The Altruistic Traveller Podcast

The Altruistic Traveller Podcast

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The Altruistic Traveller is a podcast bringing you stories of influential changemakers from around the globe. We talk about the topics that will shape our future for the better.


The Couple Travelling from New Zealand to The Netherlands With No Flights | The Couple in Row 51
Feb 26 • 37 min
Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of flying? Couple Steven and Simone have, and they have challenged themselves to travel from New Zealand to their homeland of The Netherlands without taking any flights. They want to raise awareness…
Brightening The Lives Of Disadvantaged Youth Through Art with Albie Colvin | Colour Them Safe
Feb 12 • 33 min
Colour Them Safe are an Australian based arts initiative, passionate about youth mental health. Their visual art programs are designed to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of disadvantaged young people in Australia and around the world. In this…
Helping Communities Access Clean Water & Sanitation with Danny Rodriguez | BLUE Missions
Dec 27, 2019 • 32 min
Water is the source of life yet somehow, in 2020, over 700 million people in the world lack access to clean water. For the past 10 years, the BLUE Missions Group has been working to provide families with clean water and sanitary environments through…
Elephant Welfare in Thailand | How KSES is Bringing Elephants Home | Kerri McCrea
Nov 16, 2019 • 26 min
Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary (KSES) is a non-profit organisation in Northern Thailand working closely with local communities to bring elephants home to the forest. Elephant welfare in Thailand and Southeast Asia has been compromised since the demand…
From Corporate to Compassion | Creating a Bridge Between Nomads & Local Causes with Tarek Kholoussy
Nov 13, 2019 • 41 min
On this week’s podcast, I speak with social entrepreneur and founder of Nomads Giving Back!, Tarek Kholoussey. Nomads Giving Back is a social enterprise with the vision to inspire nomads, ex-pats and travellers to give back to the communities they call…
How Visual Storytelling Creates Connection and Community | Jonathan H. Lee
Oct 25, 2019 • 47 min
How do we evoke emotion through stories? On this week’s episode, I speak with visual storyteller and content creator Jonathan H. Lee about the role storytelling plays to create connection and community. Jonathan has spent the last decade using visual…
Saving Sea Turtles by Removing Ghost Nets from Our Oceans | Usman Iqbal | Oliver Ridley Project
Oct 11, 2019 • 28 min
The Olive Ridley Project is a conservation organisation protecting sea turtles and their habitat in the Indian Ocean. In this episode, I speak with Usman Iqbal, the Project Coordinator for the Oliver Ridley Project in Pakistan. With a background in…
The Positive Effects of Meditation and How it Can Change Your World with Kevin Rehberg | Highly Meditated
Sep 24, 2019 • 63 min
Have you ever tried meditation? On this week’s show, I speak with Kevin Rehberg, meditation coach, Reiki Master and founder of Highly Meditated - a platform created to inspire us to bring mindfulness techniques into our daily lives. Kevin has been…
The Sustainable Travel Company Empowering Youth to Travel & Give Back
Sep 18, 2019 • 32 min
Choose a Challenge is a travel platform that facilitates meaningful travel challenges for college students while fundraising for charity. The company has taken over 12,000 students abroad on life-changing challenges, raising over US$25 million for…
Could we transform all our trash into valuable resources and regenerate the planet?
Sep 16, 2019 • 57 min
What if we changed the way we looked at trash? What if our trash could become a valuable resource, with monetary value? We’re talking about this concept on the show today. In this episode, I speak with Alan Bywaters, founder of Green Stars - a global…
The travel directory that helps you find impactful experiences in Asia & Africa - I Like Local
Aug 28, 2019 • 41 min
Across Asia and Africa, from Kathmandu to Kigali, I Like Local showcases immersive travel experiences directed by locals themselves. This means that 100% of the money asked by the local hosts is directly paid to them. In this week’s episode I speak with…
Finding & Rebuilding Community in Nepal with Conscious Impact
Aug 13, 2019 • 53 min
What does sustainable development after a natural disaster look like? On this week’s episode I am speaking with Beth Huggins, program coordinator at Conscious Impact. Conscious Impact is an organisation that invites international volunteers of all…
So you want to be a Changemaker? Learn how with TribesforGOOD
Jul 26, 2018 • 28 min
So you want to be a changemaker….? In this week’s podcast episode I talk with Mandeep Kaur, founder of TribesforGOOD, a mission led organisation developing the potential of individuals as changemakers, through culturally immersive, educational and…
How Technology Can Solve The Refugee Crisis - Interview with Sonia & Doug from 1976km
Jul 11, 2018 • 42 min
War, Famine, Economic Devastation, Religious and Civil Persecution - These are the reasons why someone makes the fateful decision to flee their homeland in a need to secure basic safety, a better life for their children and access to human rights. 1976km…
The Price of Freedom - One Afghan Refugee’s Story
Jun 19, 2018 • 50 min
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees, and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. In this episode I interview special guest, Zaki, to discuss what it’s…
A Family Travel Hub with a Sustainable Heart - Our Family Travels
Jun 17, 2018 • 31 min
This week on the podcast we’re back on the topic of travel, talking with Brenda Pomponio from Our Family Travels, a travel blog with a sustainable heart. Our Family Travels is a digital platform founded by parent traveller, Brenda Pomponio, whose passion…
How Social Business Creates Change with Kathy Wong, Moeloco
Jun 2, 2018 • 32 min
Kathy Wong is the founder and chief Energy Officer of Moeloco, a social enterprise business that puts shoes on children in poverty . By providing shoes to these underprivileged children, the social enterprise assists in granting access to education in…
The App Making Ethical & Sustainable Food Easy to Find - Interview with Paul from Fair Food Forager
May 5, 2018 • 38 min
Fair Food Forager is an app (and B Corp) developed in Australia that helps you find the best, most ethical and conscious grocers, restaurants, cafe’s and producers around the world. In this interview I chat with Paul, founder of Fair Food Forager, one of…
What does the future of International Aid look like? | Interview wth Tony Macie from Expert Exchange
Mar 13, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we’re talking about the transformation of International Aid with special guest Tony Macie from Expert-Exchange. As a combat Veteran, Macie has experienced the best and worst of humankind. After getting out of the Army with honorable…
The Road to a Plastic Free Cambodia with Sarah Rhodes
Feb 2, 2018 • 31 min
This week on the podcast I’m talking with Sarah Rhodes, founder of Plastic Free Cambodia, an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the damage single-use disposable plastic is causing to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and our world as a whole. She talks…
Using Earth bags to Rebuild Nepal - Interview with Pratik and Trish
Jul 28, 2017 • 20 min
Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Pratik Karki and Trish Dixit, friends, teachers and earth bag constructors in Nepal with a vision that aims to assist in rebuilding the 700,000+ homes that were destroyed in the devastating 2015 earthquake. In…
Discussing LGBTI rights in Nepal with Peter - Activist and counsellor at Blue Diamond Society
Jun 17, 2017 • 16 min
This week I am speaking with openly gay LGBTI activist, and counsellor for NGO Blue Diamond Society, about the LGBTI movement here in Nepal. The Blue Diamond Society is an NGO in Kathmandu that works with local communities and on a national level, with…
Helping to rehabilitate the prisoners of Nepal - Interview with Hidden Life Foundation
Jun 12, 2017 • 21 min
This week I am speaking exclusively with the founder of Hidden Life Foundation, Vivek Upadhyay. Hidden Life Foundation is the first social organisation in Nepal founded to help rehabilitate and release those put in prison for petty crimes, mostly brought…
Talking fair trade & gender equality with Nasreen Sheikh - LOCWOM founder
Jun 8, 2017 • 22 min
Welcome to The Altruistic Traveller podcast, sharing stories and interviews with the influential changemakers of this world. This week I am talking with fair trade & gender equality advocate Nasreen Sheikh. Nasreen has been a face for gender equality in…