Episode 13: Tourism and Conservation in the Luangwa Valley with John Coppinger.
Conservation Storytelling with Matt Blair
It has been a long time since getting a podcast out there, but here is the first for 2021! This episode is a continuation from the Walk Luangwa 2020 expedition where a small group of us walked 350km through the Luangwa Valley in aid of community and conservation organisations in the Luangwa that had previously relied on tourism bed-levies to be able to continue their operations. During the 17 days it took us we had numerous guests join us for portions of the expedition; from beneficiaries from these organisations, to custodians of the Valley. John Coppinger is one of those custodians of the Valley whose career spans close on 40 years in tourism in the Luangwa. During our short conversation he gives us a bit of a glimpse into what the Valley once was, and how he sees tourism as having its role in conservation efforts. Previously a commercial pilot before starting guiding in the Luangwa, together with his wife Carol, they created Remote Africa Safaris in the mid-90's. A few days earlier we had been walking along the Mwaleshi River where Nick Ridden (Remote Africa Safaris Operations Manager) pointed out the bones of the structures that would have been their Mwaleshi Camp. This was the first time in 30 years since being established that their camp was not opening due to the pandemic's impact on tourism. To learn more about John or their family run business: Remote Africa Safaris: https://bit.ly/2MhBLPU Walk Luangwa 2020: https://bit.ly/3fOlXhU Support these podcasts: http://bit.ly/3dCLzf7 Find me on social media: @therustymokoro Our Website: https://bit.ly/36mmNPC
Team Jabba The Hutt - Dave Barclay, Toby Philpott and John Coppinger
The Filmumentaries Podcast
Episode 7 of The Filmumentaries Podcast is up. This time I spoke with Jabba the Hutt puppeteers Tony Philpott and Dave Barclay as well as sculptor and builder John Coppinger. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning)
It's time for a New York Mets' offseason preview on the latest edition of the Just End the Suffering podcast. Host Mike Phillips is joined by Metstradamus himself, John Coppinger, (11:57) to talk about how new Mets' GM Brodie Van Wagenen should approach the offseason. Mike is also joined by Giants' fan Phil Fraietta (27:15) to make NFL picks for Week 11 of Show Me The Money. Mike also breaks down some of the big headlines from the NFL in week 10 (1:15) and offers his take on the absurd situation surrounding Le'Veon Bell's drama with the franchise tag (42:26) in a jam packed show.