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Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

Update: 2021-09-04


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)
- ‘Footprints On Water’ Movie
- Adil on overcoming the fear of failure (Failing It Up)

Expand your Geography community by connecting with Adil via Twitter (, Instagram ( and Facebook (

The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021.

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Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

Coffee & Geography S01E14 Adil Hussain (India)

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)