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Mud Between Your Toes is a memoir about my life - a gay, white boy growing up during the 1970s Rhodesian Bush War. Despite this dark subject matter, this is a series of recordings that are, largely, light-hearted tales about family, independence, loss and identity. And a few hippos and leopards thrown in for good measure!

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Mud Between Your Toes is a memoir about my life - a gay, white boy growing up during the 1970s Rhodesian Bush War. Despite this dark subject matter, this is a series of recordings that are, largely, light-hearted tales about family, independence, loss and identity. And a few hippos and leopards thrown in for good measure!

    NIGEL SIMMONDS, author of the highly recommended book, EATING THE WIND, opens the doors to his life in Bali... and the highs and lows when escaping the rat race.

    NIGEL SIMMONDS, author of the highly recommended book, EATING THE WIND, opens the doors to his life in Bali... and the highs and lows when escaping the rat race.

    MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH NIGEL SIMMONDS, EATING THE WIND. In my first podcast of the year, I am joined by editor, publisher and author of Eating the Wind. Nigel Simmonds has spent more than half his life in Asia — in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia — chronicling the lives and foibles of the rich and famous as a columnist for the South China Morning Post's once-revered Lai See column, before taking the helm of the high society glossy magazine Tatler and Bali’s sophisticated The Yak Magazine. He chats to me about his latest book, Eating the Wind and discusses the highs and lows of trying to escape the rat race.
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    #MudBetweenYourToes #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #EatingTheWind #NigelSimmonds #Bali #YakMagazine #Tatler #SCMP #Indonesia #NigelBali @NigelBali @TheYakMagazine
     

    • 20 min
    This podcast is all about vaginas—medical grade vaginas. I speak to “Vagina Betty” McCarthy about—err—vaginas. And a few other body parts.

    This podcast is all about vaginas—medical grade vaginas. I speak to “Vagina Betty” McCarthy about—err—vaginas. And a few other body parts.

    This podcast is all about vaginas—medical grade vaginas. I speak to “Vagina Betty” McCarthy about—err—vaginas. And a few other body parts.
    Season 03 - Episode 23 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER WOOD.  I first met Erica “Vagina Betty” McCarthy back in 2008 in Hong Kong. She was on her way to a factory in China to see her first ever prototype medical grade vagina. “What the hell is a medical grade vagina?” I asked. My scant knowledge of false vaginas stretched to rather awful products in the window of Ann Summers. You can listen to Erica patiently explain the importance life-like body parts (and vaginas) play in the medical world.
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    #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #OneWorldDMG #gynaecology #gynaecologists #vaginas #pharma #USAmedical #PatientCompliance #MammoVest #EpesioPants #Cancer #BreastCancer #Health #CancerAustralia #CANSA #FemaleHealth
     

    • 33 min
    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.

    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.

    SEASON 03 - EPISODE 22 - MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS: 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.
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    #MudBetweenYourToes #PeterWood #PeterWoodHK #Tokyo2020 #OlympicGames #Sport#AFP #AFPsport #DannyHicks #Japan #Tokyo 

    • 25 min
    Lynne O’Donnell speaks to me from Kabul about Taliban threats to kidnap girls and women, raising concerns about them effectively becoming sex slaves.

    Lynne O’Donnell speaks to me from Kabul about Taliban threats to kidnap girls and women, raising concerns about them effectively becoming sex slaves.

    SEASON 03. EPISODE 21. Journalist Lynne O’Donnell is in Afghanistan to witness the departure of the NATO troops after 18 years. As the Taliban rush to fill the void in the war-torn country, she talks to me about worrying threats to kidnap girls and women, raising concerns about them effectively becoming sex slaves.
    Lynne O’Donnell has an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and she’s the author of a fascinating book called High Tea in Mosul: The True Story of Two Englishwomen in War-Torn Iraq.
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    #LynneODonnell #HighTeaInMosul #Afghanistan #NATO #Kabul #Journalism #Lynnekod #War #Taliban

    • 20 min
    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.

    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.

    Season03, Episode 20 - Last week, South Africa experienced some of the worst violence in modern times. The rainbow nation, with arguably the world’s most liberal constitution, erupted into violent riots, sparked by a toxic mix of unemployment, corruption, political tension, and tribal nationalism following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.
    As the world looked on in shock, I ask veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft, how Africa’s poster child for equality and economic progress, descended into such chaos.
    Photos: Top L: Veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft. Top R: Former SA President, Jacob Zuma.
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    • 42 min
    Former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, Robert Calderisi discusses his books, The Trouble with Africa, and, Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues.

    Former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, Robert Calderisi discusses his books, The Trouble with Africa, and, Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues.

    Season 03 – Episode 19 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER WOOD.
    Former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, international spokesman on Africa and 1968 Quebec Rhodes Scholar, Robert Calderisi chats to me about his critically acclaimed book, The Trouble with Africa: Why foreign Aid isn’t working, chosen by The Economist magazine as one of the best books of 2006, and his latest book, Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past, released this July. Listen via the APP: https://mudbetweenyourtoes.podbean.com/ #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #RobertCalderisi #WorldBank #Africa Poverty #Economy #TheTroubleWithAfrica #CecilRhodesAndOtherStatues #RhodesMustFall #CecilRhodes
    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 – occasionally on an African theme.
    Listen to Mud Between Your Toes podcasts on iPHONE/Apple Podcasts.https://apple.co/32QTumi
    Listen to Mud Between Your Toes podcasts on Android/Samsung/Nokia. https://shorturl.at/anwFV
    Listen via the APP: https://mudbetweenyourtoes.podbean.com/

    • 41 min

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