Low Life Podcast

‘Are you going out tonight, Frasier? If you are, don’t leave without me’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

An hour earlier I had stepped off a plane from Dublin and I was three-quarters deaf in one ear. I…

A road trip in the company of Long John Silver and an exciting pair of thighs

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I live in south Devon. Last week I went up to north Devon, to visit a friend who was renting…

Sharon took to the madness of Pamplona like a duck to water

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Then there was the time I took Sharon to the Pamplona bull run. She looked very fetching in the traditional…

My love for Sharon was like a mental illness

10 May 2014 9:00 am

As Sharon stooped to pour boiling water from the kettle into two mugs, I studied her back and wondered what,…

My night in Zambia with Ian Dury 

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Every time I hear that song ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ played on the radio, I think, Lord,…

Memories of a departed dog — and of a different me

1 February 2014 9:00 am

I shifted a chest of drawers that hadn’t been moved for years, and found an old photograph lying among the…

Jeremy Clarke: If you haven’t read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, you haven’t lived

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Christmas shopping in Waterstones, I came across a memory card game called We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. I snatched…

Jeremy Clarke: I'm a fake. The cannabis tells me so

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Can it be that the one single agreeable thing about getting old is that one loses one’s pot paranoia? No.…

Low life: Brief encounter aboard the Mombasa to Nairobi ‘Lunatic Express’

29 June 2013 9:00 am

Many years ago I met a woman in a train on the Mombasa to Nairobi ‘Lunatic Express’ line. She was…

Dr Muk

26 January 2013 9:00 am

Dr Muk asked me whether I’d heard any more news about the Algerian hostage crisis. Had the number of hostages…

Boiled alive

20 April 2002 9:00 am

‘How do I kill it?’ I said. ‘Stab it in the mouth with a long knife,’ said the lad in…

Self-confidence is all

30 March 2002 9:00 am

Two Christmases ago, Sharon gave her Mum a self-help paperback called The Duty Trap. The book is aimed at people…