73 episodes

An ongoing series of long-form conversations with individuals at the forefront of exploration and adventure in which filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field. From mountaineers to wildlife cinematographers, environmental activists to polar photographers, The Adventure Podcast brings you up close and personal with those who live extraordinary lives. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/the-adventure-podcast

The Adventure Podcast Terra Incognita

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    • 4.8 • 202 Ratings

An ongoing series of long-form conversations with individuals at the forefront of exploration and adventure in which filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field. From mountaineers to wildlife cinematographers, environmental activists to polar photographers, The Adventure Podcast brings you up close and personal with those who live extraordinary lives. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/the-adventure-podcast

    Episode 072: Sophy Roberts, A Silent City

    Episode 072: Sophy Roberts, A Silent City

    Episode 072 of The Adventure Podcast sees a return of our dispatches - shorter form content where we delve into a specific subject, issue, idea or story. 


    In this episode Matt speaks with Sophy Roberts (who featured in Episodes 50 and 51). Sophy is an author and journalist, currently in isolation in Portugal having just been evacuated from Nepal due to the rapid spread of the Indian variant of COVID 19. In this dispatch Sophy offers commentary and opinion on the situation on the ground in Nepal, and from the valleys below Mount Everest. Sophy explains how the last 12 months may have changed travel forever.

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    • 20 min
    Episode 071: Corin Smith, Home Truths

    Episode 071: Corin Smith, Home Truths

    Corin Smith is a fly fisherman, photographer and salmon farm campaigner. Born in the highlands of Scotland, Corin's working life has taken him from a tech startup in London to fly fishing in the Seychelles. He's never been one to sit still. Now back in his homeland, Corin has taken up the role of ‘activist’, exposing the harsh realities of salmon farming. 


    In this episode Corin talks about the high and lows of remote fly fishing across the world, his complicated relationship with alcohol and his determination to fix salmon farming.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 070: Robert Martineau, Waypoints

    Episode 070: Robert Martineau, Waypoints

    Robert Martineau has many strings to his bow, most recently adding ‘author’ to his list of achievements. His book ‘Waypoints - A Journey on Foot’ is about his 1,000 mile walk across West Africa. Robert is also the co-founder of Tribe, a natural nutrition company, running community and charity which fights human trafficking. 
    In this episode Matt and Robert talk about his trip but quickly delve into the reasons we’re drawn to wander. From religious pilgrimages to just putting one foot in front of the other - we’re talking flow states, spirituality and the beauty of exploring on foot.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 069: Henry Fletcher, The Freedom to Roam

    Episode 069: Henry Fletcher, The Freedom to Roam

    Henry Fletcher is a facilitator, storyteller and maker. As a facilitator, Henry helps people immerse themselves in nature. As a storyteller, he seeks a positive narrative around our relationship with our surroundings and the environment. As a maker, he creates beautiful cairns – a pile of stones, which when carefully structured, can last centuries. In this episode Matt and Henry discuss concepts of freedom, our ‘eco-identity’ and how nature plays a vital role in finding meaning within our lives.

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    • 57 min
    Episode 068: Emily Chappell, From Courier to Commentator

    Episode 068: Emily Chappell, From Courier to Commentator

    An ultra-endurance cyclist, Emily Chappell started her biking adventures as a cycle courier in London before cycling from Wales to Japan. The cycling feats didn't end there and in 2016 Emily was the fastest woman home in the 2016 Transcontinental Race. In this episode Emily draws on her Masters in Gender Studies as she discusses the importance of not being defined by your gender and why it's now time for men to join the conversation.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 067: David Yarrow, It's Not All Black and White

    Episode 067: David Yarrow, It's Not All Black and White

    David Yarrow is a fine art photographer, conservationist and author. David is best known for his iconic monochrome wildlife photography, as well as for capturing celebrity portraits including Cindy Crawford and Cara Delevingne. David has many boasts, from taking the historic image of Maradona at the 1986 World Cup to his work in wildlife conservation. He calls himself  ‘an artist’ but is also emphatically a businessman, and his commercial success has been built on an earlier career in banking. In this episode Matt speaks to David about his life as a photographer, his process for generating ideas, and how failure has been an integral part of his work. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Oswestry Girl ,

Absorbing and inspiring

I enjoy every episode of the Adventure Podcast and get so much out of them. I'm very alive to wanting to hear from as many women as men in the adventure world, but the extraordinary women interviewed means that I'm happy with quality over quantity!

Gdhnvchfgnxbfs ,

Brilliant

Fantastic podcast. Good variety and the host does not fish for the standard answers from his guests but let’s them go off piste which leads us to some really interesting places. I have learned so much and broadened myself. My goto podcast when walking the dogs.

shsdhbfj ,

Fascinating listening

Recently discovered The Adventure Podcast and have been captivated since. I’ve gone through the first 51 episodes over the last few weeks and the variety of topics covered is captivating and so on point. My
Book reading commutes for work now have podcast competition! Keep up the great work :-)

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