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Episode 17
May 15 , 2018

17. Kate Mosse; Multi-Million Selling Author on Inspirational Landscapes, Rural France, Paris, Amsterdam and Good Old Yorkshire

Kate Mosse’s vivid, evocative portrayals of landscapes come alive in her descriptions of the land and history that inspire her best-selling books, as you might expect from someone who’s sold over 5 million copies of her novels across the globe.
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Episode 16
May 7 , 2018

16. Millie Knight; Blind Paralympic Skier on Russia, South Korea, Travel Photography and Crashing at High Speed

Millie can tell exactly what type of snow she’s on by the swish of her sighted-guide’s skis. Since losing her sight aged 6 she relies on what she can hear, feel and sense – whether finding her way to class…
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Episode 15
April 30 , 2018

15. Charlie Webster; At Death’s Door in Rio, the Fight Against Malaria in Uganda and how the Spanish Lifestyle Might Extend Your Life

Sports presenter Charlie Webster arrived at our interview cut and bruised from a fall the previous day during the London Marathon…but this is nothing compared to the 3000 mile cycle from London to Rio which ended in her being in…
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Episode 14
April 23 , 2018

14: DJ Nihal Arthanayake; Buddhist Sri Lankan in Essex, Lebanese Electronica in Beirut and Blasting Drum ‘n’ Bass in a Kenyan Car Park

The transition from rap artist and Asian Beats DJ to serious journalist with strong opinions has seemed, at least on the surface, pretty seamless for DJ Nihal going from the BBC’s biggest pop station – BBC Radio 1 – to…
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Episode Array
April 17 , 2018

13: Baylen Leonard; Tennessee Trailer Parks, Changing Times in New York and Spreading the Country Music Love Around the World

Not making it big on Broadway might have been frustrating for Baylen Leonard at the time but it was the UK’s gain as, despite having grown up in relative poverty in the Tennessee foothills, he’s now a well known radio…
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Episode 12
April 9 , 2018

12. Chas Newkey-Burden: Celebrity Biographer on Nightlife in Israel, Madrid with David Beckham and How An American in Dublin Changed His Life

As a best-selling celebrity biographer for Adele, Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber, Simon Cowell, Michael Jackson, Paris Hilton, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and many more, Chas Newkey-Burden has some wonderful travel tales to tell. He’s interviewed David Beckham in Madrid,…
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Episode 11
April 3 , 2018

11. Dame Helena Morrissey; Nine Children, Executive Travel, Gender Equality and George Ezra

  Nine children to organise take some, well, organisation, but whom better to negotiate such a feat than City superstar Dame Helena Morrissey. One of only a few women to have been CEO of an investment bank, she’s a champion…
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Episode 10
March 27 , 2018

10. Adam Groffman; American travel blogger from ‘Travels of Adam’; on LGBT Travel, Hipster Hangouts and How to Make a Living By Travel Blogging

Having quit his job some years ago to travel full-time Adam, through his blog and website Travels of Adam, is living this dream. On this episode Adam talks about 50 or more countries he’s visited – from camping with Bedouins…
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Episode 9
March 20 , 2018

9. Emdad Rahman; Building Wells in Ghana, Life and Death in Mecca and Supporting Refugees in Calais

London born Emdad Rahman, is a man who, although he has a day job helping kids stay in school, dedicates pretty much all of his spare time to raising money for charity – work that sees him building wells in…
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