Mike Prowse Travel Podcast



Solo Travel Expert. Three-time travel writer of the year in the weeklies and paid for section of the South West category of the Regional Press Awards 2004, 2007, 2011.


  • Ep 32: Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

    25/05/2021 Duración: 15min

    Join me as I travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. I'll be delving into the Bard's life and works while seeing what the town has to offer the solo tourist. Along the way we'll meet an ethical PR man, the world's worst omlette and three very mysterious statues... Image: Pixbay Sound effects: Zapsplat 'The Medieval Banquet' by Silverman Sound is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: http://bit.ly/Silvermansound_Medieval

  • Ep 31: The National Trust

    19/03/2021 Duración: 16min

    CONTAINS SOME DISTRESSING SCENES. In the UK The National Trust safeguards our precious old buildings. It does not however safeguard me as sadly in the course of this episode I am TRAUMATISED by what I now refer to as "The Incident". Find out what happened to me, experience the 19th Century's rarely discussed "first internet" and get a sneak preview of Mr Tumble's upcoming documentary about Britain's colonial past in this staggering episode of The Mike Prowse Solo Travel Podcast. Image by Pexels of Pixabay. All Music by Zapsplat.com

  • Ep 30: Future Foods Festival

    05/02/2021 Duración: 12min

    It's about to close, so for the next two minutes forty five seconds London's Future Foods exhibition offers an insight into the foods of tomorrow. Come with me as I embark upon a desperate race against time as I attempt to make, edit and upload a podcast in less time than it takes to record one. OH GOD THE EXHIBITION CLOSES IN ONE MINUTE THIRTY SEVEN SECONDS FUTURE FOODS WILL WANT A REFUND AND I'VE SPENT THE FEE. WHY IS THIS INTERNET CONNECTION SO Image by Arturs Budkevics from Pixabay

  • Ep 29: Druids

    07/01/2021 Duración: 17min

    Come with me as I explore the world of Druids - confronting head on the tensions between "Gammons" and "The "Woke", before negotiating a truce in the culture wars. I also have an episode in a gift shop and get arrested. Image by Svoooi1 from Pixabay Music by Zapsplat.com

  • Ep 28: Cockney Hardmen

    04/11/2020 Duración: 20min

    Come with me as I investigate the seamy underworld of Cockney organised crime, tangling with EastEnd hardmen in this true crime thriller... Image by Ken Lunde, http://lundestudio.com, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9088790

  • Ep 27: New York

    06/10/2020 Duración: 16min

    Come with me as I travel to New York. I'll be sampling some of the city's Air B&B rentals, eating a famous sandwich and hopefully meeting my musical hero, The Velvet Underground's John Cale... Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blyant.JPG Music: summit https://www.zapsplat.com/?s=summit&post_type=music&sound-effect-category-id= tech rise https://www.zapsplat.com/?s=tech+rise&post_type=music&sound-effect-category-id=

  • Ep 26: Magic

    28/07/2020 Duración: 16min

    It's a kind of magic! Join me, Mike Prowse, as I venture into the world of magic, attempt to learn some card tricks and investigate a historical property swindle, all during a 'Learn Magic' course. Lots of dogs too... Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/giopuo/ Apollo 11 audio from NASA's archive https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_audio.html Tape Noise and Music "The Boss" courtesy of Zapsplat.com https://www.zapsplat.com/sound-effect-category/royalty-free-music/

  • Ep 25: The Lake District

    10/05/2020 Duración: 15min

    Join me as I travel to the jewel in British tourism's crown, the Lake District, on the trail of one of solo travel's pioneers...

  • Ep 24: True Crime Special

    03/04/2020 Duración: 13min

    Join me, Mike Prowse, as I turn DETECTIVE in a true crime special. In addition to attempting to solve an actual true (possible) crime mystery, I'll be giving advice about solo travel... Image by Arisepeter Blood bank music: "Trick or Treat" courtesy of Zapsplat.com

  • Ep 23: Emergency Forced Quarantine Panic Coronacast Mini Special

    13/03/2020 Duración: 05min

    Join me, Mike Prowse, as I look at the potential effects upon global travel and tourism of the coronavirus and/or COVID-19. Expect health-related advice and a dispassionate examination of the statistics, situation and outlook. From my bunker.

  • Ep 22: Opulent Glamping

    24/01/2020 Duración: 14min

    Join me, Mike Prowse, as I look into the opulent, high-end world of 'glamping': is this a new way to experience the great outdoors, or just the old way but more expensive?


    06/12/2019 Duración: 19min

    A very special episode, as we celebrate what is definitely a milestone in the Mike Prowse Solo Travel Podcast story. Helping me celebrate this momentous event is a host of familiar faces from the past, as well as a very special new one...GLOBAL JUDITH Music and sound effects courtesy of https://www.zapsplat.com

  • Ep 20: Ghosts

    29/10/2019 Duración: 13min

    Join me, Mike Prowse, for a Hallowe'en Special as I spend the night in Britain's Most Haunted Hotel. NB Use of the words 'Most Haunted' in no way implies any endorsement by, or agreement from Antix Productions, or its founders Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie. Zapsplat.com Nightcrawler

  • Ep 19: Crossrail 2 Special

    02/09/2019 Duración: 15min

    Join me as I investigate Crossrail 2 and try to find out what exactly it's playing at. Expect some pretty rigorous examinations of the overspend on Crossrail 2 and subsequent delay, along with a couple of QUESTIONS for Transport for London. Also, bad fake names, feats of strength and going right at the bins. Image: By Transport for London - Crossrail 2, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67571457 Music ('Your Choice') and sound effects provided by Zapsplat.com

  • Ep 18: Reclaiming Britain's Folk Heritage From The Racists

    01/08/2019 Duración: 15min

    In this episode I reclaim Britain's folk heritage from the racists, sleep in my car and buy some out of date sandwiches. Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/BoltonAbbeyAnglikanischeKircheDeckeH2c.jpg by Helge Klaus Rieder [CC0]

  • Ep 17: Harry Potter World

    13/06/2019 Duración: 11min

    Join me on an investigative voyage of wizard-franchise-related detection as I attempt to expose WRONGDOING at Hogwarts*. This really is a must-listen for all fans of Dumbledore, JK Rowling, Thaddeus Creeple, Hermione, Ron, Harry Potter, the Box of Arpaclint and Snape etc. * in actual fact a theme park which contains an environment depicting the fictional institution of Hogwarts. Jmh2oThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Blason Poudlard.svg. This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Blason Serdaigle.svg. This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Blason famille it Visconti2.svg. This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Héraldique meuble blaireau.svg. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] Music is Before the siege www.zapsplat.com

  • Ep 16: Vienna

    30/04/2019 Duración: 13min

    In this episode I enter the world of academic research, while taking to the streets of Vienna. And demolishing a wall. Image: By Joebloggsy at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7037257 Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:W._A._Mozart_-_Requiem_-_8._Lacrimosa_(Herbert_von_Karajan,_Wiener_Philharmoniker,_Wiener_Singverein,_1960).ogg Ad music from https://www.zapsplat.com.

  • Ep 15: Space Tourism

    20/03/2019 Duración: 11min

    In this month's episode I look to the stars as I investigate Space Tourism, the worst of all the tourisms. Apollo audio from https://archive.org/details/Apollo11Audio Drone from https://www.zapsplat.com

  • Ep 14: ADMINCAST

    13/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    Hi everyone. Listenership to the podcast has surged following a number of non-cheap targeted ads on Google Plus. Consequently this episode is largely taken up with details of which other podcasts you can find me on in the coming weeks...

  • Ep 13: Business Travel

    23/01/2019 Duración: 14min

    In this episode I go investigatively UNDERCOVER in order to find out what business people DO. Image: wowvectors.com/illustration/busi…tor-presentation/

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