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


  • Hotspot: Japan - September 2015

    12/08/2015 Duration: 12min

    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

  • Rite of Spring - August 2015

    30/07/2015 Duration: 18min

    In the Kosovan city of Prizren, close to the borders of Albania and Macedonia, the Shehu family keep Europe's centuries-old Sufi tradition of piercing alive. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Darragh Mason Field

  • Hotspot: Cyprus - August 2015

    15/07/2015 Duration: 13min

    After forty years divided in two, could Cyprus be genuinely set for reunification? Klaus Dodds explains how we reached this position, and speculates on what might happen next. Presented by Chris Fitch

  • Eyes in the Sky - July 2015

    02/07/2015 Duration: 16min

    What could be more exciting than three months working in the Alps? Doing so with helicopters and drones, of course. Mark Allen tells Geographical about his technology-assisted research project. Presented by Chris Fitch

  • Hotspot: Switzerland - July 2015

    22/06/2015 Duration: 12min

    Switzerland has found itself under the spotlight recently, in the wake of another FIFA scandal. Klaus Dodds explores the country's unique neutrality, and what these events could mean for it's international reputation. Presented by Chris Fitch. "Plans in Motion", Kevin MacLeod (, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,

  • A New Lease of Life - June 2015

    29/05/2015 Duration: 12min

    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

  • Hotspot: Borders - June 2015

    18/05/2015 Duration: 10min

    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 (, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,

  • A Lady of Vision - May 2015

    29/04/2015 Duration: 16min

    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 (, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,

  • Hotspot: Falkland Islands - May 2015

    15/04/2015 Duration: 10min

    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

  • Let's Talk about Sex - April 2015

    27/03/2015 Duration: 21min

    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

  • Hotspot: Turkey - April 2015

    17/03/2015 Duration: 07min

    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

  • Head Down on Top of the World - March 2015

    27/02/2015 Duration: 29min

    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

  • Hotspot: Southern Ocean - March 2015

    17/02/2015 Duration: 09min

    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

  • Local Voices - Feb 2015

    23/01/2015 Duration: 17min

    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

  • Green and Pleasant Land - Jan 2015

    23/12/2014 Duration: 25min

    Deforestation in the Amazon fell by 18% last year, reversing a brief spike in tree loss that had alarmed environmentalists. With forest loss falling for most of the past ten years, is the battle for the Amazon finally being won? Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Mark Rowe

  • Edge of the Road - Dec 2014

    24/11/2014 Duration: 26min

    For centuries the Baka indigenous people lived in the forests of eastern Cameroon. But with logging destroying their traditional home and little support from the government, many now believe that the key to their future lies in education and modernisation. Presented by Chris Fitch. Report by Jane Labous