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Episode 37
October 2 , 2018

37. Eddie Nestor MBE; BBC London Icon on Hackney, Windrush, Idris Elba, the Caribbean and Not Going to America

From a council estate in East London, the son of Afro-Caribbean immigrants, BBC London’s Eddie Nestor talks Hackney hipsters, Windrush, tracing his African roots, hanging out with Idris Elba, getting accosted in a dark alley in Thailand and – in…
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Episode 36
September 25 , 2018

36. Kirsty Wark; From Newsnight to the Sleeper Train, the Collapse of the Iron Curtain, Mallorcan Cowboy Boots and New York State in a Convertible.

As the presenter of one of the UK’s most important news programmes, BBC2’s Newsnight, journalist Kirsty Wark is famed for her no-nonsense attitude. She’s arranged her working life around her love of Scotland, was inspired by the Isle of Arran…
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Episode 35
September 18 , 2018

35: Helen Zaltzman; Podcasting from a Tasmanian Hospital, American Road-Trip Spreadsheets, Taxidermy Hot Tubs and Big Pointy Red Rocks

Surprisingly for a conversation that includes death, intensive care, cannibalism, colonial guilt, poverty, fleeing the Holocaust and being kicked in the shin by small children Helen Zaltzman and Lisa manage to laugh their way through this episode with one entertaining…
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Episode 34
September 11 , 2018

34. Felicity Morse; Journalist and Life Coach on Super-Yachting with Beyoncé, Native American Forced Adoption and Strangling Chickens in South Dakota

Spending much of her teens wiped out with Chronic Fatigue meant when Felicity Morse DID get better she wanted to get out and travel, first working on super yachts in the South of France – from which time she has…
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Episode 33
August 28 , 2018

33. Raynor Winn; From Homelessness to Author, Backpacking the South Coast Path and the Power of a Long Walk

The bailiffs took their family home in the same week Raynor Winn and husband Moth were told – completely out of the blue – Moth had a terminal illness. Destitute and homeless, they decided to backpack along the windswept cliffs…
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Episode 32
August 21 , 2018

32. Paul Stidolph; Towing Ice from Antarctica, Mission Medicine in Nepal, Conservation in Uganda and Hurricanes in Florida

Antarctica stores enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by 58 metres. Why wait for this to melt when it could provide much needed water to drought-ridden areas and save lives? This is a question doctor-turned-author Paul Stidolph asks…
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Episode 31
August 14 , 2018

31. Kait Borsay; Presenter and Podcaster on Riots in Marseilles, Biking in Bali, Balls in Brazil and Women in Football

Whether reporting on the Brazil World Cup, the Canada Women’s World Cup or dodging tear gas in a football brawl in France Kait Borsay takes everything in her stride. Her podcast – the Offside Rule – has been voted one…
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Episode 30
August 7 , 2018

30. Anna Hart; Traveller and Writer on Ice Road Trucking, Los Angeles Mystic Shamanic Haircuts and the Transformative Power of Solo Travel

A funny, raw and honest chat with traveller and writer Anna Hart. A Vicar’s daughter from Belfast, Anna’s adventurous spirit was ignited by her childhood in the back streets of Singapore and been untameable ever since. She’s seen Shakespearean scenes…
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Episode 29
July 31 , 2018

29. Jane Garvey; BBC Radio 4 Presenter on Reluctant Travel, the Liverpool Irish, the Atlanta Suburbs at 2am and Greek Tavernas

BBC Radio 4’s Jane Garvey has travelled extensively, albeit under duress. She went backpacking as far as Belgium, didn’t have a great time reporting from the Olympics in Atlanta and really doesn’t fancy going anywhere exotic like India. She does…
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