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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!

    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.


    Listen via the APP: https://mudbetweenyourtoes.podbean.com/ #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #SouthAfrica #PetaThornycroft #Telegraph #TheDailyTelegraph #Zimbabwe #JacobZuma #Ramaphosa

    • 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
    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.

    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.

    When South African journalist, Mary Lloyd, moved from Hong Kong to Australia to work for the ABC, her dreams of big skies and 4WD road trips came crashing down after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mary opens up to me about her battle during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Season 03 - Episode 18 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. 


    When South African journalist, Mary Lloyd, moved from Hong Kong to Australia to work for the ABC, she thought her dream of big skies and 4WD road trips had come true. 


    Her husband, Channel 10 newsreader Hugh Riminton and their 3 young children were ill-prepared for the heartbreaking cancer battle Mary had to endure – and right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Mary opens up to me about the battle of having chemotherapy in a hospital whilst enduring rigid COVID-19 isolation.


    Photos. Mary Lloyd and her family: husband Hugh and children, Coco (15), Jacob (12) and Holly (9)


    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/


    #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood#Petewoodhk @MaryLloyd4 #Mary_Lloyd_Photography #Cancer #BreastCancer #Health #CancerAustralia #CANSA #COVID-19

    • 18 min
    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.

    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.

    British actor Nick Reding, best known for his role as PC Ramsey in ITV’s The Bill, left the comfort of the West End to found S.A.F.E Kenya – an NGO dedicated to combatting female genital cutting, HIV/AIDS, education on sexual reproduction, hygiene, water sanitation and violent extremism


     


    Season 03 - Episode 17 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD.  Nick Reding is possibly best known for his role as the tough, but loveable East End cop, PC Pete Ramsey in ITV’s drama, The Bill. But despite a successful and comfortable acting career, which included roles in Silent Witness, The Constant Gardener and Angels in America, he left the bright lights of London to found S.A.F.E. (Sponsored Arts for Education) a "Kenyan NGO and UK charity that uses street theatre and community programmes to educate, inspire and deliver social change".  Their campaigns include the eradication of the barbaric Female Genital Cutting (FGC), HIV/AIDS, education on sexual reproduction, hygiene, water sanitation and violent extremism.
     


    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/


    #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #NickReding #SAFEKenya #Kenya #FGC #HIV #TheBill #TheConstantGardener #DanielCraig #LilyCole

    • 26 min
    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.

    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.

    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.


    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.


    Season 03 - Episode 16 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. The former Director of Sea Shepherd Asia – Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia, has spent the past twenty years investigating and exposing the shark fin industry, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, COVID-19 facemasks & plastic pollution, reef propagation and the use of marine animals in traditional Chinese medicine. More recently, he appeared in the Netflix blockbuster documentary film SEASPIRACY, which went directly to #1 in USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong and the top 5 globally.


     


    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/


    #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk OceansAsia #SeaShepherd #GaryStokes #Pollution #GlobalWarming #Fishing #Conservtion #Extinction


     


    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.


    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.


    Season 03 - Episode 16 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. 


    The former Director of Sea Shepherd Asia – Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia, has spent the past twenty years investigating and exposing the shark fin industry, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, COVID-19 facemasks & plastic pollution, reef propagation and the use of marine animals in traditional Chinese medicine. More recently, he appeared in the Netflix blockbuster documentary film SEASPIRACY, which went directly to #1 in USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong and the top 5 globally.


     


    Photo: Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia.


    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/


    #MudBetweenYourToes  #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #OceansASsia #Seaspiracy #GaryStokes #RainbowWarrior #SeaShepherd #environment #pollution #TheFinMovie #EnvironmentalFilmFestival #DavidAttenborough #SirDavidAttenborough

    • 29 min

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