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Passport People

Island Life Productions presents 'Passport People', a round-the-world journey podcast where each week Fin talks to people from around the world about the places that matter to them. What is so special about each location? What makes each place tick? Where are they all headed?

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Casey - Belleville

We return to the French capital this week to talk to the American who made her home in one of its immigrant quarters. What is #babelville? What is the legacy of Belleville export Edith Piaf on the area? What defines an area being beautiful (especially when it has a dirty and messy reputation)? Warning - for the first time in 'Passport People' history, this episode contains swearing in two languages!Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

59mins

4 May 2021

Rank #1

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Rob - Isle of Wight

We're heading over the Solent this week to talk to Rob about growing up on the Isle of Wight. What role do arts organisations have to play in rural communities? How valuable is tourism to the island's economy and identity? Is there a charm in being secluded from the rest of the world? This episode contains a hilarious anecdote involving a squirrel and a ferry that you won't want to miss!Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

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27 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Nicky - Winchester

This week we're back on British soil talking to Nicky about the place synonymous with her tertiary education. What is studying in a British university town really like? What role does cultural outreach and engagement play within largely affluent communities? What does a sense of "space" and "place" really mean in the context of human memories?Find out more about Nicky's work by:-following her on Twitter @DrNickyA-watching this video on the project festival Nicky references at the end of the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30gXrAd_bTg&tFind out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

53mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Sam - Honduras

This week we're taking our second visit to Latin America to meet one of its nations newest inhabitants in Sam. How does a Brit find himself making a life in Honduras? How have East Asian influences become a more popular part of local culture than Spanish heritage? How can the country and its people overcome the corruption that has been built into its governance systems since the colonial era? WARNING - this episode includes a story about two frisky vultures that whilst not explicit, you might not want to have to explain to children.Find out more about Sam's work by visiting his blog at samwoolston.blogFind out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

57mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Beata - Soweto

This week we're headed back down to the Southern tip of Africa to chat to Beata and visit the township of Soweto. How does a Pole end up falling in love with a part of suburban Johannesburg? How do you communicate when the most common first language is only spoken by 40% of a local population? How have years of apartheid and oppression shaped one of the world's most exciting cultural hotbeds?Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

57mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Clarence - Paris

For the first time since our Valentine's Day mini-episode, 'Passport People is heading back to the French capital to record a main show spectacular with resident expat Clarence. How does somebody from New Jersey end up settling in Paris? Is Paris the "city of light" or the "city of love" or both? What the heck is going on in the suburbs around Paris?Find out more about Clarence's work by visiting his company's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thebigfunkcompany/Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions

1hr 4mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Claudia - Lake Garda

In a 'Passport People' first, we showcase our first ever lake whilst talking to Lake Garda native Claudia. How come a lake can be thought of as a region? Why leave an Italian natural paradise? Will things ever be the same again post-COVID for ordinary Italians? Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

54mins

23 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Tatjana - Kanjiza

Passport People is back with a bang as we make our first ever journey to South-Eastern Europe to the small Serbian town of Kanjiza to talk to Slovenian arts professional Tatjana. How does growing up in Yugoslavia affect your national identity? How does a village that spent its history under Central European occupation adapt to its Serbian identity? How come pineapples were such an exciting fruit?Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

58mins

16 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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Rachel - Osmotherley *Christmas Special*

Ding, dong merrily on high! We have another 'Passport People' Christmas Special ready for your listening enjoyment as Fin speaks to his Auntie Rachel about her North Yorkshire home town of Osmotherley. Why run up and down muddy hills for fun? Why is there peace to be found living in a town of 668 people? Why is Christmas more important in 2020 than ever before? WARNING - contains significant amounts of dog interaction!Find out more about Island Life Productions and our work by:- liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/islandlifeproductions/- checking out our website at islandlifeproductions.com- visiting our Patreon at patreon.com/islandlifeproductions 

49mins

19 Dec 2020

Rank #9

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Welcome to the Quids Inn Trailer

'Island Life Productions' have been working on a brand new fiction podcast series! 'Welcome to the Quids Inn' is the story of five young people simultaneously hired by the Edinburgh Newington branch of the Quids Inn, Britain's finest chain of budget hotels. The series explores the group's interactions, stories, misadventures and fun whilst working hard maintaining the reception desk, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!Episodes are released every Thursday and you can access them at:Apple - podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/welcome-to-the-quids-inn/id1531228645Spotify - open.spotify.com/show/7rkzsWXLoi8Jf2Yz0PoiMJWe look forward to hearing what you think and to bringing you brand new 'Passport People' episodes very soon!In the meantime, please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/islandlifeproductions to consider supporting our work!

17 Sep 2020

Rank #10