DiscoverGeocast
Geocast
Claim Ownership

Geocast

Author: Geographical

Subscribed: 15Played: 29
Share

Description

From people to places, climates to cultures, lakes to landscapes; geography is everywhere. Geocast is your regular podcast for geography stories, straight from Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Follow us @GeographicalMag
16 Episodes
Reverse
Klaus Dodds explores what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposed constitutional changes would mean for Japan's military, and Japan's role in the world. Presented by Chris Fitch
In the Kosovan city of Prizren, close to the borders of Albania and Macedonia, the Shehu family keep Europe's centuries-old Sufi tradition of piercing alive. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Darragh Mason Field
After forty years divided in two, could Cyprus be genuinely set for reunification? Klaus Dodds explains how we reached this position, and speculates on what might happen next. Presented by Chris Fitch
What could be more exciting than three months working in the Alps? Doing so with helicopters and drones, of course. Mark Allen tells Geographical about his technology-assisted research project. Presented by Chris Fitch
Switzerland has found itself under the spotlight recently, in the wake of another FIFA scandal. Klaus Dodds explores the country's unique neutrality, and what these events could mean for it's international reputation. Presented by Chris Fitch. "Plans in Motion", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Thirty years ago, visitors to Taipei would have been met by rubbish-filled streets and a spiralling waste problem. Chris Fitch reports on how a new mindset has taken hold and how the locals are embracing a cleaner lifestyle
A border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica gives Klaus Dodds the opportunity to explore how nations can manipulate their physical environments for geopolitical purposes. Presented by Chris Fitch. "Odyssey" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Isabella Bird was the 19th century's most renowned female travel writer and a pioneer of travel photography. Deborah Ireland recounts how the 'First Lady' of geography took to life behind the lens. Presented by Chris Fitch. "Finding Movement", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The Falkland Islands remain a hugely contentious issue between the UK and Argentina. Klaus Dodds explores some of the recent geopolitics developments surrounding the islands. Presented by Chris Fitch
Jane Labous meets the forward-looking alangizi (or 'initiators') who are revolutionising one of Zambia's most ancient traditions. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Jane Labous
Following the tragic murder of a young woman on a Turkish bus, Klaus Dodds explores the relationship between gender and geopolitics, and how our domestic public spaces can cause more conflict than external threats from beyond national borders. Presented by Chris Fitch
Porters are often the unsung hereos of a Himalayan expedition, making a trekker's dream become reality. Rob Fraser decided to find out what their life really entails, and whether a 51-year old westerner could carry his share of the load. Presented by Chris Fitch
New Zealand has arrested three ships for IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing. Klaus Dodds explores the geopolitical situation surrounding fishing in the Southern Ocean. Presented by Chris Fitch
As the international development sector prepares for a very important year, we find out how a photography project is ensuring that the very people affected by global progress have their voices heard in the wider conversation. Presented by Chris Fitch
Deforestation in the Amazon fell by 18% last year, reversing a brief spike in tree loss that had alarmed environmentalists. With forest loss falling for most of the past ten years, is the battle for the Amazon finally being won? Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Mark Rowe
For centuries the Baka indigenous people lived in the forests of eastern Cameroon. But with logging destroying their traditional home and little support from the government, many now believe that the key to their future lies in education and modernisation. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Jane Labous
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store