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Episode 54. Matt Payne: Richard and Matt’s Wild Ride Across The Drake Passage

This episode was recorded with my friend, Matt Payne as we made a wild crossing of the Drake Passage last month. We were returning to Ushuaia, Argentina after a 21-day voyage to Antarctica where we encountered amazing scenery and wildlife, including the “impossible” emperor penguin on ice flows in the Weddell Sea. Matt Payne is a mountain climber and fine art nature and landscape photographer living in Durango, Colorado, as well as a fellow Muench Workshops pro.

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Episode 39. Talor Stone and Greenland: Conservation and Documentary Photography at Earth’s Northernmost Human Settlement

Talor Stone is a photographer, conservationist, and PhD researcher who specializes in Earth’s  Arctic regions. Her summers in Greenland have inspired academic research projects on topics such as globalization and indigenous identity, mass tourism and peripheral communities, and climate-induced human migration among Inuit populations. 

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Episode 38. Borneo Trip Recap and Q&A with Richard: Orangutan Conservation, Canon R5 Wildlife Set Up, How to Sleep on a Plane and More

On this episode of Beyond The Lens, I’m sharing my recent experience in Borneo, Indonesia: the rainforest, the photographic challenges the rainforest creates, and the “persons of the forest,” the orangutans. I talk about the existential threats that orangutans face caused by deforestation and loss of habitat due to development and palm oil plantations.

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Episode 31. Kevin Kelly: Polymath and ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ on AI Art, Vanishing Asia, and Excellent Advice For Living

Kevin Kelly is the co-founder of Wired magazine, where he currently holds the title of ‘senior maverick.’ He’s also a writer, artist, photographer, prolific traveler, futurist, conservationist, an expert on Asian culture, and quite possibly the Most Interesting Man in the World. 

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Episode 25. Spencer Howard, Travel Guru: Maximizing Airline Points, Hotel Loyalty Programs, and Best Credit Cards For Cheap Luxury Travel

Richard dives into the world of travel rewards with Straight To The Points founder and travel expert Spencer Howard who shares his travel hacks and advice on using airline points, credit cards, and loyalty programs to fly business and first-class to “help as many people as possible enjoy the excitement of luxury travel.”

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Episode 15. Kenya Photography Safari with Richard Bernabe: Insights, Preparation, Gear and Strategies

In this episode of Beyond The Lens, internationally acclaimed photographer and podcast host, Richard Bernabe provides an insight into safari photography and talks through his tips for preparation, equipment, and capturing great images. Explaining what is needed to organize such a trip, Richard mentions some of his favorite locations in Africa and shares why he has chosen to go to Maasai Mara in September

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Episode 11. Sophy Roberts: Award-Winning Travel Writer on Hidden Africa and the Lost Pianos of Siberia

The ever-adventurous writer, Sophy Roberts, is the author of ‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia’ a Times, Sunday Times, and Independent ‘Book of 2020’. This non-fiction book explores the pianos created during the boom years of the nineteenth century. Sophy tells the story of her piano hunt through two centuries of Russian history, which reveals an unexpected musical legacy and profound brave humanity. Sophy is a regular radio, podcast, and panel events contributor, focusing on travel stories from remote parts of the world, with a particular interest in literary work, history, and culture.

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