55 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.

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    • 4.8 • 150 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.

    Episode 054: Tom Randall, A Life of Percentages

    Episode 054: Tom Randall, A Life of Percentages

    Tom Randall used his student loan to trade the stock market and pay his way through university, before moving to London and dividing his time between a brake-neck-paced stockbroking career and more than a dozen climbing trips to Yosemite. Deciding to turn his back on the City, Tom moved to Sheffield to focus on rock climbing full-time, and is now both an accomplished professional athlete and an entrepreneur with multiple climbing-based businesses on his roster. In this episode we explore Tom’s past, as well as hearing about his attempt to combine two of the Lake District’s hardest endurance challenges, and his struggle to stitch together a life at the extremes.
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 053: Time travel, Michael Turek

    Episode 053: Time travel, Michael Turek

    Michael Turek has been taking photographs since he was eight years old. In this conversation with Matt Pycroft - that ranges from a close encounter with a Siberian tiger to a lifelong affection for the Yorkshire Dales - he makes an eloquent case for photography being one of the closest things we have to teleportation. 
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 052: Respect is Earned, Jay Morton

    Episode 052: Respect is Earned, Jay Morton

    After a fourteen year career in the British Army, Jay Morton found himself catapulted from clandestine special forces secrecy to household-name celebrity. In this conversation with Matt Pycroft, Jay talks about growing up on active military service in Afghanistan in his early twenties, as well as the roles that both commitment and suffering have to play in a life well lived.
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 051: The Lost Pianos of Siberia - Part Two, Sophy Roberts

    Episode 051: The Lost Pianos of Siberia - Part Two, Sophy Roberts

    In the second half of this two-part interview, Sophy Roberts shares the epiphany that led to her debut book The Lost Pianos of Siberia, and the ‘pursuit of an object’ that ultimately took six expeditions, thousands of miles of travel and three years of her life. Sophy eloquently describes an odyssey through communities living by the rhythm of the earth, and the surprising freedom she found deep in the Siberian wilderness.
     
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    • 52 min
    Episode 050: The Lost Pianos of Siberia - Part One, Sophy Roberts

    Episode 050: The Lost Pianos of Siberia - Part One, Sophy Roberts

    Sophy Roberts cut her journalistic teeth reviewing luxury hotels for glossy magazines, before turning her back on the world of ‘infinity pools, free lunches and free flights’ to tell the story of a vast swathe of Russia – eleven percent of the earth’s landmass – that is arguably the least luxurious destination on the planet. In the first half of this two-part interview Sophy looks back on the path that led to Siberia.
     
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    • 56 min
    Episode 049: Finding the Last English Poacher, Emma Crome

    Episode 049: Finding the Last English Poacher, Emma Crome

    Filmmaker and producer Emma Crome specialises in adventure and documentary film production. Following an unexpected insight into the decline of Britain’s wild spaces, Emma embarked on a long-term documentary project exploring the contemporary and precarious state of nature in the UK. Along the way she discovered the story of the father and son subjects of John MacDonald’s book ‘The Last English Poachers’, and set about tracking them down. In this episode we hear their tale, and that of Britain’s shrinking pockets of wilderness.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

hjjendit ,

Tom Randall is a wod.

Absolutely brilliant episode with Tom Randall. Inspiring, funny, deep in equal measure.

Con1357vellbell ,

Wicked adventure/climbing listening

The content is so in depth into so many different questions and pathways of someone’s thought processes, actions etc. Am a keen climber so love all the climbing content but also all the other material is great too. Great questions, great guests, great conversations with a peaceful atmosphere.

Singapore Xander ,

Walking Interrupted...

Was listening while out for a walk with my dog. Had to stop walking to concentrate on the detail of the scene while George told a story of a night out in a bar in the North Brazilian jungle. So vivid, what a great narrator... real adventure on a sub-urban walk.

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