Posts Tagged ‘USA’

It still blows my mind that it’s so easy to record a video chat across the Atlantic and then put it online. That’s just one of the things we ended up talking about in my chat with the broadcasting legend, Michael Harrison who is self-isolating in Florida. He also talked about the state of play […]


Johnny B. Good!

04Apr20

I’m so excited!  I’ve been an admirer of the Chicago radio legend, Jonathon Brandmeier, since I got into radio in the early 90s. At first I paid to listen to him on cassettes sent through the post to me in Australia by a company called “California Aircheck”. Years later I visited Chicago and listened to […]


Home Sickness

16Mar20

A question I always find hard to answer is, where is home? Julie and I have lived in many places and hold passports for three different countries. We live in Britain, Julie’s parents are in New Zealand. We haven’t seen them for a while and it looks like we picked the wrong time to visit […]


The Global Coronavirus Pandemic is just one of a series of unfortunate events that Julie and I are dealing with right now. Things started to go wrong in early February when we realised the extent of the COVID 19 outbreak in China. The first part of our holiday, which we’d booked months earlier, had us […]


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 […]


London Calling

15May18

In the latest episode of my show for America; A chat in a London pub with Magnus Walker, the British fashion designer and car collector. He moved to the United States in 1986 aged 19 and established the Serious Clothing Brand in Los Angeles. As well as that there’s reaction to the latest Royal baby, […]


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 […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers 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. As well as that, a look […]


London Calling

25Jan18

In the latest episode of my show for America: School trip stories. Radiohead have got a cheek suing Lana Del Rey. The ultimate protest song. There’s no such thing as free speech in Britain. The parole board in Britain is a joke. Nigel Farage says strange things. Stuff left behind; Unused kitchen equipment. Dumb things […]


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 […]


London Calling

21Dec17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed with Jim McCabe from Philadelphia. Why Blade Runner doesn’t predict the future. Roger is leaving Britain because of Brexit. Why the British Prime Minister must LOVE Donald Trump. A brush with wildlife. When following procedure makes you sound like an […]


Top Trump

02Dec17

One day, people will realise that there is no negotiation going on, Britain is powerless because we have no leverage.


London Calling

28Nov17

In the latest episode of my show for America: A supermarket disaster. How much do airlines REALLY care about our safety? The job interview from hell. Does that make me crazy? The cemetery for robots. Why it’s perfectly legal to buy explosives in the UK. Mistaken identity. Can sheep recognise faces? A long shot that […]


“The Vegas shooter killed more people in FIFTEEN MINUTES than were killed by guns IN TOTAL in the UK in the last TWO YEARS”.  – That’s what the British adventurer, Graham Hughes tweeted after the latest US gun attack. When is the United States going to sort out its gun laws? The scale of this latest […]


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

28Mar17

In Episode 26 of my radio show for America: Negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU are getting nasty; The show is full of the joys of spring; Why Prince William, the heir to the throne is taking us all for a ride; More embarrassment for Britain’s Prime Minister; A call to a scammer; And […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]