The Big Travel Podcast
The Big Travel Podcast
57. John Simpson; Over 50 Years as a Foreign Correspondent, Revolution in Iran, Bombed in Iraq, Jacuzzis in Belgrade and Hallucinating in the Amazon

Foreign correspondent and world affairs editor John Simpson has risked life and limb reporting for the BBC for over 50 years. The Tiananmen Square massacre, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Zimbabwe, Bosnia – you name it he was there. He’s been punched by a UK Prime Minister, bombed by US ‘friendly fire’, met Gaddafi in Bedouin tents in Libya, watched Saddam Hussein’s execution in court and whilst experimenting with tribal hallucinogenics in the deepest Amazon was once hugged by a six foot goldfish wearing sh

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