Do you want to be cured?

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By Simon Minty and Phil Friend, Simon Minty, and Phil Friend. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This month the one to one show has depth, sadness, reflection and frivolity.

The World Health Organisation has eradicated polio in Africa. Phil got polio as a toddler. Simon asks him how does he feel about there being no more polio people? Phil talks about the impact, good and bad that it has had on the direction his life has taken.

Phil has had trouble in his own backyard: parakeets, rabbits and herons are playing havoc with his Hertfordshire estate and fish pond. Simon in his 4th floor London flat without outside space does his best to empathise with Phil’s struggles.

Simon posits a theory - if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious, hang on, it will pass and it will get better. The enormous debilitating issue right now needs time and it will be gone. Does that work?

We start the show with a tribute to our dear friend and colleague Dr James Partridge OBE who died recently. We also have your emails and messages.

BBC Africa free of polio

Guardian James Partridge obituary

Dining with a Difference

Face Equality International

The Way We Roll show with guest, James Partridge

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