Posts Tagged ‘UK’

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 […]


Here’s what is written in the latest edition of TALKERS magazine; British Talk Show Host and TalkersRadio Personality Graham Mack Forced to Apologize for On Air Statement that PM Theresa May “Has No Balls.”  It is always fascinating to compare and contrast American radio with broadcasting in other English-speaking countries when it comes to tolerance, freedom […]


The Name Game

03Jan18

A caller to my radio show called me a “Remoaner” today. – I thought, is that all you’ve got, name calling? Instead of explaining to me just how these dinky little islands off the coast of northern Europe would be better off without being part of an international organisation which is the biggest tariff-free trade […]


Britain’s Brexit nightmare continues. The head of the European Council says the UK and the EU face a “furious race against time” to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019. Meanwhile the British government has lost a vote in the House of Commons because parliament wants the right to vote on the final terms of the […]


London Calling

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


Convoys of driverless trucks will be on British roads soon. The Government is going to pay for trials of semi-autonomous goods vehicles. A human will drive the lead truck which will be followed by drone trucks piloted by computers. Now they could just have one truck pulling a couple of trailers like they do in Australia, […]


A little piece of Britain is going to die. There’s hardly anything more British than little red payphone boxes. This week British Telecom announced that they’re going to scrap 20,000 payphones and thousands of those are in red phone boxes. The traditional red phone boxes became an endangered species way before everyone had mobile phones. […]


In this weeks show for America, has Donald Trump banned from speaking to the British parliament?; A transatlantic view of the Superbowl and a chat with Antarctic explorer and cancer survivor Rob Smith. Listen to Episode 10 of London Calling here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-episode-20/ Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at href=”http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video”>http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed […]


In the latest episode of my radio show for the United States, American media journalist, Kate Bulkley, who’s based in London, talks about the  difference between the media in the USA and the UK. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May met with Donald Trump but plans  for a state visit by President Trump have caused […]


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 […]


I have a big problem and I don’t know what to do about it. An interview went bad the other week, very bad. I’ve been interviewing some amazing people on my new online show, ‘London Calling’. It’s a show about Britain and is aimed at America. Last month, I got the chance to talk to […]


It was so nice to catch up with TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison on his excellent podcast, Up Close And Far Out. We had an in-depth discussion about the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s recent public vote approving Brexit. We compared notes on American and English points-of-view regarding the surprising state of world […]


King Donald

17Nov16

President-elect Donald J. Trump is so far out of his depth it’s not funny. He has no experience in politics and no idea what the job of president involves. So most of the presidential work will end up being done by the vice-president, Mike Pence. Pence has a lot of experience, he  was elected to the […]


London Calling

28Sep16

I got to talk to a living legend in Episode 2 of my new online radio show. The show is called ‘London Calling’. I’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in Britain and you’ll get to hear from some amazing guests. This week it’s the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, listen here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/category/london-calling/ […]


Virtual Reality

02Aug16

Britain is not a democracy. In the UK we have an elected House of Commons, but the upper house, the House of Lords is independent from the House of Commons. The job of Lords is to challenge the work of the government. No new laws can be passed without approval from the Lords. No members […]


One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


Who caused this mess that Britain is in right now? If you look at those who were most likely to have been a Leave voter, they are predominantly people over the age of 65 and the poorer working class. These are people who rely, to varying degrees, on the welfare state. The elderly have their […]


The Foreign Office did something awful this week. They warned football fans travelling to Euro 2016 from the UK to remain vigilant at all times in the face of the threat of terrorism. The advice highlights stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs as potential targets for atrocities. What a terrible thing to tell people. If […]


Cough up!

12Jan16

The big tobacco companies must be laughing their heads off! British American Tobacco, the makers of the e-Voke electronic cigarettes, have won approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). That means electronic cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS. Your tax money will be going to a company that’s part of an […]


I found myself on the payroll of a murderer once. For me to be as honest as I can about what happened, I’m not going to tell you which radio station I was working for or even what part of the UK it was in because it still scares me to this day. I like […]