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This is a podcast about people. A collection of stories from across the globe. Let's face it, we are all pretty dang busy these days. With a limited budget, and even more scarce vacation days, it can be hard to look beyond your day to day life. We keep hearing the benefits of travel such as the sparks of creativity, the understanding of people and cultures, and the digging into yourself to see whats inside. Although I can't provide everything travel has to offer through the convenience of your earbuds, what I can do is let you meet people you would never normally met. Meet poets in London, chefs in southern Germany, ghost hunters in Seattle, and an architect in Malaysia. They are all here, and generously share their stories so that we can see a different side of life. These are real stories, told by real people, that really live on the same planet we do, and the more people I meet the more I realize that despite our differences we are all just humans trying to survive on the same rock we call Earth. We are all people.

This is a podcast about people. A collection of stories from across the globe. Let's face it, we are all pretty dang busy these days. With a limited budget, and even more scarce vacation days, it can be hard to look beyond your day to day life. We keep hearing the benefits of travel such as the sparks of creativity, the understanding of people and cultures, and the digging into yourself to see whats inside. Although I can't provide everything travel has to offer through the convenience of your earbuds, what I can do is let you meet people you would never normally met. Meet poets in London, chefs in southern Germany, ghost hunters in Seattle, and an architect in Malaysia. They are all here, and generously share their stories so that we can see a different side of life. These are real stories, told by real people, that really live on the same planet we do, and the more people I meet the more I realize that despite our differences we are all just humans trying to survive on the same rock we call Earth. We are all people.
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This is a podcast about people. A collection of stories from across the globe. Let's face it, we are all pretty dang busy these days. With a limited budget, and even more scarce vacation days, it can be hard to look beyond your day to day life. We keep hearing the benefits of travel such as the sparks of creativity, the understanding of people and cultures, and the digging into yourself to see whats inside. Although I can't provide everything travel has to offer through the convenience of your earbuds, what I can do is let you meet people you would never normally met. Meet poets in London, chefs in southern Germany, ghost hunters in Seattle, and an architect in Malaysia. They are all here, and generously share their stories so that we can see a different side of life. These are real stories, told by real people, that really live on the same planet we do, and the more people I meet the more I realize that despite our differences we are all just humans trying to survive on the same rock we call Earth. We are all people.

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English


Episodes

So Curious

5/8/2019
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(Episode 59) Madrid, Spain. Giseth Ramos, today's guest, could of had three kids, a nice wife, a lovely home, and a Mercedes. That was the direction his family was pushing him anyway, but that lifestyle never suited Giseth. He wanted to live every second of his life without regret. So the kids and the family life are going to have to wait, because Giseth isn't done fighting for what he wants. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON Follow me on Instagram Jackie's Blog - Gish Out of Water Subscribe...

Duration:00:35:50

Puzzle Pieces

4/24/2019
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(Episode 58) Francistown, Botswana. This is a crash course on happiness. Veronique Mamashela was being shaped into something that she wasn't. Pressure from her former husband was taking off the edges and curves that made her who she was until she fit within the picture that he had for her. The problem with being shaped is that you no longer fit into the purpose that originally was meant for you. It was through her community and her own contributions of love that she regained those curves and...

Duration:00:45:44

The New Jozi

4/10/2019
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(Episode 57) Johannesburg, South Africa. The last episode of the the four-part, Apartheid mini series brings on Anesu Dahwa. Anesu embodies the first generation that lives in a post Apartheid world. Anesu is a deep thinker, luckily, because it takes a strong mind to decipher not only the consequences of Apartheid but the everyday malfunctions (and other crazy life events) that we all know so well. People like Anesu give me hope because it proves that even in the face of tragedy and countless...

Duration:01:03:56

Apartheid

3/27/2019
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(Episode 56) Johannesburg, South Africa. In episode three of four of the Apartheid series, Koketso Mushe joins us for a bit of a different episode. Today we just talk. We talk about Apartheid, and race relations, and humanity, and try to make sense of it all. It was a conversation that I've wanted to have for a long time, but even more than that, it helped me shift my perspective. In a time when the world seems so full of hate, know that it's not, and if we expect to move on to the next era...

Duration:00:56:41

Consciousness

3/13/2019
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(Episode 55) Johannesburg, South Africa. In the second episode of this short Apartheid series, Richard Meletse shares his perspective from the black side of the razor wire. This episode is a glimpse into what life was like in Soweto, the most famous Johannesburg township, and what happened, on the ground, during the 1976 uprising. It is an action packed episode that you don't want to miss. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON Follow me on Instagram Jackie's Blog - Gish Out of Water Subscribe to...

Duration:01:36:48

Ignorance

2/27/2019
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(Episode 54) Johannesburg, South Africa. It was finally time to cash in on our one way ticket to the southern hemisphere and our Africa chapter started out with a bang. The next four episodes are coming to you from the complex city of Johannesburg where the the ruins of the Apartheid government still lay a heavy burden on the city. There are so many variables, forces, events, and story lines from the tragedy that was Apartheid, but today's guest, Lyzette Van Der Linde, shares her perspective...

Duration:01:11:58

I'll Learn

2/13/2019
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(Episode 53) Paros, Greece. Sauglou Michalis had a habit of jumping into things head first. Not knowing how to ride didn't stop him from buying a motorcycle and being an engineer didn't stop him from becoming a teacher. He made a habit of being adjustable and learning on the fly. Of course, life has a funny way of testing whatever you think your strengths are and that test came in the form of the financial crisis and a newborn son. How did Michalis adapt? Tune in to find out. SUPPORT THE...

Duration:00:45:40

More Easy

1/30/2019
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(Episode 52) Crete, Greece. Ah, the island life. Everything moves a bit slower on the islands of Greece but not in a bad way. It is peaceful here, and everywhere you look olives grow merrily on their trees. Anything can get dull if you live your entire life in one place though. That is why Stelios Pipparakis spent some time away from his little paradise in Athens and by traveling. It all led back home eventually though. There really is no where like home. Especially if it's an island...

Duration:00:21:54

Two Skies

1/16/2019
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(Episode 51) Edinburgh, Scotland. A common theme throughout these episodes is the struggle with the age old question of what to do with the rest of your life. It is a question that seems to loom over us but is the heaviest at the crossroads between school and the real world. Most of us continue our schooling, but few people choose a road less traveled (pun intended). Adam McIntosh chose the latter. He decided to use his thumb over a pencil, and took off around the world. He left life to...

Duration:00:49:40

My Art

1/2/2019
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(Episode 50) Batumi, Georgia. Creating something new is hard. It takes patience and discipline to bring something to life. Most do not take up the challenge. Unfortunately for Imeda Iakovenka, he had no choice. After his family was evicted from a socially funded home, it was up to him to create for himself. Luckily for Imeda he had been creating music on his trusty piano for years. He just needed to translate it. Even harder to do when there isn't a roof over your head. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON...

Duration:00:26:10

My Heart for Georgia

12/19/2018
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(Episode 49) Tbilisi, Georgia. To say the country of Georgia has been through a lot is an understatement. Sandwhiched between Asia and Europe, and all of their historic empires, Georgia has been a centerpiece for invasions since it began making wines 8,000 years ago. Despite the constant conflict, George Gaxaladze loves his country. In fact, all Georgians do because through their struggles they have retained a closeness of community that you don't see many places. They had to be close to...

Duration:00:26:04

In Comparison to Others

12/5/2018
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(Episode 48) Dublin, Ireland. Aiden Daly grew up just like I did. There wasn't much to do next to the busy road where he lived especially with its lack of kids his age. But things could always be worse when you compare it to others. In fact, Aiden has a deep sense of gratitude for everything he has in his life and the path that he was able to follow. A healthy mindset that was severely tested once his Mom got sick. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON Follow me on Instagram Jackie's Blog - Gish...

Duration:00:26:09

Not Normal

11/21/2018
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(Episode 47) Edinburgh, Scotland. Sarah Schelles is literally on the other side of the globe. Pretty unbelievable especially for a young girl that was raised in a conservative community. Facing rumors of not being "normal," or being a bad egg, or of being impure from family and friends, Sarah had to mentally fight for every inch of her freedom. She got through, and can prove it as she stands in Scotland thousands of miles from the rumors that tried to tie her down. Check out Sarah's...

Duration:00:33:52

Feels Like Therapy

11/7/2018
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(Episode 46) Bangalore, India. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this gigantic city you can not only find the freshest dosa on the planet but this badass psychologist. Aarti knew that she didn't want to take the typical lawyer or engineering route but her choice of a career in a softer science didn't go unquestioned. Not to worry though because Aarti had a battle plan centered around conversations with a diverse group to get her to where she is today. Check out Aarti's...

Duration:00:42:36

December 26th, 2004

10/24/2018
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(Episode 45) Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Life wasn't easy, but Ranjith Kaunamuni built himself a life. Ranjith finally settled into his Batik and woodcarving trade and worked in his small workshop/home on the beach. Life was starting to pick up since his art was becoming more popular. Everything changed on December 26th, 2004. No one knew what a tsunami was, but unbeknownst to the little beach town one was on its way. Thankfully due to some quick thinking Ranjith was able to survive, but the life...

Duration:00:47:01

Wall Break

10/10/2018
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(Episode 44) Dresden, Germany. What would happen if your entire life flipped upside down? That's exactly what happened to Heiner Ziems. Heiner grew up on the east side of Germany after WWII while it was under Soviet control, but everything changed when the wall fell in 1989. As you can imagine the aftermath was a bit chaotic as an entire society changed overnight. In this episode, we hear a unique point of view of what it was like to see the wall fall from the other side. SUPPORT THE SHOW...

Duration:00:33:05

Game Plan

9/26/2018
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(Episode 43) Kraków, Poland. Jan-Jakub Bąk lived in a tough environment. With an abusive father, he battled through childhood as he tried to find himself outside his father's expectations. Now removed from the situation, Jan-Jakub focuses on reuniting with his sister and mother in an attempt to keep the core of his family together. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON Follow me on Instagram Jackie's Blog - Gish Out of Water Subscribe to the Show Write us a Review More about our Trip! Music by...

Duration:00:56:36

No Fear in Logic

9/12/2018
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(Episode 42) Prague, Czech Republic. It is always nice to meet a fellow North American and Francisco Rubio is no different. Francisco has one hell of a story from surviving a massive earthquake in Mexico City, to unknowingly working for a ponzi scheme, and eventually moving to Europe. His logical based approach to change has gotten him through many tough moments and helped him chase crazy ideas in the best life he could possibly live. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON Follow me on...

Duration:01:01:26

Waves of Obsession

8/29/2018
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(Episode 41) Pilsen, Czech Republic. Matěj Boháč has gone through many phases in his life. From the party filled band life playing Czech grunge, to adopting a religion, and working on a degree in Archaeology, Matěj was always finding and exploring new avenues in his life. This life of exploring and transitioning between phases of interest wasn't always easy. It can be draining to constantly change course without a final destination in mind. We all go through transitions and struggle and...

Duration:00:39:08

Deciding the Rest of Your Life

8/15/2018
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(Episode 40) Pilsen, Czech Republic. Anna Štětková now faces one of the hardest questions to answer. What do I want to do with the rest of my life? Sixteen to eighteen year olds around the world face this exact question and the answer is almost never clear. Choose wrong and you could be trapped in a profession you hate or be left without the means to chase the lifestyle you want. Anna is tackling this problem a bit differently. Instead of plowing forward she is taking a step back and...

Duration:00:59:09