• Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    December 25th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In our recent Reader Awards, we asked you to name the thing at the very top of your bucket list. The answer didn’t surprise us one bit. It was, resoundingly, to witness the Northern Lights. So for this season’s final episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), our podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to Finnish Lapland in a…

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  • Podcast: on the road with Rough Guides’ authors

    Podcast: on the road with Rough Guides’ authors

    November 29th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    At any one time, somewhere, there is a Rough Guides author on the road, crossing a country on a rickety bus, scribbling notes on the back of a receipt, or propping up a bar in a one-horse town. All in the name of making sure that the dogeared Rough Guide slotted in your backpack is…

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  • Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    November 14th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Cowboy, pirate, Aboriginal storyteller, artist, cultural educator, filmmaker, soft-porn photographer. Francis Firebrace, now 81, has certainly led an extraordinary life. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson chats with Francis, often labelled “the happiest man in the world”, in his Surrey home. During the conversation, Francis shares tales…

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  • Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    November 7th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it’s easy to tune out from the natural navigational clues that surround us. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the…

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  • Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    October 16th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On the Tanzanian island of Ukerewe, and across sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism are persecuted in devastating and unimaginable ways. In the summer of 2016, Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan travelled to the island with the charity Standing Voice, armed with a load of microphones and musical instruments. People with albinism are not allowed to…

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  • Podcast: North Korea, behind the headlines

    Podcast: North Korea, behind the headlines

    October 2nd, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    It’s hard to get away from news about North Korea. Updates on the secretive state litter our social media feeds and newspaper splashes. But for a country that we talk about so much, very few of us have actually visited. So in this week’s episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), we turn our attention…

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  • Podcast: maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    Podcast: maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    September 18th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast is back. Today we are delighted to launch Series Two of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), with this special recording taken in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival. In previous episodes, we have travelled all around the world, from Patagonia to the Ukraine, via…

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  • Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    June 5th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In the spring of 2017, our editor and podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to the far northern Scottish Highlands on Rough Guides duties. While there he met Colin Murdoch, the eccentric deerstalker who runs extraordinary tours across the Reraig Forest Estate. This episode takes us off the beaten track and into Colin’s “argo”, an amphibious…

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  • Podcast: life across three continents

    Podcast: life across three continents

    May 22nd, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), we’ve heard stories from inspiring people who have travelled the world for work, pleasure, or to sate an incredible thirst for adventure. But playwright, columnist and radio host Esther Armah says living between different countries has defined her entire identity. In this podcast episode we ask Esther…

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  • Podcast: the favela surf school empowering a generation

    Podcast: the favela surf school empowering a generation

    May 8th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In the latest episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), we travel to the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro and hear about the surf schools that are empowering a generation. We chat to Mikey Krzyzanowski, founder of the Goma Collective. Mikey tells us about the documentary he is making on the surf schools, talks vividly about…

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  • Podcast: the view from outer space

    Podcast: the view from outer space

    April 24th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud) we’ve spoken to some of the world’s most intrepid explorers. Our guests have crossed continents, sailed oceans and cycled thousands of miles. But this week we hear from a man who has a wider view of the planet: the view from outer space. In this episode we caught up with NASA astronaut,…

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  • Podcast: how to have a microadventure

    Podcast: how to have a microadventure

    April 10th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In this week’s podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud) we speak to Alastair Humphreys, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Alastair has cycled around the planet, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean and crossed countries on foot. But when we met him, we wanted to hear about his latest project: microadventures. Alastair tells us how he came…

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