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Lynne O’Donnell - award winning journalist, foreign correspondent and war reporter chats to me about her fascinating book, High Tea in Mosul: The True Story of Two Englishwomen in War-Torn Iraq.
This podcast began as an audio version of my book, Mud Between Your Toes – a memoir about my life – a gay, white boy growing up during the 1970s Rhodesian Bush War. It has now evolved into a series of conversations with characters and personalities with stories to tell – many on an African theme.
Season 03 - Episode 03 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. Lynne O’Donnell is an award winning journalist, foreign correspondent and war reporter.
She has an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and she’s a fellow of the Dart Centre for Journalism and trauma at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
She chats to me about her fascinating book, High Tea in Mosul: The True Story of Two Englishwomen in War-Torn Iraq.
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This podcast is all about vaginas—medical grade vaginas. I speak to “Vagina Betty” McCarthy about—err—vaginas. And a few other body parts.
AFP’s sports correspondent Danny Hicks, speaks to me from Hiroshima, where he regales us with all the news and gossip following the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.
Lynne O’Donnell speaks to me from Kabul about Taliban threats to kidnap girls and women, raising concerns about them effectively becoming sex slaves.
South Africa recently experienced some of the worst violence in modern times. Veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft, explains how the rainbow nation descended into such chaos.
Former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, Robert Calderisi discusses his books, The Trouble with Africa, and, Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues.
When journalist, Mary Lloyd, moved to Australia to work for the ABC, her dreams of big skies came crashing down after she was diagnosed with cancer. Mary opens up to me about her battle.
Actor Nick Reding, best known for his role as PC Ramsey in The Bill, founded S.A.F.E Kenya – an NGO combatting female genital cutting, HIV/AIDS and violent extremism.
Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia and former director of Sea Shepherd Asia, chats about the illegal fishing industry, sharks fins, pollution and his role in the Netflix blockbuster, SEASPIRACY.
In 1898, Ewart Grogan became the first man to walk from Cape to Cairo – for love. Over 100 years later, Julian Smith, author of Crossing the Heart of Africa, followed in his footsteps – also for love.
In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall campaign, I chat to Duncan Clarke, author of Rhodes Ghost and try to get to the bottom of Cecil Rhodes – man, myth, legend or monster?
Rob Parry-Jones, head of WWF Wildlife Crime Programme, discusses the devastating impact that organised crime has on the extinction our wildlife species.
Luke Hunt chats about his book, Punji Trap – the spy who didn’t love us: a Communist agent whose spying was as perfect for Hanoi as they were shattering for USA during the Vietnam War.
Michela Wrong, author of In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz, discusses her new book, Do Not Disturb - which explores the controversial career of Paul Kagame and the legacy of the Rwandan genocide.
Mike Smith, the Australian Financial Review’s China correspondent, was awoken by the secret police banging on his door, marking the end of Australian journalism on the ground in China since the 1970s.
David Pope, one of Asia’s leading voice coaches, talks to me about gravitas, the science of the voice and the vital role it plays in the corporate world.
Lindsey McAlister, OBE, founder of the HONG KONG YOUTH ARTS FOUNDATION, chats about the role the arts plays on today’s children – especially in an age of social media.
Listen to Danny Hicks, senior sports correspondent for AFP, wax lyrical to me about the debacle that is the Tokyo Olympic Games – scheduled to open on 23 July.
Rusty Labuschagne spent 10 years in a Zimbabwe jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He speaks to me about the harrowing experience and how he overcame the worst decade of his life.
For the first time in history the Gay Games will be hosted in Asia - in Hong Kong in November 2022. Lisa Lam and Dennis Philipse chat about the 9-day international world-class diversity festival.
The Kings Cross Steelers are the world’s first gay rugby club. Tim Sullivan discusses the impact the club has had on rugby and on why the world’s roughest sport is also the most gay friendly.
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