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Excess Baggage

BBC Radio 4
Places & TravelSociety & Culture

Travel magazine, featuring travellers' tales, experiences and anecdotes


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Latest Episodes

In the last Excess Baggage, John McCarthy talks to three inveterate travellers: Sara Wheeler, who has written on Africa and the Antarctic, explorer Benedict Allen who has travelled in Siberia and New Guinea and documentary maker Simon Reeve who has j... more

12 years ago

John McCarthy discusses travel to the African countries of Rwanda, Uganda and to the world's newest country, South Sudan. With his guests, doctor Rob Summerhayes, paramedic Franz Opitz and forensic accountant Benedict Jenks - John finds out what attr... more

12 years ago

John McCarthy meets the former debutante Meriel Larken who fell in love with Peru and rescued and restored a Victorian steam ship on Lake Titicaca. He is also joined by Chris Smith and Liz Peel who went by canoe through the Bolivian jungle in search ... more

12 years ago


4.5 out of 5 stars from 109 ratings
  • Best programme on Radio 4

    For my money, this was the best programme on Radio 4. I still miss it.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 years ago
  • Amazing podcast

    If you're into traveling and getting to know and explore the world it's certainly a place for you. The host is smart and really curious and brings so much vibe into the podcast. Amazing! Just try it!

    Apple Podcasts
    Poland7 years ago
  • Feed your travel bug

    I enjoy the breadth of stories. Collectively they are all about the different ways of, and motivations for, venturing out and travelling - down the street or to some far-flung destination. I download the podcasts and they keep me sated when I'm not on a travel adventure of my own.

    Apple Podcasts
    Judith, Western Australia
    Australia10 years ago
  • So sad it's over! :(

    Really upset it finished but happy its on saturday live now!

    Apple Podcasts
    Lavi Shmoneh
    United Kingdom12 years ago
  • Great places, great guests!

    I love hearing about places all around the world, truly! From the South Pole to Maine, and beyond! Even Argentina and their guests' quest to learn and perfect the Tango. The guests are amazing, and from all walks of like. If you like geography and history, you will love this podcast. Give it a go and see for yourself.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States12 years ago

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