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BeProvided Conservation Radio

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, nature writing, nature art/photography, eco tourism and much much more.  Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to protect our natural world.

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Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Feb 5, 2021

Baggage - book cover

Hello everyone. Have you ever felt fear for your life when the turbulence of the plane is bouncing you around your seat and people around you are vomiting - hopefully in the vomit bags provided? Have you thought that that one mosquito who bit you in Africa was definitely going to give you Malaria, even though Malaria hasn’t been seen in that area for decades? But you still start feeling symptomatic and the doctor cannot find anything wrong? I have and I am sure many others, even seasoned travelers.

I am Marcia Sivek and this is BeProvided Conservation Radio. My guest today, Jeremy Hance, feels this anxiety and more, yet he is probably one of the most traveled people I have spoken with yet and it hasn’t stopped him. Today’s show touches a little bit about anxiety and mental illness and how to deal with that when your work takes around the world to very remote locations. 

Jeremy Hance is a freelance environmental journalist and author of the recently published book: Baggage: Confessions of a Globetrotting Hypochondriac. Today we will be talking about Jeremy’s travels, his new book, rare animals he has met along the way and his way of coping with his mental illness.