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Wild swimmers Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan

Jo is joined by photographer Anna Deacon and writer Vicky Allan to discuss the joy of wild swimming and their book Taking the Plunge.

Jo is joined by photographer Anna Deacon and writer Vicky Allan to discuss the joy of wild swimming and their book ‘Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul’.

Wild swimming changes lives. The thrill of plunging - or dipping a toe - into open water brings joy, confidence, adventure and friendship. It can wash away stress and sadness, pain and grief. Here water is a great healer, a place to feel gloriously, elementally alive and in touch with yourself, with others and with nature. 'Taking the Plunge' tells the story of why wild swimming has become such a well-being phenomenon through interviews with and breath-taking photos of the people who do it.

And whether you’re picking up or dropping off, Jo provides the soundtrack for the Taxi Service.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Reef

    Place Your Hands

    • 21st Century Rock (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Maisie Peters

    This Is On You

    • It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral E.P..
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • X‐Press 2

    Lazy (feat. David Byrne)

    • (CD Single).
    • Skint.
  • Beck

    Uneventful Days

    • Hyperspace.
    • Virgin EMI.
    • 2.
  • Baby Rose

    All To Myself

  • Scissor Sisters

    Take Your Mama

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Mura Masa

    Deal Wiv It' (feat. Slowthai Embargoed until Thursday 7th Nov)

  • Guillemots

    Made-Up Lovesong #43

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Polydor.
  • Billie Eilish

    Ocean Eyes

  • R.E.M.

    Nightswimming

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Smoke City

    Underwater Love

    • Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Lizzo

    Good As Hell

    • Coconut Oil.
    • Nice Life.
    • 5.
  • Vampire Weekend

    This Life

    • Father Of The Bride.
    • Columbia.
  • Hamzaa

    Write It Down

  • The Specials

    A Message To You, Rudy (feat. Rico Rodriguez)

    • Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various).
    • EMI.
  • Michael Kiwanuka

    Hero

    • Polydor.
  • Craig David

    Fill Me In

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 45 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • HAIM

    Now I'm In It

  • Snow Patrol

    I Think Of Home

    • Reworked.
    • Polydor.
  • The Hues Corporation

    Rock The Boat

    • Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Suzanne

    • The Singer & The Song (Various Artist.
    • Stylus.
  • Graham Coxon

    She Knows

    • white.
  • Nina Simone

    Lilac Wine

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