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This travel podcast travels the unbeaten path. Unfolding Maps talks to adventurers of all dimensions about their expeditions and the experiences that shaped them. Join the host, Erik Lorenz, in his conversations with globetrotters, who are best-selling writers, award-winning photographers and critically-acclaimed filmmakers. 
Through the pens and lenses of these border crossers, Unfolding Maps tells stories that encourage us to step out of familiar spaces, to venture to the other side of borders, and to savor the magic moments in between – big and small.
Open your eyes to adventure – with Unfolding Maps.
More info at www.unfoldingmaps.com.

Unfolding Map‪s‬ Erik Lorenz

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This travel podcast travels the unbeaten path. Unfolding Maps talks to adventurers of all dimensions about their expeditions and the experiences that shaped them. Join the host, Erik Lorenz, in his conversations with globetrotters, who are best-selling writers, award-winning photographers and critically-acclaimed filmmakers. 
Through the pens and lenses of these border crossers, Unfolding Maps tells stories that encourage us to step out of familiar spaces, to venture to the other side of borders, and to savor the magic moments in between – big and small.
Open your eyes to adventure – with Unfolding Maps.
More info at www.unfoldingmaps.com.

    #21: People of the Horse – with Erika Larsen

    #21: People of the Horse – with Erika Larsen

    Over a two-year period, storyteller and National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen travelled to many locations in the western United States to learn about the significance of the horse in Native American tribes - culturally, spiritually, and economically. ⁠

    Along her journey she met many Native Americans who shared their profound stories and experiences about the unique bond that exists between the horse and their culture. In this episode we discuss her photographic work documenting this exceptional connection, as well as the insights she was able to gain - insights into how this connection transformed the indigenous relationship to the landscape they live(d) in. Erika also tells us about her own relationship with horses, what she has learned about how to bond with a horse best and what she has taken from this far-reaching project personally.⁠

    Furthermore, we talk about the powerful impressions she gained when attending the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in 2016/2017 - which is considered to be one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in modern times. ⁠


    If you want to learn more about Erika’s very inspiring and outstanding stories and her impressive photographs, we also recommend episode 18 of Unfolding Maps to you - it's about Erika’s experiences in the Scandinavian Arctic: "Living with Sami Reindeer Herders"!⁠
     
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    #20: Rewilding the World – with Kristine Tompkins

    #20: Rewilding the World – with Kristine Tompkins

    She was a successful CEO of the clothing manufacturer Patagonia and played a decisive role in building the company. And then left everything behind to move to the wilderness of the actual Patagonia in Chile. For nature conservation – and for love.


    Our guest in this episode is Kristine Tompkins, an environmentalist and the president of Tompkins Conservation. She has been working tirelessly for three decades to protect the environment. And what she and her late husband Doug Tompkins have achieved is truly amazing.


    Like Kristine, Doug himself was very successful in the outdoor clothing market in his first life, co-founding the brands "The North Face" and "Esprit".
    When Kristine and him eventually sold their shares, they began to buy up private land in Chile and Argentina, to restore it at great effort, to combine it into protected areas, and to finally hand it over to the government as national parks to protect this land forever.


    Thanks to the work of Kristine and Doug, new national parks with an area larger than that of the whole of Switzerland have been established in Chile alone. The couple is considered as some of the most successful national park-oriented philanthropists in history.


    Currently, Kristine – as President of Tompkins Conservation – is overseeing a number of projects in Chile and Argentina aimed at creating even more national parks and reserves and halting the extinction of species by reintroducing native species that are threatened or locally extinct – such as the jaguar.
     
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    #19: Fathoms – The World in the Whale – with Rebecca Giggs

    #19: Fathoms – The World in the Whale – with Rebecca Giggs

    "Fathoms - The World in the Whale": That is the title of Australian author Rebecca Giggs' first book (published by SCRIBE and Simon Schuster in April 2020) – and it is, indeed, the gate to a large world...
    In it, Rebecca blends natural history, philosophy and science to reveal an unexpected world in a stranded whale – with more cross-connections to our “human world” than we might have ever thought about.⁠
    In Australia, "Fathoms" won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Prize, and the Royal Society's Whitley Award for Popular Zoology. The book has also recently been shortlisted for the prestigious ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and the Kirkus Prize in the US. Rebecca's essays and articles have appeared in Best Australian Science Writing and Best Australian Essays, as well as in The Atlantic, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, and Griffith Review.⁠
     
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    #18: Living with Sami Reindeer Herders – with Erika Larsen

    #18: Living with Sami Reindeer Herders – with Erika Larsen

    Sitting in a snow-covered tent, surrounded by a pretty harsh environment where no horizon can be seen, in the arctic circle. Cooking with reindeer blood and learning the fascinating Sami language.
    Photographer Erika Larsen experienced all this when she lived with the Sami people in Scandinavia for a total of four years. She had been looking for people who lived in unity with nature and were able to interpret “their” landscapes for the rest of the world. Erika was able to gain unprecedented access into the lives, work and culture of the Sami community.
    Her monograph ‘Sami-Walking with Reindeer’, a reflection of her time living in the Scandinavian Arctic, was published in 2013.


    Erikas work has been shown all over the world, for instance in the National Geographic magazine, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington and the United States Embassy in Oslo. In 2020 she was the Eliza Scidmore Award recipient for immersive storytelling.


    What did she learn about Sami culture? And what does the oldest tradition in the world - storytelling - mean to her? That's what she talks about in this episode.
     
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    • 59 Min.
    #17: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit – with Tim Butcher

    #17: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit – with Tim Butcher

    For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through. They were places of terrible violence – associated with child soldiers, prisoner mutilation and blood diamonds.
    With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher set out on a journey across both countries. In this episode, he remembers this journey. It is his second appearance on Unfolding Maps. In episode 13, he talked about his book “Blood River” and his explorations through Congo, following the historic tracks of Henry Morton Stanley. This time, in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim followed the trail blazed by Graham Greene in 1935 and immortalized in the travel classic Journey Without Maps. Greene took 26 porters, a case of scotch, and hammocks in which he and his cousin Barbara were carried. Tim walked every blistering inch to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of a troubled and overlooked region, and he wrote a great book about it: “Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit”.
    In this conversation, he talks about what kind of devil he chased and whether he has found the Fighting Spirit of Africa in these two war torn countries.
     
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    • 49 Min.
    #16: Eric Adams (Manowar) – Outdoor Adventures & Hunting

    #16: Eric Adams (Manowar) – Outdoor Adventures & Hunting

    (Rerelease of previously published Weltwach episode.) Eric Adams is world famous as the singer of the legendary American heavy metal band Manowar. Besides music however, another passion shapes his life: his love for nature, wildlife and hunting.
    This is what this episode of Weltwach is about: Eric Adams tells how his father once showed him the wilderness for the very first time, remembers his most curious hunting experiences and talks about the quiet magic of a dawning day in the forest. He also discusses with Erik Lorenz what he understands as responsible hunting – and which memories are most dear to him when thinking back to his four decades-long career with Manowar.
     
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    • 52 Min.

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Angeliterdeern ,

Mind Trip

Dear Eric,
it is highly fascinating to listen to your guests, on both of your Podcasts(Weltwach and unfolding maps)... all of them unique. It is a pleasure to listen, as you guide through the interviews. You seem to know exactly where to ask the right questions and where to just listen.
You and your guests know how to take the listeners on a mind trip. I very much enjoy being taken to all these different trips. Thank you.

Pistazieneis Lecker ,

Top Job

I totally agree with my previous speaker Markus, Erik is the best and setting up the two podcasts is a godsend... Thank you so much!

markusknuefken ,

Erik is the best!

I am a huge fan of Eriks German Podcast “Weltwach”, that means : Wide awake for our world!
Now he does a great job in interviewing international Travellers, Adventurers, Photographers or people who experienced something worth to talk about to understand our complicated times of conflicts about how we can treat our planet and the people who live on it better...
He always is super prepared and knows exactly how to get to the most interesting storys and to the essence of what his guests have achieved in there work or travels.
He always puts his guests first and knows the right questions. Erik makes them feel comfortable to talk about there lifes and experiences. Nobody does a better job in Travel and Adventure Podcasts!

Thanx Erik!

Markus

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