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Episode 76
September 18 , 2019

76. Mimi Aye; Burmese Food Critic on Mandalay Inspired Recipes, Margate and Blasting Out Alanis Morissette in Japan

Mimi’s Aye’s effervescent observations about food have gained her a large following online and her new recipe book tells wonderful tales of a childhood spent between Burma and Kent. She’s been shadowed by by the ‘Military Informer’ on family holidays…
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Episode 75
September 11 , 2019

75. John Herrington; NASA Astronaut (Yes Really!) on Space, Native American Heritage, the US Wilderness and Inspiring the Next Generation

NASA astronaut John Herrington became the first ever Native American to travel to space during a historic mission to the International Space Station. He lives in the Idaho wilderness, flies his own plane, has cycled over 4000 miles cross-country from Washington…
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Episode 74
August 6 , 2019

74. Rhik Samadder; A Bangkok Sex Hotel Epiphany, New York Dwarf Punk and Snakes in the Mojave Desert  

Waking up in a Bangkok sex hotel with his mum on his 30th birthday, Christmas Day, with no money and nothing to do but talk, lead to an epiphany for writer, actor and broadcaster, Rhik Samadder. He writes about battling…
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Episode 73
July 24 , 2019

73. The Arabian Wanderess, Esra Alhamal; Iran, Morocco, Eastern Europe and Mindful Muslim Millennial Travel

Known as the Arabian Wandress, travel blogger and artist Esra Alhamal is this week’s guest talking about what it’s really like to grow up as a female in Saudi Arabia, the beauty of Islamic architecture and her travels as what…
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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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