Author Archives: Erik Lorenz

#11: Long Way Up – New adventures on two wheels – with Charley Boorman

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Two friends, two motorcycles and epic adventures all around the world. In episode 4 of Unfolding Maps, Charley Boorman talked about some of his most memorable travel experiences, many of which he has made with his best friend, the actor Ewan McGregor, known from movies such as Star Wars. These trips resulted in two hugely […]

#10: The Last Whalers – with Doug Bock Clark

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What is lost when a whole culture disappears? Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark has written an epic book about the Lamalerans, a tribe that lives on a remote, eastern Indonesian island. For half a millennium, they have fed themselves by hunting sperm whales, using small, handmade boats and handmade harpoons. And until this day, this […]

#9: We the Women of Afghanistan – Nahid Shahalimi

Nahid Shahalimi
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Being the daughter of one of the Afghanistan’s most influential and prosperous persons, Nahid Shahalimi grew up in the country’s high society. However, the life of her family took a dramatic turn when her father died and Nahid had to flee to Canada with her mother and sisters in the 1980s. Since then, she has […]

#8: Feeding the World – with Aerial Photographer George Steinmetz

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Known as ‘the flying photographer’, George Steinmetz is the natural world’s leading aerial artist, being famous for his trademark low altitude aerial photography, a special technique that he has invented and perfected. He has done much of his work with a foot-launched motorized paraglider, which he pilots while taking pictures, as well as using drones […]

#7: Over Seven Summits around the World – with Helga Hengge

Helga Hengge
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Mount Everest in the Himalayas, Mt Vinson in Antarctica – only two of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. The former VOGUE fashion editor and today’s extreme mountaineer Helga Hengge was the first German woman ever to successfully climb them all. She has experienced challenges that could not be more diverse, from […]

#6: Great and small adventures – with Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys
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A passionate adventurer, author and film maker: Alastair Humphreys’ explorations of the earth are manifold. He has spent over four years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and five continents. He walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara Desert, completed a […]

#4: Charley Boorman – On long Ways around the World

Charley Boorman
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Adventurer, motorbike enthusiast, travel writer and TV presenter: Charley Boorman has explored the world for the past few decades. It all started in 1997 on a film shoot, when Charley met Ewan McGregor, known from Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting, Doctor Sleep and other films. Resulting from their shared love for motorbikes, they became friends […]

#2: Rolf Potts – The Art of Long-term World Travel

Rolf Potts
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In his first book, the now iconic “Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel”, Rolf Potts promoted the ethics of independent travel. It was released in 2003 and – after more than 20 editions and many translations worldwide – had a huge impact on the global traveler scene.

#0: Introduction

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This new travel podcast travels the unbeaten path. Unfolding Maps talks to adventurers of all flavors about their expeditions and experiences that shaped them. Join the host, Erik Lorenz, in his conversations with globetrotters, who are best-selling writers, award-winning photographers,  and critically-acclaimed filmmakers.  Through the pens and lenses of these border crossers, Unfolding Maps tells […]