I have decided to produce a new series of the SuperCabby Podcast. This was the podcast that was the predecessor to the London Taxi Radio Interviews podcasts where we interview people from within the Taxi Trade and those who have an influence on our trade.
This time the SuperCabby podcast will be a little different, I will not be interviewing people but will be reviewing things of interest to Taxi drivers and items that could make a Taxi drivers working life a little less stressful and maybe even more enjoyable.
I will also occasionally talk about things that affect our trade and impart my views and opinions with the podcasts, I am going to try to keep these episodes short and to the point rather than rambling on.
If there is any item that you would like to hear me review than please let me know or any issue that you would like to hear my views about then also please get in touch.
This is basically the final interview of this type we will be doing with Russell as this is make or break time as to whether Russell comes to the UK to help the London Taxi Trade int heir fight with Uber.
Russell explains that he does not have sufficient funds to pay for his trip to London or to live while he is here, and neither should the London Taxi Trade expect him to do so.
Russell explains that he has an idea where every driver can help fund his trip to London for a very small amount per driver.
In this Episode SuperCabby Interviews a Private Hire Driver, John Preddy.
This interview was recorded back in November 2014 and a lot of people contacted me with their concerns about this interview as John has come under a certain amount of scrutiny for things that he has done during his life.
I was also dubious about putting this interview out but for different reasons, and that is the sound quality is not that great.
But over the last few weeks many drivers have contacted me asking for some more controversial interviews and a lot of suggestions were that I should interview some private hire drivers, so I decided to dig out the audio files and clean them up a bit and put this interview out.
John is quite a controversial character who uses the Twitter username of Cab4Now.
John also runs a Blog at Cab4Now.com where he airs his views and opinions on London’s Private Hire trade and also comments on the London Taxi Trade.
John explains in the interview that he has spent 3 periods of his life working as a private hire driver and most of that time has been spent working for Addison Lee until recently when he left to join Uber.
It is worth listening to John’s observations as to the type of work that he is doing on Uber.
Since this was recorded I am not sure if John is still working on the Uber platform as recently he was extolling the virtues of a new app aimed at the private hire trade.
I have also seen John advertising some of the cars that he rented to other drivers for sale, so maybe not all is rosy in Uberland anymore.
This episode is Mayors Question Time at City Hall on Wednesday 25th march 2015 where Boris Johnson answered questions from the GLA Transport Committee regarding their Report “Future Proof” into TFL’s administration of the Taxi & Private Hire Trades in London.
I was unable to attend City Hall on the 25th due to prior commitments so MacTheCab took the audio recorder along and this is his first attempt at recording a podcast.