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1 Giant Leap: Recording the Grammy-nominated album on a round-the-world journey

In 1999, Jamie Catto and his partner Duncan Bridgeman set off on a round the world journey to make an album and DVD that would be a snapshot of humanity at the turn of the millenium. The result, 1 Giant Leap, was nominated for a Grammy and received huge critical acclaim and more than one top 10 single. Travel with Jamie as he tells the story of that journey, from Africa through India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand and, finally, America. What they discovered was Unity in the Diversity. This is a story about music, it's a story about inspiration, and it's a story about the power of travel to expand your mind. Get ready to take 1 Giant Leap around the world.

Highlights include: - Original 1 Giant Leap album soundtrack throughout - Recording Baaba Maal in Senegal, Mahotella Queens in South Africa and More - Discovering the Magic and Spirituality of India in Varanasi - Learning About Maori Culture in New Zealand, and Aboriginal Culture in Australia - Meeting Michael Stipe from REM and Other Stars in America - Get Deep with Jamie Discussing Ram Dass, God, Death, Humanity & Personal Evolution - Be Inspired to Create & Connect on Your own Journeys, Wherever They May Be Jamie is an incredibly articulate, funny and inspiring talker. Hanging out with him is like injecting steroids for your creativity, spirituality and personal development. This episode may just change your life. Connect with Jamie, and learn about his workshops, films and books at: Follow Jamie at: Original music by 1 Giant Leap, courtesy of Jamie Catto & Duncan Bridgeman

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The Armchair Explorer podcast is adventure storytelling with beats, original music and cinematic effects. Each episode one of the world's greatest adventurers tell their best story from the road. No long-winded interviews, just straight to heart of the action. Host Aaron Millar is a multi-award-winning travel writer, journalist and author. He contributes regularly to The Times of London, National Geographic Traveller (UK), and many other national and international publications. He has presented travel documentaries for National Geographic TV, written two books for London publisher Icon - 50 Greatest Wonders of the World & 50 Greatest National Parks of the World - and is the 2014 and 2017 British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year, the IPW Best Destination Writer 2017 and Visit USA’s Best National Newspaper Writer 2014, 2016 & 2017. Aaron grew up in Brighton, England but is currently hiding out in the Rocky Mountains of Louisville, Colorado.  @AaronMWriter Facebook: @armchairexplorerpodcast

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