In the spring of 2018, John appeared on the Ian Marrey chat show, which is broadcast on a Saturday morning. The show covers many topics, both locally and nationally, and focuses on the conversations behind the headlines.

In this interview, John discusses all things social including the problem of loneliness and social isolation, which is experienced by many people, in many different sections of the community.

loneliness can lead to a reduction in mental capacity, and an increase in depression, and a general feeling of feeling unwell. It is believed that the current level of loneliness has now become an epidemic and affects more people than Dementia does.