Joining the conversation today is Paul Hannaford: Ex high-ranking member of the ‘East London Gang’. In his teens/early 20s Paul was suited and booted wearing a £9k Rolex w/ personal driver. However, like a protagonist from a classic gangster movie, he experienced a ‘fall from grace’. After years addicted to crack cocaine and heroin, he began robbing drug dealers at gunpoint. Death by the drugs, septicemia, or by those dealers was one step away...
Now clean for over 9 years, Paul talks to school children about the real dangers of drugs, alcohol, knife crime, gangs and guns. His workshops are inspirational but hard-hitting. In this ‘you can ask me anything’ podcast we open the doors to the London underworld.
Joining the conversation in this episode is forensic anthropologist Anna Williams. If Anna’s job examining dead bodies didn’t seem strange enough anyway, she’s also campaigning to set up a human taphonomy facilities, also know as a ‘body farm’, here in the UK
Joining the conversation in episode 13 of Version 3.0 are Dr Alice Rio and Dr Alice Taylor, who are experts on the medieval period. Prior to this conversation the only knowledge we had of this subject was from TV shows like Vikings...
In episode 13 of Version 3.0 Jonny, Ryan and Marc get together for an overdue catch-up - they reflect on how life has changed in the last year and where they now see it heading. Also, Ryan and Marc discuss some difficult decisions regarding their wedding plans.
Joining the conversation in episode 12 of Version 3.0 are Phoebe and Isobel - the founders of Project PICO. The pair aims to produce high quality clothing essentials in a fair way - but to do this they first had to understand what concepts like ‘fair’ and ‘ethical’ actually mean; which materials are the least environmentally damaging? Is utilising cheap oversees labour exploitive or providing much needed jobs? Should they use organic or genetically modified seeds?
Joining the conversation in episode 11 of Version 3.0 is veteran undercover police officer Neil Woods. In the process of infiltrating many of Britain’s most powerful drug gangs, Neil had machetes held to his throat, knifes thrust at his balls and was once made to take so much speed he couldn’t sleep for three days.