Friday 24 June 2011


Dear Listener,

Our greatest enemies were the stinging nettles ...
As a teenager, I lived a stone's throw from the river Thames and spent every opportunity I had to fish in it, swim in it and mess about in boats upon it until I knew every thread and backwater of its course through the valley.

This week's story is an unembellished fragment of autobiography from that time in my life and I hope I have been able to picture it for you.

The background music is by Healing Muses, available from as always. To listen to the episode you can use this link, or get the feed by RSS or iTunes..

I hope that you enjoy it.

Thursday 9 June 2011


Dear Listener,

Prince of many kingdoms?
What is greatness, anyway? I guess we all have a different idea of what it means to be "great". Here is a story about someone who was rather like a lot of us, and certainly a lot like me, who had never really thought it through.

My masterful sound recordist, Tim, has got me onto a sensible recording schedule, which should mean that these podcasts go out on a steady fortnightly basis from now on. Also, in case you were wondering, I intend to keep on publishing here until the stories dry up which is not likely to happen any time soon as I get at least two new ideas for new ones every week.

Let me point out the stunning artwork for this episode, too, by Robyn. She has been working on illustrations for all the stories.

You can download the podcast by clicking here or subscribe on iTunes or paste the feed into any other podcatcher.

Thank you for listening and ...