Not only is Howard an amazing broadcaster, but the show is always fascinating. I’ve been through the archives 3 times, listening to shows with subject matter that interests me, then guests, then another pass for fun. Even if I’m not primarily interested in either the guest or subject, I’m always glad I listened. He’s had some guests whose stories are a bit “fanciful”, but even when he challenges what they might be saying, he’s always polite and respectful, and never condescends to or mocks them. Occasionally he’s had guests that want to monopolize the conversation, but he always manages to gently but firmly steer the conversation back on course. He uses personal anecdotes if they apply, but does it in such a way as to relate to the quest, rather than make it about him.
I really enjoy his personal stories and the UK weather reports, though some listeners complain. He is genuinely interested in what his listeners think and really enjoys doing the show.
I’m always thrilled when the next episode arrives.