Leon McCarron
Leon McCarron

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Leon McCarron on Adventure, Iraq & The Garden of Eden

Leon McCarron is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and explorer from Northern Ireland. He's also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Geographical Society of Philadelphia's Explorer of the Year.

Leon is known for his long-distance expeditions and immersive multimedia storytelling. In the past decade, he has traveled over 50,000 km by human power and is currently based in Iraq.

Don't miss this episode where Leon chats about:

  • Growing up on the North Coast
  • How he ended up setting off on the adventure of a lifetime
  • Cycling across America in his early twenties
  • Why he moved to Iraq
  • The transition from "selfish adventures" to "purpose-driven adventures"
  • Stories from the rivers around where the Garden of Eden is thought to be
  • And the kindest thing someone has ever done for him

You can pick up a copy of Leon's latest book, Wounded Tigris: A River Journey Through the Cradle of Civilization here.


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