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A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).

A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).
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A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).

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Episodes

USA: the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans

9/10/2018
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In eighteenth-century Louisiana, escapee African slaves would make a break for the bayous. Here they might encounter Native Americans and occasionally find asylum with them: two peoples who had in common a struggle for freedom from oppression. That this episode in history is remembered is in part thanks to the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans, who are best known for their unmissable presence at the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations. Lavishly dressed in intricately beaded suits, the Black...

Duration:00:23:37

DNA travel: a genetic journey

8/27/2018
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This week on The Rough Guide to Everywhere, host Rebecca Hallett (instagram.com/becca.hallett) takes a journey into her own genes, and asks whether it’s worth the trip. As at-home DNA tests get increasingly popular, some people are starting to travel based on their ancestry results. Is this an innovative new way to plan a trip, adding depth and connection to your travels? Or is it just another fad? Thanks to co-host Neil McQuillian, producer Alannah Chance of Reduced Listening...

Duration:00:26:48

Galápagos: the human story

8/13/2018
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Galápagos. What do you picture when you hear those four syllables? Chances are it’s wildlife, from giant tortoises and marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies. And rightly so, for the animals on these islands, sitting in extreme isolation 1000km (600 miles) off the Ecuadorian coast, are genuinely spectacular. In fact, it was the so-called ‘tameness’ of the Galápagos animals -- just one facet of their incredible idiosyncrasies -- that helped bring Darwin to his world-changing theory of...

Duration:00:16:58

Malta: land of sea and stone

7/30/2018
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Having made it through colonisation by everyone from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the British, Malta may now be facing its biggest threat of all: tourists. This week, host Rebecca Hallett (instagram.com/becca.hallett) looks at the beautiful island nation’s history and the future it may be heading for through the lens of its architecture. As we near the end of Valletta’s tenure as European Capital of Culture 2018, we ask whether Malta will be able hang onto the heritage that makes it so...

Duration:00:19:36

England’s Northeast: tall tales and sea shanties

7/17/2018
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From the region's coal mines to keel boats plying the mighty River Tyne and ships on the hunt for precious whale oil, shanties eased and animated working life in England's Northeast for centuries. Host Neil McQuillian heads up to Newcastle for a dose of salty sea-shanty culture, meeting a couple of guardians of this bawdy, moving and always rousing oral culture. Thanks to our producers Femi Oriogun-Williams and Alannah Chance of Reduced Listening (reducedlistening.co.uk).

Duration:00:32:07

Solo female travel: independent or unsafe?

7/2/2018
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Bring a fake wedding ring, cover up, don’t stay out late – just go with friends and don’t risk it! Every woman knows to expect these responses when she starts planning a trip by herself. But is this advice helpful, or does it just end up putting women off the exciting, enriching business of travelling on your own terms? Join host Rebecca Hallett (instagram.com/becca.hallett) in conversation with three intrepid women who’ve heard every cautionary tale, well-intentioned tip and “but is it...

Duration:00:33:05

South Africa: meet the Black Mambas

6/18/2018
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In Balule Nature Reserve, a woman’s place is in the bush, putting off poachers and protecting rhinos – even when heavily pregnant. Rough Guides travel editor Georgia Stephens (twitter.com/Stephens_GA) spoke to Charlie, Nkateko and Cute of the Black Mambas (www.blackmambas.org) about the realities of life in South Africa’s first ever majority-female anti-poaching unit, dealing not only with poachers and dangerous animals, but also ingrained prejudices about what a woman can achieve. Thanks to...

Duration:00:25:05

Haiti: the art of vodou

6/4/2018
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Artworks made from human skulls, all-night street parades and frenzied spirit possession, Rough Guides author Thomas Rees (twitter.com/ThomasNRees) leads us down the alleyways of Port Au Prince in Haiti, looking at how vodou influences everything from the art world to the music scene and beyond. President Trump might not rate the place, but Thomas makes a very compelling case to the contrary. Thanks to our producer Alannah Chance of Reduced Listening (www.reducedlistening.co.uk).

Duration:00:25:17

Trailer: The Rough Guide to Everywhere Season 3

5/31/2018
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Trailer for series 3 of travel podcast The Rough Guide to Everywhere. We're back with wonderful new stories, new guests, new locations and new hosts in Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian, editors at Rough Guides (www.roughguides.com). Episode 18 – all about Haiti and voudou – launches Monday June 4th. If you're enjoying the podcast, you can listen to all of the episodes on Apple podcasts or wherever you download your shows. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss an episode, and please...

Duration:00:01:48

In search of the northern lights

12/20/2017
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In this episode Greg travels to Finnish Lapland to embark on a hunt for the northern lights. This is Greg's last episode of the Rough Guide to Everywhere, but keep an eye on Rough Guides' social channels and roughguides.com to find out about exciting upcoming projects. And to find out what Greg's up to next, follow him on Twitter @greg_dickinson or Instagram @travelographs. Greg travelled to Finland with The Aurora Zone, the UK’s first and only dedicated Northern Lights holiday company. For...

Duration:00:36:53

From Kenya to Bolivia: on the road with Rough Guides

11/29/2017
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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 Rough Guide slotted in your backpack is as reliable, up-to-date and honest as ever. In this week's episode we hear from Shafik Meghji, who is just back from updating the Rough Guide to Bolivia. Shafik visits a lost civilization in the depths of the Bolivian...

Duration:00:32:39

The Extraordinary Life of Aboriginal Storyteller Francis Firebrace

11/12/2017
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Cowboy, pirate, storyteller, cultural educator, soft-porn photographer. 81-year-old Francis Firebrace has led an extraordinary life. In this episode, Greg chats with Francis in his Surrey home. Francis shares his incredible life story, and tells some of the Aboriginal stories that he is known and loved for.

Duration:00:23:55

The Natural Navigator

10/29/2017
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In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it is easy to tune out from the natural navigational cues that surround us. In this episode, Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the "Natural Navigator", to discover how to create an internal compass using the logic of nature. Check out www.naturalnavigator.com for more information on what Tristan does, and follow him on Twitter @NaturalNav.

Duration:00:41:30

Tanzania Albinism Collective

10/14/2017
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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. This is the story of the Tanzania Albinism Collective. This episode was produced by Alannah Chance. Assistant Producer Katie Callin. Thanks to Keith Drew and George Dee from...

Duration:00:27:57

North Korea

10/1/2017
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We've all heard so much about North Korea. But how many of us have actually travelled to the secretive state? In this week's episode Greg chats with legendary travel writer and publisher Hilary Bradt about her recent visit to the most mysterious and isolated country in the world. We're very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for a Lovie Award! Vote for The Rough Guide to Everywhere on bit.ly/voteroughguides before Thursday 5th October.

Duration:00:40:03

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner (LIVE)

9/16/2017
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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, with this special recording taken in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday 14th September 2017. In previous episodes of the podcast we have travelled all around the world, from Patagonia to the Ukraine, via North Dakota and the Scottish Highlands. But in this live episode, recorded in Kings Cross, it felt fitting to focus our conversation...

Duration:00:47:46

Off-Road in the Scottish Highlands

6/3/2017
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In March 2017, podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to the Scottish Highlands on Rough Guides duties. While on the road, Greg spent an afternoon with eccentric deerstalker Colin Murdoch, who leads extraordinary adventures across the Reraig Forest Estate to see his red deer herd up close. Subscribe to the Rough Guides podcast now to make sure you don't miss the beginning of Series Two, coming very soon. And we'd love to hear from you – get in touch on Twitter using #rgpodcast and leave us a...

Duration:00:22:11

The Ghanaian Test

5/20/2017
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For Esther Armah, travelling and living between different places has defined her identity. She has lived in Accra, London and New York, and in this episode Rough Guides' editor Greg Dickinson chats to her about identity, childhood, and what it was like returning to Accra, fifty years after the traumatic experience that threw her world upside down. Esther Armah is a journalist, a radio host, a columnist, a playwright, a director of a media company and a media communications lecturer.

Duration:00:28:50

Rocinha Surf School

5/6/2017
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In this week's episode we chat with Mikey Krzyzanowski, founder of Goma Collective, about his documentary on a Brazilian surf school that is empowering a generation.

Duration:00:17:52

A View From Space

4/22/2017
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This week we hear from a man who has seen entire continents in one glance: NASA astronaut, Don Thomas. Don has orbited Earth nearly 700 times on four space flights, and talks vividly about the view from outer space, and how space travel changes your perspective of life on Earth.

Duration:00:14:08