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January 11 , 2022

126. Will Bolsover; Natural World Safaris, Big Cats in Siberia, Little Lizards in Madagascar and the Challenges of Covid-Era Travel

A year spent camping out in the bush in Cameroon led Will Bolsover from Natural World Safaris make travel his life’s work. From tracking tigers in Siberia, to finding hidden corners of Madagascar and most recently spending 48 minutes in…
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December 20 , 2021

125. Christmas Special 2021; Sathnam Sanghera, Lisa Jewell, Matt Forde, Anne Sebba, Olly Mann, Greenham Common and more

Authors Anne Sebba on the Royal abdication, Sathnam Sanghera on a dismal Christmas restaurant, Lisa Jewell singing Boney M in Barbados, adventurer Jamie Douglas-Hamilton rowing to the Antarctic, satirist Matt Forde in an NYC  football bar, podcaster Olly Mann’s disappointing…
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Episode 124
November 30 , 2021

124. Firouz FarmanFarmaian; Escaping Tehran, Kashmiri Houseboats, Trekking Kyrgyzstan, Rock Bands and Contemporary Art

Born in Tehran, the descendent of a nomadic tribe, Contemporary Artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian’s family scattered after the Islamic Revolution. He grew up trekking mountains and deserts, touring with his Indie rock band and now with his internationally acclaimed art. With a gallery in…
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October 14 , 2021

123. On Location in Marbella Old Town with Tour Guide Javier Gonzalez

Marbella, known for its glitz and glamour, is one of the most well-known places in Spain and the old town is one of our favourite parts. Join Lisa on a journey through the maze of Marbella’s 16th Century cobbled lanes…
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Episode 122
August 12 , 2021

122. Matt Forde; Billy Connolly in New York, Liam Gallagher in Berlin and Nick Leeson’s Worldwide ‘British Scandal’ Jaunt

Comedian, political satirist and Spitting Image star Matt Forde talks accosting Billy Connolly in New York, ‘dying’ on stage in Luxemborg, pints of Carling in ex-pat clubs in Bahrain, Nick Leeson’s luxury hotel dash around the world, spending 3 months…
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Episode 121
July 26 , 2021

121. Sam McManus; Adventure Travel When the World Closes, Costa Rica, Green Northern Spain and the Unexpected Pull of Home  

Just as the world was closing Sam McManus from YellowWood Adventures took a daunting gamble and hopped on a plane to Costa Rica. We talk about how the pandemic can change travel (even for the better), tourism being potentially a means for good, eco-tourism and re-forestation, surfing, small…
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Episode 120
July 9 , 2021

120. UK TRAVEL UPDATE; Travel Opens Up, Vaccines, Quarantine and a Call to Action to The Government

Finally some good news, at least for those people who have had two UK administered vaccines. From 19th July we can now go to amber list countries and not have to quarantine on return. BUT at the moment this is…
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Episode 119
June 25 , 2021

119. UK TRAVEL UPDATE; New Rules, Traffic Lights, Vaccinations

A Big Travel Podcast special on the latest UK Travel Update; the new rules, the changes in the traffic light ratings, vaccinations soon to be taken into account and much more. A ten minute episode of essential listening. …
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Episode 118
May 26 , 2021

118. Olly Mann; Guns On Trucks in Malawi, Swim-Up Bar Piña Coladas, Greyhounds and The American Dream

Olly Mann, from Answer Me This podcast fame, his new The Retrospectors and much more, loves nothing more than researching trivia especially with travel. We talk Wrigley’s chewing gum and decapitation, leaving your baby outside a pub, people who get…
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