2010
20.05

Andy was a guest at Simon Marlows show at BFBS Radio yesterday. They talk about War Torn amongst other things (and you’ll hear very good news about War Torn at the end of the interview!). To listen to the interview you go here, search for ‘Simon Marlow’, Wednesday Part 3 and – if you like – forward to 20.40 min.

Also Andy McNab’s ‘Kinetic’ – an episode on BBC’s Afternoon Reading about ‘Anger’ – can be listened to again here.

Thanx to Ali who sent us the links 🙂

2010
23.03

Sent in by Ali, thanks!

BBC Radio – Discovery
03/03/2010

“At the end of a dinner party, Winston Churchill spots a fellow guest surreptitiously pocketing an expensive silver salt-cellar. To avoid an undignified contretemps, Churchill has to think quickly. He picks up a silver pepperpot and places it in his own coat pocket. Then, approaching the gentleman in question, takes the pepperpot out of his pocket and sets it down in front of him. “I think they’ve seen us,” he says. “We had better put them back.” Dumbfounded, the would-be thief returns the stolen salt-cellar to its rightful place.

That’s a small example of the creative, split-second negotiating skill that characterises extreme persuasion. On the larger stage of international conflict, industrial relations, business deals and even fraud, it’s a technique that can transform the world. Some show great talent for it. These are the extreme persuaders.

In this programme, we look at the evolutionary and psychological roots of extreme persuasion.”

You can (still) listen to the programme here

Andy’s contributions are at 15.57 min and at 21.18 min.

2010
25.02

Thank you Angel for the tip!

2010
16.02

Brute Force – the audio book – has been released by Whole Story Audiobooks: “View our exclusive video interview with ex-SAS hardman Andy McNab as he discusses  Brute Force, his latest blockbuster, and outlines the research methods he uses to create authenticity in his books. A fascinating insight from one of the UK’s premier action writers.”

2009
21.10

Nothing British launches Operation Stolen ValourAndy McNab and other war heroes speak out against the BNP

Nothing British launches today (Tuesday 20th October)  a campaign by veterans to reclaim the honour of Britain’s Armed Forces from the British National Party.

In an internet blitz of moving videos, a number of war heroes describe their anger that the BNP seeks to use the public’s warm feelings towards Britain’s military to promote the politics of racism and extremism. The veterans call on fellow ex-servicemen to sign their petition.

Go see the (general) campaign video here

Ex-SAS commando Andy McNab has told Nothing British “the British National Party and Nick Griffin have no values.”

McNab – an ex-Gulf War veteran and best-selling author – first got involved with Nothing British when he heard how the BNP were attempting to auction off books he had written to raise funds for Help for Heroes (a charity of which he is also a patron and donor). He accused Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, of exploiting the honour of Britain’s Armed Forces and demanded his books back.

In an exclusive to Nothing British, McNab, who was the highest decorated serving soldier in the British army, that he joined the forces to get out of trouble. “I joined up because I wanted to get out of the juvenile detention system”, says McNab.

“It wasn’t until I got into boy service ’til I realised what it was all about. There was a system of values that was constantly instilled in their soldiers. Selfless commitment. Courage. Discipline. Integrity. Loyalty. Respect for others. These are things that may seem as ‘old fashioned values’ but they are the very things that gets a young soldier to get up, run through fire and pick up his friend who is injured.”

McNab said that Nick Griffin’s exploitation of something that he “values a lot” made him very angry. The former SAS troop sergeant said points out how the freedoms we enjoy today can also be attributed to the thousands of Commonwealth troops who helped defend us during the Second World War.

The BNP’s “Battle of Britain” European election campaign drew heavily on the use of war time imagery, but the Bravo Two Zero hero draws attention to an obvious omission throughout the BNP’s revisionist history, namely the Polish and Commonwealth Air Crews who came to our rescue during our darkest hour of need. “That is why we won the Battle of Britain and as a country that is why we are so good because we have got such a good mix. And Nick Griffin doesn’t get that.”
Here is the video of Andy McNab speaking about the BNP:

2009
24.09

On SunTalk last week Stephen Minter, the father-in-law of fallen hero, Paul McAleese, explains the letter he wrote to Gordon Brown blaming the PM for his son-in-law’s death in Afghanistan, and Jon Gaunty hears from Britain’s original SAS hero Andy McNab and Political Editor George Pascoe-Watson, as they lash out at the state of the military.

Suntalk

You can of course listen to the whole show, which is very interesting. But if you’re short in time and only want to hear Andy’s part, start the show at 1.03.29 hr. Yes, exactly there. We care for detail. 😉