#17 - Olie Hunter Smart (kayaking the Amazon, walking India, adventure filmmaking)
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by Jack Fisher
1M ago
Olie Hunter Smart is a British adventurer, filmmaker and endurance athlete. In this episode we talk about his kayak expedition which took him from source to sea on the Amazon river, and his 7 month, 4,500km walk down the length of India during which he explored untold stories of independence and partition in the country. Olie made a feature documentary about his walk through India called The Road to Independence, which is now available on YouTube ..read more
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#16 - Steven from Caravanistan.com (Central Asia + Silk Road travel guide)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Steven Hermans is the cofounder of Caravanistan.com. After his first few times traveling in Central Asia and on the Silk Road, Steven was underwhelmed by the amount of accurate and up to date information about this region as a travel destination.  To solve this problem he built Caravanistan.com, which is now widely considered to be the internet's best source for information about traveling in Central Asia and on the Silk Road.  Home to tons of practical advice and resources, an active forum community, and a list of vetted visa companies and tour operators, Caravanistan is an extremel ..read more
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#14 - Andrew Skurka (adventure athlete, guide, writer)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Andrew is an adventure athlete, guide, and writer based in Boulder, CO. He's well known for his extremely long and difficult thru hikes. He's done too many cool expeditions to list, but some notable ones are his Alaska-Yukon Expedition (6 months, 4,700 miles), Great Western Loop (7 months, 6,875 miles), and the, Sea-to-Sea Route (11 months, 7,775 miles). Incredible stuff. Andrew also runs guided trips, which we talk about in this episode. Check out Andrew's website here: https://andrewskurka.com/ Buy Andrew's book, Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Trips to Hit the Trail Check out Andrew ..read more
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#13 - Tom Rhodes (comedian, podcaster, professional traveler)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Tom is a stand up comedian, a podcaster, a television host, a writer and a professional traveler. He regularly travels all over the world to tell jokes and stories on stage. For a time, he had no home base, and lived out of a suitcase in Europe and Asia. He is a traveler in in the truest sense of the word. In this episode, we tell travel stories and talk about Tom's newest album, Around the World, which was recorded in 24 different international cities over the course of several years.  You can hear more from Tom on his podcast, Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp, on his standup albums, or ..read more
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#12 - Brendan Leonard (semi-rad.com, writer, filmmaker, graphic artist)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Brendan is a writer, filmmaker, cartoonist, graphic artist, and the mind behind the widely read website semi-rad.com. In this episode, we talk about Brendan's creative journey, navigating the internet with a large social media following, van life, and looking back on past projects after the passage of time. Find Brendan on Twitter and Instagram @semi_rad Check out Brendan's website here: https://semi-rad.com/ Watch How to Run 100 Miles here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC7Lh4opLsc&t= Learn more about this podcast at: https://www.longwayradio.com ..read more
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#11 - Malcolm Daly (climbing legend, epic Alaska mountaineering accident)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Malcolm Daly is a climber, an entrepreneur, and a fixture in the adventure community. He's worked all over the outdoor industry, and founded climbing equipment company Trango, helped to found Paradox Sports, and was a founding board member at The Access Fund. In 1999, Malcolm was involved in a serious mountaineering accident in Alaska which led to the amputation of his leg. In this episode, we talk about the outdoor industry, Malcolm's accident, and how it changed the course of his life, his career, and how he approaches challenges. Check out Malcolm's instagram @maldaly Learn more about Malco ..read more
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#10 - Marcus Hudson (Russian travel, culture, visas and language, Let's Russia visa service)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Marcus Hudson is an American living in Moscow. He is the founder of Let's Russia, a Russian Visa service and travel resource. We talked about how he came to live in Russia, traveling in Russia, applying for a visa, how Russian grammar might affect aspects of Russian culture, and being an expat in general. Check out Marcus's company at https://letsrussia.com/ Learn more about Long Way Radio at https://www.longwayradio.com ..read more
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#9 - Dave Imus (master cartographer, Imus Geographics)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Dave Imus is an award winning and world renowned cartographer based near Eugene, Oregon. He's the artist behind The Essential Geography of the United States, which is widely considered the best paper map of the US that's ever been produced. Dave and I sat down to talk about his background and inspiration as a mapmaker, his work process, the heritage behind his cartographic style, and the importance of a strong geographic literacy. Check out Dave's work at https://www.imusgeographics.com/ Watch Oregon Public Broadcasting's recent piece on Dave here: https://www.opb.org/news/video/cart ..read more
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#8 - Max Sugerman (South America by school bus, On The Bus Productions)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Max Sugerman is a videographer and a photographer, and a part of multimedia group On The Bus Productions. Recently, Max and his colleagues from On The Bus went on a road trip through South America on a converted school bus. Along the way, they documented the experience and the people they met with videos and a podcast. Max and I got together to talk about their South America trip. We talked about traveling on a school bus and how it changes the dynamic of a trip, difficult driving conditions, and some of the experiences and challenges they had along their journey. Max's Instagram: https ..read more
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#7 - Shane Mauss (comedian, Psychonautics doc, Here We Are podcast)
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by Jack Fisher
2M ago
Shane Mauss is a standup comedian, a podcaster, and an explorer of inner space. In this interview, we discuss Shane's last big tour, "A Good Trip" which featured standup comedy about psychedelic research and psychedelics in our culture.  More recently, Shane made a documentary called Psychonautics: A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics. Check it out at: https://www.psychonauticsfilm.com/ He also has a new tour, Stand Up Science, coming to a city near you. Learn more at http://www.shanemauss.com/stand-up-science-preview This interview was part of some research for a project on pu ..read more
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