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April 2 , 2020

92. Sophy Roberts; Elephant Conservation in Chad, Remote Rivers in Papua New Guinea and The Lost Pianos of Siberia

Reporting on wildlife conservation, threats to eco-systems and fragile cultures from remote corners of the world is travel writer Sophy Robert’s passion. She cut her journalistic teeth with Jessica Mitford then ditched an enviable job at Conde Nast Traveller to…
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Episode 91
March 25 , 2020

91. Coronavirus and Travel; Lockdown in London, Madrid and Connecticut

Three weeks ago we were in Malaga having tapas and wine with Bill Bailey and now that seems like a lifetime away as most of us around the world are in lockdown. Lisa talks about how the travel ban and…
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March 12 , 2020

90. Bill Bailey; Larks in Transit, Vultures in the Pyrenees, Australian Rural Sheep Stations and Indian Ox-Roading Accidents

We’re in Malaga with superstar comedian Bill Bailey having tapas by the Cathedral fresh after seeing his latest tour. As well as being sublimely entertaining Bill is possibly the world’s most well travelled comedian and we talk childhood holidays, the…
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March 3 , 2020

89. Team GB’s Mel Nicholls; Endurance Wheelchair Racing, London and Rio, Breaking Records and Travel Logistics

Just 15 months after taking up wheelchair racing Mel Nicholls Team GB Paralympic cyclist, endurance wheelchair racer and adventurer, was at London 2012 before going on to Rio. Last year she nailed the London Marathon in under two hours and also broke the world record for hand…
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Episode 88
February 26 , 2020

88. Lucy Siegle; Travel in the Era of Climate Crisis

Yes, we love travel, but how can we do this in the era of climate crisis? On this special episode, combining The Big Travel Podcast and WTM Insights podcast, Lucy Siegle, journalist and leading authority on environmental issues, examines the…
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Episode 87
February 6 , 2020

87. Bonnie Rakhit; Fashion, Luxury Travel, Instagram, Coachella and Anti-Bullying Campaigning

Fashion editor turned travel guru Bonnie Rakhit aka The Style Traveller has an enviable job, combining luxury travel and fashion but having been bullied badly as a child her aim now is to start using her platform to…
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Episode 86
January 29 , 2020

86. Foreign Correspondent Humphrey Hawksley; Expelled from Sri Lanka, Death Threats in the Philippines and Cold War Espionage Thrillers

Humphrey Hawksley’s work as a BBC foreign correspondent has taken him to crises on every continent. He been expelled from Sri Lanka, had death threats from several extreme regimes and traced Graham Greene’s footsteps in Sierra Leone . His passion for borders…
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Episode 85
January 21 , 2020

85. India Hicks; Family, Bahamian Island Life, Maharajahs’ Palaces and Rat Infested Hostels

Entrepreneur and style icon India Hicks has lived an extraordinary life so far. The daughter of designer David Hicks and granddaughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten (and related to everyone from Prince Philip to Queen Victoria), she ran away,…
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Episode 84
January 13 , 2020

84. Nicky Kelvin; The Points Guy UK on Mongolian Rockets, Israeli Biker Gangs, Dicing with Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Great Travel Deals

The face of The Points Guy UK, a website showing us how to get the most from points and miles whose US site has over 75 million unique visitors a year. Nicky Kelvin’s own travel journey started with…
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