For all you adventurous types out there, we were thrilled when the wider Wilbur Smith team told us they were launching a limited-series podcast, The Power of Adventure.
Acclaimed ‘adventurer’ and survival consultant Megan Hine (Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Man Vs Wild) delves into what the true spirit of adventure is, and encourages listeners to put that at the heart of their lives in this brand-new podcast series, brought to you by author and master of adventure fiction, Wilbur Smith.
"It’s been said that having an adventure is the only way to learn something about yourself and the world at the same time. If that is not available to you right now with the global pandemic situation or for many other reasons, then reading or listening to adventure stories may broaden your horizons in unexpected thrilling ways.
I am very pleased to bring to you a new podcast series that reinforces those principles by exploring the essence of adventure. I am sure my new heroes, the stars of the podcasts will invigorate you to place adventure in the heart of your imagination. I can’t think of a better collective of dare devils that capture the fierce determination of Saffron Courtney or the adventurous spirit of Penrod Ballantyne than the six people below. I hope you find their stories as inspiring as I do."
- Wilbur Smith
Join the adventure. Listen to the podcast here now.
Episode 1: Pip Stewart - Surviving the Jungle
Megan meets Pip Stewart, and adventurer, journalist and presenter. The two discuss Pip's cycling expedition from Malaysia to London, her journey down the length of South America's third largest river, and surviving a deadly flesh-eating parasite.
Episode 2: Reza Pakravan - Imprisoned in Darfur
Explorer, filmmaker and writer Reza Pakravan talks about his trek across the entire African continent, and tells the story of an harrowing four-day prison stay.
Episode 3: Anna McNuff - Barefoot Marathon Runner
Traveller, influencer and public speaker Anna McNuff, talks to Megan about her incredible journey across New Zealand, and Barefoot Britain, which saw her running 2,352 miles through Britain - completely barefoot.
Episode 4: Mungo - Extreme Cameraman
Megan meets Paul 'Mungo' Mungeam, cameraman and presenter. The two trade stories from their work alongside Bear Grylls - including what happened when Channing Tatum tried to do a backflip out of a helicopter.
Episode 5: Dwayne Fields - From Gun Crime to the North Pole
Dwayne Fields tells his emotional life story to Megan, which took him from the street gangs of inner city London to a 400 mile expedition through the Arctic to the magnetic North Pole.
Episode 6: Megan Hine - What is Adventure?
Megan reflects back on the series as well as her own experiences, to uncover the lessons from these incredible stories. She concludes with how an adventurous mindset can deliver transformative results.
The full series launches on 16th April 2020. You can listen to the trailer and download the episodes on your preferred podcast platform here.