Kit talks to Adil Hussain (he/him) over a delightful brew of Assam tea, chatting about how the physical and human geography of his home town of Goalpara formed his identity, stand-up comedy, the power and pitfalls of popular culture for education, how nature can make you look ‘within’, and reframing what really is ‘success’. NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards. Never mind! It still won't detract from your enjoyment :) Adil is an award-winning actor in theatre and film, appearing in shows such as Othello – a play in Black and White, the Life of Pi and season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. Adil says he is “in love” with acting and always struggling all the way to act better. He says, “I fail measurably. Still found a way to live with myself in spite of multiple failures.” Some links to things mentioned in the chat: - Life of Pi Interview for 9th Dubai International Film Festival (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OSb8UKRec - ‘Footprints On Water’ Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13221998/ - Adil on overcoming the fear of failure (Failing It Up) https://youtu.be/AgFc-dG--ys Expand your Geography community by connecting with Adil via Twitter (https://twitter.com/_adilhassain), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_adilhussain/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/adil.hussain.1800721) The chat was recorded on 13th June 2021. ==About Coffee & Geography== The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know. If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink! Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod. The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.