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One Step Beyond, the podcast all about positively engaging with the world outside our door, is back. Yes, we’ve been away for a full year, but fear not, a new season will be returning to your podcast feed as of the last week of September 2022.


What can you expect from the first few episodes? Well, there’s an interview with sports author, endurance coach nutritionist and all-round good guy Matt Fitzgerald on why exercise is fun…

 

We will be talking to record-breaking British fell-runner and accidental climate activist Damian Hall about his new book We Can’t Run Away From This, on the environmental damage caused by the running industry and what we can do about it, and I will be taking off my shoes and socks alongside Ken Posner, who recently barefoot hiked the entire 211-mile, vertiginous John Muir Trail in California to find out why he so strongly believes that we should get out into the woods with the only padding on our feet being the soles we were born with.

 

And for charity, I will be hiking rather than running– hopefully within the 10-hr cut-off – the annual Cats Tail Trail Marathon, in solidarity with the Palace for Life Marathon March that takes place across South London this time of year, raising funds for programs that support disadvantaged and disabled youth from the area in which I grew up. If you would like to support my fundraising hike, please follow the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tonyfletcher64


There will be other episodes recorded in the field, there will be travel stories, interviews with people who have made significant life journeys metaphorical or physical, people who have campaigned for positive change or simply started an initiative themselves, essentially anything that gets us out and about, and enjoying the beautiful planet we inherited and the remarkable bodies we are equipped with, hopefully without doing further damage to either.

 

Look and listen out for Season 2 of One Step Beyond wherever you get your podcasts.


Questions/comments/suggestions/free beer? Use this e-mail Onestepbeyond@ijamming.net, where you can also subscribe to the newsletter.


Or, find One Step Beyond on social media at:

Instagram is OneStepBeyondPodcast

Facebook is One Step Beyond with Tony Fletcher

Twitter is OneStepBeyondP1


Theme song is 'Yes Men' by The Dear Boys. Listen in full here.

Logo by Mark Lerner. Photo taken at Arte Sumepaz in Cundinimarca, Colombia.

 

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9/16/2021

Ep. 34: Having a Hemorrhage

Ep. 34
For this episode, the last in Series 1 of One Step Beyond, we flip the script, and allow regular host Tony Fletcher to be interviewed by guest host Paula Lucas about his recent brain hemorrhage - and how lucky he feels to have fallen into the small percentage of people who get to walk away unscathed. Paula asks the questions surely pounding away in the back of your mind (ouch!), like:How did the hemorrhage come about?Is it true that a hemorrhage manifests as your 'worst headache ever'?Is it true that 'your worst headache ever' is like 'your biggest migraine on Motörhead'?Is every hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm, and if not, what's the differenceWhat is the difference between a subachnaroid hemorrhage and an intracerebral hemorrhage?Where does hyponatremia and hypertension fit into this?Does there have to be a triggering incident?How does it feel to go over 48 hours without caffeine?What is an angiogram? And how does it differ from a CT (or Cat) scan?And can anyone other than a neurosurgeon pronounce the words "Perimesencephalic non-aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage" without getting tongue-tied?Actually, a few of those questions were not asked during the interviews, which is why the answers are given above!Seriously - because this was serious - we ask and we attempt to answer this question: does a healthy and active, even athletic lifestyle invite a hemorrhage, or does it make it more likely we can survive one?At the end of this Episode, Tony says farewell to One Step Beyond - for now - as he launches The Jamming! Fanzine Podcast and you get to hear the trailer. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or via https://shows.acast.com/the-jamming-fanzine-podcastQuestions/comments/suggestions/free beer? Use this e-mail Onestepbeyond@ijamming.net, where you can also subscribe to the newsletter.Or, find One Step Beyond on social media at:Instagram is OneStepBeyondPodcastFacebook is One Step Beyond with Tony FletcherTwitter is OneStepBeyondP1
9/2/2021

Ep. 33: The Day I Met Macca

Ep. 33
It’s not every 17-year old who gets the chance to interview Paul McCartney for three hours, especially at the point, back in early 1982, that Macca had barely been heard from publicly since the assassination of his former Beatles band mate John Lennon on that tragically book-marked day of December 8, 1980. That 17-year old was your One Step Beyond host, Tony Fletcher, and the story you will hear on this Episode, The Day I Met Macca, ties in to two of his ongoing book projects.One is The Best of Jamming!: Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up 1977-1986, and it comes out on September 23rd in the UK and November 25th in the USA. The Paul McCartney interview referred to in this short story was published at the time in Jamming!, which was started by Fletcher back at school in the late 1970s, and is reprinted verbatim in this new compendium. In fact, if you squint at the logo for this particular episode of One Step Beyond on your phone, you should be able to see Fletcher holding up a reprint of the McCartney interview from the a hot-off-the-presses copy of The Best of Jamming.The second project is the sequel to Fletcher's memoir Boy About Town, which detailed those formative years growing up in South London in the 1970s, as a kid transformed by punk and new wave. The Day I Met Macca is an edited extract of a full chapter from that sequel, publication date to be determined.The Best of Jamming! will be launched with its own podcast series, featuring conversations with former contributors and interviewees. Consider this short story a teaser for the upcoming books and the associated podcast.Oh, and if you were wondering why One Step Beyond failed to publish a new episode this August, it's not because we spent the month on the beach. Rather, your host found himself in Intensive Care - the subject, no doubt, of a future Episode, and another reason this current Episode may feel like a detour from the usual outdoors/travel/health/athletic subject matter.The Best of Jamming!: Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up 1977-1986 is available through all good bookshops or order online from outlets such as:UK:UK.Bookshop.orghive.co.ukWaterstones.comOmnibus PressUS:Bookshop.orgIndiebound.orgBarnesandnoble.comAnd yes, if you must, from Amazon.More information about Boy About Town and Tony's other books here. Questions/comments/suggestions/free beer? Use this e-mail Onestepbeyond@ijamming.net, where you can also subscribe to the newsletter.The One Step Beyond website is here. Or, find One Step Beyond on social media at:Instagram is OneStepBeyondPodcastFacebook is One Step Beyond with Tony FletcherTwitter is OneStepBeyondP1Incidental music is by Noel FletcherAnd your host can be found here:tonyfletcher.net
7/29/2021

Ep. 32: Manitous Revisited

Ep. 32
Following on from Episode 31, Running An Ultra, which featured Mike Siudy, co-Race Director of the Manitou's Revenge ultramarathon in the Catskill Mountains, this episode features a round-table discussion with five people who have all themselves completed at least one Manitou's Revenge, and were all involved in this year's event either as competitors or volunteers. Joining host Tony Fletcher are Sheryl Wheeler, one of the great trail runners in the East but as unpretentious as they come, Max Gruner, Alanna Moss and Benno Rawlinson. The discussion attempts to answer such questions as: What the hell is the attraction of a 54-mile course that has about 16,000ft of elevation? Why do we come back for more? What attributes do you need to take on an ultra-trail events? Is it true good walkers do as well as good runners? How important are poles? Headlamps? What about footwear? What do you do for sustenance when you start at 5am and need to stay fueled for up to 24 hours? And most important of all, who was the Yeti on this year's Manitou's course?More seriously though - or perhaps not - the idea behind this discussion is to share some of the camaraderie found in what is perceived as a solitary sport, and hopefully attract others to compete in similar events - or just to find their own challenge, and see it through.Links for this episode:Manitou's Revenge websiteManitou's Revenge FacebookCat's Tail Trail Marathon websiteEscarpment Trail RunBenno Rawlinson web siteUltra Stories podcast with Sheryl WheelerRun To The Hills with Beth PascallI'll Have Another podcast with Lindsay HeinThe Running Public podcast on Big Mountain Races: some excellent advice on pre-race routines and nourishment.Questions/comments/suggestions/free beer? Use this e-mail Onestepbeyond@ijamming.net, where you can also subscribe to the newsletter.Or, find One Step Beyond on social media at:Instagram is OneStepBeyondPodcastFacebook is One Step Beyond with Tony FletcherTwitter is OneStepBeyondP1Incidental music is by Noel FletcherAnd your host can be found here:tonyfletcher.net