Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

Mack Nuggets

09Jul20

Here’s what I’ve been up on Podcast Radio lately including:The Real reason Shaun Williamson went on Big Brother and his relationship with Derek Acorah; Alan Alda on censorship on M*A*S*H and being beaten by Barack Obama; Gavin Esler on leadership; Dirty audiobooks with Piper Terrett; Dom Joly talks about going to school with Osama Bin […]


I got ripped off this week. I’ve become an audiobook narrator. I auditioned for and was accepted to narrate a guided meditation audiobook through http://www.ACX.com. The deal I had with the manuscript rights holder was that I would get paid $70 for every hour of the book I produced. The book contained ten one-hour meditations, […]


Trevor & Ryan Mangan are a father & son team of painters and decorators. They also have a podcast that is taking the world by storm. In this Zoomcast for Podcast radio, they talk about how they got started in the trade and what you hear in their podcast including the role McDonald’s played in […]


In this Zoomcast with Piper Terrett, we discuss if Dirty audiobooks are the future. We also talk about  Doug’s sunflower obsession and a look inside the studio in the wardrobe. Check out Piper’s blog for Hertford, Ware & Hoddesdon, www. Happeninginherts.com Get a free audiobook here; https://www.grahammack.com/audiobooks If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” […]


Germany Bight

14Jun20

I talked to my old mate Martin Heer from “Hitradio antenne 1” in Stuttgart Germany about the difference between radio in the UK, Australia and Germany. We also talked about his time at BOBfm in the Home Counties and how he came to work there. Check out Martin’s Website, http://www.metamorphus.de . If you enjoyed this […]


Ken Levine

11Jun20

Ken Levine is an Emmy award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has worked on M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker and Dharma & Greg. He’s also an author, blogger and has a podcast called Hollywood & Levine. In this chat he talks about his life and work including being a radio […]


Russ Williams

08Jun20

I had a chat with the Hall of Fame broadcaster Russ Williams. Russ talked about his life and career, growing up in Blackpool, The National Broadcasting School, Metro Radio, Capital Radio, Richard Park, Virgin Radio, Absolute Radio, going on tour with The Rolling Stones, The Russ & Jono Breakfast Experience, Fix Radio, talkSport, podcasting, and […]


Like a lot of people, during lockdown, I’ve been working from home. I present “The Pod 20” on Podcast Radio and do all of my audiobook producing and narrating from my home studio as well. If you’re a broadcaster or podcaster or want to get into it, here’s the technical and not so technical spec: […]


Alan Alda

29May20

I got to have a chat with the wonderful Alan Alda. We talked about M*A*S*H, his Dad, face blindness, the Orient Express, not signing autographs, Parkinson’s, playing a Republican and his podcast, Clear And Vivid. He even gave me an acting tip to use when I narrate audiobooks. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, […]


Podcast Radio

28May20

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Podcast Radio lately including: Dom Joly talks about going to school with Osama bin Laden, the final resting place of my father and my new career as an audiobook narrator. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


Book-shy

18May20

There’s a lot more to being an audiobook narrator than you think. I had a chat to the journalist Piper Terrett about my first attempts at it. 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 great chat with the award winning journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author, Gavin Esler. The former Newsnight presenter talks about; His background, getting into journalism, a hairy moment in Norther Ireland during the Troubles, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, the stories leaders tell, how the British Government handled the Covid-19 crisis, the “village idiots […]


Shelf Life

05May20

I may be in danger of over-sharing in this one. I know a lot of people have had similar problems so maybe watching this will help. Oh, and it is pretty funny too! It’s a Zoom chat I had with a journalist friend of mine called Piper Terrett. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, […]


I had a nice Zoomchat with Piper Terrett today and we shared stories about working in TV and radio including; Shirl’s on-air boob job, the whites only game show, the horse in the radio station, sushi being eaten off a naked woman’s body, the light bulb in the microwave and two chickens and a builder’s […]


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


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 […]