Matt Fraser's Interesting People
By Matt Fraser
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The most interesting people you come across in life are never the ones who are on TV or mainstream media. You meet them through a friend of a friend or get talking to them in a pub. They are out there in the world doing cool things like measuring space weather in Antarctica, or driving from London to Sydney on a motorbike. I want to spend some time with these people and find out what makes them tick. I think every different perspective helps as you try to make sense of life and that talking to people who are different to you is one of the best ways to learn about the world.
||ExplicitS1E6 - Living with Epilepsy - Lainie Chait||Lainie has been living with the symptoms of epilepsy for 30 years and it's been a journey. From hiding the symptoms and not telling a soul, to being found out, diagnosis, and living with the debilitating side effects of medication, to rejection of the..||20 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5 - Nigerian Man - Obi||Obi and I went over what it means to be a member of a tribe, the importance of family in Nigeria, what it's like to live in the U.K. after growing up in such a different culture and lots more.||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E4 - Iranian Woman - Saba||I talked with Iranian woman Saba about the Iranian people, their culture, and the disconnect that exists between many of them and their government. We talked about how it feels to be arrested for wearing indecent clothing as a woman and I asked her...||1 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3 - WW2 Veteran - Bob Semple O.A.M. B.E.M.||Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. On ANZAC day we remember the contribution and suffering of those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. At 96 years old, World War Two veteran Bob Semple is a man from...||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2 - Antarctic Scientist - Dr. James Brundell||There is no denying that Antarctic Scientist, Dr. James Brundell has a cool job. James and I got together and talked about what it’s like down there. I also asked him to give me his take on the top reasons climate change deniers believe that...||15 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E1 - Syrian Woman - Nada||We are hearing about Syria all the time on news and we naturally form our opinions one way or another, but not many of us have had the chance to actually talk to a Syrian. This podcast is the next best thing. Be prepared to throw your assumptions and...||8 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinatingly simplistic premise. Feels just like losing yourself in a conversation with a stranger, which is always insightful.