The Big Travel Podcast
About This Show
The Big Travel Podcast: Exploring Life-Stories Through Travel.
Taking you on a journey of discovery, with a wonderfully diverse selection of characters, The Big Travel Podcast explores life-stories in travel; from childhoods with little money for much more than camping holidays to fabulous tales of exotic climes and incredible adventures.
Politicians, Paralympians, famous faces from TV, radio, music, stage and screen, SAS soldiers, adventurers and ordinary people taking extraordinary journeys tell their story of life through travel, and through this, The Big Travel Podcast finds out what it is about travel that inspires us, that makes us laugh, love, cry and sometimes cringe yet above all keep travelling.
The Big Travel Podcast is hosted by Lisa Francesca Nand, travel journalist, presenter, writer and filmmaker.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
31. Kait Borsay; Presenter and Podcaster on Riots in Marseilles, Biking in Bali, Balls in Brazil and Women in Football
4 days ago
Whether reporting on the Brazil World Cup, the Canada Women’s World Cup or dodging tear gas in a football brawl in France Kait Borsay takes everything in her stride. Her podcast – the Offside Rule – has been voted one of the best sports podcasts in the UK and she’s travelled extensively - Brazil, Canada, Bali, Kenya, Australia all over Europe and much more. On this episode we cover: Kait’s podcast The Offside Rule with Lynsey Hooper and Hayley McQueen Normalising women working in football The FIFA World Cup in Russia Vicki Sparks Silent sexism Thinking about a female audience Alan Sugar and a box of sweets The viewership of Russia 2018 being 40% women How advertisers need to take note of women watching football Continental Tyres backing women’s football Brands’ social responsibility The silent audience Covering the 2015 World Cup in Brazil for BT Sport Tagging a holiday on the end of it Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte England exiting in the group stage Being pregnant in Buzios Travelling with her children Covering the Canada Women’s World Cup in 2015 England’s success in the above Struggling to balance family and children at work in Canada How the podcast gives her more freedom than working for a major broadcaster Female Footballers Alison Bender, Natalie Pirks, Eniola Aluco and Alex Scott The potential struggles of women in Russia Whether men feel differently than women when leaving their kids Can women open up more about missing their kids? Being absorbed and one-dimensional with her work Going to Euro 2016 in France Delays on the Eurostar Getting involved in a riot in Marseilles Watching plumes of tear gas Feeling let down by football violence How the majority of football fans are well behaved Russian fans kicking off in Marseilles port Getting to known the England players Covering the football as fans not media Shouty sports reporters on TV The conversational style of her podcast Buying a house in France with a friend Paris being her favourite city Sending Polish builders to France Full moon parties Putting in a swimming pool Making the holiday house pay for itself The medieval Lotte region Puy l'Evequeand the Lotte River Duck and walnuts Cheese and wine tasting Degustation…? Chateaus and castles and swimming Dodgy French electric systems and internet routers Kate Mosse and Carcasonne and rural France Wanting to be somewhere not too British Little pockets of English all over France The UK’s great access to Europe Don’t mention Brexit! Australia to Bali Nusa Lembongan Strapping their three year old to the front of a motorbike Balinese banana snakes Childhood camping trips to France What kids remember from their holidays Strict school holidays Whale watching in Vancouver Visiting Melbourne and Perth in Australia The changing face of Perth Australian wine tours The Yarra Valley wineries and ballooning The scenery around Perth Her Paris list – Angelina’s on the Rue de Rivoli The best lunch spot in Le Marais Michel Chaudon’s famous chocolates Loving New York but finding the people rude! Riding city cycling tours in New York Cite de Science in the North East of Paris The Baton Mouche boat trips Random jazz bars, museums and open bus tours The Eiffel Tower being really big! Paris being a great walking city Loving Thailand – a big wedding in Koh Samui Singapore and its colonial relics Her cheeky flight upgrade trick for you all Having some pasta in Malindi in Kenya Snorkelling with sharks, by accident Read more »