5 episodes

A podcast about the canals and river navigations of the UK and the people who enjoy, live or make their living on them.

Up the Cut Ian McDowell

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A podcast about the canals and river navigations of the UK and the people who enjoy, live or make their living on them.

    The one with the Angry Boater

    The one with the Angry Boater

    Joel Sanders is a comedian, former teacher and self appointed Angry Boater (although I don't think he's that angry!). In this long, rambling conversation we talk about everything from newbies blocking water points to the pricing policies of corner shops.

    Joel's website

    Find more show notes at the UTC website:

    Up the Cut

    Music: Funky Suspense by Bensound

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Helping vulnerable boaters, with Lorraine Newman

    Helping vulnerable boaters, with Lorraine Newman

    In this episode of Up the Cut I speak to Lorraine Newman, team leader of the Waterways Chaplaincy in London, about the work of Waterways Chaplains with the more vulnerable members of our community. Whether it is avoiding removal of their boats from the system at the 11th hour, or just having someone to speak with after a bereavement, boaters can call on the Chaplains for help and advice, safe in the knowledge that they won't be judged.

    Waterways Chaplaincy website
    Music by Bensound
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    • 41 min
    The one with the Idle Women...and the curse of Rosie and Jim

    The one with the Idle Women...and the curse of Rosie and Jim

    In this episode I talk with dramatist Kate Saffin about the Alarum theatre company and in particular Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways. I also fall victim to the curse of Rosie and Jim for the first time. Quite a long episode this one but full of good stuff.

    More show notes and photographs etc at www.upthecut.com

    • 1 hr 49 min
    The one with Alan Wildman

    The one with Alan Wildman

    In this episode I talk with Alan Wildman about his life in boating and the RBOA. We discuss the RBOA's recent thoughts on boaters without a home mooring, the licensing consultation, and CRT's latest attempts to address the "London Problem", amongst other things.

    You can find out more about the RBOA at http://www.rboa.org.uk/

    • 57 min
    The introductory one

    The introductory one

    An introduction to Up the Cut

    • 1 min

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