6 episodes

This is Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast. Each episode, we share in-depth perspectives from local experts, into the places you've always wanted to visit. Hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati). Spread the word: #insightguidestravelpodcast

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This is Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast. Each episode, we share in-depth perspectives from local experts, into the places you've always wanted to visit. Hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati). Spread the word: #insightguidestravelpodcast

    Festivals in Japan

    Festivals in Japan

    For episode 6 of the Insight Guides Podcast, we're in Tokyo! From cherry blossoms to bringing back our ancestors, Tokyo has a festival for every occasion. Writer Anna Sherman talks us through some of her favourites.

    The Insight Guides Podcast is hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati) and produced by Jessie Lawson of Reduced Listening Production (reducedlistening.co.uk), featuring sound design from Louis Grace.

    • 15 min
    Playing Cricket in India

    Playing Cricket in India

    For episode five of the Insight Guides Podcast, writer and broadcaster Mihir Bose brings us the story of how one sport changed India's position in world politics...

    The Insight Guides Podcast is hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati) and produced by Jessie Lawson of Reduced Listening (reducedlistening.co.uk), featuring sound design from Louis Grace.

    • 15 min
    Discovering the Fez medina

    Discovering the Fez medina

    For episode four of the Insight Guides Podcast, we're visiting UNESCO World Heritage site and cultural capital of Morocco: the city of Fez. Within the square mile of its Medina, there are 9000 alleyways, over 300 mosques and a population of 200,000. Tour guide Gail Leonard talks us through the five pillars that have united this community for centuries...

    The Insight Guides Podcast is hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati) and produced by Jessie Lawson of Reduced Listening (reducedlistening.co.uk), featuring sound design from Louis Grace.

    • 14 min
    Travels on the Trans-Siberian Railway

    Travels on the Trans-Siberian Railway

    For episode three of the Insight Guides Podcast we ask: Could a train be responsible for re-routing a country's political landscape? A network of railways connecting Moscow to Vladyvostok in Siberia, the Trans-Siberian is the longest railway in the world. Historian Christian Wolmar also believes it changed the course of Russian history, forever. We're here to find out.

    The Insight Guides Podcast is hosted by Zara Sekhavati (@ZaraSekhavati) and produced by Jessie Lawson of Reduced Listening (reducedlistening.co.uk). This episode featured sound design from Louis Grace.

    • 16 min
    The history of cruises

    The history of cruises

    This is the Insight Guides Podcast. Each episode, we bring you in-depth perspectives on the things you've always wanted to know about travel, from the people who know them best. For episode 2, we meet jazz accordion player-turned-cruise-ship-expert, Douglas Ward. From Titanic, to air travel, to the Antarctic Peninsula, Douglas takes us on a journey into the hidden history of the cruise industry.

    The Insight Guides Podcast is presented by Zara Sekhavati and is a Reduced Listening Production by Jessie Lawson, featuring sound design from Louis Grace.

    • 15 min
    Delving into the Panama Canal

    Delving into the Panama Canal

    This is the Insight Guides Podcast. Each episode, we share in-depth perspectives from local experts, into the places you’ve always wanted to visit. For our very first episode, we’re delving into the history of the Panama Canal. One of the greatest feats of engineering to date, its breathtaking views hide a twisting tale of conflict, failure and power struggles. Insight Guides writer Sara Humphreys brings us the story.

    This episode was produced by Jessie Lawson for Reduced Listening. Special thanks to Sara Humphreys.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Laussatron ,

One of the best new podcasts

Just discovered this new podcast and I love it. So well produced and I love that they talk about the hidden history of places

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Excellent

Really enjoyed the first episode on Panama. Intriguing and inspiring.

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