The Power of Adventure Podcast

It’s been said that having an adventure is the only way to learn something about yourself and the world at the same time. If that is not available to you right now with the global pandemic situation or for many other reasons, then reading or listening to adventure stories may broaden your horizons in unexpected thrilling ways. I am very pleased to bring to you a new podcast series that reinforces those principles by exploring the essence of adventure. I am sure my new heroes, the stars of the podcast, will invigorate you to place adventure in the heart of your imagination. I can’t think of a better collective of daredevils that capture the fierce determination of Saffron Courtney or the adventurous spirit of Penrod Ballantyne than the six people below. I hope you find their stories as inspiring as I do.
Wilbur Smith


Acclaimed ‘adventurer’ and survival consultant Megan Hine (Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Man Vs Wild) delves into what the true spirit of adventure is, and encourages listeners to put that at the heart of their lives in this brand-new podcast series, brought to you by author and master of adventure fiction, Wilbur Smith. 

Episode 1: Pip Stewart - Surviving The Jungle 

Megan meets Pip Stewart, an adventurer, journalist and presenter. The two discuss Pip’s cycling expedition from Malaysia to London, her journey down the length of South America’s third largest river, and surviving a deadly flesh-eating parasite.


Listen to episode one: Surviving the Jungle here. 



Episode 2: Reza Pakravan - Imprisoned in Darfur

Explorer, filmmaker and writer Reza Pakravan talks about his trek across the entire African continent, and tells the story of a harrowing four-day prison stay.


Listen to episode two: Imprisoned in Darfur here.




Episode 3: Anna McNuff - Barefoot Marathon Runner 

Traveller, influencer and public speaker Anna McNuff, talks to Megan about her incredible journey across New Zealand, and Barefoot Britain, which saw her running 2,352 miles through Britain - completely barefoot. 


Listen to episode three: Barefoot Marathon Runner here.



Episode 4: Mungo - Extreme Cameraman 

Megan meets Paul ‘Mungo’ Mungeam, cameraman and presenter. The two trade
stories from their work alongside Bear Grylls - including what happened when
Channing Tatum tried to do a backflip out of a helicopter.  


Listen to episode four: Extreme Cameraman here.



Episode 5: Dwayne Fields - From Gun Crime to the North Pole 

Dwayne Fields tells his emotional life story to Megan, which took him from the street gangs of inner city London to a 400 mile expedition through the Arctic to the magnetic North Pole.


Listen to episode five: From Gun Crime to the North Pole here.




Episode 6: Megan Hine - What Is Adventure?

Megan reflects back on the series as well as her own experiences, to uncover the lessons from these incredible stories. She concludes with how an adventurous
mindset can deliver transformative results.


Listen to episode six: What is Adventure? here.