16 episodes

== About the 'Coffee & Geography' podcast ==

The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

== About Geogramblings ==

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings) spent 13 years as a Geography high-school teacher, and is now freelancing as an educational blogger, author, speaker & trainer. They are a consultant to the Geographical Association (UK) and work through the University of East Anglia to raise aspirations of young people to Higher Education.

Kit's projects include the Geogramblings.com educational blog, communicating issues through performing arts, the Coffee & Geography podcast and many community-based initiatives.

Coffee & Geography Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)

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== About the 'Coffee & Geography' podcast ==

The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

== About Geogramblings ==

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings) spent 13 years as a Geography high-school teacher, and is now freelancing as an educational blogger, author, speaker & trainer. They are a consultant to the Geographical Association (UK) and work through the University of East Anglia to raise aspirations of young people to Higher Education.

Kit's projects include the Geogramblings.com educational blog, communicating issues through performing arts, the Coffee & Geography podcast and many community-based initiatives.

    Coffee & Geography S01E15 Justin Boot (USA)

    Coffee & Geography S01E15 Justin Boot (USA)

    Kit talks to Justin Boot (they/them) while admiring a decorative Greenwell Farms coffee sack hanging on the wall, chatting about spatial awareness, photography, wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff, amongst other things.

    Justin is a writer/gamer/reviewer/banker/hiker/photographer/world traveller still trying to find their place in the world. Currently studying Environmental Science and Geography.

    Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
    - Alcatraz Island https://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
    - Justin’s photos on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/Polymathically) and 500px (https://500px.com/p/polymathically)
    - Photo of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala https://soundcloud.com/geogramblings/coffee-geography-s01e15-justin/s-lxTgwqbfkdS
    - Star Trek episodes:
    - TNG All Good Things https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/All_Good_Things..._(episode)
    - TNG Cause & Effect https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Cause_and_Effect_(episode)
    - TNG Remember Me https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Remember_Me_(episode)
    - VOY One https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/One_(episode)
    - VOY Relativity https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Relativity_(episode)

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Justin via Twitter (https://twitter.com/Polymathically) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0pmXTvy7LVKsL4ZNxzERg)

    The chat was recorded on 19th June 2021.

    ==About Coffee & Geography==

    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    • 54 min
    Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

    Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

    Kit talks to Adil Hussain (he/him) over a delightful brew of Assam tea, chatting about how the physical and human geography of his home town of Goalpara formed his identity, stand-up comedy, the power and pitfalls of popular culture for education, how nature can make you look ‘within’, and reframing what really is ‘success’.

    NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards. Never mind! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :)

    Adil is an award-winning actor in theatre and film, appearing in shows such as Othello – a play in Black and White, the Life of Pi and season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. Adil says he is “in love” with acting and always struggling all the way to act better. He says, “I fail measurably. Still found a way to live with myself in spite of multiple failures.”

    Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
    - Life of Pi Interview for 9th Dubai International Film Festival (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OSb8UKRec
    - ‘Footprints On Water’ Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13221998/
    - Adil on overcoming the fear of failure (Failing It Up) https://youtu.be/AgFc-dG--ys

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Adil via Twitter (https://twitter.com/_adilhassain), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_adilhussain/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/adil.hussain.1800721)

    The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021.

    ==About Coffee & Geography==

    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.
    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    • 54 min
    Coffee & Geography S01E13 Ellie Barker (UK)

    Coffee & Geography S01E13 Ellie Barker (UK)

    Kit talks to The Curious Geographer, Ellie (she/her) over a cool Old Spike Iced Coffee, chatting about Peckham, YouTube videos, spy novels, amongst other things!

    Ellie Barker (neé Hopkins) is a teacher, author, love geography - started a YouTube channel in 2019 called The Curious Geographer where she holds live interviews with academics, journalists and professionals involved in all things geography.

    Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
    - ...
    - Time-Space Compression video
    - String activity
    - Spy novels
    - Agent Sonja
    - Disaster by Choice
    - Cold
    - Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Ellie via Twitter (https://twitter.com/ thecuriousgeog), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thecuriousgeographer), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/the_curious_geographer/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv3KwaZkZPCPT7Nl6KYnnew)

    The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021

    ==About Coffee & Geography==
    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (www.silvermansound.com/)

    • 44 min
    Coffee & Geography S01E12 Keston Perry (Trinidad & Tobago and UK)

    Coffee & Geography S01E12 Keston Perry (Trinidad & Tobago and UK)

    Kit talks to Dr Keston Perry (he/him) over a Costa Coffee, chatting about colonisalism, changes in East London, how history comes 'full circle' amongst other things!

    Keston Perry a political economist and interdisciplinary scholar interested in Afro-Caribbean economic thought, global finance and climate justice. He is currently a lecturer in economics at the University of the West of England, and previously was a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University. He has published on industrial policy, climate finance and decarbonization and financialization in resource wealthy countries.

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Keston via Twitter (https://twitter.com/radical_carib) and his website https://www.kestonperry.com/)

    The chat was recorded on 9th June 2021

    ==About Coffee & Geography==

    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    • 52 min
    Coffee & Geography S01E11 Lucy Eckersley (UK)

    Coffee & Geography S01E11 Lucy Eckersley (UK)

    Kit talks to The Punk Biologist, Lucy Eckersley (she/her) over a classic brew of Yorkshire Tea (& kombucha!), chatting about amine, exploding leeches, living in Nagasaki, amongst other things! A certain 'mini geographer' also makes a cameo appearance!

    Lucy is a wildlife biologist by training and uses her knowledge to talk to young people interested in careers in veterinary and animal sciences. She is also a presenter and stand up comic, focusing on stories of field work gone wrong!

    Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
    - Lucy’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXHIGVcKmDfAVBlGA9FLEQ (includes the full video of the CBBC clip)
    - 'Walking The Wall for Will' fundraiser for CARE: https://www.justgiving.com/team/WalkingTheWallforWill
    - Live, Laugh, Lovecraft D&D podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-laugh-lovecraft/id1559124510)
    - 'Caper' outdoor educational app (https://www.caper.co/)

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Lucy via Twitter (https://twitter.com/PunkBiologist), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/punkbiologist/) and her website (http://www.punkbiologist.com/)

    The chat was recorded on 6th June 2021

    ==About Coffee & Geography==

    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Coffee & Geography S01E10 Joana Mendes (UK & Portugal)

    Coffee & Geography S01E10 Joana Mendes (UK & Portugal)

    Kit talks to Joana Mendes (she/her) over a Chá Gorreana, chatting about moving from urban Portugal to rural UK, cream teas, philosophy, yoga, amongst other things!

    NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards. Never mind! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :)

    Joana is in constant awe by our world and the beings that inhabit it. She enjoys observing and understanding natural phenomena and the relationships between fellow humans and their environment. Perhaps because of such curiosity, Joana was driven to study physics and meteorology, although she is also secretly inspired by philosophy. Being environmentally conscious since a very young age, Joana has sought to ally her academic background with green and sustainable energies. She has been focusing her career in Energy Meteorology for Renewables, and is currently a senior scientific consultant for the energy industry at the UK Met Office.

    Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
    - "Azores — home to the oldest tea plantation in Europe" (https://www.dw.com/en/azores-home-to-the-oldest-tea-plantation-in-europe/a-57596094)
    - Joana's WattMeet presentation at ICEM2019 "Uncertainty: What do you know for sure?" (https://www.facebook.com/421177431756497/videos/264699841061264?&t=4980)
    - Downward-facing Dog Yoga pose (https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/types/downward-facing-dog/)
    - Geogrambling's blog post "Language, culture, land: Entwined in the soul" (https://geogramblings.com/2018/02/23/language-culture-land-entwined-in-the-soul/)

    Expand your Geography community by connecting with Joana via her Met Office profile at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/people/joana-mendes or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joana-mendes-b391b962/)

    This chat was recorded on 4th June 2021.

    ==About Coffee & Geography==

    The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

    If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

    The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

    • 40 min

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