Podcast #048: Environmentalism

On a parquet floor are six empty plastic single-use water bottles, and below them in shot are the teal-painted toenails and upper parts of two bare feet.

Welcome to Episode 48 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

On this episode I talk a little about aspects of environmentalism, including direct action, clean water, plastic bottles, cliff erosion, and the UK rail network. While writing the script I realised there were a whole myriad of related subjects like palm oil, deforestation, agriculture, motoring, sustainable travel, and lifestyle changes that would better be served being in their own podcast. Think of this pod therefore as being ‘Part One’ – Part Two will be episode 51, in three episodes time.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why this pod is three weeks late
  • How to dress for an awards ceremony when you’re a cynical hippie
  • Why this pod isn’t about London
  • Climate Activism and Direct Protest
  • Clean water around the world is less common than you think
  • Water in plastic bottles and plastic sachets
  • It all feels that something’s not qu(wh)ite right
  • Recycling in the UK
  • Cliff erosion on the Norfolk Coast Path
  • Short flights are sometimes necessary, and sometimes not
  • This should be the age of the train …
  • … but not every train is a good train

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available by clicking here.

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There is one contributor on this pod: there are extracts from a long chat I had with Amanada Kendle, from the ‘Not A Ballerina’ website and Thoughtful Travel Podcast.

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