Flight of Fancy
Flight of Fancy
Dec 27, 2020
The international destinations we will always love
Play • 37 min

They’re long-time favourites of Australian travellers, and they’re sure to be just as popular when we can pack our passports and head overseas once again. The question is, where to first? And what are you going to do when you get there?

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The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Amanda Kendle
228 Volunteering Experiences
Volunteering abroad is an experience lots of thoughtful travellers contemplate - who doesn't want to give back when we can. But of course, we know that not all volunteering opportunities are created equal. In Episode 228 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I chat with three women who have had fairly in-depth volunteer experiences in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Nepal, and their stories might help you reflect on what does make a good volunteer experience. First, I chat with Lindy Alexander who spent eight months volunteering in a remote part of Uganda. She's very frank with me about how, on reflection some years later, she's not sure that everything they did had a positive impact - although lots did. I then speak with Julia Salnicki, a zoologist who has spent many years either volunteering or managing volunteers on animal research projects in Africa. Her stories are amazing and apart from her tales on this episode, I've added another one about her three years in a painted dog research project onto Patreon - if you're a supporter, listen now, or sign up at notaballerina.com/supporter Finally, I hear from Patti Lefkos who, after several decades of experience as a teacher and principal in Canada, volunteered in a small school in Nepal. She tells us some of the many lessons she learnt from that experience. Links: Support the podcast on Patreon - this week's bonus content is an extended chat with Julia Salnicki - https://www.notaballerina.com/support Lindy Alexander - The Freelancer’s Year http://thefreelancersyear.com/  Julia Salnicki from Classic Safari Company - https://www.classicsafaricompany.com.au  Patti Lefkos - https://www.pattishaleslefkos.com Episode 145 on Volunteering Experiences - https://notaballerina.com/145  Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/228 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 min
Get It Right with Undercover Architect
Get It Right with Undercover Architect
Amelia Lee
Ready to sign a building contract and hit ‘GO’ on your renovation or new build? - Episode 8 (Season 13 - Your next best steps)
This is episode 193 of the Get it Right podcast. In this episode, I’m talking about those of you, who have got your plans locked and loaded, and it's now time to sign contracts with a builder and hit go! Before you choose your builder and before you start construction, listen to this episode. So, let’s dive in. SHOW NOTES: If you’re struggling with understanding the overall steps for your project, what you should be focussing on and when, or how to best invest your efforts, energy and money to get a great outcome in your future home, I’ve created something super helpful for you.   Access my free online workshop “Your Project Plan” now >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/projectplan   This free workshop will really help you understand the best steps to take wherever you’re at in your project, and how you can avoid some serious and expensive mistakes.    Plus, I’ll share with you what to focus on and when, so you know you’re getting everything in order for a successful project and beautiful home. And you’ll get access to some great bonuses, including the transcripts of this season (all packaged in a downloadable PDF E-Guide). Getting ready to sign a building contract and start construction is an exciting point in your project, because it means everything is about to become real. All the planning, preparing and decision-making you’ve been doing, is about to turn into real floors, walls and roof on your site.  However, it’s also the point at which you’ll be legally bound to someone, plus handing over loads of money on a regular basis.  Homeowners can get it so wrong at this stage. From stress and frustration, right through to half-finished homes and bankrupt builders, the risks at this stage are high.  It is possible to enjoy this stage though, and to get yourself prepared and informed so you can be actively involved in, and confident through your construction phase.  LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: For links and resources mentioned in this podcast, head to >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/podcast-before-you-start-construction Access my free “Your Project Plan” online workshop and awesome bonuses now >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/projectplan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 min
Armchair Explorer
Armchair Explorer
Aaron Millar
Voyage of the Finmen: Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland with Explorer George Bullard
Follow world-record breaking explorer George Bullard on a world-first kayak from Greenland to Scotland across one of the most dangerous stretches of water on the planet. No one thought they could do it. Most people assumed they would die trying – and they nearly did, more than once. But, despite the odds, over six weeks, George and his expedition partner Ollie Hicks, crossed 1,200-miles of open ocean from the edge of the Greenland Ice Cap to Iceland, then on to the Faroe Islands, and from there to the north Scottish shore. Paddling through the night, sleeping out in the sinister dark of the polar ocean, battling storms, exhaustion and raging seas – this is the story of the most dangerous kayak expedition ever undertaken. But it’s more than that too. Three hundred years ago a mysterious figure in a strange shaped canoe washed up on the coast of Aberdeen, in northeast Scotland. He was alive, barely. No one knew who he was, where he came from, what language he spoke, and he died a few days later before anyone could find out. Since then, the myth of the ‘Finmen’ has continued to grow. The historical records describe his clothing as similar to what we now know as hailing from Inuit culture. But it seemed impossible. Did a Greenlandic fisherman cross the North Atlantic Ocean, 300 years ago, on nothing more than a seal-skin canoe? By undertaking this journey, George and Ollie set out to unearth the truth behind the mystery. If they could do it, perhaps the myth was true. Get ready for the Voyage of the Finmen. *Highlights include:* ·      Kayak across one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world, a section of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland, known as the ‘Devil’s Dancefloor’ because of the size of the waves and storms ·      Paddle through the midnight sun from Greenland to Iceland, and then 450-miles around the crocodile teeth of the rugged fjords and soaring cliffs of North Icelandic coastline, camping out on wild beaches along the way ·      Listen to one of the craziest rescue and survival stories you will ever hear ·      Find out what happens when George and Ollie are hit by an enormous hurricane 60-miles off the Scottish coast ·      Be inspired by George’s love and enthusiasm for the outdoors and adventure. He is one of the UK’s most sought-after motivational speakers and will fire you up to embark on your next adventure wherever that may be *Who’s the Guest?* George Bullard is a world record-breaking explorer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. To date he has covered more than 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions (including the longest unsupported polar journey in history, at just age 19) and completed countless extraordinary expeditions around the world. George is passionate about encouraging others to climb their own Everest physically, mentally and emotionally @georgebullardexplorer / www.georgebullard.co.uk Looking for inspiration for your next trip? George’s adventure travel company www.igoadventures.com curates one-of-a-kind adventures with purpose, for those looking for exceptional experiences in nature. They are affordable, amazing and hand-crafted by one of the world’s greatest adventurers.  Thank you to Juggernaut Wines for sponsoring this episode. Harnessing the power of nature with every drop.  @juggernautwines / www.juggernautwines.com The Armchair Explorer podcast is produced and hosted by award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar. Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @armchairexplorerpodcast. www.armchair-explorer.com  Episode image (c) Emma Hall, courtesy of George Bullard
56 min
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Travis Sherry
Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID
If you don't follow us on Instagram then SURPRISE we are in Costa Rica and have been for over a month and today we are talking about how we came to the decision to come down here, the preconceived notions we had about the experience during COVID, and what it is like now that we are here and have been for a few weeks. We also may drop some hints on what our plan is moving forward. Is Costa Rica on your list of must-visit places? Have you traveled at all during the pandemic? What was your experience? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode * 06:15 Making The Decision: What Went Into It * 10:20 What Did We Have To Do To Be Able To Travel To Costa Rica * 12:20 General Safety Precautions We Took As Well * 14:10 Fully Booked Flights: Panic Attack Material * 17:00 Feeling Safer In Costa Rica * 20:10 Why Did We Choose Costa Rica? * 23:00 What Are The Plans For Your Time In Costa Rica? * 27:10 Why Did We Record This Episode? * 30:50 Traveling With Kids During COVID Important Links * Get Your Education While Traveling at OSU E-Campus * Coronavirus Outbreak & Kids (Harvard Medical) * Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean * Location Indie Want More? * The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay w/ Karen Higgs * Guidebook Writing & The National Parks w/ James Kaiser * A Year Of Living Prayerfully w/ Jared Brock Part 2 Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! * Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts * Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. * Leave an honest review. * You’re awesome!
35 min
Zero To Travel Podcast
Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
7 Best Places To Live Abroad w/ Tim Leffel
Have you always dreamed of living abroad? What is your biggest hurdle (besides finances)? I'm always so excited when my good friend, Tim Leffel, agrees to come back on and talk about all things ex-pat and today does not disappoint. We are getting into the nuances of living abroad, how moving overseas can dramatically change your day to day life, the financial impact of moving abroad, how moving abroad can give you more freedoms to create, Tim's best advice for finding a place that matches your interests, and who this isn't for. That last piece may be the most important if you are truly thinking about making a leap to a life abroad because Tim is offering up some compelling arguments for the types of people who maybe should NOT be spending extended time overseas. Did your dream place make the list? Did any of the places we discuss move to the top of your list and why? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Tune In To Learn: * 08:45 The Silver Lining To This Disaster (Remote Working) * 10:40 Differences On Your Day To Day Life & Finances * 12:00 Best Advice For Finding The Right Place & Living Abroad * 17:05 Best Resources For The Logistical Side Of Things * 19:15 The Ex-pat Bubble: Pros & Cons * 22:45 Living Abroad Opens You To More Creativity * 24:50 Slowing Down To Be More Productive * 27:00 Why Language Learning Improves Your Experiences * 29:15 What Should You Do Prior To Arriving & What Can Wait Til After * 34:15 Living In The America's - The Best Options * 39:20 European Options For Living Abroad * 42:45 Georgia On My Mind * 44:10 Asia Locations & New Visas * 45:00 Staying Longer in Europe Following The Visa Rules * 47:45 Countries Marketing To Digital Nomads Through Visa's * 53:30 A Better Life For Half The Price * And so much more Resources: * Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport * Find Tim on his website * Follow Tim on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram * Pick up your copy of Better Life For Half The Price * Location Indie * Camp Indie Want More? * World's Cheapest Destinations Updates w/ Tim Leffel * Top 5 World's Cheapest Destinations: Part 2 w/ Tim Leffel * Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad / Tim Leffel * Top 24 World's Cheapest Destinations 2018: Part Two w/ Tim Leffel * Top 24 World's Cheapest Destinations 2018: Part One w/ Tim Leffel
1 hr 6 min
A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
Marjorie Alexander
081: Plastics Renewal Technology with Brightmark's Bob Powell
Bob Powell's dreams and vision about how we can leave the world a better place are being realized at Brightmark, the company he founded to change the way the world sees and manages its waste. As founder & CEO, Bob looks beyond what we are doing now to create the path for what we will realize many years in the future. Bob is passionate about solving the world’s most complex environmental problems with innovation and optimism. Prior to founding Brightmark in 2016, Bob spent the majority of his career working in the energy industry. Join us for our first live event, M.A.S.S. Eco Summit! It will be 3 days of keynotes, panels, and workshops! Receive event notifications or contact us to get involved at http://MASSEcoLive.com. In this episode Marjorie and Bob discuss: * How Brightmark uses all forms of plastic from every type of waste stream and creates circular renewed products * How Brightmark turns organic waste into fuel and what responses people have had over the years to this practice * What is the difference between methane and CO2 and their impact on the environment * Why banning ALL plastics isn't yet part of Bob's overall vision and why Resources mentioned in today's episode: * Ellen MacArthur Foundation https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ * The World in Data https://ourworldindata.org/ * The Uninhabited Earth by David Wallace-Wells https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586541/the-uninhabitable-earth-by-david-wallace-wells/ Connect with Bob and Brightmark: * Website: https://www.brightmark.com/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobpowelllinkedin/ * Bob's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobpowell_/ * Brightmark's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Brightmark/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightmarkenergy * Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Brightmark * Bob's Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobpowell_ * Brightmark's Twitter: https://twitter.com/brightmarke Connect with Marjorie Alexander: * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ * Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com
46 min
The Travel Diaries
The Travel Diaries
Holly Rubenstein
Sanjeev Bhaskar - Long Haul
Today, I’m joined by the much loved actor and comedian, Sanjeev Bhaskar. Following a late arrival into comedy, Sanjeev was catapulted to stardom in the comedy series Goodness Gracious Me, and later The Kumars at No. 42, both bringing the British Asian experience to the masses to international acclaim.  This success, which has led to decades of movie and TV roles, has taken Sanjeev all over the world. India, of course, is a big feature today - Sanjeev has filmed documentaries and written books about the country, where some of his family still live. From Delhi and Rajasthan to Shimla and Darjeeling, Sanjeev paints a wonderful picture of such a diverse and exciting country.  He transports us to the American city he first fell in love with, his European all time favourite and we chat about the new season of his hit ITV show Unforgotten, which is back for its fourth season. Destination Recap: * Delhi, India * Karnal, India * New York, USA * Amalfi, Italy * Rajasthan, India  * Shimla, India  * Darjeeling, India  * Ellora, India  * Vesuvius, Italy * Pompei, Italy * Rome, Italy * Australia  * Paris, France  * New Zealand Unforgotten Season 4 airs on Monday nights on ITV at 9pm.  If you’re enjoying the podcast, then it would wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review - it really makes a big difference because it helps other people to discover the podcast.  To hear future episodes as soon as they are released just search for The Travel Diaries on your podcast app of choice, and hit subscribe.  To find out who’s joining me on next week’s episode, come and follow me on Instagram, I’m @hollyrubenstein - I’d love to hear from you.  If you can’t wait until then, there’s always the first three seasons to catch up on, from Michael Palin to Rick Stein, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Dev Patel.  Thank you so much for listening, and I’ll be back next week. A big thank you to Citalia for their support of today’s podcast. You can discover the real Italy with Citalia, the UK’s leading Italian holiday specialists. And thank you to Fujifilm for their support too. Book in your free trial with the Fujifilm X-S10 here.  Today’s episode was recorded during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. It was produced by Holly Rubenstein.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 min
The Conversation Weekly
The Conversation Weekly
The Conversation
Leaving Hong Kong after China's clampdown: where people are going and why
This week three experts explain why more people are thinking about leaving Hong Kong after China's clampdown on dissent – and the choices they face about where to go. And we hear about a new way to speed up the hunt for one of the universe's most elusive enigmas: dark matter. Welcome to episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly, the world explained by experts. Since China imposed a new National Security Law on Hong Kong in mid-2020, the situation for protesters has become much more dangerous. Many of those involved in recent pro-democracy protests are being rounded up and arrested. Some Hong Kongers are now thinking about leaving – and in this episode we hear from experts researching what is influencing these decisions. Sui Ting Kong, assistant professor in sociology at Durham University, tells us what her interviews with Hong Kongers is revealing about the different ways they describe their decision to leave. Peter William Walsh, a researcher at the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, explains the details of a new visa route the UK government has opened up those Hong Kongers who hold British National Overseas status. And Tsungyi Michelle Huang, professor of geography at National Taiwan University, talks about her research on migration from Hong Kong to Taiwan, and how Taiwan has become a more attractive destination. In our second story, we're joined by Benjamin Brubaker, a physicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who is on the hunt for dark matter. Dark matter is invisible – but it accounts for 85% of the matter in the universe. He explains how he and his colleagues used technology from the quantum computing world to speed up the search. And Luthfi Dzulfikar, associate editor at The Conversation in Jakarta, recommends a couple of recent stories by academics in Indonesia.  The Conversation Weekly is hosted by Gemma Ware and Dan Merino. The show is co-produced by Mend Mariwany and Gemma Ware, with sound design by Eloise Stevens. Our theme music is by Neeta Sarl. Visit The Conversation for full credits. Further reading: * Hong Kong: China crackdown is likely to boost migration to UK, by Peter William Walsh, Researcher at the Migration Observatory, University of Oxford * With mass arrests, running for office in Hong Kong is now not only futile, it can be criminal, by Brendan Clift, Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne * Hong Kong: does British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers violate Thatcher’s deal with China? by Chi-Kwan Mark, Senior Lecturer in International History, Royal Holloway, University of London   * The search for dark matter gets a speed boost from quantum technology, by Benjamin Brubaker, Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Physics, University of Colorado Boulder * Ignoring aspirations and threatening arrest: these 5 things show that the Jokowi administration does not accept criticism from its citizens, (in Bahasa Indonesian), by Herlambang P Wiratraman, Lecturer of Constitutional Law at Universitas Airlangga and Juwita Hayyuning Prastiwi, Lecturer in Political Science at Universitas Brawijaya * _Single people in Indonesia look for happiness on the internet - but fail to find it__,_ (in Bahasa Indonesian), by Karel Karsten Himawan, Lecturer of Psychology, Universitas Pelita Harapan  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 min
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha: Bestselling Author
Chapter 73: Humble The Poet cries crusade but cautions courting controversy
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, and Judy Blume. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co Chapter Description: Do you miss coffee shops? The clatter, the din, the pshh-pshh of the espresso machine. The cacophony of music and typing and magnetic sense of connection with strangers. I miss the belonging. I miss the community. One of my favourite coffee shops is inside the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto where 3 Bookers will remember I vowed to record a future chapter while cruising by in David Sedaris’ limo back in Chapter 18. Well, the podcast gods worked their magic and I was lucky to find myself there months later in the company of the wonderful Humble the Poet. Truth be told, I’ve kept this chapter on ice for a while since it was recorded pre-masks, pre-lockdown. I kept thinking normalcy would return and then the pandemic dragged on and on and on and I grudgingly switched to virtual recordings. But now I need that coffee shop! So here is the last live and in-person recording of 3 Books I’ve got for you for a while. (Insert tear emoji here) Do you know Humble the Poet? He’s an electric and creative polymath, rapper, poet, spoken word artist, best selling author of Unlearn and Things No One Else Can Teach Us, Lollapalooza performer, former elementary school teacher, and a wildly popular blogger at humblethepoet.com with over 100,000 readers. Oh, and did I mention more than a million people follow him across social media @humblethepoet. Perceptive, inquisitive, and putting out a vibe that captures hearts and minds, Humble defies easy stereotypes. I might even say he shatters them. We dive deep into his activism and how he develops courage to brave the wilderness and be so unafraid to challenge mainstream consensus by shedding light on Indian farmers or the Colin Kaepernicks of the world far before doing so becomes en vogue. We discuss how mainstream media preys on our biology and why controversy hooks our attention. We chat about the counterintuitive value of obscurity and how to stand out in a global village of sameness. And, of course, we discuss Humble the Poet’s 3 most formative books. I am grateful to share this conversation with this incredible human being while getting an aural dose of coffee shop community at the same time. Wherever you are right now, whatever you’re doing right now, I encourage you to flop down on the green couch beside the radiator. I’ll be in your left ear, Humble will be in your right ear, and let’s hang out. Can I get you a cappuccino? What You'll Learn: * Why should we explore and push the boundaries on unpopular stances? * How do we find the courage to stand up for injustice? * How should we pick causes to defend? * What are the tensions between science and religion? * How do we figure out what to trust? * Why is controversy not sustainable? * Why should there be no shame in liking short books? * What is the balance between authenticity and curation on social media? * What are the dangers of geolocation? * How do we stand out in a world of sameness? * How do we navigate the pull of followers on social media? * Why should we always ask before we post? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/73 Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future episode: 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list
1 hr 26 min
When in Spain
When in Spain
Paul Burge
Spain’s liquid gold: olive oil adventures with Lucas Soler
We transport ourselves to the majestic olive groves of Jaén to talk all about Spanish olive oil with special guest and olive oil aficionado, Lucas Soler. Lucas was born in Barcelona but even though he has spent nearly all of his life in the US, olive oil has always remained in his blood. Since a young age 'liquid gold' has been a staple of his diet. When Lucas's mother bought an olive grove for the family in Almería 25 years ago, his passion for olive oil was re-ignited. Faced with a lack of good quality EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) in the US, Lucas spotted a businesses opportunity. He set up his own company called Olive Oil Grove oliveoilgrove.com where he imports the best possible quality Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the US market. In the episode Lucas talks us through the different grades of olive oil, the health benefits and what you should look for when choosing great quality Spanish olive oil. We even do a virtual transatlantic olive oil tasting where we compared notes on the Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil that Lucas has sourced from a grove in Jaén following a trip there last year in the midst of the lockdown - a story he also shares in the episode. Lucas also dazzles us with some truly incredible facts and figures about Spanish olive oil and I run through the ancient history of olives and olive oil to find out how it became so popular in Spain. Find out more about Lucas, his business, Olive Oil Grove at oliveoilgrove.com.  Also find him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oliveoilgrove/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OliveOilGrove/
1 hr 4 min
The Anthill
The Anthill
The Conversation
Recovery part six – 2008 financial crisis and lessons for today
The 2008 financial crisis resulted in the worst global recession since the second world war. The collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers in September 2008 caused a meltdown of the global financial system. Money markets froze and there was a major credit crunch as the ability to borrow money suddenly dried up.  To stop contagion and make sure other major financial institutions didn’t collapse, governments stepped in to shore up the system by bailing out the banks. Anastasia Nesvetailova, professor of international political economy at City, University of London, explains what these bailouts involved and why they were so necessary.  Aidan Regan, associate professor at University College Dublin, tells us how the crisis spread across the eurozone and why some countries rebounded a lot more quickly than others. We also discuss how the austerity policies that many governments adopted following the 2008 financial crisis hampered economic growth.  And we explore how emerging markets such as Brazil and China were affected by the 2008 financial crisis. Carolina Alves, fellow in economics at the University of Cambridge, outlines how they were shielded from some elements of the crisis but also left vulnerable to the large reduction in finance that followed.  You can read more research into the 2008 financial crisis and what lessons we can learn from it for today's coronavirus recovery alongside other articles in our Recovery series, which accompany this podcast. This episode was produced by Gemma Ware and Annabel Bligh, with sound design by Eloise Stevens. The Anthill is a podcast from The Conversation UK. We’re an independent news media outlet that exists purely to take reliable, informed voices direct to a wide audience. If you’re able to to support our work, please consider donating via our website. Thanks to everyone who has already done so. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 min
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