Simon Reeve

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Date Published: 15/09/2020
Duration: 01:01:52
Season: 3

Today, I’m joined by one of travel’s most familiar faces. Known for his TV series tracing the Equator, the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn, following the world’s sacred rivers and pilgrimages, travelling the length of the Americas, and deep diving into destinations like Burma, Russia and Colombia, visiting over 130 countries along the way. It is of course the adventurer, author and broadcaster, Simon Reeve.

Now, if you’ve watched Simon’s shows, you’ll know they’re not your typical travel programmes. He’s known for digging beneath the surface of a place, and telling the stories – both good and bad – that need to be told. What you may not know is that Simon is really very experienced when it comes to digging a little deeper as he began his career as an investigative journalist, and went on to become a NY Times best-selling author, all before he even appeared on our TV screens.

Simon has undertaken numerous extraordinary journeys, but none of them are quite as extraordinary as the journey his own life has taken. I think you’ll be both amazed and inspired by it.


Destination Recap:

  • Studland Bay, Dorset, England
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hagia Sophia Grand Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Gabon
  • Madagascar
  • Bangladesh
  • Somaliland
  • West Country, England
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • The Arctic
  • The Antarctic
  • Paraguay


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This episode was produced by Holly Rubenstein


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