Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

No one likes to be lied to, so it’s especially annoying when someone writes to you and there’s a lie in the first line. I opened a letter today from Nick Lane, the Managing Director of Customer Care at BT. It said, “Hello Graham, You’re eligible for an ultrafast upgrade. It’s an exclusive deal we’ve […]


Paris is the city of love, so where better for Julie and I to go and celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary? If you’re planning to visit the most romantic city on earth, I hope this blog will give you some ideas and inspiration for your trip. After work on Friday night we got on the […]


Hippy Dippy

23Sep18

I don’t get yoga, more to the point, I don’t get people who “go to yoga”. Hey, I like meditation, it’s better than sitting around and doing nothing. – That’s an old joke and I love the truth in it. One of the BEST things about meditation is that it IS sitting around doing nothing. […]


Our new flat is in a great location. The block is right next door to a convenience store. I call that kind of shop a “Stop and Rob”. I’ve mentioned it on the radio a couple of times. I went in there today, picked up a few things, said hello to the bloke behind the […]


London Calling

20Jun18

In the latest episode of my show for America; A communication breakdown with Jane, why British kids are so fat, cheerless pop songs, stuff learned on a train, the cheap watch, the stupidity of the clean air day, the bike and neighbourhood disputes. Listen to Episode 67 of London Calling here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-67/ If you enjoyed […]


I heard a couple of powerful things on a train this week. Both of them relate to radio. The first was a lady I overheard talking to her friend. She said, “I’m reading a book about the people who first split the atom. It’s getting boring now, it’s all about the science, not the people”. […]


On the 40th anniversary of the double album, War Of The Worlds, Jeff Wayne talks about how the project came about, his life, moving from the USA to the UK, working with David Essex and Richard Burton and how Paul Rodgers missed out on being on the original recording. He also talks about the new […]


Blame Storming

02Jun18

Why are your kids so fat? Before I reveal the answer, let me just put your mind at rest, it’s not YOUR fault because this is Britain. Britain is the greatest country on earth because when you live here, NOTHING is your fault. If you can’t find a job, it’s because of immigration, if you […]


Booze Ruse

22May18

  Scotland has just brought in a silly law. You can’t buy cheap booze north of the border anymore. It’s because of the new minimum pricing legislation. The cost of drinks now depends on how many units of alcohol they have. A two-litre bottle of cider that was £2.50 now costs at least £7.50. The […]


  Most people think the world is getting worse. If you read or watch the news, you might think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s resources can make you think our world is in crisis. We do have major issues that need attention […]


Mack Nuggets

27Apr18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: You should be peeing on your tomatoes. Bad news for Titanic The Musical. Curry is the way to find the love of your life. Miscommunication. A gender bender. The return of the woolly mammoth. Almost embarrassed in Asda. Another business idea that could make you […]


Picture This

25Apr18

The older generation complain about young people constantly looking at screens on tablets or phones. They accuse them of not being fully present, especially if those screen-obsessed kids are surrounded by amazing things going on around them. Frustrated parents have gone on Twitter and shared pictures of their kids surrounded by natural beauty – but […]


London Calling

24Apr18

In the latest episode of my show for America; Nuisance calls from ambulance chasing lawyers. Embarrassment avoided in the supermarket. A great business idea that could make you millions. Getting things stuck. What you can learn from Westerns about the gender pay gap. Indoor tobogganing. Why digital broadcast radio is dead. When Mick got locked […]


The demise of newspapers has been great for the environment. Nowadays, hardly anyone buys a daily paper. Imagine the amount of forests that are being saved because everything is online now. There is no value in printed newspapers anymore. Look at the Evening Standard, you used to have to pay for it, now it’s free. […]


Radio Ga Ga

16Apr18

Is radio finished? I never listen to the radio anymore. I listen to a lot of radio stations but not on a device that picks up broadcast audio through AM, FM or DAB. I listen online. At work, I listen through a PC, at home though my iMac, my Macbook, or my Amazon Echo. In […]


You can learn a lot about the reaction to the gender pay gap from westerns. In most western movies, the plot revolves around the quest to right wrongs. Sheriff’s, Marshalls, members of posses and lone gunslingers set out to avenge a wrongful death, protect ranchers from rustlers or just get even. Exposing the gender pay […]


Engelbert talks about coping with his wife’s Alzheimer’s, his new album, singing with his granddaughter, how he got started in show business, his friendship with Elvis and Dean Martin and why he doesn’t talk to Tom Jones anymore. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Listen to the […]


It’s a real time of transition for Julie and I. We moved to the UK twenty-one years ago and in all of that time, we’ve always rented. Right now we’re in the process of buying a flat. It’s a new-build so it’s small. That means we have to say goodbye to a lot of cool […]


I had a chat with guitar legend, Andy Summers from The Police. He talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. Craic on! If you enjoyed this […]


Tree of Life

17Mar18

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 […]