Books, podcasts, radio, performing and music are my work and passions. I've made programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and – together with producer Sara-Jane Hall – won a Sony Award for BBC Radio 3's The Haunted Moustache. I give talks and perform one-man shows on subjects from the trickster to ghost villages. My latest show, The Cult of Water, is a magical odyssey back in time up the river Don, exploring the myths and legends of our waterways.

I co-host The Odditorium podcast and have made ACE-funded podcast series’ for The Ken Campbell estate, John Higgs’ book Watling Street and my own book, The No9 Bus to Utopia. Other books include The Haunted Moustache, The Odysseum and The Mysterium. I’ve also released six albums with the band Oddfellow's Casino which get woefully overlooked (though we do have a cult following in Estonia). A friend once described me as 'a one-man cottage industry'. I kind of like that. 

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 THE ODYSSEUM explores the fascinating stories behind some of the world’s most extraordinary and unexpected journeys.  Expect adventures with stowaways, astronauts, psychedelic pilgrims, prisoners of war and the artist who created the world’s biggest treasure hunt.  Discover why artist Grayson Perry took his teddy bear on a trip to Bavaria and what horrors befell film-maker Werner Herzog when he attempted to drag a 320-tonne steamboat one mile over a hill deep in the Amazon. Learn about attempted journeys beyond the borders of the known world into Thule, the Nordic equivalent of the vanished culture of Atlantis – and follow Dadaist filmmaker Andrew Kotting as he takes a 12 foot inflatable ‘deadad’ on a trip around the globe.  Restlessly exploring the psychology of what it means to embark upon a journey, THE ODYSSEUM is a celebration of human imagination, motivation and resolve – from micro-journeys around a prison cell to the story of how Einstein’s brain and the corpses of Gram Parsons and Eva Peron embarked on remarkable trips beyond the grave.

THE ODYSSEUM explores the fascinating stories behind some of the world’s most extraordinary and unexpected journeys.

Expect adventures with stowaways, astronauts, psychedelic pilgrims, prisoners of war and the artist who created the world’s biggest treasure hunt.

Discover why artist Grayson Perry took his teddy bear on a trip to Bavaria and what horrors befell film-maker Werner Herzog when he attempted to drag a 320-tonne steamboat one mile over a hill deep in the Amazon. Learn about attempted journeys beyond the borders of the known world into Thule, the Nordic equivalent of the vanished culture of Atlantis – and follow Dadaist filmmaker Andrew Kotting as he takes a 12 foot inflatable ‘deadad’ on a trip around the globe.

Restlessly exploring the psychology of what it means to embark upon a journey, THE ODYSSEUM is a celebration of human imagination, motivation and resolve – from micro-journeys around a prison cell to the story of how Einstein’s brain and the corpses of Gram Parsons and Eva Peron embarked on remarkable trips beyond the grave.

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The Haunted Moustache is a genuinely marvellous demonstration of how beautifully the mechanism of reality functions, if you're paying sufficient attention. Neurologically, this will light you up like a Christmas tree.”

Alan Moore

 

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