despite Adrian putting a shift in at the choir he sings with, the after show nibbles had poor vegetarian options (unless you count pudding) and Shane recounts his blood donor session from the previous day (a pint? That's v... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 8 - Sound & Vision
    Bull & Specs 8 - Sound & Vision
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    Published: 1 Dec 2017 Duration: 40:06
    On this episode - Adrian gets in touch with his geeky audiophile side as he helps a friend to compare microphone capabilities and Shane ponders why it's so difficult during pregnancy to get a womb with a view. Could driverless cars soon be... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian gets in touch with his geeky audiophile side as he helps a friend to compare microphone capabilities and Shane ponders why it's so difficult during pregnancy to get a womb with a view. Could driverless cars soon be... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 7 - Budgets & Budgie Smugglers
    Bull & Specs 7 - Budgets & Budgie Smugglers
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    Published: 25 Nov 2017 Duration: 36:25
    On this episode - Adrian goes swimming, ends up getting a hole in one but manages to cover his embarrassment. Shane finds car maintenance taxing when he slips his disc and amongst other things on this budget special, we tackle the changes ... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian goes swimming, ends up getting a hole in one but manages to cover his embarrassment. Shane finds car maintenance taxing when he slips his disc and amongst other things on this budget special, we tackle the changes ... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 6 - Cocktails & Stopcocks
    Bull & Specs 6 - Cocktails & Stopcocks
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    Published: 17 Nov 2017 Duration: 34:16
    On this episode - Adrian gets all trendy in a cocktail bar for a G&T but ends up comparing medication stories and Shane sorts out a long standing problem with his waterworks by going straight to the top. Why are we confused about where the ... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian gets all trendy in a cocktail bar for a G&T but ends up comparing medication stories and Shane sorts out a long standing problem with his waterworks by going straight to the top. Why are we confused about where the ... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 5 - Pots & Bedpans
    Bull & Specs 5 - Pots & Bedpans
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    Published: 11 Nov 2017 Duration: 34:17
    On this episode - Adrian spends time being detained at Jeremy Hunt's pleasure, Shane buys a new frying pan, do we still need to express our anger by burning effigies in 2017 and tax evasion or tax avoidance, Bono buys a shopping centre in L... Read more →
    On this episode - Adrian spends time being detained at Jeremy Hunt's pleasure, Shane buys a new frying pan, do we still need to express our anger by burning effigies in 2017 and tax evasion or tax avoidance, Bono buys a shopping centre in L... Read more →

  • Bull & Specs 4 - Missives & Kittens
    Bull & Specs 4 - Missives & Kittens
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    Published: 27 Oct 2017 Duration: 36:19
    On this episode - Being a continuity announcer for Channel 5, the kitten makes an appearance, how many are too many unread emails, the new London toxicity charge coming to a city near you and should coppers wear nail varnish to work.
    On this episode - Being a continuity announcer for Channel 5, the kitten makes an appearance, how many are too many unread emails, the new London toxicity charge coming to a city near you and should coppers wear nail varnish to work.

  • Bull & Specs 3 - Life & Death
    Bull & Specs 3 - Life & Death
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 33:36
    On this episode - Remembering the work of the comedian and actor Sean Hughes. How to connect with your unborn baby by poking your wife's belly. Doctors refuse to see patients who consult Dr Google before their appointment and will Pole Danc... Read more →
    On this episode - Remembering the work of the comedian and actor Sean Hughes. How to connect with your unborn baby by poking your wife's belly. Doctors refuse to see patients who consult Dr Google before their appointment and will Pole Danc... Read more →

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