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EPISODE 19 - CONVERSATIONS with Luke Gilmour on anti poaching - Mud Between Your Toes

EPISODE 19 - CONVERSATIONS with Luke Gilmour on anti poaching - Mud Between Your Toes

December 11, 2019

EPISODE 19 – CONVERSATIONS with Luke Gilmour. In this episode of "Conversations" I chat to my nephew Luke whilst down at the Mana Pools national park, Zambezi river, about his colourful life from antipoaching ops in Mozambique to a stint in the French Foreign Legion.

Photo: Luke Gilmour on the Zambezi river, Mana Pools, December 2019. © Peter Wood

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

 

EPISODE 18 - CONVERSATIONS with Duncan Wood on hunting on the Zambezi - Mud Between Your Toes

EPISODE 18 - CONVERSATIONS with Duncan Wood on hunting on the Zambezi - Mud Between Your Toes

December 4, 2019

EPISODE 18 – CONVERSATIONS with Duncan Wood. After a one month trip to Zimbabwe, I am back with new episodes for Mud Between Your Toes podcasts. In this episode of "Conversations" I chat to my brother Duncan on the banks of the lower Zambezi river, appropriately about non-commercial hunting.

Photo: Duncan Wood on the Zambezi river, Chirundu, December 2019. © Peter Wood

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

EPISODE 17 -HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 3 of 3 - HIPPOS)- MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES

EPISODE 17 -HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 3 of 3 - HIPPOS)- MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES

October 30, 2019
EPISODE 17 (Part 3 of 3 – Hippos!) Between 1960 and 1970, we often joined our parents at these rough and ready hunting camps along the Zambezi river. Here are a few stories about encounters with hippos, crocs — and a few other critters.
 
Photo: My dad, Woody, in a dugout on the Zambezi circa 1960s. ©️ Libby Wood
Sound effects ©️Audiojungle
EPISODE 17 - HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 2 - ZAMBEZI VALLEY!) - MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES

EPISODE 17 - HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 2 - ZAMBEZI VALLEY!) - MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES

October 30, 2019
EPISODE 17 (Part 2 of 3 – The Zambezi valley) Between 1960 and 1970 we often joined our parents at these rough and ready hunting camps along the Zambezi river. They were exciting adventures, with the children often left to their own devices — despite the wild animals. The hunting ‘bags’ were extremely large and often included elephant and rhino.
 
Photo: (L to R) Norman Travers, Tom Salthouse, John Wood. Zambezi river circa 1960s. ©️ Libby Wood
Sound effects ©️Audiojungle
EPISODE 17 - HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 1) - BEIRA!

EPISODE 17 - HUNTING, SHOOTING, FISHING (PART 1) - BEIRA!

October 23, 2019

EPISODE 17 (Part 1) . Hunting, shooting, fishing – our holidays, be they on the Mozambique coast or along the Zambezi river were nothing if not exciting. In this episode (1 of 3) I talk about BEIRA!

Voice of Beira prostitute thanks to my cousin, Lindie Hensman, who grew up in Angola and understands the specific dialect of African Portuguese.

Photo: My mother and father after a long night at The Moulin Rouge, Beira, circa 1970s. © Libby Wood

Music: Portuguese fado music, traditionally sung by prostitutes.

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

 

EPISODE 16. CONVERSATIONS - David Fox speaks to Peter Wood about his early life in London - MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES - 16 October 2019

EPISODE 16. CONVERSATIONS - David Fox speaks to Peter Wood about his early life in London - MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES - 16 October 2019

October 16, 2019

EPISODE 16. At last the tables are turned and, in this episode, my good friend David Fox interviews yours truly. Somehow, I think David will be back to grill me more on our past escapades in future episodes.

Photo: David Fox, M’sitwe farm, circa 1975.

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

 

EPISODE 15 (PART 3 of 3)  BACK TO SCHOOL - WAR AND PEACE - 09 October 2019

EPISODE 15 (PART 3 of 3) BACK TO SCHOOL - WAR AND PEACE - 09 October 2019

October 9, 2019

EPISODE 15: BACK TO SCHOOL (PART 3 of 3), WAR AND PEACE

The final section on my school days at Prince Edward. The war comes to town and testosterone levels are on the rise. My own private rebellion finally leads me to the headmaster’s office and the end of my school days.

Photo: my first year at Prince Edward, Selous House. Aged 13 (yours truly bottom row, 2nd left).

Sound effects © AudioJungle

EPISODE 15 - BACK TO SCHOOL (PART 2) - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

EPISODE 15 - BACK TO SCHOOL (PART 2) - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

October 2, 2019

Episode 15 (part 2 of 3) charts my high school days at Prince Edward. Drama, elocution, art, bullying and bunking out.
Boarding is hard at the best of times, but throw in the anxiety of a bush war, a boys only school and teenage hormones and you inevitably produce some alarming results.

Photo: Prince Edward School straw boater

Sound affects © AudioJungle.

EPISODE 15 - BACK TO SCHOOL (PART 1) - THE EARLY YEARS

EPISODE 15 - BACK TO SCHOOL (PART 1) - THE EARLY YEARS

September 25, 2019

Episode 1 (of 3) charts my schools days from Umvukwes junior school aged 6, through to Prince Edward high school.
Boarding is hard at the best of times, but throw in the anxiety of a bush war, a boys only school and teenage hormones and you inevitably produce some alarming results.

Photo: The flame lily, emblem of Umvukwes junior school

Sound affects © AudioJungle.

 

EPISODE 14 - “CONVERSATIONS” with Spike Cockburn

EPISODE 14 - “CONVERSATIONS” with Spike Cockburn

September 4, 2019

In this episode, I chat via Skype with my old school friend, Spike (Andrew) Cockburn in Lombok, Indonesia.

We discuss our time at Prince Edward school in Harare in the 1970s and a few other topics of interest.

Photo © Andrew Cockburn

Sound effects © AudioJungle