9/3 - The Only Way Is Up

‘Humans were born in an age when we had to run away from tigers. People have a need to rely on their instincts.’

Suspended from 100 helium balloons, Tom Morgan flew 15.5 miles across South Africa, seated in a collapsible camping chair.

And now he wants YOU to do it, too…


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Could this hare-brained scheme really be the future of adventure travel? Or is there more hope for his other concept - getting travellers to build their own biplanes out of plywood, to fly over the Pacific?

In this chat with Olly, Tom explains how his serendipitous, risk-taking approach to travel begat the Mongol Rally - an event now entered by 400 teams each year - and his company The Adventurists.

Ollie’s trusty Peugeot after a visit to Wraptastic

Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart heads off to Poole in his trusty Peugeot 206 to investigate the trend for car-wrapping, and recruits a top-class Aussie music producer in his quest to reach Christmas Number One.

And, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox enjoys an entertaining evening pondering vaginismus, and advises a listener who’s concerned she climaxes too quickly during penetrative sex.

Our record of the week is the perky, synthy ‘U Got Me’ from East London foursome Free Money, out now on Communion Records.

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Posted on November 6, 2018 and filed under Season Nine.