Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category

London Calling

07Nov17

In my latest show for America, the soul singer, Alexander O’Neal talks about addiction, getting fired by Prince and his new British tour. As well as Alexander, there’s a look at what’s happening in Britain, including – Why is Richard Branson putting money into Elon Musk‘s Hyperloop?; Sleep walking and talking; The perfect metaphor for […]


Gangsta Rap

10Sep16

The really cool music of any time period looks like it’s being performed by gang members. The Rock ‘n’ Rollers of the 50s, with their greased back hair, looked like they belonged to a gang. In the late 60s and early 70s, long haired rock stars looked like Hell’s Angels and the rappers of today […]


I gave up smoking for the same reasons I started smoking. I took up smoking at 14 because I wanted to be grown up and cool. I gave up smoking at 21 because I wanted to be grown up and cool. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


Where have all the skinny kids gone? Data from the Health Survey for England shows that 31.2% of children aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese. Why is that? I was a skinny kid, most of my mates were skinny kids. We were all scrawny because compared to today’s kids, we […]


Cough up!

12Jan16

The big tobacco companies must be laughing their heads off! British American Tobacco, the makers of the e-Voke electronic cigarettes, have won approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). That means electronic cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS. Your tax money will be going to a company that’s part of an […]


Booze Views

05Jan16

Britain’s unhealthy attitude to alcohol is so messed up that not having a drink is considered an athletic achievement now. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that Cancer Research UK are encouraging people to stop drinking for a month but calling it a “Dryathlon” shows just how much of a problem booze is […]


Mack Nuggets

12Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Being Embarrassed by your parents. What men DON’T want for Christmas. Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. A bag for life. Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong. Prince William, the wrong person to talk to the Chinese. Britain’s train operators do […]


In this one we talk about caffeine addiction; How the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight is join a gym and why do they keep messing with our clocks? Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a […]


Crappuccino.

26Oct15

Giving up caffeine is hell. I’ve spent the last two weekends in bed with a splitting headache. During the week, I’ve cut down to just one cup of coffee a day but on the weekends I haven’t been having anything. That’s when the withdrawal symptoms hit. I was taking ibuprofen four at a time and […]