Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-trotting Hypochondriac

Updated: Feb 12




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 have.


I am Marcia Sivek and this is BeProvided Conservation Radio. My guest today 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.


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


The audio of our conversation is below:



Photos from Jeremy's travels - Enjoy!


Video of Sumatran Singing Rhino!


Other places to find Jeremy's writings:

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