“My guest on this week’s Modern Mann is ex solider Craig Jones. He escaped a brutal father and found solace in the natural world. Now a distinguished wildlife photographer and conservationist, the aftermath of his traumatic childhood and military training informs his approach. In a candid interview with me, he explains how his kinship with wild creatures has helped him survive, thrive and start afresh.”
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I first met Olly Mann last year as I was one of the invited panel of experts for a filmed debate he was the compare on for National Geographic, and specifically their channel Nat Geo Wild and partners The Week magazine. This thought-provoking and inspiring panel discussion focused on the some of the themes that were to be shown on two programmes – Paradise Islands and Photo Ark, both streaming on National Geographic.The whole event and film can be seen on this link.
Olly presents podcasts The Week Unwrapped and The Media Podcast. On BBC radio he is currently the host of Radio 4’s Four Thought and The Male Room. He has also anchored hundreds of hours of live radio for commercial radio stations including LBC and Magic. His comedy podcast Answer Me This!, which celebrated its tenth birthday in 2017, remains one of Britain’s most popular independent podcasts.
Olly has also presented numerous specials for 5 Live and aRadio 4 series about the origins of podcasting. Olly is a columnist for Reader’s Digest, guests regularly on BBC Breakfast and Sky News, and has also presented Tech Weekly for The Guardian.
Thank you Olly Mann for your time and putting together this interview, I hope it inspires many people from all walks of life and to embrace nature into their lives, many thanks.