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Episode 11c: Bob Graham Zooms

Episode 11c: Bob Graham Zooms
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We’re living in a weird locked down world, a long way from the training and BGR anticipation of 12 months ago. Here are some reflections,

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Bob Diggles

Episode 11b: Actions Of A Team

Episode 11b: Actions Of A Team
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The waiting is over. After a fitful midsummer night’s eve spent failing to fall asleep, Mark & Bob meet at the Moot Hall in Keswick’s

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Bob Diggles

Episode 11a: Prelude To A Dream

Episode 11a: Prelude To A Dream
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The first movement in a modest three part podcast finale, BGR: Bob Graham Requiem. Five years in the making, Mark and Bob’s attempt is now

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Bob Diggles

Episode 10: Feet In The Clouds

Episode 10: Feet In The Clouds
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A romping good chat with THE author of THE book about THE round, Richard Askwith, with just a fortnight to go before THE attempt for

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Bob Diggles

Episode 9c: Ricky Lightfoot

Episode 9c: Ricky Lightfoot
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On a recce weekend with Mark, Beany & Matt, Bob meets elite Cumbrian fell runner Ricky Lightfoot to try and glean some of his local

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Bob Diggles

Episode 9b: Nicky Spinks Revisited

Episode 9b: Nicky Spinks Revisited
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UK ultra-running leading-lady Nicky Spinks gives an honest debrief on her history-making double Paddy Buckley Round and her debut in The Barkley Marathons, plus some

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Bob Diggles

Episode 9a: Rickey Gates Revisited

Episode 9a: Rickey Gates Revisited
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Spring has sprung and training proper has begun. The clock is ticking with just over 3 months to go until Mark and hopefully Bob make

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Bob Diggles

Episode 8: Triumph & Disaster

Episode 8: Triumph & Disaster
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As Rudyard Kipling famously wrote and Bob less famously paraphrased and had tattooed on himself, you need to be able to face both outcomes when

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Bob Diggles

Episode 7: Rise Of The Ultra Runners

Episode 7: Rise Of The Ultra Runners
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A new year dawns, dark and cold. It’s 2019 and Bob and Mark are gearing up for 6 months of consistent training, ahead of their

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Bob Diggles

Episode 6: For The Love

Episode 6: For The Love
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[Sung]Snow is falling, all around us…We’re fell-running, having fun. It’s nearly Christmas and for Bob that means a long journey to meet three wise men;

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Bob Diggles

Episode 5: Running Forever

Episode 5: Running Forever
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Bob takes an eventful road trip t’North at the end of November 2018, sadly there is no running involved but there are two good male-bonding hikes in

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Bob Diggles

Episode 4: What’s Important Now?

Episode 4: What’s Important Now?
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Are running and cycling happy bedfellows? Not in Bob’s body it turns out, so he cuts his bike mileage and RADICALLY changes his bike set

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Bob Diggles

Episode 3: Run Forrest Run

Episode 3: Run Forrest Run
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In October 2018 Mark is building a great endurance base, while Bob is still struggling for fitness as he recovers from a long term Achilles

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Bob Diggles

Episode 2: Moving Bones

Episode 2: Moving Bones
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After supporting a successful BGR attempt in 2018, Mark & Bob commit to have a go themselves in June 2019. For Mark that means maintaining

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Bob Diggles

Episode 1: The First Attempt

Episode 1: The First Attempt
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Meet the team as they try to get their youngest and fittest members around the BGR. A deeper understanding is reached by everyone about how

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Bob Diggles

Episode 18: I Feel A Bit Funny…

Episode 18: I Feel A Bit Funny…
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With comedian Jacob Hawley. He’s made a brilliant podcast for the BBC, called Jacob Hawley – On Drugs – it’s one of the most successful

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Bob Diggles

Episode 17: The Compassionate Copper

Episode 17: The Compassionate Copper
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With T/Detective Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Heroin & Crack Action Area Coordinator for the South East of England. In this episode you’ll find out… What

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Bob Diggles

Episode 16: Performance & Image Enhancing Drugs

Episode 16: Performance & Image Enhancing Drugs
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With Dr Ian Hendy – two times World Bodybuilding Champion for the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation. He’s stacked… but not jacked – Ian doesn’t take

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Bob Diggles

Episode 15: Drug Users Read This…

Episode 15: Drug Users Read This...
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Michael Linnell has been writing and illustrating drug information leaflets, posters, flyers and comics for nearly 40 years – and he’s a great podcast guest.

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Bob Diggles

Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!

Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!
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Brian Reed is a volunteer chemist for drug testing charity The Loop and a speaker for drug reform charity Anyone’s Child. Why? He calls it

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Bob Diggles

Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son

Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son
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With Professor Sue Pryce, a lecturer in politics at the University of Nottingham, who teaches a module called Politics and Drugs after becoming aware of how

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Bob Diggles

Episode 12: Politics and Drugs

Episode 12: Politics and Drugs
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With Norman Lamb MP, former Lib Dem health minister and one of few MPs who is vocal about drug policy reform. Norman wants to see

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Bob Diggles

Episode 11: Meeting Mr MDMA

Episode 11: Meeting Mr MDMA
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Emmanuel Sferios is the founder of Dancesafe. He’s making MDMA The Movie. He’s the host of the drug positive podcast. And he’s a really thought

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Bob Diggles

Episode 10: Who is Harry Shapiro?

Episode 10: Who is Harry Shapiro?
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It depends, this is the one I spoke to, he’s the director of Drugwise. Don’t get him confused with this one. And certainly not this

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Bob Diggles

Episode 9: Cannabis with Dr Suzi Gage

Episode 9: Cannabis with Dr Suzi Gage
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Dr Suzi Gage is a psychologist. She looks at the links between lifestyle behaviours (like drug taking) and mental health. She’s also the host of

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Bob Diggles

Episode 8: Drugs and Girls

Episode 8: Drugs and Girls
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A year ago, 18 year old Georgia Jones took two ecstasy pills at a festival and died. This year her mum Janine Milburn is going

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Bob Diggles

Episode 7: Under (peer) Pressure & Teenage Kicks

Episode 7: Under (peer) Pressure & Teenage Kicks
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Felix Bechtolsheimer is frontman of cinematic, southern, gothic alt-rock band Curse Of Lono and before that Hey Negrita. Prior to that he was a troubled

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Bob Diggles

Episode 6: All the Fun (and the Fears) of the Festival

Episode 6: All the Fun (and the Fears) of the Festival
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With festival season fast approaching, Bob wants to know how to keep his children safe if they join thousands of people in a field full

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Bob Diggles

Episode 5: The K Hole

Episode 5: The K Hole
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In Episode 5 Bob looks at the dissociative psychedelic ketamine. Use of K is rising among young people in the UK . He meets Wendy

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Bob Diggles

Episode 4: Sound Of The Police

Episode 4: Sound Of The Police
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In Episode 4 Bob looks at drug policing in the UK in 2019 and how it’s affecting young people. He talks to Detective Superintendent Scott MacKechnie

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Bob Diggles

Episode 3: Wheeling & Dealing

Episode 3: Wheeling & Dealing
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In Episode 3 Bob looks at drug dealing in the UK in 2019 including county lines operations involving teenagers. He meets Dr Mohammed Qasim a researcher

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Bob Diggles

Episode 2: Buying & Testing

Episode 2: Buying & Testing
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In Episode 2 Bob buys drugs and gets them tested to see if they were worth the money. He meets Professor Fiona Measham, a nightclub

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Bob Diggles

Episode 1: Rock & Roll?

Episode 1: Rock & Roll?
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In Episode 1 Bob begins to explain why he wants to talk to his children about drugs. He meets rock guitarist, songwriter, music producer and

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Bob Diggles

Teaser

Teaser
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Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK. On this podcast Bob meets

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