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Stories of migration, nationhood, religious conflict, sex, and violence have preoccupied Europe for millennia. Nicholas Jubber joins us from Dorset, U.K. to talk about the power of storytelling in the European epic tradition, the subject of his most recent book Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe (John Murray 2019) in which he travels throughout Europe following some of history’s most epic stories like The Odyssey and Beowulf. Epic Continent was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020. His previous books are also well regarded. The Timbuktu School for Nomads was featured in the New York Times Best Travel Book of the Year in 2016 and The Prester Quest won the Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award in 2006. You can reach out to Nicholas Jubber on his homepage, on Twitter, and on Instagram. Listen to the Episode More Episodes & Support I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Travel Writing World podcast! Please consider supporting the show with a few dollars a month, less than a cup of coffee, to help keep our show alive and advertisement-free. You can also support the show by leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcasting app, subscribing to the show, and following us on Twitter & Instagram. Finally, join the Travel Writing World newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive quarterly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Thanks for your support! Listen on YouTube Intro Music Peach by Daantai (Daantai’s Instagram) .ugb-9aca040 .ugb-block-content{justify-content:center}.ugb-9aca040 .ugb-button1{background-color:#0693e3;border-radius:4px !important}.ugb-9aca040 .ugb-button1 .ugb-button--inner,.ugb-9aca040 .ugb-button1 svg:not(.ugb-custom-icon){color:#ffffff !important}.ugb-9aca040 .ugb-button1:before{border-radius:4px !important}.ugb-9aca040 .ugb-inner-block{text-align:center}SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

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