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Amphetamine in the Bodleian


Cocaine helps the writing
Redmond O'Hanlon Writer
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For 20 years, it really helps you write. It's marvellous. You know, it's fantastic. And then, suddenly, like Mummy said, you find you're taking it more to go shopping or having to face the fuckers in the Co-op. So now I've stopped.

[Q] And then what?

What do you mean, then what?

[Q] Well, what do you do then, when you've realised that? You stop?

You stop.

British author Redmond O’Hanlon writes about his journeys into some of the wildest places in the world. His travels have taken him into the jungles of the Congo and the Amazon, he has faced some of the toughest tribes alive today, and has sailed in the hurricane season on a trawler in the North Atlantic. In all of this, he explores the extremes of human existence with passion, wit and erudition.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: cocaine

Duration: 25 seconds

Date story recorded: July - September 2008

Date story went live: 11 August 2009