Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Subtext

11May17

Are the Russians getting ready to invade us? There was a Russian submarine in the English channel on the weekend. The Royal Navy ship, HMS Somerset spotted it off the east coast of the UK on Friday morning and followed it through the Strait of Dover. Last month, Somerset’s sister ship HMS Sutherland escorted two […]


London Calling

02May17

In Episode 30 of London Calling, my show for America, Glen Matlock from The Sex Pistols talks about the band’s rise, fall and reunion and how fame changed Johnny Rotten. As well as Glen, there’s the Real reason Britain is going to have a general election in June and how British commercial radio is censored […]


London Calling

12Apr17

In Episode 28 of London Calling; Chris White from The Zombies talks about the current US tour and how the band got started.  I also talk about Brexit Britain at war with Spain, how the UK condones gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia, delivery Disasters, cat pee scented candles, a caught on camera story and why […]


London Calling

28Sep16

I got to talk to a living legend in Episode 2 of my new online radio show. The show is called ‘London Calling’. I’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in Britain and you’ll get to hear from some amazing guests. This week it’s the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, listen here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/category/london-calling/ […]


The story of Hillary Clinton collapsing reminds me of when a politician collapsed in front of me while I was interviewing them for the BBC. In 2012, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on Swindon’s BBC Wiltshire. One day after my show, I was sent to cover the opening of a filling station […]


There will be many touching tributes to Muhammad Ali at his funeral on Friday but it’ll be hard to top what he said about himself. Muhammad Ali is the only celebrity I can think of that got away with telling everyone how great he was without making himself unlikeable. In fact the more he said […]


According to the bible “censuses are immoral” – and God killed 70,000 innocent counted Jews to punish David for counting them… It’s interesting that the latest census information we have shows that atheism is more popular in Britain than any religion. The figures show that the proportion of the population who identify themselves as having […]


Today I got to speak to the bloke who says his dad started it all. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you want to respond to anything I’ve written, tweet me; @GrahamMack 


Everyone in Liverpool has a story. Today I went to Bootle to get my car’s air-conditioning re-charged. I met a bloke called Ian Parkinson from CoolCar. While Ian hooked up his gauges and vacuum pump, I got my phone out to check some emails. That’s when Ian noticed the Liver Bird on my home screen. […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


Sometimes I wonder how much impact I’ve had on radio listeners because I’ve moved around a lot. I never planned to move around so much but I’ve had to go where the work is. Every radio station I’ve worked at has been a long way from the previous one, usually hundreds of miles, sometimes thousands. […]


Kidding

30Mar16

Have you ever wondered how kids earn their keep? I was round at my Mum’s yesterday and she told me my cousin’s son had visited her on the weekend and brought his three year old son with him. Mum described the three year old as “delightful”. I asked what it was that he’d said or […]


Ship Mate?

13Mar16

When we don’t know what’s going on, we make up a story. As a child the story we tell is much more innocent. Walking along Liverpool’s waterfront this morning, I was reminded of the day the aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle was in town. It was early 1970, I was five. My dad took me to […]


Space travel has become boring! It didn’t used to be, as a child, I watched live TV pictures of people walking, talking, singing, bouncing, hitting golf balls and driving a car, 238 thousand miles away ON THE MOON! From the moment my mother woke me up before 4am on July 20 1969 by whispering, “They’re […]


I thought I had no real connection to John Lennon until now… For most of the 80s and 90s I lived in Australia and New Zealand and used to impress the locals with the fact that I was born in the same hospital as John Lennon. I was the frontman in a 60s cover band […]


This Craic appears in issue 220 of the Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. I have to admit that when John Pearman, the editor of Red All Over The Land asked me to review a new Beatles book for the fanzine, I was expecting something a bit lighter. I don’t mean the content, I […]


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 […]


Prince George continues to do normal things that any two year old does and the media continues to be amazed by this. This week, we were bombarded with pictures of his first day at nursery. It’s like that movie The Truman Show, where a bloke’s life, from the moment of his birth, is filmed by thousands […]


You never know where you’ll end up unless you just take a punt and start something. In 2011, I was working as Breakfast Show Host on BBC Wiltshire. One day on the show, I interviewed Gavin Jones, the Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council. During my research, I discovered that he played lead guitar, so […]


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 […]