#236 Surviving Pablo Escobar & Exploring The World’s Most Deadly Places with Benedict Allen


Not everyone was lucky enough to escape the attacks of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Fortunately, Benedict Allen – one of the world’s most daring adventurers – survived for many years in the most dangerous parts of the world, enabling him to escape this life-threatening situation. Benedict is an English explorer, filmmaker, and writer who’s travelled to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth including West Papua, the Amazon Basin, and the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. With 10 books and six TV series that document his explorations and unique experiences, he has made a name for himself as one of the leading modern-day explorers. In this captivating episode, we discuss some of Benedict’s most thrilling expeditions, how his experiences have shaped his motivational talks, and his latest book which details what he’s learnt from isolated communities. Listening to this gentleman’s stories was like embarking on an adventure, and I’m excited for you to share in the thrill of his experiences, too.

Show Notes

01:04 Benedict’s stance on technology

12:00 His unique expeditions

16:30 Why people rarely explore

24:04 Figuring out where he belonged

27:10 What Benedict treasures most

30:57 The help of camels in the Namib Desert

36:41 How his experiences shaped his motivational talks

40:35 His latest book “Explorer”

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