The things we get up to… BBC Radio 4 – ‘Excess Baggage’ – Walking in Madeira, Europe and Gambia

BBC Radio 4 'Excess Baggage' with John McCarthy

BBC Radio 4 ‘Excess Baggage’ with John McCarthy

When we returned from our ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ expedition, we were invited onto John McCarthy’s ‘Excess Baggage’ program on BBC Radio 6

Because we had actually returned to New York by the time we did the show, we went up to the BBC Radio studios, on the Westside, in Manhattan – to pre-record the show – Florio and I were on one end of the phone whilst, presenter and journalist, John McCarthy and his other guests disembodied voices came out the other end, from the BBC studios in London, UK.

Walking in Madeira, Europe and Gambia: ‘the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell about his enthusiasm for hiking in Tasmania and Madeira, glaciologist Richard Sale about long distance walking routes in Europe and to photographer Jason Florio and his partner Helen Jones about travelling all around Gambia on foot’ Producer: Harry Parker

It was fascinating, inspiring, and humbling listening to the others talk about their adventure’s – our 930km seemed very tame compared to our seasoned walker co-guests, and the lengths and places they had walked.

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – Backpacks on and ready to walk – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’