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The Rough Guide to Everywhere By Rough Guides

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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

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.

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...

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...

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


Microadventures

4/8/2017
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This week we hear from National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year Alastair Humphreys, the man behind Microadventures. He tells us how he came up with the concept, and challenges host Greg Dickinson to go off on a Microadventure of his own.

Duration: 00:25:31


Tim Key's gap year in Ukraine

3/25/2017
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In this week's episode, poet comedian Tim Key tells us about his gap year in Kiev, Ukraine. He also shares stories from southeast Asia and India, where he penned a wonderful poem that he performs for us at the end of the episode. We also hear from Rough Guides' travel editor, Freya Godfrey. Freya speaks of her first impressions of India, and shares a story of an abandoned village.

Duration: 00:26:11


Wild Things

3/11/2017
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In this week's episode, we travel to Latin America to hear from two of the world's most ambitious and outspoken eco-pioneers. Kris Tompkins, the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing, explains why she moved to South America in the early 1990s to embark on one of the biggest conservation projects of all time with her husband, Doug. Her story is one of unbridled ambition and untimely tragedy. First, our own Rough Guides author Shafik Meghji travels to the Rara Avis Reserve in Costa Rica. Here, he...

Duration: 00:34:41


That's Not Hygge

2/11/2017
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In this second episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we hunker down and talk about "hygge" with Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute. Meik speaks about his travels around the world "collecting smiles" – from South Korea to Mexico – and explains why people from Copenhagen are so happy. And we catch up with our very own Senior Editor, Neil McQuillian. He travelled to South Dakota to witness the annual buffalo roundup and meet the wranglers, who find contentment in a...

Duration: 00:30:16


Just Like Riding a Bicycle

1/28/2017
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In this first episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we talk to two people who have cycled huge lengths of the planet, fifty years apart. Legendary travel writer Dervla Murphy shares stories from her 1963 solo cycle from Ireland to India, disclosing how she accidentally became an arms trader in Afghanistan. And twenty-something adventurer Charlie Walker tells of the scrapes and psychological shifts that he experienced during a four-year cycle around the world.

Duration: 00:35:01