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 29: Druids

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Britains Folk Heritage From The Racists

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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/



    10/12/2018 Duración: 14min

    Backstops, backbeats and Beatles. Come with me to Liverpool as I shine a light on the underexamined issue of BREXIT*, through the lens of 'The Fabulous Four'. *Britain's departure from the European Union Image: Leslie Spear cropped by Blofeld [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Ep 11: Bury St Edmunds

    Ep 11: Bury St Edmunds

    15/11/2018 Duración: 12min

    John Clare, nature's sparky rocks and a breezy approach to probate law... Ukulele by Ruth Moss Jones

  • Ep 10: Holiday Fraud Special

    Ep 10: Holiday Fraud Special

    10/10/2018 Duración: 12min

    Join me, Mike Prowse, as I look at holiday fraud through the lens of Belgian 'phone skankers, not-for-profit games of canasta and Vanessa The Turkey... Image from GotCredit Ravel's Bolero: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bolero-Maurice_Ravel-1930.ogg Audio editing on 'Money': Denzel Wicksteed (https://soundcloud.com/jnrbones)

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