Emiliano Ruprah joins me on the podcast this week. Born in Mexico to an Italian mother and an Indian father, he grew up in Washington DC. He is an explorer, adventurer, writer, tv presenter, and documentary filmmaker, who continues to walk the path less travelled. He has traveled to some of the most inaccessible places on earth, documenting wildlife, conflict zones, and vanishing cultures for the likes of Discovery Science, Smithsonian, National Geographic and Atlas Obscura.
Emiliano has managed to retain the sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity that this world needs more of, and he’s got so many interesting stories that we could likely fill several episodes. I caught up with him just after he landed back in the US, having returned from some time in the rainforest tracking the movements of endangered Jaguars. Most notably, his latest documentary on epic animal migrations called NOMADS, which he directed, received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography. I was lucky enough to watch it, and if you’re a fan of famous programs like BBC’s Blue Planet or any of the David Attenborough specials, you’ll love NOMADS too.
I hope that you enjoy listening to Emiliano speak to all the inner work he has done, all the interesting places that he has seen, and all the lessons he’s learned on his travels across the globe.