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Coffee & Geography

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)

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== About the 'Coffee & Geography' podcast == 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, the ...
 
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Kit talks to Akhera Williams & Chantal Mayo-Holloway over some light beverages, chatting about amplifying marginalised voices in the classroom, futsal, unemployed squirrels, amongst other things!Akhera is a student geographer, community organiser, poet, and artist from South London. She studies BA Geography at King's College London and is the co-fo…
 
Kit talks to Alan Parkinson over some Waitrose Rwandan Arabica Light Roast Coffee, chatting about being a child of Yorkshire, past Presidents, amongst other things!NB: Some minor technical difficulties when recording this conversation means that the quality is not up to usual standards in some places. Apologies! It still won't detract from your enj…
 
Kit talks to Sebastian Sterl over a cup of Earl Grey, chatting about renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, trivia on flags of the world, colourful shirts, amongst other things!Sebastian is a physicist by training, experienced as consultant & researcher in a range of fields: energy & climate policy, emissions modelling, Paris Agreement & NDCs, ren…
 
Kit talks to Jihanna Bonilla-Allard while getting a whiff of some Darkwoods coffee, chatting her multi-cultural heritage, riding her bike around Sheffield and the Peak District, earthquakes, amongst other things!Jihanna is a part Costa-Rican, part Mexican, part Californian, part Norfolk girl living in Yorkshire, currently studying for an MSc in Sus…
 
Kit talks to Al Snow (they/them) while enjoying an iced coffee, chatting about the STARS, transportation systems, appreciating and taking note of your surroundings, designing theme parks, amongst other things.Al is a lesbian and non-binary Applied Physics major at University of California Irvine, whose research mainly focuses on studying superfluid…
 
Kit talks to Dr Jess Tipton (she/her) over a Whole Earth Chicory Coffee, chatting about grating beetroot, empowering young people with environmental activism, amongst other things.Jess dabbled in life as a musician, Russianist, civil servant and teacher. After studying Russian and clarinet, the logical move was to work at Defra for 10 years. She th…
 
Kit talks to Justin Boot (they/them) while admiring a decorative Greenwell Farms coffee sack hanging on the wall, chatting about spatial awareness, photography, wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff, amongst other things.Justin is a writer/gamer/reviewer/banker/hiker/photographer/world traveller still trying to find their place in the world. Currently st…
 
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…
 
Kit talks to The Curious Geographer, Ellie (she/her) over a cool Old Spike Iced Coffee, chatting about Peckham, YouTube videos, spy novels, amongst other things!Ellie Barker (neé Hopkins) is a teacher, author, love geography - started a YouTube channel in 2019 called The Curious Geographer where she holds live interviews with academics, journalists…
 
Kit talks to Dr Keston Perry (he/him) over a Costa Coffee, chatting about colonisalism, changes in East London, how history comes 'full circle' amongst other things!Keston Perry a political economist and interdisciplinary scholar interested in Afro-Caribbean economic thought, global finance and climate justice. He is currently a lecturer in economi…
 
Kit talks to The Punk Biologist, Lucy Eckersley (she/her) over a classic brew of Yorkshire Tea (& kombucha!), chatting about amine, exploding leeches, living in Nagasaki, amongst other things! A certain 'mini geographer' also makes a cameo appearance! Lucy is a wildlife biologist by training and uses her knowledge to talk to young people interested…
 
Kit talks to Joana Mendes (she/her) over a Chá Gorreana, chatting about moving from urban Portugal to rural UK, cream teas, philosophy, yoga, amongst other things!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 :)Joana …
 
Kit talks to Hina Robinson (she/her) over a hot mug of Whittard’s ‘Dream Time’ tea, chatting about ballet, the Essex countryside, population control, amongst other things.**A content warning: this episode contains a brief discussion about infant loss and miscarriage. If you are impacted by this, then please reach out. You can some links to support …
 
Kit talks to Helen Young (she/her) over a brew of Typhoo, chatting about the North-South divide, GIS, crown green bowling, and psychic abilities, amongst other things!Helen is a part-time geography teacher, juggling lots of other interesting jobs on the side. She describes herself as ‘average intelligence, but hard-working and super-efficient’ so f…
 
Kit talks to Dr Hannah Bloomfield (she/her) over a cuppa Twinings Breakfast Tea, chatting about maps, maps and more maps, disastrous baking and knitting a climate change scarf, amongst other things!Hannah is a Research Scientist working in the energy-meteorology group at Reading University, forecasting renewable energy from days-decades ahead. She …
 
Kit talks to Stephen Schwab (he/him) over a steaming drink of Northern Tea Merchants Sumatra Rahmat Inara Coffee, chatting about football (soccer) communities, eco-compassion, whale song and coal mining, amongst other things!Stephen is an ex-Geography teacher, head-of-department and head-of-house. He is a teacher advisor, author and consultant to t…
 
Kit talks to Caiti Walter (she/her) over a hot Nescafe Gold Blend, chatting about flowers, becoming a ranger for London National Park City, jazz bands and feminism, amongst other things!Caiti is a full-time Head of Humanities, part-time florist, full-time crossword lover, full-time plant mother, and very part-time runner/cyclist/swimmer/active pers…
 
Kit talks to Victoria Fernandes (she/her) over a mug of coffee from Fazenda Rio Verde, chatting about painting portraits of birds, the family's old coffee farm, camels and mathematics, amongst other things!Victoria is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but currently residing in Cambridge, UK. Sh…
 
Kit talks to David Alcock (he/him) over a cup of Morrisons Italian-Style Coffee, chatting about 'hopeful geography', world championship toe-wrestling, and University Challenge, amongst other things!David is a teacher of Geography and PhD student living in Guiseley, UK. He says he is afflicted by FOMO, trying to keep lots of plates spinning: teachin…
 
Kit talks to 'Geog Mum' Catherine Owen (she/her) over a cup of English Tea Shop White Tea with Blueberry & Elderflower, chatting about protecting her village from flooding, Uganda, RuPaul's Drag Race and hip-hop, amongst other things! Catherine is a Geography high school teacher and head of department who resides in Somerset, UK. Mum to Jack and Me…
 
Here it is! The very first episode of the Coffee & Geography podcast. Over a cup of PG-Tips, Kit and Glynnis Morgan (she/her) talk about poetry, Harry Potter, the London Underground (and what is meant by 'tube face'), amongst other things!Gynnis is a Geography high school teacher and head of department who resides in South London, UK. She is a supe…
 
Hello there! My name is Kit Rackley and my pronouns are 'they/them', and I am host and producer of the 'Coffee & Geography' Podcast, coming at you not far from Norwich, Norfolk in the East of England. I talk a teeny bit about myself in this preface episode to launch the podcast series, with the first releases with guests coming in June 2021. So hit…
 
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