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Welcome to The Escape Artist, a podcast for the culturally curious traveller. Each week travel journalist and photographer Edwina Hart interviews a special guest who has mastered the art of escape. The series explores how travel has influenced their lives and creative endeavours. Edwina is joined by an exciting line-up of artists, tastemakers and travel insiders whose love affair with travel will transport you to enchanting, far-flung corners of the globe. This podcast is pure escapism for those always dreaming of their next destination.
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The Escape Artist Travel Podcast Edwina Hart

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Welcome to The Escape Artist, a podcast for the culturally curious traveller. Each week travel journalist and photographer Edwina Hart interviews a special guest who has mastered the art of escape. The series explores how travel has influenced their lives and creative endeavours. Edwina is joined by an exciting line-up of artists, tastemakers and travel insiders whose love affair with travel will transport you to enchanting, far-flung corners of the globe. This podcast is pure escapism for those always dreaming of their next destination.
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    Escape with Accidentally Wes Anderson's Wally Koval

    Escape with Accidentally Wes Anderson's Wally Koval

    Today’s guest is Wally Koval, the founder of Accidentally Wes Anderson (aka ‘the coolest account on Instagram’).
    The AWA Instagram account (@accidentallywesanderson) features photos of real-life locations that look like they could be part of Wes Anderson’s cinematic world. The director’s distinctive visual style makes him one of the most recognisable auteurs of our time – think of pastel-colour palettes, front on facades and perfectly symmetrical composition.
    Brooklyn-based Wally Koval, and his wife Amanda, started Accidentally Wes Anderson back in 2017 as a personal travel bucket list. Since then it has grown to inspire a global community of over 1 million followers (otherwise known as ‘Adventurers’). Now the team behind the viral account curate thousands of aesthetically-pleasing images and intriguing stories contributed by explorers, photographers, cinephiles, history-buffs and lovers of architecture from all around the world.
    Wally's brand new book has been given the Wes Anderson stamp of approval. The Accidentally Wes Anderson book features “200 of the most idiosyncratic and interesting locations on earth” and a foreword penned by the famous filmmaker himself.
    WALLY KOVAL'S CULTURE GUIDE
    The Darjeeling Limited (film) by Wes Anderson
    Rushmore (film) by Wes Anderson
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (film) by Wes Anderson
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (film) by Wes Anderson
    Moonrise Kingdom (film) by Wes Anderson
    Isle of Dogs (film) by Wes Anderson
    Hotel Chevalier (film) by Wes Anderson
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    Williamsburg Bridge
    CW Pencil Enterprise
    Casey Rubber Stamps, New York
    Gramercy Typewriter Co., New York
    Vanessa’s Dumpling House, New York
    The Jane Hotel, New York
    Delaware, USA
    Long Beach Island, USA
    Mumbai
    The Maharajas Express
    Ryoguku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo
    Vienna
    Clock Museum, Vienna
    Snow Globe Museum, Vienna
    Globe Museum, Vienna
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna
    Spanish Riding School, Vienna
    Bar Luce, Milan
    Fondazione Prada, Milan
    Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como
    Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino
    The Palace of Running Water, Buenos Aires
    Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, Buenos Aires
    Port Lockroy, Antarctica
    You can discover more of Wally's one-of-a-kind adventures at accidentallywesanderson.com or purchase his wonderful new book here.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit www.escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 55 min
    Escape with travel writer and author Nina Karnikowski

    Escape with travel writer and author Nina Karnikowski

    Today’s guest is Australian travel writer and author, Nina Karnikowski. Nina traverses the globe in search of wild, off the beaten path places and stories that promote slower, more sustainable ways to travel.
    Nina’s well-worn passport has no shortage of stamps as she has visited over 60 countries, travelling to many of them on assignment for Australia and New Zealand’s top publications. When she’s not on the road, Nina calls the bohemian heartland of Byron Bay her home.
    Her first book Make a Living Living features 26 creatives from around the globe whose wanderlust and words of wisdom will inspire you to live a life less ordinary and carve out a career doing what you love.
    NINA KARNIKOWSKI’S CULTURE GUIDE
    The ‘Ethio Jazz’ music of Mulatu Astatke
    Babies (film) by Thomas Balmès
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    Goonengerry National Park
    Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park
    Cape Byron Lighthouse
    Fleet, Brunswick Heads
    Pipit Restaurant, Pottsville
    The Roadhouse Byron Bay
    Fendika Azmari Bet, Addis Ababa
    Lalibela, Ethiopia
    Ratua, Vanuatu
    Kunene Region, Namibia
    Skeleton Coast, Namibia
    Chuacruz village, Guatemala
    Riad Jardin Secret, Marrakech
    Dadar Flower Market, Mumbai
    Touch of Joy, Colaba, Mumbai
    Elephanta Island, Mumbai
    Regal Cinema, Mumbai
    Swati Snacks, Mumbai
    Abode Hotel, Mumbai
    Panauti, Nepal
    Bhutan
    You can discover more of Nina's thoughtful travels at travelswithnina.com or purchase her delightful new book here.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit www.escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 46 min
    Escape with food writer and restaurateur Ravinder Bhogal

    Escape with food writer and restaurateur Ravinder Bhogal

    Today’s guest is award-winning food writer and restaurateur, Ravinder Bhogal. 
    Ravinder is one of the hottest names on the British culinary scene. Yotam Ottolenghi, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay all sing her praises and literary great, Salman Rushdie, is one of the many fans you’ll find frequenting her fashionable London restaurant, Jikoni.
     
    Jikoni means ‘kitchen’ in Kiswahili – a name inspired by an idyllic childhood spent in Kenya. Her brand-new cookbook ‘Jikoni: proudly inauthentic recipes from an immigrant kitchen’ is a love letter to immigrant culture, celebrating dishes deeply rooted in her Indian heritage, Kenyan homeland, British upbringing and extensive global travels.
    RAVINDER BHOGAL’S CULTURE GUIDE
    Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci (film)                    
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Mombasa, Kenya
    Rosewood London
    Regent’s Park, London
    The Wolseley, Mayfair
    The Wallace Collection, Marylebone
    Daunt Books, Marylebone
    Cortona, Tuscany
    Trattoria Dardano, Cortona
    Syracuse, Sicily
    Mount Etna, Sicily
    Zelyoniy Bazaar, Kazakhstan
    Shree Thaker Bhojanalay, Mumbai
    The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
    Beit Douma, Lebanon
    You can visit Jikonilondon.com or buy Ravinder's gorgeous new cookbook here.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit www.escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 54 min
    Escape with ballet dancer Xander Parish OBE

    Escape with ballet dancer Xander Parish OBE

    Today's guest is Yorkshire-born ballet dancer Xander Parish, who made history as the first British dancer to join the illustrious Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg back in 2010.
    He is now a principal dancer at one of the most famous ballet companies in the world and was awarded an OBE for his services, both to dance and British-Russian cultural relations.
    Xander’s life in Russia has a storybook quality and not just because St. Petersburg is a city of jewel box coloured palaces – his repertoire includes romantic roles such as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Désiré and our favourite star-crossed lover, Romeo.
    Xander’s insights into St. Petersburg offer a treasure trove of cultural delights. Beyond Russia, he has performed gravity-defying leaps in some of the most magical places around the globe.  
    XANDER PARISH’S CULTURE GUIDE
    Swan Lake (ballet) choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Nutcracker (ballet) choreography by Marius Petipa, and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
     
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    The Algarve, Portugal
    Yorkshire, England
    St. Petersburg
    The Mariinksy Theatre
    Yusupov Palace 
    The Hermitage
    Fabergé Museum
    Sadko Restaurant, St. Petersburg
    Shapki, Russia
    Havana, Cuba
    Gran Teatro de la Habana
    The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens
    Positano
    Li Galli Islands (the ‘dance island’), Italy
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit www.escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 39 min
    Escape with travel blogger Brooke Saward

    Escape with travel blogger Brooke Saward

    Today’s guest is one of the world’s most successful travel bloggers, Brooke Saward.
    Brooke’s journey began when she started documenting her holidays on her blog World of Wanderlust back in 2012. The adventures of the Australian-born blogger have been followed by millions of readers across the globe.
    Brooke’s travel tales will take you on a whirlwind journey from her quiet life in Tasmania to the electrifying city of Hong Kong, where she first caught the travel bug. Since then she’s visited over 70 countries and has relocated to Cape Town as a result of a storybook-style romance on an African safari.
    BROOKE SAWARD’S CULTURE GUIDE
    Cirque du Soleil (live show)
    Into the Okavango by Neil Gelinas (film)
    Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (book)
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    Tasmania, Australia
    Hong Kong
    Cape Town, South Africa
    The Cape Winelands, South Africa
    Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa
    Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Kalahari Desert, Botswana
    andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
    Skybeds, Botswana
    San Camp, Botswana
    Stone Town, Zanzibar
    andBeyond Mnemba Island
    Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
    Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
    Hunza Valley, Pakistan
    Attabad Lake, Pakistan
    Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
    Nihiwatu resort, Sumba Island, Indonesia
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 50 min
    Escape with TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo

    Escape with TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo

    Today’s guest launched an incredible culinary career from a tiny Parisian apartment.
    Rachel Khoo is a British cookbook author and TV chef who packed up her life in London to pursue her dream of studying pâtisserie at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris.  
    In 2012, Rachel became a household name with her bestselling cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen, but it was her hit BBC TV show that had us falling head over heels for Rachel’s vintage style, Parisian lifestyle and simple French fare served with creative flair. Numerous cookbooks and television shows have since followed.
    In the latest chapter of her gastronomic adventures, Rachel has bid au revoir to France and traded croissants for cardamom buns as she’s now settled in Stockholm. Her culinary journey takes us from the snow-capped Austrian Alps to deep within the Malaysian jungle. She also shares her fascination with Tokyo’s convenience stores and her love of long summer days spent foraging for cloudberries in the Swedish forests.
    RACHEL KHOO’S CULTURE GUIDE
    Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (film)
    DESTINATION INSPIRATION
    Shakespeare and Company, Paris
    Vienna
    The Austrian Alps
    Malaysia
    Paris
    Le Cordon Bleu
    Marché d'Aligre, Paris
    Tokyo
    7-Eleven, Japan
    Stockholm
    Lillebrors Bageri, Stockholm
    If you’re interested in exploring whether going vegan will save the planet, you can find Rachel Khoo's new 8-part podcast series A Carnivore’s Crisis available on Audible. You can also keep up to date with her latest projects at rachelkhoo.com
    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate and review so others can discover this podcast as well. If you’re looking for some more travel inspiration, you can find me on Instagram @escape.artist.podcast or visit www.escapeartistpodcast.com
    See you next week for another episode of The Escape Artist!
    Xx Edwina
    (Music by the talented Giselle Rosselli) 

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BerryBeef ,

Fabulous, eclectic collection of interesting perspectives

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to these wonderfully eclectic perspectives of a variety of accomplished international professionals. Congratulations on an enchanting series of interviews and perspectives. Eagerly anticipating listening Edwina’s next guest ...

arabella_london ,

Wonderful dose of wanderlust

I’ve followed Edwina Hart’s travel writing for year and was excited to hear she’s created a podcast. Edwina has such rapport with each of the guests, it feels as if you’re sitting down with them at a dinner party listening to their travel tales. The guests are all intelligent, creative and inspiring. After listening I feel like I’ve been to the exotic destinations described in the show - it’s incredibly transportive!

Frenchiefreesia ,

The escapism we need right now!

This podcast promises to transport you to enchanting, far-flung places, and it succeeds in leaps and bounds! It’s armchair travel for the artistically inclined. The host has a voice for radio and each of the guests are interesting and remarkable in their own unique way. I’ve subscribed and I can’t wait I to find out who the next ‘escape artist’ is!

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