The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Thursday, 3 April 2008

A Man With A Mic and Big Earphones

In 1990, at the age of 16, I found myself early one morning sitting in a studio at BBC Radio WM being interviewed by Tony Butler on his breakfast show (the subject was a competition I had won).

Unsurprisingly my proud mother, sitting at home glued to the wireless, had taped that interview and played it back to me when I got home.

I was horrified. Until that moment I had no idea what a strong Wulfrunian accent I had.

During the intervening 18 years I have managed to avoid hearing anything but a small snippet of my recorded voice.

So, when Andy Howell thrust a microphone at me at the Outdoor Show it was enough to scare me.

Last Monday the Blogger Special Podcast was released on The Outdoors Station and I cringingly listened. Then I had to listen again as Husband realised what I was listening to and made me go back to the beginning. Except for the fact that I sounded absolutely petrified throughout most of it, I wasn’t too horrified by the result. I even managed not to utter a single Malapropism or Spoonerism.

You can hear the result, together with interviews with some of the other Bloggers (see the links on the right side of this page) by clicking below:

Show 08- Bloggers!

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Alternatively, there are lots of other interesting and inspiring Podcasts over at The Outdoors Station. Personally, I challenge you to listen to any of the ones involving Paddy Dillon and not want to go off and do whatever walk or walks he’s talking about!

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