Cheating death in Iranian rapids with Leon McCarron

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In this episode we chat to Leon McCarron who is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker and author.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and specialises in storytelling via long distance, human-powered journeys. Most recently, he walked 1000 miles from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai along a series of new hiking trails in the region.

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From capsizing in Iranian rapids to fending off corrupt police in Colombia, our guests have faced down danger – and lived to tell the tale.

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