Posts Tagged ‘medical’

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


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Do we need guards on trains? Up until yesterday, I didn’t understand why the RMT union were causing chaos on Britain’s railways by striking. The RMT are against removing guards from trains. I thought they were protecting the jobs of their members, and maybe that’s part of it, but it’s not the main reason we […]


“Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy”.  – That’s just one of many misconceptions that are used as excuses for not going vegan.  At Fix Radio, another one of the blokes I work with went vegan this week. That means four out of the nine men in our office now only eat plant based […]


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 […]


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 […]


Broken Windows

19Dec17

The US has blamed North Korea for the “WannaCry” computer virus. – I blame Bill Gates. The White House Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert said North Korea was “directly responsible” for the WannaCry malware attack that hit hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year. The thing that’s not widely reported after these […]


Firework Dismay

02Nov17

Why is it legal to buy explosives in Britain? On November 5th, we celebrate “Bonfire Night”. Every year, around 1,000 people visit hospitals for treatment of firework-related injuries. Half of the injuries are to under-18s. Since 1996, four people have been killed in firework accidents in the UK. I lived in Australia for almost seven […]


T’d Off

25Oct17

Politicians LOVE pollution and they’ve got really good at turning it into revenue. They’re called “green” taxes even though the money they raise isn’t spent on making the environment any cleaner. If you drive into the centre of London you have to pay a “congestion charge” of £11.50 a day. All vehicles that put out […]


Has another bogus theory 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 growing […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


London Calling

03Mar17

In the latest episode of my American radio show; Angry rants about traffic congestion and an idiot who can’t see the solution staring him in the face; The truth about house prices in Britain; The petition to ban Donald Trump; The real reason Britain’s socialized medicine isn’t working and Vietnam veteran Jim Lenton checks in […]


I’ve been asked to be a judge again at the New York Festivals Radio Program Awards. This year, they’re doing a feature interviews series with the judges called, “Open Mic: The Wonderful World of Radio” for their website. They sent some interesting questions which made me think hard about my answers. I don’t know how […]


Fat Chance

25Oct16

If doctors called their obese patients “fat”, they could save their lives. That’s according to new research from Oxford University. It showed that doctors were reluctant to refer overweight people for weight loss programs in case they offended them. Why is calling someone “fat” an insult? Calling someone thin isn’t an insult. Neither is referring […]


British journalism has let itself down badly, again. They reported about Prince William, Kate and their children and their trip to Canada AS IF IT WAS ACTUAL NEWS! The Daily Telegraph revealed that 16 month old Princess Charlotte said “pop” and “dada” at a children’s party. It was as if no other 16 month old […]


Mind Games.

30Aug15

I got a fright this week. About three weeks ago my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His brother’s got it and before they died, his two sisters had it. I’m worried that it might run in the family, so I got Julie to book me an appointment for me to see my doctor. Fast forward […]


I don’t understand people who are scared of the dentist. I went for a check-up yesterday and it was no big deal at all. I lay back, he prodded around, said some numbers out loud to the nurse and cleaned my teeth with a water pick. OK, it wasn’t the most pleasurable experience but it wasn’t […]