Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

I got to talk to Shaun Williamsom who is best known for playing Barry Evans in Eastenders. Shaun talked about growing up in Maidstone, his life as a postman, the Royal Navy, and as a Pontins Bluecoat. We also chatted about his drinking, drama school, getting cast on Eastenders, working in cabaret, his experience of […]


The first audiobook I’ve ever narrated is now for sale on Audible. It’s a great book too and was a lot of fun to read. It’s called “Windrush: Jayanti’s Pawns” by Malcolm Archibald. It’s about a British army captain called Jack Windrush and is set in India during the later stages of the Indian Mutiny […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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