Posts Tagged ‘Graham Mack’

Tree of Life


Have you ever thought about how amazing trees are? I know you’re going to think I’ve lost my mind but I’m starting to get the feeling that spending time with trees might be the key to greatness. Percy Shaw is the man who invented “cat’s eyes”, the reflectors you see at night in the road […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]

Ken Dodd


“Ken Dodd’s backstage timing his act – with a calendar”. I’m pretty sure it was Bob Monkhouse who said that at one of the Royal Variety shows. I never got to meet Doddy, but I was lucky enough to see him perform live and once I interviewed him over the phone for my radio show. […]

It’s a shame that we don’t always recognise an omen until after the event. The severe weather we’ve been having in Britain lately has reminded me of the time I survived a crossing of the English Channel in bad weather. About 20 years ago, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CR FM, […]

Mack Nuggets


Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: A first car quirk. Out of Africa. When Darren fell off his bike. Donald Trump upsets Simon. Sport on the public highway. University students being used by militant university lecturers. The themed hotel with attention to detail. Global warming. Bee rustling. Craic on! If you […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America: A first car quirk inspired by Lord Alan Sugar. The reason the world is out of whack right now. The leader gets thrown out of the political party of self-harm. An Out of Africa experience. The British pub that sells groceries. How India has ripped off […]

We Are Family


Working at a radio station is like being part of a family. If you’re lucky, it’s a healthy family but sometimes you can find yourself in a dysfunctional family. I’ve been reading a lot lately about parents with a narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissistic parents become envious of, and threatened by, their child’s growing independence. They […]

The university students of Britain should stand up against the University And College Union. Lecturers have gone on strike over cuts to their pensions. Sally Hunt, the General Secretary of the University And College Union said, ”If you will not give us what we need, which is a reasonable pension, we will not do what […]

What’s going on with UKIP? Here’s my favorite tweet this week, it’s from Nick Walker, “I’m about halfway through a bottle of Fairy washing up liquid that has outstayed three UKIP leaders”. The UK Independence party has had seven leaders since 2011. UKIP exist because it’s Eurosceptic , they campaigned for Brexit, meaning their MEPs […]

I should be in Africa right now. In May I got an email from a bloke called “James” asking me how much I would charge to speak at “Radio Week” in Uganda. Apparently it’s a three day conference for people working at radio stations in East Africa. It’s taking place right now at the Imperial […]

Ever wonder why the world is out of whack right now? Donald Trump is the President, North and South Korea are competing TOGETHER in the Winter Olympics and there’s a sports car in space! It’s all because we’re living in a parallel universe. The proof is a thing called “The Mandela Effect”. That’s the name […]

The Indians and Arabs are going to Mars. India has teamed up with The United Arab Emirates. In two years time they’re going to send a probe to the red planet. Their ultimate goal is colonisation. The UAE and India might sound like a strange partnership but it makes sense. If you want to conquer […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and […]

There’s a sports car on the way to Mars! It’s the most exciting thing to happen in space since we sent people to the moon. I watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy last night and it was mind blowing. When the two booster rockets landed simultaneously it looked like a scene from Thunderbirds. […]

Mack Nuggets


Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including: The talking whale. Stories of coincidence. Siri doesn’t work. Skiving. How to fix Britain’s trains. Who has the biggest red button? A school trip story. Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead. Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had? […]

I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America: School trip stories. Radiohead have got a cheek suing Lana Del Rey. The ultimate protest song. There’s no such thing as free speech in Britain. The parole board in Britain is a joke. Nigel Farage says strange things. Stuff left behind; Unused kitchen equipment. Dumb things […]

Why are so many head teachers running their schools like they’re in charge of every aspect of a child’s life? Schools are educational institutions but we keep hearing about kids being sent home for ridiculous non-education related things like having the wrong haircut. This week a School headteacher has banned pupils from having boyfriends and […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America; Who will be the Guest of the Year? Hear from the finalists; Peter Frampton, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Dominic Monaghan from ‘Lost’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers. As well as that; Skiving, the real reason Rupert Murdoch […]

The Met Office outdid themselves this week. They are useless at predicting the weather. That’s a shame because that’s the only thing they have to do. To try and distract us from how bad they are at their only job, a couple of years ago, they announced that they’re going to give names to storms. […]