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Tim Butcher | Blood River, Africa's Broken Heart & The Congo Through The Eyes Of A War Journalist

The Geopolitics & Power Podcast

🎙️: A Curious Worldview Podcast - Search, Subscribe 5-Stars! https://curiousworldview.buzzsprout.com/1485736✍️: https://atlasgeographica.com/tim-butcher/The following is a conversation with Tim Butcher, author, adventurer, international journalist. Tim served as a journalist for over 20 years with The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom, holding a series of positions including lead writer, war correspondent, African Bureau Chief, and serving as the Middle East Correspondent. Tim Butcher travelled overland the great, powerful, consuming and hostile, lungs of the Earth which is the territory we know as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And what makes this one of the great adventures is that at the time he did, and likely since as well, it had been over 100 years since someone had successfully completed the journey.You can expect to hear in this podcast about the following and more…The Risks Of The CongoThe Beauty Of The CongoTim Explaining Why Progress Is Inverted In The Congo (This Is The Most Important Part)Corruption & Kleptocracy Of The Congo+ A Window Into Tim’s Latest WorkJump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribeFeel Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction.06:37 – What Makes Traveling The Congo So Exceptionally Difficult.11:41 – The Risks Of Traveling Through The Congo.35:21 – Why The Congo Is So Beautiful & The Unbelievability Of The Congo.45:01 – Tim’s Motivation For Going To The Congo.47:57 – Tim Explaining How Progress In The Congo Is Inverted.1:08:21 – The Corruption, Kleptocracy & Crony Capitalism In The Congo.1:13:47 – Why Nations Fail, Corruption & Giant Infrastructure Projects.1:26:52 – Amazing Anecdote Regarding Health, Corruption & Covid.1:29:28 – Classic Despotic African Corruption & Cliché Yachtlife.1:31:50 – The Illusion Of Normalcy & What Makes A Nation.1:46:46 – On Special Economic Zones In Africa.2:01:36 – A Country You Are Most Bullish On.2:04:06 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast----A Curious Worldview Podcast - This is my main podcast project. I feature a whole suite of interviews on there covering all extensions of my interests. A Curious Worldview is for anyone interested in learning more about the world. - https://curiousworldview.buzzsprout.com/Are you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - https://theincertonassimtalebpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Contact me 🐦 for feedback and also for recommendations on what future episodes should be! Twitter @ryanfhoggContact me 🐦 for feedback! 

2hr 8mins

1 Feb 2022

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66: Tim Butcher | Understanding Africa's Broken Heart & The Congo Through The Eyes Of A War Journalist - Blood River

Curious Worldview Podcast

🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/tim-butcher/The following is a conversation with Tim Butcher, author, adventurer, international journalist. Tim served as a journalist for over 20 years with The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom, holding a series of positions including lead writer, war correspondent, African Bureau Chief, and serving as the Middle East Correspondent. Tim Butcher travelled overland the great, powerful, consuming and hostile, lungs of the Earth which is the territory we know as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And what makes this one of the great adventures is that at the time he did, and likely since as well, it had been over 100 years since someone had successfully completed the journey.You can expect to hear in this podcast about the following and more…The Risks Of The CongoThe Beauty Of The CongoTim Explaining Why Progress Is Inverted In The Congo (This Is The Most Important Part)Corruption & Kleptocracy Of The Congo+ A Window Into Tim’s Latest WorkJump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribeFeel Free To Peruse My 📷 Instagram & Twitter 🐦 Mates!-----00:00 – Introduction.06:37 – What Makes Traveling The Congo So Exceptionally Difficult.11:41 – The Risks Of Traveling Through The Congo.35:21 – Why The Congo Is So Beautiful & The Unbelievability Of The Congo.45:01 – Tim’s Motivation For Going To The Congo.47:57 – Tim Explaining How Progress In The Congo Is Inverted.1:08:21 – The Corruption, Kleptocracy & Crony Capitalism In The Congo.1:13:47 – Why Nations Fail, Corruption & Giant Infrastructure Projects.1:26:52 – Amazing Anecdote Regarding Health, Corruption & Covid.1:29:28 – Classic Despotic African Corruption & Cliché Yachtlife.1:31:50 – The Illusion Of Normalcy & What Makes A Nation.1:46:46 – On Special Economic Zones In Africa.2:01:36 – A Country You Are Most Bullish On.2:04:06 – Afterthoughts & Ambition For The Podcast----Tim Butcher LinksTim Butcher’s WebsiteBlood RiverAre you into Nassim Taleb, Skin In The Game, Antifragile, The Black Swan? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.🎙️The Nassim Taleb & Incerto Podcast: - https://theincertonassimtalebpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Geopolitics & Power Podcast - Interesting tidbits from around the world documenting major geopolitical moves or projects you might have missed.🎙️The Geopolitics & Power Podcast: https://geopoloticsandpowerpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Contact me 🐦 for feedback! Twitter @ryanfhogg

2hr 6mins

1 Feb 2022

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Tim Butcher Martial Arts Interview

Meet The Masters

Master Butcher from Great Britain Tang Soo Do joined me pn November 11th, 2020 to talk about his training history, cross training in boxing, working with Master Khan and more.

1hr 2mins

16 Jun 2021

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#17: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit – with Tim Butcher

Unfolding Maps

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through. They were places of terrible violence – associated with child soldiers, prisoner mutilation and blood diamonds.With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher set out on a journey across both countries. In this episode, he remembers this journey. It is his second appearance on Unfolding Maps. In episode 13, he talked about his book “Blood River” and his explorations through Congo, following the historic tracks of Henry Morton Stanley. This time, in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim followed the trail blazed by Graham Greene in 1935 and immortalized in the travel classic Journey Without Maps. Greene took 26 porters, a case of scotch, and hammocks in which he and his cousin Barbara were carried. Tim walked every blistering inch to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of a troubled and overlooked region, and he wrote a great book about it: “Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit”.In this conversation, he talks about what kind of devil he chased and whether he has found the Fighting Spirit of Africa in these two war torn countries. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

49mins

25 Nov 2020

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#13: Blood River – A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart – with Tim Butcher

Unfolding Maps

As a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph Tim Butcher quickly became obsessed with one of the world’s most war-ravaged countries – the Congo. Its rich and multi-layered history triggered him to dig deeper in his attempt to better understand “the heart of Africa”. After discovering a personal and direct link to a famous historical expedition, Tim took on an adventurous journey and set off down a jungle track from Eastern to Western Congo. In his 2007 published book “Blood River – A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart”, which topped several bestseller lists, he reveals the story of the Congo and its troubles, which still remain up to date.In this episode of Unfolding Maps, he tells a part of this story – and of his own explorations of the Congo.You want to support Unfolding Maps? Then please leave a review and rating in the Apple Podcast App HERE. That way you can help our show to be found by other travelers. Thanks a lot! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 11mins

7 Oct 2020

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*Interview with Author Tim Butcher* The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin who Brought the World to War.

Coffee and books

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44mins

9 Aug 2020

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Episode 57: Fromental, Tim Butcher & Lizzie Deshayes

House Guest by Country & Town House | Interior Designer Interviews

Welcome to episode 57 of the House Guest podcast, where Country & Town House Magazine's Interiors Editor Carole Annett chats with experts from the world of interior design and decoration. This week's guests: Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes of Fromentalhttps://www.fromental.co.uk www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk/culture/podcast/

25mins

24 Jan 2020

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Tim Butcher - Author of Two Books on Africa

WanderLearn: Travel to Transform Your Mind & Life

What's it like to trek across some of the wildest parts of Africa? Tim Butcher has done two epic journeys that follow the footsteps of two 19th-century explorers:   Graham Greene (West Africa) Henry Morton Stanley (Congo) Tim Butcher is a British-born author who lives in South Africa. He's written extensively about the continent and knows it well.  In episode #15 of the WanderLearn podcast, Tim and I discuss his three books: Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War This episode is packed with stories of adventure in the sketchiest parts of Africa. The best reason to listen is that you get to hear Tim's delightful British accent. More infoYou can post comments, ask questions, and sign up for my newsletter at http://wanderlearn.com. If you like this podcast, subscribe and share!  On social media, my username is always ftapon. Follow me on: http://facebook.com/ftapon http://twitter.com/ftapon http://youtube.com/user/ftapon http://pinterest.com/ftapon http://tumblr.com/ftapon Snapchat Claim your reward by becoming a patron at http://Patreon.com/FTapon Rewards start at just $1/month!

1hr 27mins

21 Dec 2018

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Big Hello and Blood River by Tim Butcher book review

Joe’s Reading List

If this very quick intro episode i say hello "Hello" and talk about the book Blood River by Tim Butcher

2mins

8 Apr 2018

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Tim Butcher - Episode 15

Rallen's Rant

Tim Butcher is an English journalist and author. He is the author of Blood River, Chasing the Devil, and The Trigger. Tim's book Blood River reached Number 1 in the Sunday Times best-seller list and also appeared on the New York Times best-seller list. In this episode, Tim talks about his time working for the Daily Telegraph, his trip through the Congo while writing his book and his take on modern day journalism.Rallen's Rant iTunes Link : itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/ralle…d1232538503?mt=2Rallen's Rant YouTube Link : https://www.youtube.com/user/Richieallen2

42mins

25 Mar 2018

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