Episode 6 - Pip Stewart

In episode 6 we hear from without doubt one of my favourite adventurers (and humans), Pip Stewart. Pip has a wealth of experience in so many different fields. She is an adventurer, journalist and presenter. A hippy at heart, with a love for travel, meditation, health and wellbeing (in her own words...)

We touch on her time studying at Oxford and Hong Kong University, her experience as a news anchor and Adventure Editor at Red Bull, her mammoth cycle home from Malaysia to London, as well as her most recent escapade, cycling the Amazon with world record breaker Reza Pakravan to raise environmental awareness.

She has a special mix of thoughtfulness along with an infectious positive attitude to life.

This one is guaranteed to get your adventure blood pumping.

Now get out there and be the hero in your own story!







  • Intro

  • The transition into adventure

  • Innocent Drinks - http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/

  • Hong Kong University - http://hku.hk/

  • Becoming a news anchor

  • Knocked back from Blue Peter…

  • Thinking outside the box

  • Advice for wannabe journalists - face to face contact

  • The Hong Kong desire to protest

  • Moving to Malaysia

  • Cycling home 10,000 miles from Malaysia to London

  • Advice for those undertaking their first big adventure

  • How to balance recording a big trip with staying present in the experience

  • A typical day cycle touring

  • The myths of cycle touring

  • Favourite places along the trip

  • The kindness of strangers

  • Unexploded mortars…

  • A foodies next destination

  • A female travelling in Islamic countries

  • The advantages of being a woman in journalism

  • Everyone can teach you something

  • The benefits of meditation

  • Meditation isn’t about stopping thoughts

  • Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/

  • The importance of moving and being in nature

  • The perils of trying to be happy all the time

  • Cycling for the SANE Mental Health Charity -http://www.sane.org.uk/

  • The Paradox of Choice - https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice

  • The loss of community

  • Talking to a stranger in a big city

  • Cycling the Amazon - https://www.phillippastewart.com/latest-adventures/

  • Reza Pakravan - http://rezapakravan.com/, https://tedxtehran.com/en/reza-pakravan/

  • Deforestation in the Amazon

  • Lessons from cycling the Amazon

  • Post trip blues

  • Ayahuasca in the Bolivian Jungle

  • The plane is going down!

  • Reconciling regular life with adventure

  • Don’t chase happiness

  • Being Adventure Editor at Red Bull

  • How to get a job at Red Bull

  • Golden nuggets of life advice

  • Pip’s heroes

  • Be nice to people on the way up because you will meet them on the way down

  • Are heroes born or made?

  • Is ‘follow your passion’ good advice?

  • Alan Watts - ‘what if money was no object?’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnFUDVpFwFQ