The Rough Guide to Everywhere

The Rough Guide to Everywhere
A home for all the untold travel stories. In The …
Haiti: the art of vodou
Jun 4 • 25 min
Artworks made from human skulls, all-night street parades and frenzied spirit possession, Rough Guides author Thomas Rees (@ThomasNRees) leads us down the alleyways of Port Au Prince in Haiti, looking at how vodou influences everything from the art world…
Trailer: The Rough Guide to Everywhere Season 3
May 31 • 1 min
Trailer for series 3 of travel podcast The Rough Guide to Everywhere. We’re back with wonderful new stories, new guests, new locations and new hosts in Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian, editors at Rough Guides ( Episode 18 – all…
In search of the northern lights
Dec 20, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode Greg travels to Finnish Lapland to embark on a hunt for the northern lights. This is Greg’s last episode of the Rough Guide to Everywhere, but keep an eye on Rough Guides’ social channels and to find out about exciting…
From Kenya to Bolivia: on the road with Rough Guides
Nov 29, 2017 • 32 min
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 Rough Guide slotted…
The Extraordinary Life of Aboriginal Storyteller Francis Firebrace
Nov 12, 2017 • 23 min
Cowboy, pirate, storyteller, cultural educator, soft-porn photographer. 81-year-old Francis Firebrace has led an extraordinary life. In this episode, Greg chats with Francis in his Surrey home. Francis shares his incredible life story, and tells some of…
The Natural Navigator
Oct 29, 2017 • 41 min
In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it is easy to tune out from the natural navigational cues that surround us. In this episode, Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan…
Tanzania Albinism Collective
Oct 14, 2017 • 27 min
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…
North Korea
Oct 1, 2017 • 40 min
We’ve all heard so much about North Korea. But how many of us have actually travelled to the secretive state? In this week’s episode Greg chats with legendary travel writer and publisher Hilary Bradt about her recent visit to the most mysterious and…
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner (LIVE)
Sep 16, 2017 • 47 min
The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast is back! Today we are delighted to launch Series Two of the Rough Guide to Everywhere, with this special recording taken in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday 14th September 2017. In…
Off-Road in the Scottish Highlands
Jun 3, 2017 • 22 min
In March 2017, podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to the Scottish Highlands on Rough Guides duties. While on the road, Greg spent an afternoon with eccentric deerstalker Colin Murdoch, who leads extraordinary adventures across the Reraig Forest Estate…
The Ghanaian Test
May 20, 2017 • 28 min
For Esther Armah, travelling and living between different places has defined her identity. She has lived in Accra, London and New York, and in this episode Rough Guides’ editor Greg Dickinson chats to her about identity, childhood, and what it was like…
Rocinha Surf School
May 6, 2017 • 17 min
In this week’s episode we chat with Mikey Krzyzanowski, founder of Goma Collective, about his documentary on a Brazilian surf school that is empowering a generation.
A View From Space
Apr 22, 2017 • 14 min
This week we hear from a man who has seen entire continents in one glance: NASA astronaut, Don Thomas. Don has orbited Earth nearly 700 times on four space flights, and talks vividly about the view from outer space, and how space travel changes your…
Apr 8, 2017 • 25 min
This week we hear from National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Alastair Humphreys, the man behind Microadventures. He tells us how he came up with the concept, and challenges host Greg Dickinson to go off on a Microadventure of his own.
Tim Key’s gap year in Ukraine
Mar 25, 2017 • 26 min
In this week’s episode, poet comedian Tim Key tells us about his gap year in Kiev, Ukraine. He also shares stories from southeast Asia and India, where he penned a wonderful poem that he performs for us at the end of the episode. We also hear from Rough…
Wild Things
Mar 11, 2017 • 34 min
In this week’s episode, we travel to Latin America to hear from two of the world’s most ambitious and outspoken eco-pioneers. Kris Tompkins, the ex-CEO of Patagonia clothing, explains why she moved to South America in the early 1990s to embark on one of…
The Travel Confessions of Ruby Wax
Feb 25, 2017 • 22 min
In this third episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere we catch up with the one and only Ruby Wax. Ruby shares previously untold travel stories, from the time she was locked up in a jail cell in Berkeley to taking selfies with the Dalai Lama, and tips us…
That’s Not Hygge
Feb 11, 2017 • 30 min
In this second episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we hunker down and talk about “hygge” with Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute. Meik speaks about his travels around the world “collecting smiles” – from South Korea to Mexico – and…
Just Like Riding a Bicycle
Jan 28, 2017 • 35 min
In this first episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we talk to two people who have cycled huge lengths of the planet, fifty years apart. Legendary travel writer Dervla Murphy shares stories from her 1963 solo cycle from Ireland to India, disclosing…