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"You come across very well on the big screen, walking nonchalantly through the streets seeking out your hidden corners. Great stuff!"

In the course of his work Duncan regularly discusses and promotes his work. He enjoys bringing out the explorer in people!

He has appeared on radio and television (including popular US shows Raw Travel and Mysteries at the Museum), and given numerous interviews in both print and online media. He also played a small role in the recent Vienna-based feature film "Urania Descending".

Duncan's own audiovisual work has to date included YouTube videos and audio tours.

He is also a popular lecturer, whether informally to passers-by or on stage at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

"Duncan is one of those rare fact-filled but funny-on-camera guests that every travel host hopes for." (Robert Rose, Raw Travel)

See Duncan in action here

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2017: Inside Travel Writing
Interview with

2016: Chanelling History as a Travel Writer
An exclusive interview with Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)

2016: Europe at your Convenience
Longitude Books

2016: Introducing The Urban Explorer
Travel writing and old school Urban Exploring with EuroMen Travel

2013: Only in Paris
In conversation with Colin Drury of the Sheffield Star

2011: In the Spotlight
In conversation with the British Guild of Travel Writers

2011: Voices of Exploration
In conversation with Basha O‘Reilly of Classic Travel Books

2010: A Conversation with Duncan JD Smith, Urban Explorer and Writer
In conversation with American Urbanologist Max Grinnell

2010: Slow Travel in Fast Cities
Guest Writer article for Swedish explorer Mikael Strandberg

2010: The Beauty in Decay
In conversation with Paul Wild, Sheffield University School of Architecture for 3seventy5

2008: The Urban Explorer Talks
Interview with Radio Augustin, Vienna (audio in English and German)

2005: Only in Vienna
In conversation with Dr. Murray Hall of Radio Ö1 International

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