Posts Tagged ‘Space’

Kim Wilde

28Mar18

I had a chat with Kim Wilde in Hertfordshire. She talked about her close encounter that was the inspiration for the title of her new album, “Here Come The Aliens”, how singing songs drunk on a train turned her into a Youtube sensation, how she used gardening to beat the mid-life crisis she suffered aged […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Predicting the future is not worth it because eventually you get proved wrong. I’m going to download the new Blade Runner film, “Blade Runner 2049”. I can’t remember much about the original film, so I decided to watch it again before I watch the new one. What a disappointment it is. I suppose when it […]


London Calling

03Dec17

Terry Virts talks about flying the Space Shuttle and the difference between launching on the Shuttle and the Soyuz.


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


Mack Nuggets

01Jul16

Here’s what I’ve been doing on BOB fm lately… It’s time to sort our airport security; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; Good news if you’re a female job seeker or employer; Is there a time traveler in the news?; The longest day; The frogs that lived in the toilet; The pagan […]


Mack Nuggets

19Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this year on BOB fm, including: Why Space travel is boring, The Graham Mack Theory of Everything, How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre, The best way to have pancakes, How to look good in every photo, David Cameron is not dead, The […]


Waste of Space.

29Oct14

“No bucks, no Buck Rogers” is what America’s second man to fly in space, Gus Grissom said to fellow astronaut, Gordon Cooper in the movie The Right Stuff. I don’t know if Gus ever actually said that in real life but the meaning is that without financial support through publicity and engaging with the public […]


Sting sang, “Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon”. He was right about that, the Moon is smaller than the earth and has much less mass so it pulls with less gravity. In fact, if you stood on the surface of the Moon, you would experience only 17% the force of gravity […]


I won’t be buying a ticket on Virgin Galactic. There’s a lot of confusion about Richard Branson’s plans to send paying customers into space. That’s probably because of the way it’s being reported. The media seem so keen to jam a buzz word or scientific sounding phrase into their reports that they’re just getting things […]


I was trapped inside the radio station with the lights out, pretending I wasn’t there. That was the bizarre situation I found myself in one night at my first radio job in 1993. Although I was hired to do the breakfast show at 2PK in Parkes in the Central West of New South Wales, I […]