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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Jim Martin

    We will have to toot our own horn here. Add Adventure Rider Radio to your list please. :)

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Jim. I think you just have!

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    Thanks for the recommendations–Eric and I are huge podcast fans and always on the lookout for new stuff to download.

    Here are some of my favorite podcasts:

    BBC From our own Correspondent
    BBC Crossing Continents (current world events)
    BBC Thinking Allowed (anthropology)
    BBC History Hour
    BBC Hard Talk

    There is a new story driven podcast collective called RADIOTOPIA

    My favorite Radiotopia podcasts are Strangers (story driven podcast about connecting) and 99 percent Invisible(a podcast about design)

    Another popular Economics Podcasts is Planet money: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/

    Although if you don’t like Freakonomics I doubt you’ll enjoy Planet Money–it’s economics lite.

    The Moth is another very popular story driven podcast. http://themoth.org/about/programs/the-moth-podcast

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Amaya. That’s a great list and no surprise coming from a couple who have been on the road so long!

      I’m keen for some more economics input so will give Planet Money a go. Interested to try some story podcasts too.

      Can’t believe you guys can handle Thinking Allowed. Heavy stuff!

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    Hi Tim,

    Ive been following your blog for a while with interest as I am planning to set out shortly on a bicycle journey with a fairly similar route to yours (never having done anything remotely like this before). I too am a card-carrying Radio 4 fan and podcast addict. So here are some recommendations for you: Radio 4′s From Our Own Correspondent – several stories each week from BBC correspondents around the globe with license to reflect on people and places in the news in more depth than your typical news despatch, full of subtle observation and top quality writing; The Moth Podcast – true stories told on stage without notes in 10-20 minute bite size chunks, can be a bit hit and miss but is often moving, thought provoking or simply hilarious; I also love This American Life and another podcast from the NPR stable that’s worth a listen is Snap Judgement – A bit of a cross between This American Life and The Moth, usually true stories but with some magic production dust sprinkled over them; Philosophy Bites – in each 20 minute episode a philosopher is interviewed about a single topic, it sounds academic but it isn’t, the topics are very much of general human interest; If you like TED I think you would also enjoy listening to the podcasts produced by the RSA of their public lectures and events, it usually follows the format of some notable public thinker, academic, politician or pro-social entrepreneur introducing some ideas in their latest book or research followed by an audience Q&A, always mentally stimulating and often entertaining too. Enjoy :-)

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      Tim Moss

      Hi Dosh, there are some great sounding podcasts in there. Thank you. I’m familiar with From Our Own Correspondent but Philosophy Bites sounds really interesting.

      More interesting is that you’re planning a big bike trip! Exciting stuff. Please do email if ever I can help with anything (or just send me a photo to make me jealous)!


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