Posts Tagged ‘Media’

London Calling

15Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats talks about how he got started playing the drums, the beginning of The Stray Cats and moving to London from Long Island as a teenager. In “What’s Happening in Britain This Week”; A look at how the UK is […]


London Calling

08Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America: What it’s really like traveling on one of Britain’s most overcrowded trains. Songs with your name in. The British Home Secretary wants to make people who post extreme views online harder to catch. Proof that Elvis is not still alive. English soccer clubs missing out because […]


Has another bogus theory has been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


London Calling

08Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America: The Creepy reverend; Was Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson in an 80s comedy sketch?; Why Donald Trump will not be visiting Britain this year; Naughty dogs; Theresa May makes another mistake over Brexit; Politics is not a sport; The Dodgy deal with the DUP in Northern […]


Exit Plan

19Jun17

Exit signs are in the wrong place. It’s hard to imagine the true horror of what people must have gone through in London’s tower block fire. For the people who were trapped inside it must have been hell. I’ve never had to find my way out of a burning building. From what I’ve heard, the […]


London Calling

12Jun17

In the latest episode of my show for America, I talk about Terror on the streets of London and the European anti-terror policies that make no sense, the song that was banned by every British radio station and America’s most important talk radio convention.   Listen to London Calling Episode 35, here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-35-reaction-to-the-london-attacks-and-talkers-2017/ Craic on! […]


Mack Nuggets

31May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately: The lady who got her hand stuck down the toilet. Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The British media are royal sycophants? Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Cyclist should be banned from the […]


“Which way do you vote?” The sales manager at work asked me that question in the middle of a crowded office today. Britain’s next general election is only weeks away, I suppose he was curious. I told him it depends because I don’t have a brand loyalty. I approach voting the same way as I […]


London Calling

22May17

If you’re a fan of Lord Of The Rings or Lost, you’ll enjoy my chat with the actor Dominic Monaghan. He talks about how he went from being a hyperactive child in Manchester to star in one of the world’s biggest film franchises and one of the most successful TV shows of all time. As […]


Tosh & Becks

12May17

As far as acting goes, David Beckham is a great footballer. He makes a cameo appearance in Guy Ritchie’s new film, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”. In the film, he plays a disgruntled Cockney knight called ‘Trigger’ (I’m not making this up). He offers a few words of advice to Arthur. I don’t think Posh […]


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

08May17

In Episode 31 of my show for America: Why Britain doesn’t have a government right now; Have-a-go heroes; How to save the planet; Is snooker a sport?; Why S-Town is one of the worst podcasts ever made; Chris White from the Zombies talks about the problems the band had in the Philippines, making Odessey & […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


If you drive a diesel car in Britain you could be paid up to £2000 by the government to scrap it and buy a petrol powered car instead. It’s part of government plans to tackle pollution, according to newspaper reports. Once again the government is blaming YOU for a problem THEY created. Buses, trucks, trains […]


I got emotional on BBC Radio Merseyside yesterday. Driving to work, I heard the news that Chuck Berry had died. I don’t know why it affected me so much, I didn’t know him and never met him. I did see him live once though and can only describe the experience as spiritual. In 1989, I […]


Blame Me!

24Jan17

I am responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Swansea on Saturday. It’s the first game I’ve managed to get to all season. I bought a new hat and scarf for the occasion. I can now, never wear that hat and scarf to another game. I want to get rid of them but how can a risk […]


London Calling

09Jan17

In Episode 16 of my show for America, the American talk show host and political commentator, Charlie Wolf talks about how he made the move from the US to Britain and what it was like working on an offshore pirate radio station. Other topics covered include, socialised health care and the impact of President Trump. […]


Don’t let Theresa May catch you dissing Brexit! She’s got a zero tolerance approach to dealing with people who have a go at the way the government is handling this mess. Last month she declared war on a band of trouble-making Members of Parliament because they were planning to form an anti-Brexit backbench group. This […]


London Calling

21Dec16

In Episode 14 of London Calling, my show for America, I chat to the British based American broadcaster, Charlie Wolf. He talks about pirate radio, why and how he made the switch from music radio to talk, differences between US and UK broadcasting, how he got his start, spilling a jug of water in a studio […]