43. Vivian Godfrey; The World’s Most Iconic Travel Bookshop, Cartography & the Great Age of Exploration and Commuting from Florida to London
The world’s most iconic, historic travel and map bookshop, Stanfords in London’s Covent Garden, is a magical place that has delighted visitors for over 165 years with one of the world’s largest collection of maps, globes and travel books – creating cartography for everyone from the British Army to James Bond.
Taking you on a journey of discovery, with a wonderfully diverse selection of characters, The Big Travel Podcast explores fascinating lives through the medium of travel; from childhoods with little money for much more than camping holidays to fabulous tales of exotic climes and incredible adventures.
Politicians, Paralympians, philanthropists, famous faces from TV, radio, music, books, journalism, sports, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers and ordinary people taking extraordinary journeys tell their stories of life through travel. Through this, The Big Travel Podcast finds out what it is about travel that inspires us, makes us laugh, love, cry, and sometimes cringe, yet above all keep travelling.
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4. Mollie Hughes; Climbing Everest, Overcoming Fear and Britney Spears.
On the 16th May 2017, at 4:45am, in minus 35°C, Mollie Hughes reached the summit of Mount Everest from the North side. Aged just 26 this was her second time at peak of Everest, she became the youngest woman in…
2: Lucy Siegle; Passion for the Planet, Disney Lions in the North Mara and Teenage Kicks in the Canaries
Lucy Siegle’s passion for the planet is infectious. Her work has taken her to everywhere from of the poorest parts of the world, in the fabric factories of Bangladesh, to the most glamorous of red carpets at the Oscars. She’s…
1: Paul Ross; Chasing the Mafia in Sicily, Getting Mugged in Rio and the Great British Seaside
Witty, entertaining, self-deprecating yet obviously enormously clever, it’s hard to describe the powerhouse of conversation that is Paul Ross. His career in broadcasting encompasses pretty much every radio station in the UK and seminal TV shows such as The Word…