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Clare English talks to traveller Mike Laird, who spent a year on the island of Taransay as one of 36 castaways and who has recently completed a trek to the North Magnetic Pole.

In 2000, Mike Laird became one of 36 castways selected to take part in a tv social experiment on the island of Taransay. His sense of wanderlust and adventure has never left him and in It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time, Clare English hears about his recent trek to the Magnetic North Pole, discovers what makes him push himself to the extreme and why travelling has become not just a hobby but an obsession.

30 minutes