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Coffee & Geography

Author: Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)

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== About the 'Coffee & Geography' podcast ==

The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

== About Geogramblings ==

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings) spent 13 years as a Geography high-school teacher, and is now freelancing as an educational blogger, author, speaker & trainer. They are a consultant to the Geographical Association (UK) and work through the University of East Anglia to raise aspirations of young people to Higher Education.

Kit's projects include the Geogramblings.com educational blog, communicating issues through performing arts, the Coffee & Geography podcast and many community-based initiatives.
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Kit talks to Alan Parkinson over some Waitrose Rwandan Arabica Light Roast Coffee, chatting about being a child of Yorkshire, past Presidents, amongst other things! NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards in some places. Apologies! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :) Alan is a geographer through and through. A Yorkshireman who's spent more than half his life living in Norfolk and love its coastline and rolling countryside where he currently lives. A teacher and author with a house full of books. Alan’s wife is an art educator, and they have two kids who are both completing degrees at UEA. Alan is proud to work with Dan Raven Ellison, Helen Leigh and Tom Morgan Jones to produce ‘Mission: Explore’, and the award he has received from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his support of fellow colleagues. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Rising from the Ashes – movie about the 2012 Rwandan Olympic Cycling team (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2088883/) - Mission: Explore (https://www.geography.org.uk/MissionExplore) - ERAMUS & Turin Schemes - Geographical Association (GA) - GA Presidents Blog (https://gapresidents.blogspot.com/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Alan via Twitter @GeoBlogs or his website Living Geography (https://livinggeography.blogspot.com) The chat was recorded on 22nd July 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to Sebastian Sterl over a cup of Earl Grey, chatting about renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, trivia on flags of the world, colourful shirts, amongst other things! Sebastian is a physicist by training, experienced as consultant & researcher in a range of fields: energy & climate policy, emissions modelling, Paris Agreement & NDCs, renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro), energy systems, renewables' grid integration, energy meteorology, science-policy interface. He works on international projects with focus mostly on sub-Saharan Africa, but also East & South Asia, Caribbean, Europe. Public speaker on the causes of the climate crisis and how it can be remedied. Hobbies: learning new languages, playing guitar, sports (cycling, cricket, running), a good book, cooking, travelling, nerdy geography/history/physics stuff. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Lake Turkana Wind Power (https://ltwp.co.ke/) - Global Wind Atlas (https://globalwindatlas.info/) - “Climate services for a renewable future in West Africa” (WEMC Guest Blog by Sebastian, Dec 2019) https://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/wemc-member-blog-climate-services-for-a-renewable-future-in-west-africa/ Expand your Geography community by connecting with Sebastian via Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/sebastiansterl) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastiansterl/) The chat was recorded on 8th July 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Jihanna Bonilla-Allard while getting a whiff of some Darkwoods coffee, chatting her multi-cultural heritage, riding her bike around Sheffield and the Peak District, earthquakes, amongst other things! Jihanna is a part Costa-Rican, part Mexican, part Californian, part Norfolk girl living in Yorkshire, currently studying for an MSc in Sustainability. When not studying, she spends most of her time riding and racing her bike all over the place as it’s Jihanna’s favourite way to explore and to appreciate nature. With a love for bikes and a passion for sustainability, Jihanna hopes to eventually end up working in sustainable transport. Her curiosity to explore and to find new beautiful places to appreciate nature makes Jihanna identify as a 'geographer'. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich (https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/watch-thrills-and-spills-at-lung-busting-gas-hill-gasp-1048252) - EcoVibe Leeds (https://ecovibe.co.uk/) - B Corp Certification (https://bcorporation.uk/certification) - Outrage + Optimism Podcast (https://outrageandoptimism.libsyn.com/) - ClientEarth (https://www.clientearth.org/) - Good Law Project (https://goodlawproject.org/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Jihanna via Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/jihanna96) The chat was recorded on 1st July 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Al Snow (they/them) while enjoying an iced coffee, chatting about the STARS, transportation systems, appreciating and taking note of your surroundings, designing theme parks, amongst other things. Al is a lesbian and non-binary Applied Physics major at University of California Irvine, whose research mainly focuses on studying superfluids, soon to attend the University of Washington in the fall as a graduate student studying Physics. They are a huge theme park nerd, and a transportation enthusiast. Al is an (amateur) musician and really loves to perform. They hope to someday find a career balancing research and education as they are passionate about STEM education, specifically around making it more equitable and accessible. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Exploratorium STARS https://www.exploratorium.edu/education/professional-development-programs/stars - Paul Doherty (Patio Plasma): https://www.exploratorium.edu/education/teacher-institute/staff/paul-doherty - Stuff Matters (book by Mark Miodownik) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18222843-stuff-matters Expand your Geography community by connecting with Al via Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/snowbafett) The chat was recorded on 28th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Dr Jess Tipton (she/her) over a Whole Earth Chicory Coffee, chatting about grating beetroot, empowering young people with environmental activism, amongst other things. Jess dabbled in life as a musician, Russianist, civil servant and teacher. After studying Russian and clarinet, the logical move was to work at Defra for 10 years. She then became a secondary languages teacher while completing a PhD on Russian multilingualism and was inspired to return to the environmental fold by all the young people desperate to make our planet inhabitable again. Jess has been setting up environmental networks of students from schools across the UK and will be developing them further as Head of Youth Networks at Global Action Plan. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - TerraCycle ‘Loop’ https://loopstore.co.uk/ - Borscht (beetroot soup) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht - Peter Kropotkin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kropotkin - London Schools Eco Network https://twitter.com/ldnschoolseco - Youth Climate Summit 2020 https://www.transform-our-world.org/events/youth-climate-summit-2020 - Marylebone Trio http://www.themarylebonetrio.com/ Expand your Geography community by connecting with Jess via Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrJessT_eco), and check out the UK Schools Sustainability Network (https://twitter.com/UKSchoolsSusty & http://ukssn.org.uk), Global Action Plan (https://globalactionplan.org.uk) and the Transform Our World teaching resources hub (https://transform-our-world.org). The chat was recorded on 24th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Justin Boot (they/them) while admiring a decorative Greenwell Farms coffee sack hanging on the wall, chatting about spatial awareness, photography, wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff, amongst other things. Justin is a writer/gamer/reviewer/banker/hiker/photographer/world traveller still trying to find their place in the world. Currently studying Environmental Science and Geography. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Alcatraz Island https://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm - Justin’s photos on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/Polymathically) and 500px (https://500px.com/p/polymathically) - Photo of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala https://soundcloud.com/geogramblings/coffee-geography-s01e15-justin/s-lxTgwqbfkdS - Star Trek episodes: - TNG All Good Things https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/All_Good_Things..._(episode) - TNG Cause & Effect https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Cause_and_Effect_(episode) - TNG Remember Me https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Remember_Me_(episode) - VOY One https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/One_(episode) - VOY Relativity https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Relativity_(episode) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Justin via Twitter (https://twitter.com/Polymathically) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0pmXTvy7LVKsL4ZNxzERg) The chat was recorded on 19th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Adil Hussain (he/him) over a delightful brew of Assam tea, chatting about how the physical and human geography of his home town of Goalpara formed his identity, stand-up comedy, the power and pitfalls of popular culture for education, how nature can make you look ‘within’, and reframing what really is ‘success’. NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards. Never mind! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :) Adil is an award-winning actor in theatre and film, appearing in shows such as Othello – a play in Black and White, the Life of Pi and season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. Adil says he is “in love” with acting and always struggling all the way to act better. He says, “I fail measurably. Still found a way to live with myself in spite of multiple failures.” Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Life of Pi Interview for 9th Dubai International Film Festival (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OSb8UKRec - ‘Footprints On Water’ Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13221998/ - Adil on overcoming the fear of failure (Failing It Up) https://youtu.be/AgFc-dG--ys Expand your Geography community by connecting with Adil via Twitter (https://twitter.com/_adilhassain), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_adilhussain/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/adil.hussain.1800721) The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to The Curious Geographer, Ellie (she/her) over a cool Old Spike Iced Coffee, chatting about Peckham, YouTube videos, spy novels, amongst other things! Ellie Barker (neé Hopkins) is a teacher, author, love geography - started a YouTube channel in 2019 called The Curious Geographer where she holds live interviews with academics, journalists and professionals involved in all things geography. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - ... - Time-Space Compression video - String activity - Spy novels - Agent Sonja - Disaster by Choice - Cold - Ghosts of the Tsunami Expand your Geography community by connecting with Ellie via Twitter (https://twitter.com/ thecuriousgeog), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thecuriousgeographer), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/the_curious_geographer/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv3KwaZkZPCPT7Nl6KYnnew) The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021 ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (www.silvermansound.com/)
Kit talks to Dr Keston Perry (he/him) over a Costa Coffee, chatting about colonisalism, changes in East London, how history comes 'full circle' amongst other things! Keston Perry a political economist and interdisciplinary scholar interested in Afro-Caribbean economic thought, global finance and climate justice. He is currently a lecturer in economics at the University of the West of England, and previously was a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University. He has published on industrial policy, climate finance and decarbonization and financialization in resource wealthy countries. Expand your Geography community by connecting with Keston via Twitter (https://twitter.com/radical_carib) and his website https://www.kestonperry.com/) The chat was recorded on 9th June 2021 ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to The Punk Biologist, Lucy Eckersley (she/her) over a classic brew of Yorkshire Tea (& kombucha!), chatting about amine, exploding leeches, living in Nagasaki, amongst other things! A certain 'mini geographer' also makes a cameo appearance! Lucy is a wildlife biologist by training and uses her knowledge to talk to young people interested in careers in veterinary and animal sciences. She is also a presenter and stand up comic, focusing on stories of field work gone wrong! Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Lucy’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXHIGVcKmDfAVBlGA9FLEQ (includes the full video of the CBBC clip) - 'Walking The Wall for Will' fundraiser for CARE: https://www.justgiving.com/team/WalkingTheWallforWill - Live, Laugh, Lovecraft D&D podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-laugh-lovecraft/id1559124510) - 'Caper' outdoor educational app (https://www.caper.co/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Lucy via Twitter (https://twitter.com/PunkBiologist), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/punkbiologist/) and her website (http://www.punkbiologist.com/) The chat was recorded on 6th June 2021 ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Joana Mendes (she/her) over a Chá Gorreana, chatting about moving from urban Portugal to rural UK, cream teas, philosophy, yoga, amongst other things! NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards. Never mind! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :) Joana is in constant awe by our world and the beings that inhabit it. She enjoys observing and understanding natural phenomena and the relationships between fellow humans and their environment. Perhaps because of such curiosity, Joana was driven to study physics and meteorology, although she is also secretly inspired by philosophy. Being environmentally conscious since a very young age, Joana has sought to ally her academic background with green and sustainable energies. She has been focusing her career in Energy Meteorology for Renewables, and is currently a senior scientific consultant for the energy industry at the UK Met Office. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - "Azores — home to the oldest tea plantation in Europe" (https://www.dw.com/en/azores-home-to-the-oldest-tea-plantation-in-europe/a-57596094) - Joana's WattMeet presentation at ICEM2019 "Uncertainty: What do you know for sure?" (https://www.facebook.com/421177431756497/videos/264699841061264?&t=4980) - Downward-facing Dog Yoga pose (https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/types/downward-facing-dog/) - Geogrambling's blog post "Language, culture, land: Entwined in the soul" (https://geogramblings.com/2018/02/23/language-culture-land-entwined-in-the-soul/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Joana via her Met Office profile at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/people/joana-mendes or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joana-mendes-b391b962/) This chat was recorded on 4th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Hina Robinson (she/her) over a hot mug of Whittard’s ‘Dream Time’ tea, chatting about ballet, the Essex countryside, population control, amongst other things. **A content warning: this episode contains a brief discussion about infant loss and miscarriage. If you are impacted by this, then please reach out. You can some links to support services below** Hina is Secondary geography teacher with various responsibilities. She is a mum to 2 girls plus two angels, passionate about geography and getting everyone to listen and act on how it can change the world! Soon to be on the board of the UK’s Geographical Association, also a chair of a primary school governing body. Organised in all aspects of life apart from at home. Always need more sleep. Love trying new crafts and reading when I have time. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Saffron Trail http://www.essexwalks.com/walks/saffron_trail.html - Slow Ways https://beta.slowways.org/ - China’s population policy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy - Twitter thread re: stories of experiences in China https://twitter.com/MrsHumanities/status/890856092447715328 - Save The Children ‘One Second A Day’ (via the Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/03/06/save-the-children-second-a-day-ad-is-shocking-until-you-see-a-real-syrian-child-refugee/ Expand your Geography community by connecting with Hina via Twitter at @RobboGeog Some support services for those who have been impacted by child bereavement: - The Lullaby Trust (https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/bereavement-support/) - Miscarriage Association (https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/how-we-help/) - Sands (https://www.sands.org.uk/) Chat recorded on 1st June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Helen Young (she/her) over a brew of Typhoo, chatting about the North-South divide, GIS, crown green bowling, and psychic abilities, amongst other things! Helen is a part-time geography teacher, juggling lots of other interesting jobs on the side. She describes herself as ‘average intelligence, but hard-working and super-efficient’ so few people have ever noticed this! A DIY enthusiast, gardener, bit techy, definitely the 'man of the house'! Helen is interested in equality of all kinds, but a vested interest in women's and LGBT+ rights. Lover of a simple life, marginal psychic abilities and a self-confessed terrible traveller! Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Danny Dorling (http://www.dannydorling.org/) - Map Men: 'North-South Divide' (https://youtu.be/ENeCYwms-Cc) - Worldmapper (https://worldmapper.org/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Helen via Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/HYgeographygeek), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geographygeek.co.uk/) and her website http://www.geographygeek.co.uk Chat recorded on 15th May 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Kit talks to Dr Hannah Bloomfield (she/her) over a cuppa Twinings Breakfast Tea, chatting about maps, maps and more maps, disastrous baking and knitting a climate change scarf, amongst other things! Hannah is a Research Scientist working in the energy-meteorology group at Reading University, forecasting renewable energy from days-decades ahead. She completed a Natural Sciences degree at the University of East Anglia, where she realised she was really interested in renewable energy and climate change. Hannah had a few months travelling and then was lucky enough to be offered a PhD place a Reading studying exactly those issues. When not working, Hannah likes being outside, although not always for active things! Her dream day is curling up in the back garden with a book and a large cocktail. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Some fictional maps (https://geoawesomeness.com/top-10-maps-of-your-favourite-fictional-worlds/) - Climate Stripes (https://showyourstripes.info/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Hannah via Twitter (https://twitter.com/hcbloomfield19) Chat recorded on 15th May 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to Stephen Schwab (he/him) over a steaming drink of Northern Tea Merchants Sumatra Rahmat Inara Coffee, chatting about football (soccer) communities, eco-compassion, whale song and coal mining, amongst other things! Stephen is an ex-Geography teacher, head-of-department and head-of-house. He is a teacher advisor, author and consultant to the Geographical Association (whom he has been with since the 1970s). Crystal Palace FC fan, music fan. A family man of Jewish background. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Kayla the Eagle - Crystal Palace FC/Eagle Heights (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKzCMIbcYz0) - Gaia Theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Stephen via Twitter (https://twitter.com/schwabs52) Chat recorded on 2nd May 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to Caiti Walter (she/her) over a hot Nescafe Gold Blend, chatting about flowers, becoming a ranger for London National Park City, jazz bands and feminism, amongst other things! Caiti is a full-time Head of Humanities, part-time florist, full-time crossword lover, full-time plant mother, and very part-time runner/cyclist/swimmer/active person. Caiti loves talking all things curriculum, teaching and learning, and equality in education. Links: - London National Park City (https://www.nationalparkcity.london/) - London Greenground Map (https://www.nationalparkcity.london/greenground) - Chat about ‘feminist geography’ with The Curious Geographer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svSLOytkG_s) - ‘Invisible Women’ by Caroline Criado Perez (https://carolinecriadoperez.com/book/invisible-women/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Caiti via Twitter (https://twitter.com/EduCaiti) Chat recorded on 18th April 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to Victoria Fernandes (she/her) over a mug of coffee from Fazenda Rio Verde, chatting about painting portraits of birds, the family's old coffee farm, camels and mathematics, amongst other things! Victoria is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but currently residing in Cambridge, UK. She is a geologist researching how the Earth’s landscape has changed over space and time. Specifically, Victoria studies how climate and tectonics modulate river erosion over millions of years. When not working she likes painting tropical birds, and developing the 'Watson Forum' a platform for promoting women in STEM! Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - 'The River' by Valerie Bloom (childrens.poetryarchive.org/poem/the-river/) - The Watson Forum (imperial.ac.uk/earth-science/news-events/outreach/watson-forum/) - BBC's A Perfect Planet "Weather" Episode (imdb.com/title/tt13688664/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Victoria via Twitter (twitter.com/vmfernandes13, Instagram (instagram.com/studio.vmfernandes/) and her GitHub website (vmfernandes.github.io) ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to David Alcock (he/him) over a cup of Morrisons Italian-Style Coffee, chatting about 'hopeful geography', world championship toe-wrestling, and University Challenge, amongst other things! David is a teacher of Geography and PhD student living in Guiseley, UK. He says he is afflicted by FOMO, trying to keep lots of plates spinning: teaching, reading, writing, family life, orienteering and fitness. He has been inspired by people he has met, places he has been, and books he has read, to believe that the vast majority of humans are co-operative and that together, we have made great strides towards a better life. David believes humans can build on strengths to meet the huge, game-changing challenges of the Anthropocene, and would like to work with others in education and beyond to build on the ‘grounds for hope’. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - BBC Digital Planet Podcast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2) - David Preece's Geography Teaching Blog (https://drpreece.home.blog/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with David via Twitter (twitter.com/DavidAlcock1) and his blog (https://alcock.blog/) Chat recorded 1st April 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com​)
Kit talks to 'Geog Mum' Catherine Owen (she/her) over a cup of English Tea Shop White Tea with Blueberry & Elderflower, chatting about protecting her village from flooding, Uganda, RuPaul's Drag Race and hip-hop, amongst other things! Catherine is a Geography high school teacher and head of department who resides in Somerset, UK. Mum to Jack and Megan, and loves spending time with the family - hence her Twitter handle. Catherine chairs the Geographical Association's (GA) International Special Interest Group and has been lucky enough to write and present for the GA on many occasions. She also writes/presents for a range of other organisations including Oxford University Press, Hodder and Tutor2U. Being part of the geography community is very important to Catherine - she loves how they collaborate on projects, share ideas and support each other. Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - African Empires with Reroot.ED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3TFqNAxlaU) - Reroot.Ed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Reroot_ED) - 'Why Go Beyond The Single Story?' educational resource via Geography Education Online (https://geographyeducationonline.org/gcse/human-geography/why-go-beyond-the-single-story) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Catherine via Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeogMum Chat recorded on 21st March 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (www.silvermansound.com/)
Here it is! The very first episode of the Coffee & Geography podcast. Over a cup of PG-Tips, Kit and Glynnis Morgan (she/her) talk about poetry, Harry Potter, the London Underground (and what is meant by 'tube face'), amongst other things! Gynnis is a Geography high school teacher and head of department who resides in South London, UK. She is a super Harry Potter nerd (Ravenclaw), Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings fan. She says she can be very loud and confident in the right situations but also can be quiet and enjoy time to herself. In her down-time, Glynnis likes to listen to podcasts, watching documentaries and learning new things. Her students would describe her as 'super-organised' and in fairness, she agrees! Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Tube Creature's 'Lives on the Line' (https://tubecreature.com/#/livesontheline/) - Internet Geography (https://www.internetgeography.net/) Expand your Geography community by connecting with Glynnis via Twitter: https://twitter.com/geographygem Chat recorded on 14th March 2021. == About Coffee & Geography == The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers. Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (www.silvermansound.com/)
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