Podcasts

Thou Shalt Throw Out The CheckList

Horseback across Mongolia's steppe for 10 days? No problem, but don't bring your check list, please. John Reede, from Aman Resorts agrees, in our interview. Just dump those lists please, and come and travel in the moment with yourself. #travel

Thou Shalt Find Meaning

In the last episode of this season, Daniel Scheffler reflects on South Africa and has an extra long chat with his friend Richard Stengel (MSNBC pundit, author of a new book on Disinformation, former editor of Time magazine, and father to Ella's best friend Thandi). #travel

Thou Shalt Break Down Borders

Travel is all about borders - the physical, the spiritual, the metaphorical and the emotional. Daniel Scheffler talks Margaret Atwood's novel, Handmaid's Tale, and has Sascha Fong from the UN talking about overcoming borders in Eritrea and LA Chef Nancy Silverton on borders from within. #travel

Thou Shalt Save The Fucking Planet

Daniel Scheffler wants us to take action on climate change and the environment right now - if Greta Thunberg can do it, so can all of us in our daily lives and whilst on the road. Governor Inslee from Washington and M. Sanjayan, the CEO of Conservation International, also weigh in. #travel

Thou Shalt Prepare For Anything

Daniel Scheffler discovers that preparing for anything leads to the best adventures. Anything can happen, serendipity will make sure of it, as he sees in Burma. Shavo Odadjian, from System of a Down, weighs in on the surprising, Armenian Genocide, his marijuana brand 22Red and growing up in Los Angeles. #travel

Thou Shalt Seek The Unexpected

Daniel Scheffler finds Jim Morrison in Paris, and decides fuck that city - with much love. Marisa and Aldo Melpignano from Borgo Egnazia weigh in on Puglia, plus the Savor podcast team shares about their life of food and drink as we plan our trip to Ethiopia. #travel

Thou Shalt Embrace The Stillness

Daniel Scheffler shares travel moments where the silence was all consuming - heli snowboarding in Canada, a ten day silent meditation retreat in South Africa, hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey, surviving a scorpion bite on the border of Namibia and Angola, and sitting in prayer on a floating temple in Cambodia. Turkish tour guide Anka Benli weighs in on the silence at Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Genevieve Morton shares her moments of stillness on the road. #travel

Thou Shalt Know Happiness

Whether you're in Bhutan and understanding their Gross Happiness Index, or in rural Western Australia at a pop-up dinner with Fervor, your sense of right and wrong is always being shaped and challenged. Perhaps we can call it a value system edited on the road. Aussie chefs Paul Iskov and Mark Olive talk about being more awake when traveling, and Tim Phillips, from Beyond Conflict, weigh in on hope and how to be better in this world. #travel

Thou Shalt Just Go With it

My feeling is usually, it is best to simply go with the flow. What's the point of resisting a marvelous pending adventure? Like when you're stuck on a giant cruise ship with no easy escape, and then you end up having to be smuggled into Guatemala, for better or for worse. Also, I ask Cunard Cruise Ship Captain Inger Thorhaug - to cruise or not cruise? Finally, I have a lovely chat with Matt and Brad of the new Parklandia podcast about life in an RV. #travel

Thou Shalt Ignore Thy Smartphone

Travel doesn't need you to photograph or social media every moment. Travel needs you to be fully present and to see it with real eyes: like I tried to do with Mother in Japan as we were fitted for kimonos and found strange vending machines. And, of course, a chat with Singer Songwriter Anais Mitchell about Hadestown and life on the road. #travel