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Episode 72
July 17 , 2019

72. Best-Selling Novelist on Salvadorean refugees in Nicaragua, the Mennonites of the Belize Jungle, Surfing Down a Volcano and Marie Claire

As a foreign correspondent for Reuters, best-selling novelist Fiona Neill worked with Salvadorean refugees in Nicaragua, learnt to make jewellery in the Andean mountains of Peru and travelled all over writing reports on civil war refugees. She ‘surfed’ down the side…
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Episode 71
July 2 , 2019

71. Graeme Simsion; The Rosie Project, El Camino De Santiago, Inner City Melbourne and a Writers’ French Idyll

With the publishing phenomenon of The Rosie Project and follow-up The Rosie Effect having sold over 5 million copies worldwide, the final of Graeme Simsion’s trilogy, The Rosie Result, is out now. There’s a proposed…
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Episode 70
June 20 , 2019

70. Andy “The Viking” Fordham; Legendary Darts Champ on Bublé in Vegas, Whale Watching in Durban, BBQs in Australia and Glasgow Rangers

Legendary darts champion Andy “The Viking” Fordham is as much known for his darts skills as he is for being the larger than life British sportsman the UK took to their hearts. Darts has taken him all over the world; parties in Vegas,…
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Episode 69
June 13 , 2019

69. Rob Da Bank; Festival Promoter, DJ & Record Label Boss on 90s Club Life, Camper Van Life and Bali Sabbaticals

Rob Da Bank started as a music journalist, reviewing the biggest bands, superclubs and DJs all over the UK. He’s had his own show on BBC Radio 1 and is the co-founder of Bestival & Camp Bestival. He’s a massive…
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Episode 68
June 5 , 2019

68. Iain Lee; Eating Pig’s Vagina for I’m a Celeb in Australia, Getting Shot at In Pakistan and Carrying a Massive Roll of Sellotape Around Marrakesh

With a show on talkRADIO with the lovely Katherine Boyle – aka Flippin’ Kath, Iain Lee goes on tour, podcasts, has a TV show recorded from his bedroom and he’s a proper cult figure in radio. He’s eaten camel brains…
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Episode 67
May 28 , 2019

67. Best-Selling Writer and Actress Carol Drinkwater; Life on the Olive Farm, Parisian Uprisings, Lebanese Olive trees and Stanley Kubrick

Carol Drinkwater has sold over a million books about her life on an Olive Farm in the South of France. She was the kinky nurse in A Clockwork Orange, James Herriot’s wife Helen in hit TV show All Creatures Great…
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Episode 66
May 21 , 2019

66. Biker and Producer Antonia Bollingbroke-Kent; Tuk Tuk from Bangkok to Brighton, Motor-Biking Frozen Siberian Rivers and Silk Road Adventures with Joanna Lumley

Antonia Bollingbroke-Kent balances a life of – big adventures with producing wonderful TV shows such as Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventures. She once drove a bright pink Tuk Tuk from Bangkok to Brighton, did battle with 1000 semi-wild Mongolian horses…
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Episode 65
May 14 , 2019

65. Adventurer and Author Alastair Humphreys on Cycling the World, Rowing the Atlantic and Chasing Laurie Lee through Spain

Alastair Humphreys left Yorkshire one day on his bike and didn’t return for four years, cycling through an incredible 60 countries. He’s walked across India, rowed across the Atlantic, run six marathons through the Sahara, crossed Iceland on foot, busked…
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Episode Array
May 7 , 2019

64. William Sutcliffe; ‘Are You Experienced?’ Author on India, Israel the Bolivian Salt Flats and Creating the Travel Book of a Generation

William Sutcliffe’s hilariously cynical take on backpackers and travellers, ‘Are You Experienced?’ is still inspiring globe-trotters all over the world. He instantly regretted a solo trip to Pakistan to get the train to Beijing, was horrified by the realities of…
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