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With global travel largely on pause, the world’s great adventurers are all at home. And Greg Dickinson has managed to get their phone numbers. Join them to hear the travel stories you didn't know you were missing.

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    • 4.4 • 34 Ratings

With global travel largely on pause, the world’s great adventurers are all at home. And Greg Dickinson has managed to get their phone numbers. Join them to hear the travel stories you didn't know you were missing.

    Clara Amfo: Ghana, London, Japan

    Clara Amfo: Ghana, London, Japan

    As listeners of her radio shows will know, Clara Amfo has an infectious passion for music - and a gift for uncovering the world’s most exciting new artists. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that she brings the same energy to her travels.

    In this final episode of Postcards, she talks travel journalist, Greg Dickinson through a few of her most vivid travel memories, including a childhood trip to Ghana, a more recent one to Tokyo, and a taste of the Caribbean at the Notting Hill Carnival.

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    • 25 min
    Miriam Margolyes: Australia, India, Italy

    Miriam Margolyes: Australia, India, Italy

    Whether you first encountered Miriam Margolyes as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, or as Mrs Mingott in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, or in any one of the hundreds of screen and stage roles that she’s had over the decades — you’ll probably have warmed to her. She’s like that.

    And as she reveals to Greg Dickinson in this typically lively and forthright interview, travel has been one of the sustaining forces in both her life and her career. From an early memory of approaching Venice at dawn through to a recent, 10,000km road trip across Australia - she shares her highlights and makes an impassioned case for the lifelong value of travel.

    To see Miriam’s photographs and an extended video interview: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/postcards/Miriam-Margolyes-podcast-postcards/

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    • 33 min
    Ade Adepitan: Spain, Nicaragua, Congo

    Ade Adepitan: Spain, Nicaragua, Congo

    Ade Adepitan grew up in East London, wearing callipers on his legs as a result of childhood polio - and feeling like adventures were things that happened to other people. But then a chance encounter with a wheelchair basketball team turned all of that upside down.

    The Paralympic medallist and broadcaster talks Greg Dickinson through a handful of his most vivid travel memories - including a hair-raising expedition up the side of a live volcano in Central America, a meeting with a one-eyed boxing champion in Kinshasa, and a plot to kidnap him that didn’t quite go to plan. 

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    • 31 min
    Steve McCurry: Thailand, Mumbai, Kashmir

    Steve McCurry: Thailand, Mumbai, Kashmir

    Over a career spanning five decades, photographer Steve McCurry has documented everything from war zones to wildernesses, and received many of his profession’s highest awards. 

    In this episode he takes Greg Dickinson behind the scenes, revealing the secret histories of three of his favourite photographs - from a quietly haunting image taken in the back of a taxi in Mumbai, to a moment of fleeting perfection in Kashmir.

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    • 27 min
    Marcel Theroux: India, Crimea, North Korea

    Marcel Theroux: India, Crimea, North Korea

    Marcel Theroux grew up in a household where adventurous travel was the norm. So perhaps it's no surprise that he's spent much of his own working life on the road, seeking out stories that other people have overlooked.

    He relives three of his most memorable trips with travel journalist, Greg Dickinson - from a formative journey to India as a gangly teenager, through to a recent adventure in one of the world's most secretive states.

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    • 29 min
    Griff Rhys Jones: Iceland, Mediterranean, Namibia

    Griff Rhys Jones: Iceland, Mediterranean, Namibia

    Comedian-turned-travel presenter, Griff Rhys Jones is picky about his adventures. If you've been there, chances are he'd rather not.

    Greg Dickinson spoke to Griff from his house in Suffolk, where he took us behind the scenes of three of his most poignant travel memories, from a near-death experience at sea, to a moment of stillness amongst the frozen volcanic ash of Iceland.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

falklands78 ,

Love it

Love the show and following along from the Falkland island

jgaligen ,

The antidote we all need right now and in the future

I am really enjoying this podcast, and love the structure around the three photographs and getting to hear the unfiltered, thought-provoking and exciting tales. Can’t wait for the next episode!

lancashire_lass ,

Just the escape we need

Whilst we can’t travel this was a great listen to inspire trips in the future

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