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The Big Travel Podcast

By Lisa Francesca Nand

The Big Travel Podcast: Exploring Life-Stories Through Travel. Taking you on a journey of discovery, with a wonderfully diverse selection of characters, The Big Travel Podcast explores life-stories in travel; from childhoods with little money for much more than camping holidays to fabulous tales of exotic climes and incredible adventures. Politicians, Paralympians, famous faces from TV, radio, music, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers and ordinary people taking extraordinary journeys tell their story of life through travel, and through this, The Big Travel Podcast finds out what it is about travel that inspires us, that makes us laugh, love, cry and sometimes cringe yet above all keep travelling. The Big Travel Podcast is hosted by Lisa Francesca Nand, travel journalist, presenter, writer and filmmaker.

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    63. Adventure Traveller Sam McManus; Ditching Corporate Life, Kalashnikovs in Remote Africa, Training in a Shaolin Monastery and the Amazon Jungle with Cigarettes and a Machete04/10/2019
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    62. Norwegian Explorer Erling Kagge; The Two Poles, Everest, Polar Bear Attacks and Life’s Long Walks04/04/2019
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    61. Will Geddes; ‘The Real James Bond’ on Iraq, Afghanistan, Movies and Hollywood Stars03/29/2019
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    60. Jamie Maddison; Adventurer and Ultra Runner on Nomad Life in Kazakstan, Camel Life in Uzbekistan and Eagle Hunters in Mongolia03/19/2019
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    59. Kris Hallenga; Coppa Feel Campaigner on Travel Plans Scuppered and Created, Beijing, Iceland, Australia and Disney03/12/2019
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    58. Elli Radinger; Living with Wolves, the Transformation of Yellowstone National Park and the Beautiful Bond Between Humans and Dogs03/06/2019
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    57. John Simpson; Over 50 Years as a Foreign Correspondent, Revolution in Iran, Bombed in Iraq, Jacuzzis in Belgrade and Hallucinating in the Amazon02/27/2019
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    56. Megan Hoskin; Rowing from the US to Hawaii, Falling Off A Mountain in Ecuador and Climbing in Nepal in During the Earthquake02/19/2019
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    55. Bookish Bronte: Instagram Book Photographer on Mary Queen of Scots, Tuscany, New York State’s Lake George and Championing Creative Introverts02/12/2019
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    54. Monisha Rajesh; Around the World by Train, the Siberian Galapagos, the Death Railway from Bangkok, Fascinating North Korea and Tibetan Nuns with iPhones01/29/2019
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    53. Levison Wood; Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas, Walking the Americas and a 5000 Mile Trek Around the Arabian Peninsula01/17/2019
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    52. Liz Johnson; Paralympic Swimmer on Athens, Beijing, London 2012, Berlin, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and more01/15/2019
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    51. Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght; Co Authors of the ‘Aisling’ books on the Irish Celtic Tiger, Crazy Nights in Berlin and Vegas and Creating the Irish Bridget Jones01/08/2019
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    50. New Year's Special; New Year's Eve Across the World12/30/2018
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    49. Giles Coren; The World’s Best Restaurants, Roast Guinea Pig in Ecuador, Terrifying Tiny Planes in Kenya and Randy Whales in Tahiti12/18/2018
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    48. The Big Travel Podcast Christmas Special; Edith Bowman, Giles Coren, Jane Garvey, Kirsty Wark, Helen Zaltzman and much more12/14/2018
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    47. Lizzie Carr; Paddleboarding Adventurer and Plastic Patroller on NYC Via The Hudson River, Paddling Britain and Overlanding Asia12/11/2018
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    46. The Man in Seat 61, Mark Smith; 1m Visits a Month and Travelling the World by Train12/04/2018
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    45. Sharon Latham; Music and Football Photography, Movie Stars and Rock Stars and Selfie Guide World Travel11/27/2018
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    44. Tom Hall; Lonely Planet’s Travel Ethos, Preconceived Images of Ethiopia, Ferrying Chilean Fjords and the Beauty of Syria11/20/2018
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    43. Vivien Godfrey; The World’s Most Iconic Travel Bookshop, Cartography & the Great Age of Exploration and Commuting from Florida to London11/13/2018
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    42. Gillian Walnes Perry; Anne Frank’s Amsterdam, Chased by the KGB in Soviet Russia, Obama’s Sister in Honolulu and World Cruising11/06/2018
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    41. Daliso Chaponda; Malawian Comedian on Life in Exile, Anti-Apartheid Education in Swaziland, Hair Touching in Thailand and Britain’s Got Talent10/30/2018
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    40. Isabelle Broom; Escapist Fiction Author on Travel-Novels from the Greek Islands, Prague, Lake Como, Andalucia, Sri Lanka and More10/23/2018
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    39. Phil Nichol; Canada-Grown Comedian on Strange Encounters in Dutch Toilets, Nazi-Themed Folk Bars in Bangkok and Manila’s Famous Hobbit House10/16/2018
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    38. Femi Oluwole; Anti-Brexit Campaigner on Nigel Farage, Chips in Brussels, Wealth v Poverty in Nigeria and a French Summer of Love.10/09/2018
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    37. Eddie Nestor MBE; BBC London Icon on Hackney, Windrush, Idris Elba, the Caribbean and Not Going to America10/02/2018
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    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.09/25/2018
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    35: Helen Zaltzman; Podcasting from a Tasmanian Hospital, American Road-Trip Spreadsheets, Taxidermy Hot Tubs and Big Pointy Red Rocks09/18/2018
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    34. Felicity Morse; Journalist and Life Coach on Super-Yachting with Beyoncé, Native American Forced Adoption and Strangling Chickens in South Dakota09/11/2018
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    33. Raynor Winn; From Homelessness to Author, Backpacking the South Coast Path and the Power of a Long Walk08/28/2018
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    32. Paul Stidolph; Towing Ice from Antarctica, Mission Medicine in Nepal, Conservation in Uganda and Hurricanes in Florida08/21/2018
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    31. Kait Borsay; Presenter and Podcaster on Riots in Marseilles, Biking in Bali, Balls in Brazil and Women in Football08/14/2018
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    30. Anna Hart; Traveller and Writer on Ice Road Trucking, Los Angeles Mystic Shamanic Haircuts and the Transformative Power of Solo Travel08/07/2018
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    29. Jane Garvey; BBC Radio 4 Presenter on Reluctant Travel, the Liverpool Irish, the Atlanta Suburbs at 2am and Greek Tavernas07/31/2018
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    28. Sunsets, Stitches and Swimming with Dolphins: Kids' Holiday Special07/24/2018
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    27. Paul Blanchard; Media Masters Podcast Host on Fast PR, Life Between London-NY-LA and Donkey Rides in Tajikistan07/17/2018
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    26. Andrea McLean; Loose Women Host on Sugar Plantation Life in Trinidad and Tobago, Hitchhiking in the Kakamega Forest and Partying in Ibiza07/10/2018
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    25. Giles Paley Phillips; Award-Winning Author on the Wonders of the White Cliffs, Glastonbury Festival and the Gardener in Syria Who Inspired His Next Book07/03/2018
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    24. Simon Calder; Mr Travel Expert Himself on…EVERYWHERE06/26/2018
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    23. Edith Bowman; TV and Radio Presenter on Bolivian Llamas, Rough Guides, Touring with Editors and Loo Seats for the Queen06/18/2018
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    22. Chris Nand; India and Fiji Under British Colonial Rule, Captain Cook’s Tongan Turtle and The Beatles in 1960’s Liverpool (Father’s Day Special)06/14/2018
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    21. Sonali Shah: BBC1’s Escape to the Country Presenter on East Africa, Dodging American Helicopters in Afghanistan, the Beauty of Rajasthan and of Course the English Countryside06/12/2018
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    20. George Galloway; Controversial politician on Beirut, Palestine, Iraq with Saddam, Cuba with Fidel and the Constant Companionship of Bob Dylan.06/04/2018
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    19. The Big Travel Podcast; Special Episode from Spain05/29/2018
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    18. Clive Stafford Smith; Anti-Death Penalty Activist on Guantanamo Bay, Pakistan with Imran Khan, the Jordanian Secret Service and All-Night Parties in New Orleans05/21/2018
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    17. Kate Mosse; Multi-Million Selling Author on Inspirational Landscapes, Rural France, Paris, Amsterdam and Good Old Yorkshire05/15/2018
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    16. Millie Knight; Blind Paralympic Skier on Russia, South Korea, Travel Photography and Crashing at High Speed05/07/2018
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    15. Charlie Webster; At Death’s Door in Rio, the Fight Against Malaria in Uganda and how the Spanish Lifestyle Might Extend Your Life04/30/2018
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    14. DJ Nihal Arthanayake; Buddhist Sri Lankan in Essex, Lebanese Electronica in Beirut and Blasting Drum ‘n’ Bass in a Kenyan Car Park04/23/2018
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    13. Baylen Leonard; Tennessee Trailer Parks, Changing Times in New York and Spreading the Country Music Love Around the World04/17/2018
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    12. Chas Newkey-Burden: Celebrity Biographer on Nightlife in Israel, Madrid with David Beckham and How An American in Dublin Changed His Life04/09/2018
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    11. Dame Helena Morrissey; Nine Children, Executive Travel, Gender Equality and George Ezra04/03/2018
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    10. Adam Groffman; American travel blogger from ‘Travels of Adam’; on LGBT Travel, Hipster Hangouts and How to Make a Living By Travel Blogging03/27/2018
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    9. Emdad Rahman; Building Wells in Ghana, Life and Death in Mecca and Supporting Refugees in Calais03/20/2018
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    8. Eamonn Holmes: Belfast in the War-Zone Years, Awestruck in Utah, Elvis in Hawaii and of course Manchester United03/12/2018
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    7. Hannah Martin; Make-Up Artist and Social Media Star on Unidentified Eats in China, Dehydrating with Camel Breeders in the Kenyan Desert and Injecting IVF Meds at New York Fashion Week03/06/2018
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    6. Major Kenneth Hames MBE; Travel in War, Parachuting into the Wilderness and Having Tea with Princess Diana02/27/2018
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    5. Ian Royce; TV’s Favourite Warm-Up Act on Touring with The X Factor, Entertaining the Troops in Oman and Getting Weed on in Barbados02/19/2018
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    4. Mollie Hughes; Climbing Everest, Overcoming Fear and Britney Spears.02/12/2018
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    3. Fabio; Brixton Pirate Radio to the BBC, Crazy World Tours and Culture-Shock Gigs in Japan.02/02/2018
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    2: Lucy Siegle; The Best Eco-Resorts, Disney Lions in the North Mara and Teenage Kicks in the Canaries02/02/2018
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    1: Paul Ross; Chasing the Mafia in Sicily, Getting Mugged in Rio and the Great British Seaside02/01/2018

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