• Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    June 18th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    A safari without rhinos? That’s the sad future we may be facing. Right now South Africa is home to eighty percent of the world’s rhinos, but poaching is reducing their numbers every year – in 2017, three rhinos were killed every day on average. Anti-poaching units across the country are fighting to protect these and other…

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  • Podcast: the art of vodou in Haiti

    Podcast: the art of vodou in Haiti

    June 4th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Welcome to Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere! In this first episode, Rough Guides web editor Neil McQuillian (@NeilMcQuillian) joins author Thomas Rees (@ThomasNRees) as he dives deep into the vodou culture of Haiti – encountering artworks made from human skulls and plenty of evidence that, hey, President Trump might not rate the…

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  • Podcast: trailer for Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere

    Podcast: trailer for Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere

    May 31st, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    The Rough Guide to Everywhere is back with wonderful new stories, new guests, new locations and new hosts in Rough Guides editors Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian. The first episode of the new season – all about Haiti and voudou – launches Monday June 4th. If you like the sound of this trailer, you can listen to all…

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  • Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    December 25th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In our recent Reader Awards, we asked you to name the thing at the very top of your bucket list. The answer didn’t surprise us one bit. It was, resoundingly, to witness the Northern Lights. So for this season’s final episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), our podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to Finnish Lapland in a…

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  • Podcast: on the road with Rough Guides’ authors

    Podcast: on the road with Rough Guides’ authors

    November 29th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    At any one time, somewhere, there is a Rough Guides author on the road, crossing a country on a rickety bus, scribbling notes on the back of a receipt, or propping up a bar in a one-horse town. All in the name of making sure that the dogeared Rough Guide slotted in your backpack is…

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  • Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    November 14th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Cowboy, pirate, Aboriginal storyteller, artist, cultural educator, filmmaker, soft-porn photographer. Francis Firebrace, now 81, has certainly led an extraordinary life. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson chats with Francis, often labelled “the happiest man in the world”, in his Surrey home. During the conversation, Francis shares tales…

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  • Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    November 7th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it’s easy to tune out from the natural navigational clues that surround us. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the…

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  • Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    October 16th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On the Tanzanian island of Ukerewe, and across sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism are persecuted in devastating and unimaginable ways. In the summer of 2016, Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan travelled to the island with the charity Standing Voice, armed with a load of microphones and musical instruments. People with albinism are not allowed to…

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  • Podcast: North Korea, behind the headlines

    Podcast: North Korea, behind the headlines

    October 2nd, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    It’s hard to get away from news about North Korea. Updates on the secretive state litter our social media feeds and newspaper splashes. But for a country that we talk about so much, very few of us have actually visited. So in this week’s episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), we turn our attention…

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  • Podcast: maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    Podcast: maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    September 18th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast is back. Today we are delighted to launch Series Two of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), with this special recording taken in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival. In previous episodes, we have travelled all around the world, from Patagonia to the Ukraine, via…

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  • Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    June 5th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In the spring of 2017, our editor and podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to the far northern Scottish Highlands on Rough Guides duties. While there he met Colin Murdoch, the eccentric deerstalker who runs extraordinary tours across the Reraig Forest Estate. This episode takes us off the beaten track and into Colin’s “argo”, an amphibious…

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  • Podcast: life across three continents

    Podcast: life across three continents

    May 22nd, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), we’ve heard stories from inspiring people who have travelled the world for work, pleasure, or to sate an incredible thirst for adventure. But playwright, columnist and radio host Esther Armah says living between different countries has defined her entire identity. In this podcast episode we ask Esther…

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