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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.

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.

May 19, 2021

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 10 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. It was well after midnight on a muggy Shanghai September evening in 2020 when Michael Smith, the Australian Financial Review’s China correspondent, was awoken by the secret police banging on his door. 

It would mark the abrupt end of Australian journalism on the ground in China since diplomatic ties were established in 1972.

Speaking from his home in Sydney, Mike talks to me about his evacuation from China, his recently released book, The Last Correspondent and his views on the highly charged atmosphere between Canberra and Beijing.

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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.

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.

May 12, 2021

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 09 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD.  I chat to David, Founder and Managing Director for ALL VOICE TALENT – one of Asia’s leading executive voice coaching and voice talent agencies. David talks to me about gravitas, the science of the voice and the role it plays in the corporate world.

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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.

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.

May 5, 2021

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 08 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD.  Lindsey McAlister, OBE, is the founder of the HONG KONG YOUTH ARTS FOUNDATION. She chats to me about her journey and how the HKYAF has not only helped her see life in a positive way, but also how it helps children manage to adapt in an ever changing world dominated by social media.

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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.

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.

April 28, 2021

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 07 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD – Listen to Danny Hicks, senior sports correspondent for AFP wax lyrical to me about the Tokyo Olympic Games – scheduled to open on 23 July. Seven years ago, Tokyo billed itself as a “a safe pair of hands.”  But now, plagued with scandal, controversy and a global pandemic which forced it to be postponed for one year, it seems the Games might even be scrapped altogether.

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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.

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.

April 21, 2021

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 06 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. Imagine spending 10 years in jail for a crime you didn’t commit? This was the scary reality Rusty Labuschagne lived for a decade, before he was released in 2013 for being wrongfully accused of murdering a fish poacher. He talks to me about the harrowing experience and how he overcame the worst decade f his life.

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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.

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.

April 14, 2021

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 05 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. For the first time in the history the Gay Games will be hosted in Asia - in Hong Kong from November 2022. Lisa Lam and Dennis Philipsee – co-chairs for the GAY GAMES 22 chat to me about the history of the games and the challenges faced when hosting such a large sporting event.

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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.

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.

April 7, 2021

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 04 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. The Kings Cross Steelers are a British rugby team, based in London. Founded in 1995 it was the world's first gay-inclusive rugby union club.

Its founding sparked the beginning of a much larger gay rugby movement  - which to date includes over 70 clubs across the world.

Zimbabwean born, Tim Sullivan is their President and he chats to me about the club  - and the impact it’s had on rugby  - and the new moving documentary, Steelers: The World's First Gay Rugby Club  - which premieres online at the Glasgow Film Festival in 2021.

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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.

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.

March 31, 2021

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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Craig Leeson is an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter & news correspondent. I chat to him about his breath-taking documentaries A Plastic Ocean & The Last Glaciers.

Craig Leeson is an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter & news correspondent. I chat to him about his breath-taking documentaries A Plastic Ocean & The Last Glaciers.

March 24, 2021

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 02 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. Craig Leeson is an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter & news correspondent. I chat to him about his breath-taking documentaries A Plastic Ocean & The Last Glaciers.

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Alex Perry discusses his book, The Good Mothers - the gripping true story of how a group of brave women helped take down the powerful Calabrian mafia criminal empire.

Alex Perry discusses his book, The Good Mothers - the gripping true story of how a group of brave women helped take down the powerful Calabrian mafia criminal empire.

March 17, 2021

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 01 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES, CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. Alex Perry is a journalist and former Time magazine correspondent for Africa - he even spent a short stint in a Zimbabwean jail courtesy of Robert Mugabe. He’s written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Guardian, TIME, Newsweek, The Sunday Times magazine  - the list goes on - and he kicks off season 03 with a chat to me about the extraordinary success of his book  - The Good Mothers  (the gripping true story of how a group of brave women helped take down the powerful Calabrian mafia criminal empire), which is about to be released as a Disney feature film.

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