Nicky Campbell explores what it means to be different in this new BBC Radio 5 Live podcast,

Across a series of interviews starting this Wednesday on BBC Sounds, Nicky Campbell explores what it means to be different


BBC Radio 5 Live

What does it mean to be different?

Is it what we do? Is it how we think? Is it what we’ve experienced?

In this new 5 Live and BBC Sounds podcast, Nicky Campbell will talk to a number of extraordinary people who live, think or act differently.

Across a series of thoughtful interviews, he will investigate his guests’ lives, their unique backgrounds and their intriguing perspectives.

Whether hosting a debate between a Satanist and an evangelical Christian, or talking to a world-leading forensic scientist, Nicky will explore their views and experiences, considering why certain people’s brains work in particular ways.

Nicky says: “On my morning phone-in show on 5 Live, I talk to people from across the UK every day. I love human beings, so that certainly helps! In this podcast, I’ve been able to explore our species at some length… Remarkable people. Extraordinary people. People who are ‘different’. I can’t wait for you to hear their stories, starting with Tonks, the White Witch who lives in a remote Highland Cottage. She absolutely enchanted me. I arrived a sceptic and left a wizard.”

In Episode 1, which is out on Wednesday 8th June, Nicky goes to the Scottish Highlands to visit Tonks, a witch who worships the old Norse gods and practises magic.

Elsewhere in the series, we will hear from a cult survivor, a professional ‘people hunter’ and the police officer who uses his experiences as a sexual assault survivor to educate the police on how to better support victims.

Episodes will be released weekly, every Wednesday, with all episodes available on BBC Sounds here.

June 9, 2022 4:00am ET by Pressparty  

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