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From people to places, climates to cultures, lakes to landscapes; geography is everywhere. Geocast is your regular podcast for geography stories, straight from Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Follow us @GeographicalMag

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From people to places, climates to cultures, lakes to landscapes; geography is everywhere. Geocast is your regular podcast for geography stories, straight from Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Follow us @GeographicalMag

    Hotspot: Japan - September 2015

    Hotspot: Japan - September 2015

    Klaus Dodds explores what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposed constitutional changes would mean for Japan's military, and Japan's role in the world. Presented by Chris Fitch

    • 12 min
    Rite of Spring - August 2015

    Rite of Spring - August 2015

    In the Kosovan city of Prizren, close to the borders of Albania and Macedonia, the Shehu family keep Europe's centuries-old Sufi tradition of piercing alive. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Darragh Mason Field

    • 18 min
    Hotspot: Cyprus - August 2015

    Hotspot: Cyprus - August 2015

    After forty years divided in two, could Cyprus be genuinely set for reunification? Klaus Dodds explains how we reached this position, and speculates on what might happen next. Presented by Chris Fitch

    • 13 min
    Eyes in the Sky - July 2015

    Eyes in the Sky - July 2015

    What could be more exciting than three months working in the Alps? Doing so with helicopters and drones, of course. Mark Allen tells Geographical about his technology-assisted research project. Presented by Chris Fitch

    • 16 min
    Hotspot: Switzerland - July 2015

    Hotspot: Switzerland - July 2015

    Switzerland has found itself under the spotlight recently, in the wake of another FIFA scandal. Klaus Dodds explores the country's unique neutrality, and what these events could mean for it's international reputation. Presented by Chris Fitch. "Plans in Motion", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 12 min
    A New Lease of Life - June 2015

    A New Lease of Life - June 2015

    Thirty years ago, visitors to Taipei would have been met by rubbish-filled streets and a spiralling waste problem. Chris Fitch reports on how a new mindset has taken hold and how the locals are embracing a cleaner lifestyle

    • 12 min

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