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Geocast

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

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Hotspot: Falkland Islands - May 2015

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

10mins

15 Apr 2015

Rank #1

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A New Lease of Life - June 2015

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

12mins

29 May 2015

Rank #2

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Hotspot: Borders - June 2015

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/

10mins

18 May 2015

Rank #3

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A Lady of Vision - May 2015

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/

16mins

29 Apr 2015

Rank #4

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Let's Talk about Sex - April 2015

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

21mins

27 Mar 2015

Rank #5

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Hotspot: Turkey - April 2015

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

7mins

17 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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Head Down on Top of the World - March 2015

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

29mins

27 Feb 2015

Rank #7

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Hotspot: Southern Ocean - March 2015

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

9mins

17 Feb 2015

Rank #8

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Local Voices - Feb 2015

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

17mins

23 Jan 2015

Rank #9

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Hotspot: Japan - September 2015

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

12mins

12 Aug 2015

Rank #10