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09 Travel Stories: Hidden Compass Magazine

Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers and photographers who have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC Travel, and on NPR. Recorded live in studio on Feb 18, 2018. Audio: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | RSS


08 Travel Stories: Bill Zarchy

Cinematographer, performer, and award-winning author of Showdown at Shinagawa, Bill Zarchy. Bill’s tales from the road, technical articles, and personal essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Travelers’ Tales anthologies, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines such as American Cinematographer, Emmy, and Kyoto Journal. Bill talks to us about the art of filming and his adventures in over 30 countries, which included photobombing the red carpet in Cannes, sharing...


07 Travel Stories: 100 Things in Oakland

Travel writer, editor, and proud Oaklander Jessie Fetterling. Jessie is a contributor to, Mother Earth News, The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, and, among many others. She’s also author of 100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die. Jessie gives us a comprehensive crash course on the many reasons why crossing the Bay Bridge is wonderfully worthwhile, for locals and tourists alike. Audio: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | RSS


06 Travel Stories: Photographer Bob Holmes

Recorded live on air on March 4, 2018, in this episode (which also appears in my Words & Images podcast) I talk with one of the world’s most successful photographers, Robert Holmes. Bob has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Wine Spectator, and many more over his 35-year career. We discuss his friendship with Ansel Adams, running for his life from captors in the Himalaya, and dressing inappropriately for the Queen of England. Audio: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry |...


05 Travel Stories: Cuba with Michael & Jackie

Adventurers Michael Shapiro (A Sense of Place, National Geographic Traveler, the Washington Post) and Jackie Yau (Inspirato, Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and the Travel Guide to California) talk about their recent travel to Cuba. We not only discussed their trip, but how they used it to make a difference in a lot of Cuban kids' lives. Recorded live in studio March 11, 2018. Audio: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | RSS


04 Travel Stories: James Michael Dorsey

Explorer, photographer, and award-winning author James Michael Dorsey. James has traveled extensively in 48 countries, his main pursuit of the last 15 years being remote cultures, mostly in Asia and Africa. In addition to being featured in Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, James is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine. We discuss travel and his new book Baboons for...


03 Travel Stories: Life Underground (the Film)

Award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Hervé Cohen talks about his latest project. Life Underground is both an online experience and an immersive installation, allowing viewers to meet subway passengers from all over the world and listen to their personal stories, dreams, and deepest thoughts. Hervé also worked on feature Ayiti Mon Amour, which was on the list for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2018 Oscars. Recorded live in studio July 1, 2018. Listen: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher |...


02 Travel Stories: Sivani Babu & Antarctica

Explorer, photographer, and Hidden Compass founder Sivani Babu tells us about her love affair with Antarctica, where she has been three times–including very recently. With special guest, Sabine Bergmann! Recorded live Feb 18, 2018. Listen: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | RSS


01 Travel Stories: Don George

Legendary travel writer and editor Don George makes his triumphant return to my show! We talked travel, Don’s collection The Way of Wanderlust, which chronicles 40 years of inspired writing on the road, and much, much more. Don even sang in Japanese! Recorded live July 15, 2018. Listen: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Blubrry | RSS