The Mack Nuggets

A Farting story; Going back; Words that Darren hates; A Rip Off stories; Fireworks embarrassment; How tomato sauce became portable; The story of a stolen heart; How to steal a Picasso.

Fancy dress; The movie of your life; Mistaken identity; Neighbours; Animal attack; Blags; Scams.

Harry Kane; Stormy Daniels; Disaster at Titanic the Musical; A stuck story; The ultimate protest song; Miscommunication; What was on the roof of the car?; The gender bender; Why you should pee on your tomatoes; Andy Summers from The Police; Skiving; Neighbour from hell; Siri doesn’t work; A school trip story; A left behind story; The talking whale; The truth about the childhood obesity crisis; The lady shaving her legs in a public pool; The workplace toboggan team; Israel wins the Eurovision song contest; Why Britain is the greatest country on earth; Minimum pricing for booze in Scotland; Wolf whistling banned in France; The Ikea wardrobe disaster; Saying, “I love you” to a customer; the sinister truth about leggo; A special birthday request; The vomit comet; The nickname misunderstanding; Expensive photographs; The truth about World Cup pundits; The camel beauty contest.

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 live show.


Houseguests from hell; Misconceptions; The next big TV format to rival Bake Off; Attacked by an animal; Proof that Elvis is not alive; Confusion over Gregs; A brush with wildlife; Mandy checks in; The gadget that Daren misses; Odd circumstances where people have been chatted up; Who Prince Harry should get married to; Listicles; Donald Trump under the influence; A parking story that keeps it in the family; A special birthday song; Why Britain is the greatest country on earth; Jesus the sausage roll; Jane walks around naked in a hotel; The Brexit nightmare continues; The relative that isn’t dead; A tribute to Keith Chegwin; The professional cuddler; Electric cars are the future; The word of the year; The dash scam. 

The party without a DJ; A houseguest from hell; A bonfire night surprise; The baggage handler who went nuts; Cultural differences; A fancy dress story; Buyers remorse; Revenge on Henry Ford; The fourth dimension; A tribute to Keith Chegwin; Caught the bus, should have taken a taxi; Beatles biographer, Hunter Davies; The inspirational Gary Skyner;  What happens when you sell your soul to the devil in Mississippi. 

Levinia's Birthday; Never put your hand in the toilet; The odd shoe; The Queen and the baby elephant; Mrs Davis; Grabbed by the bells; Donald or Duke?; Cyclists; The girly men; Brexit; Russia; The NHS; Boaty McBoatface.

A Father's Day story; Using the wrong word; Dress-alike stories; Donald And Melania Trump's; The lady responsible for the skiffle boom that started it all; Aunty Hazel calls in; Mistaken identity; Meeting a musical hero, Ray Ennis from The Swinging Blue Jeans; Harsh rejection; A tribute to Peter Allen; A song about Liverpool and Everton; A tribute to Chuck Berry; Has the travel presenter had a sex change?; I can't believe you're doing THAT here!; The dangers of the Twist.

My report from Talkers 2017 in New York where I met Michael Harrison, Phil Boyce, Chris Stigall, Harry Hurley, Thom Hartmann, Tom Leykis, Norm Pattiz, Mike Francesa, and Love & Laughter with Beth.

Inappropriate laughter; Things you've found when you moved into a new place; Proof that Donald Trump’s wife stole bits of her speech from someone very important; Julie gets an unexpected compliment;  A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Show us your tats; Boris Johnson the porn star; Why British people have a problem with commitment; What was David Cameron singing to himself?; Holiday arguments; When Nadine got stuck in a lift live on BOBfm; The battle with Siri continues; Why did Darren throw bottles at the police?; Filming Dr Foster in Hitchin; When a meal was ruined; The law against secondhand smoke doesn't go far enough; Most unusual thing you’ve eaten.The Date from hell; An unfair parking ticket; Christmas lies.

BOBfm Episodes 1 to 6, 2016
Paula Abdul gets puked on; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; The longest day; The pagan who let himself down; Why you should never ride a bike naked; The Avocado crime wave; Kids don’t get the freedom we got to create great memories; Food served but not on plates; The invasion of the killer hornets; How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; Why they shouldn’t be searching for the missing EgyptAir plane’s black box; The reason the Queen gets two birthdays; An amazing lost and found story; How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre; The best way to have pancakes; David Cameron is not dead; Fancy dress stories; Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Justice for the 96.

BBC Radio Merseyside 2016
The end of the world; What Charlie said; A tribute to George Martin; Ricky Tomlinson talks about Mickey Finn; Liverpool’s zoo; Andrew Neal gets taken down; Connections to celebrity; Roger McGough talks about the Blitz; a journey from hell; The real reason why Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone.

BOBfm 2015
DeWalt and BOB fm, the amputation station; Killer jellyfish; The sinister truth about the ‘Christian values’ David Cameron wants us to adopt; A way to make us happy about paying through the nose for parking at hospitals; Why Smartphones are not going anywhere; Cats trying it on; If you don’t want to get ripped off, buy the knock-off version; Locked out stories; The donkey in the police car; Hiding vegetables; The funny headline; Scams; Prince Charles is a hypocrite; Embarrassed by your parents; What men DON’T want for Christmas; Plastic surgery that fixed one thing, ruined another; A bag for life; Volkswagen have done nothing wrong; Why Prince William is the wrong person to talk to the Chinese; Britain’s train operators do not follow the rules of business OR physics; A chat with a teenager who chased a murderer; In-law porn; Britain not doing enough for migrants but the Gulf states aren't doing anything!; Random Acts of Kindness. Kids causing stress and when Tracey went into labour in the car.

Morning Show Boot Camp, Chicago 2015
I spoke to some of the biggest names in American broadcasting, including WPLJ's Todd Pettengill, BJ Shea from KISW, Gene & Julie from WRAL, Nationally syndicated talk show host, Jonathan Brandmeier, Don Anthony from Talentmasters and radio programer and consultant Tracy Johnson.

The BOBfm Spring Parade 2015
William and Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge were the surprise special guests on the royal float at the “BOB fm First Annual Spring Parade”. Other celebrities taking part included; Jeremy Clarkson, Madonna, Lewis Hamilton, Zayn Malik, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Julian Assange.

The G-Emmie Awards 2015
Highlights from this 2015’s glittering ceremony. Nominees include: Jennifer Lawrence, Vladimir Putin, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Kim Jong-un, Madonna, David Cameron, Tess Daly, Lucy Beale, Harrison Ford; Piers Morgan, Alex Salmond and David Beckham.

BOBfm 2014

Christmas Wishes; Can we talk to all 7 Dwarfs and Snow White?; Tattoos; The thing that doesn’t make sense about smokers at the hospital; The obesity crisis; Your wife may not be having an affair with a 70s footballer; Private embarrassment; A Fireworks story; When a joke goes to waste; Tess Daly gave us the worst interview in the history of radio; Food is being served illegally and could kill you; How BOB fm kept the UK together; Do you still want the sex then?; Why I hate the Toby Carvery; Good news for Richard III; A tribute to James Bond baddie ‘Jaws’; Embarrassed by a new computer; Kelly goes topless; Why I've been blacklisted by Linkedin; World Cup Answer-phone Hesitation; The most daring thing you ever did; The best Dinosaur joke; The Can Film Festival.

Mix 101.5 WRLA-FM in the USA 2014 
I tell our friends Gene & Julie all about the new Royal baby and the result of the Scottish referendum.

My bit of The Radio Stuff Podcast Episode 44 talking about the name change from Jack to BOB and I talk to Larry Gifford about BOB fm's Scottish music ban.

Only two British radio hosts are any good on TV according to one respected American consultant. Find out which two and what's really strangling talk radio in the US in this Radio Talk which I recorded at the 'Talkers Radio Conference' in New York.

Our live concert at Knebworth featuring Status Quo, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Lady Gaga, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Led Zeppelin and many more!

The end of JACK, the birth of BOB; The truth about the bitcoin bonanza; The thing you may have a problem giving up for lent; Buyers remorse; Sarah gets locked out; Being dumped; The logic of councils. JACK fm is going to die; Pets that nearly sent you broke; Why I love bus lanes; When you said the wrong thing. Why we're not going to become SEX fm; Why I hate curling; The truth about Lorde; Why I'm like Lily Allen: How George Clooney caused me to upset a publicist; The mother who dressed her five year old as a prostitute: The most annoying athletes at the Winter Olympics: Should we declare war on Canada? The answer to the great kidney dispute; The truth about the chocolate bar with the wasp in it; The Stevenage satellite; The scary moment on a construction site; The truth about the French President: The Pope asks women to get their breasts out: A correct answer to the question does this make me look fat? Negative Chinese connotations.

Sexy Satnav; What to do when you don't know their name or get their name wrong; The Great Santa Kidnap; The bloke who doesn't know the name of his favorite radio station; Scama Lama Ding Dong; Girl Food; Gary Numan and wife.

JACK fm: Solent 2013  
An exclusive preview of what Apple iTunes Radio will sound like; What Jeff Lynne did to The Beatles; Proof that the Wurzels are actually The Osmonds; How Bonnie Tyler got her name; Airlines don't care about our safety; When an Italian thought I'd wet the bed; The bloke who's never heard the song with his name in it; "I just shipped my pants!"; The bus driver who's NOT on the fiddle; Hear what happened when I used the Iranian time machine; How Jack FM is keeping bugs away; How I got freaked out in the on air studio.

How we got on when we went busking on the streets of Liverpool; Crimes of Fashion committed to the Fashion Hall of Shame; Barry Cryer shares his memories of Kenny Everett; David Beckham had a crush on Cherie Blair, listeners share who they’ve got a crush on; Why “over-the-water” is a world away; Why I’m not happy with our old house in Liverpool; Cases of mistaken identity; Leaving home for the first time; The Mack’s Factor; Going on a message and buying cigarettes as a kid; My workplace oops and why it’s now known as an R.A; Gerry Marsden tells my why he recorded ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’; The lady who nearly burned down Lewis’s; Memories of Bill Shankly on the 100th Anniversary of his birth; A cosmic welcome back; Your first pay packet and what you spent it on; I talk to Roger McGough about poetry on plates.

Things you’ve seen people do while they’re driving; The embarrassing text message I sent to the wrong person; The great cooking oil caper; Thousands of pounds found on a doorstep; Is UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom racist and sexist? I talk to Steve Crowther, the party chairman and the Deputy Leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall; Why padded scaffold poles are dangerous; York’s kamikaze cycle lane; Leicester jumps the gun in their claim that Richard the Third belong to them; How we’re poisoning our strongest and brightest children; The shocking truth about Scotland’s baby panda; What an old mate of mine from Australia doesn’t understand about his ancestors; How powerful was David Frost? Scary stories for Halloween; Former 80’s pop star Richard Coles from The Communards talks about saints; How safe are we during a strike by the Fire Brigade?

Radio Stuff Podcast Ep 10 2013  
Presented by Larry Gifford (@giffordtweet). The Top Story: In the wake of a radio show in Boston insulting and hanging-up on a former NBA coach instead of interviewing him, Larry chats with Graham Mack (@grahammack) and Owen Murphy (@sportsradioguru) and asks if it's ever okay to hang up on a guest.

Meet a real life superhero; Randy Rhinos in Oxfordshire; There is no afterlife and near death experiences are all in the mind. Is that what new research from Michigan is saying? I talk to a professor; The word that literally has a new meaning and a shortage of nouns discussed with the senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. I talk to the grandson of the inventor of television; Has the property market recovered?

The correct punishment for people who throw litter from cars; The Business Secretary, Vince Cable admits that taxes will rise as cars become more efficient. The song that saves lives; What David Beckham should do in retirement; Are we a nation of fat lazy porkers? The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Communism; How I embarrassed myself; My link to John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Coventry; I talk to the Mayor of Parkes in New South Wales Australia, the town where I got my first job as a radio presenter.

How America reported the royal birth; I talk to the man who gate crashed the media frenzy outside the hospital dressed as a town crier and became an international superstar; How Derby Cathedral celebrated the birth of the new prince. 

The deaths of six people in the UK's worst tower block fire could have been prevented by proper fire safety checks. That’s what the inquest into the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell, south London has said. I get the reaction from Southwark Council and the local MP, Harriet Harman; Is aircraft noise affecting kids ability to learn? And are London buses the new social media?

BBC Radio Shropshire: 2013 
The secret to living longer for men; Horsemeat in our food? Hear from the head of the Food Standards Agency's incident unit. Do hundreds of schools close because teachers don't get out of bed early enough? School reunion advice.

Wayne and the mystical driftwood; Ian and the mugger with a hammer in Surbiton; Do we still need Libraries? Why London is the greatest city on earth.

I went live on 103.7 Lite FM with Gene and Julie in Dallas Texas, Sarah and Dwayne at 107.7 2GO New South Wales and I made the morning news at 2SM in Sydney Australia. 

Celebrity Chefs Ainsley Harriott and James Martin, the shocking truth about Ready Steady Cook and cheap psychological tricks.

A special international edition of RadioTalk at the Talk Show Boot Camp in New Orleans. I talk to speakers, presenters and delegates and get some fascinating insights into how talk radio works across the pond.

Luke McCormick caused the death of two children, should he play for Swindon Town? I talk to his agent; Confusion over the family wedding; Why isn’t the Church of England investing in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation? I talk to a bishop; The kids at The School of The Week have problems with the three "R"s; Simon Evans from Thames Water in hot water over the hosepipe ban; Robins All Over the World; Is insurance a racket?

Lib Dem Simon Hughes; Harriet Harmann; The return of the hooter; The world's worst mountaineers; Knee deep in sewage; Houses at Coate Water. Ed Milliband; Tony Benn; The Councillor & The Custard; Christmas Wish.

The Teesside Cannibal; A call to NASA; Classic wrong numbers.

Stars in their Ears; Make the baby laugh; The car that ran on cooking oil.

Classic wrong numbers; stupid pet stories;
The Welsh.

Snubbed by Britney Spears; The traumatic experience on a train.

Century North East: 1998
Followed by a paper bag; The perfect crime;
A near death experience.

The search for John Motson; Classic wrong number; naked skiing. 

Perfect Match; Barney from The Simpsons;
My last show in Australia. 

5SE Australia: 1994 - 1995 
Graham Mack Pet Detective; The car
salesman who couldn't stop laughing;
The Beatles songs about the show. 

My first ever job on commercial radio, "Hits and Memories 2PK" Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. I really didn't have a clue what I was doing, I was fresh from The Australian Film TV& Radio School. Six months before I got the job I was working as an air-conditioning engineer in Sydney. 

2RRR Australia: 1991 - 1993  
Community radio in Sydney, my first go at broadcasting.

Most requested bits 

The Sony Radio Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry. In 2011 I won the Gold Award for "Breakfast Show of the Year". This is the audio that was part of my entry. 

A tribute to Neal Butterworth, co-inventor of The Headline Game. Neal passed away in May 2013, he was 55. He was the Editor of The Daily Echo newspaper in Dorset between 1998 and 2011 and was on the Breakfast show with us every morning. Richie and I gave him a really hard time but he was always a total pro.

In 2002 I was moved to tears by a poem I read in the Liverpool Fanzine "Red All Over The Land". It's by Dave Kirby a.k.a. Braces & Boots and it's called "The Homemade Flag".

From 2001 to 2003 I presented the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM, the commercial radio station for the East Midlands of England. An anonymous listener sent me a short list of things they remembered from their childhood. I read the list on the air and other listeners called and added to it. Eventually we added music and called the full list, "You Have Lived".

In 1996, I was presenting a weekend show on 2GO, the local commercial radio station on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. All afternoon I'd been giving away tickets to a rodeo, you just had to answer a Wild West themed question to win. Just before the end of the show, the promotions director stuck his head around the studio door and said, "One more set of tickets HAS to be won, the next caller MUST be a winner. The correct answer is "Buffalo Bill", help them if you have to!" - This call became one of my most popular requests.

Another season of "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" was about to start, with it's famous Bush Tucker Challenge. I asked listeners the simple question "What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?" I didn't expect this call!

The St Georges Day Poem.
I Gave A Speech At The Royal Institution In London