New travel podcast series on the Independent

The travel section of the UK’s Independent newspaper has just launched a cool, new feature: audio broadcasts.

Something to Declare is a half-hour radio show dedicated entirely to travel that can easily be downloaded from the newspaper’s website. Hosted by editor Ben Ross, the program features “a wide range of travel industry professionals,” as well as a weekly segment hosted by regular travel columnist Simon Calder.

For example, the first (and currently only) show ready for download discusses an art deco tour of South Beach, a report on the 12-week OzBus journey, and Simon Calder’s account of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

And the best thing? Everyone speaks in an oh-so-professional British accent that magically transforms even the most mundane of sentences into polished works of linguistical art.