Archive for the ‘AFTRS’ Category

It still blows my mind that it’s so easy to record a video chat across the Atlantic and then put it online. That’s just one of the things we ended up talking about in my chat with the broadcasting legend, Michael Harrison who is self-isolating in Florida. He also talked about the state of play […]


Here’s a chat I had with Charlie Webster for my new show on Podcast Radio. You’ve probably seen Charlie presenting sport on the telly. In this chat, she talks about her real passion and her podcast. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


I had a nice chat with Piper Terrett from The Lockdown Lowdown Podcast. We talked about how I managed to cut my own hair, my eye surgery and dirty books I’ve been reading. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


I’m looking forward to presenting ‘The Pod 20’ on Podcast Radio. It starts next week and will be a countdown of the hottest podcasts in the world right now. I’ve been recording interviews with podcasters to include in the show. Here’s how I got on when I had a Zoom chat with Konnie Huq and […]


Dom Joly

21Apr20

I had a Zoomchat with Dom Joly about Trigger Happy TV, his books, his passion for travelling and going to school with Osama bin Laden. He’s my first guest on the Pod 20 Countdown on Podcast Radio. Listen every Friday at 5pm on DAB in London and online here; http://radioplayerhosting.com/station… Craic on! If you enjoyed […]


Tarnya was actually in negotiation to rent it and was even sent a tenancy agreement! A lady called Jennifer says she owns the flat and is renting it out because she’s moved to New York. I’ve emailed Jennifer and I’ll let you know how I get on. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please […]


Van Scam

15Apr20

  It’s the most expensive gig I’ve ever had. I decided to take a job delivering medical supplies to pharmacies. The plan was to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and earn some money.  I needed to provide my own van and pay for the fuel, so weeks before my first day, I booked a […]


Retina Display

12Apr20

I’m going to have to change my plans for how I earn a living during this pandemic. I had another lot of emergency eye surgery yesterday. There’s a danger that the retina in my right eye may become detached. Retinal detachment is a medical emergency, you can permanently lose your vision. There’s a`U’ shaped tear […]


It’s not a good idea to need urgent medical treatment right now. I had emergency eye surgery at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage on Thursday night. I’d been seeing black dots in front of my right eye and it turns out that meant I had a tear in the thing that holds my retina in. […]


Road Rage

09Apr20

I haven’t exactly had a dream start to my new career. During the coronavirus crisis I’ve got a job delivering medical supplies to pharmacies. I started yesterday and made drops to seventeen chemists and one hospital in the Home Counties.  I made my first mistake just after delivery number four. They gave me some plastic […]


There is something special about being a Liverpool fan. We are family, this means more. I want to give a plug to a very good friend of mine and share how he’s getting through the current situation and what you can do to help. I’ve mentioned John Pearman on here before. He’s the editor of […]


Johnny B. Good!

04Apr20

I’m so excited!  I’ve been an admirer of the Chicago radio legend, Jonathon Brandmeier, since I got into radio in the early 90s. At first I paid to listen to him on cassettes sent through the post to me in Australia by a company called “California Aircheck”. Years later I visited Chicago and listened to […]


I haven’t worked for twenty-seven years. That’s because I’ve had a job in radio. I’ve been a presenter and programmer. Neither of those things can be compared to actual work. Before that, I had proper jobs. I was a pipe fitter on an oil refinery construction site in New Zealand and an air-conditioning engineer in […]


Timing is everything and we picked the wrong time to visit Julie’s parents in New Zealand.  We haven’t been back there together for seven years. We made a big mistake, we should never have traveled all of that way and I’m truly sorry for the stress and anger we caused with certain members of Julie’s […]


When I caught up with my old mate Steve Shaw in Whangarei New Zealand this week, we talked about the band we were in together in the 80s, an Oscar winner’s brief stint as frontman and why the rhythm guitarist wasn’t on stage for the last set at my final gig. Here’s one of our […]


Night Terror!

22Mar20

When you have a traumatic experience, your senses heighten. That super-awareness burns a memory of the event into your brain forever. That’s why you hear people say they know exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard news that shocked them.  Years later, people are able to describe otherwise forgettable details […]


Julie and I have been back to the church where we got married in 1987, St Paul’s in Paihia in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. I met Julie in Whangarei while I was working as a pipe-fitter on the Marsden Point Oil Refinery expansion construction job. When we met, my parents had moved […]


New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is a weak leader and one of the worst people in the world to be in charge of this special country right now. I used to like Jacinda Ardern. I thought she was different to the power hungry megalomaniacs running other countries in the world. It turns out, I […]


We went to a special place in New Zealand this week. It was a nice respite from working around the travel restrictions brought in by the Governments of the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Check out,  www.grahammack.com    


  We are being told to self-isolate in New Zealand. Although we got into the country just before the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, brought in compulsory 14 day isolation for visitors, she’s now suggesting we should self-isolate anyway. The reason we made this trip to Julie’s home town for the first time in seven years […]