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
23. Edith Bowman; TV and Radio Presenter on Bolivian Llamas, Rough Guides, Touring with Editors and Loo Seats for the Queen
2 days ago
Brought up in the family hotel in Fife, Scotland, Edith Bowman has travel running through her veins. She’s hung out in New York with the world’s biggest bands, been caught in a snowstorm in the salt flats of Bolivia, shot guns in Texas (which she hated), presented TV travel shows from all over the globe and loves nothing more than waking up in a new place a day with her kids and rockstar husband on a tour bus. On this episode we cover: How she got started on MTV Initial negativity about her Scottish accent MTV UK’s Sara Cox June Sarpong Cat Deeley Donna Air Davina McCall MTV’s Select Growing up in family hotel in Anstruther in Fife in Scotland Her granddad’s café and grocers shop Sir Alex Ferguson Golf Working in the hotel from a young age A visit from the Queen The Queen’s velvet toilet seat The bus from The Italian Job Her vast family Fife being the fifth moth instagrammed place in the UK Being bored as a teenager in Anstruther Edinburgh East Neuk of Fife St Andrews The May Island bird sanctuary Japanese Golfers Swedish football fans Family weddings Family holidays (term-time!) Skiing Disney World Portugal Taking the kids out of school The high price of school holiday holidays Centre Parcs The importance of quality time with family Instagram world schoolers Holidays with kids Her husband, Tom Smith from the band Editors On the tour bus with Editors Exploring Europe with the kids Germany Zoe Ball Warsaw Interviewing Kylie Minogue outside the loo for Forth FM T in the Park in Strathclyde Park in Glasgow Moving to London for MTV Travelling with MTV to Rotterdam, Milan and more Getting a BBC presenting job on travel show Rough Guides Travel shows in Bolivia, New Zealand, Japan, Barcelona, Stockholm… Altitude sickness in La Paz Hitting a freak snow storm in Bolivia The surreal Bolivian salt flats California Driving on her own through the Mojave Desert Visiting her cousin in Mammouth How presenting travel shows encouraged her adventurous streak Solo female travel Snowboarding Los Angeles Getting stuck in a blizzard on the way to Yosemite Loving New York Loving Home Alone! A late night out with U2 and Bono Larry Mullen from US having to get the FBI to find an imposter Australia The Rhythm and Vine festival near Auckland A crazy electrical storm at a festival in Tasmania The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Why Glastonbury Festival is so special Her sons Rudy and Spike Working at Glastonbury two weeks after a C section Expressing milk between takes The other worldliness of Glastonbury Lose Vagueness in Glastonbury Lost in Vagueness – the film by Sofia Olins Thom Yorke at The Roundhouse Finding the positive in all travels Not being comfortable just flopping on a beach Being a bit bored in Mauritius Roadtripping – her travel TV show with Cat Deeley Mexico, Italy, France, Morocco, Texas Feeling out of her comfort zone with the gun crowd in Texas Conspiracy theories Waco Nearly getting arrested in Morocco Being freaked out by the gun culture in Texas Her podcast Soundtracking Duncan Jones, Clint Mansell and David Bowie Duncan Jones’ Scottish Nanny Carmine Rojas Rod Stewart Her parents’ Timeshare experience Villa Moura, Portugal Her home away from home in Portugal Kilconquhar Castle Estate the East Neuk of Fife Places she would love to go: Cuba, Mexico, Galapagos, China, the Northern Lights, Brazil… Giving the kids life experiences through travel Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther Read more »
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