Three years on from the implosion of my American adventure I take a look or rather listen to the final episode that followed my travels. I re-examine the good, the bad and the emotional ugly that poured out into a KFC car park one Summer's night in San Francisco.
A retrospective look at a formative time in my life. First love, real friendships, self-imposed destruction, failed education and cringe-worthy displays of emotion. Four years of significance are compacted into this, the first of two trips to Huddersfield.
From agitation to understanding, the mental spectrum is quite broad on this particular episode. Dealing with setbacks, impatience and aggravation I head to a Buddhist centre to attend a seminar on meditation and finding inner self-confidence.
In preparation for the big move, I find myself cleaning out the attic and discovering a whole bunch of stuff I'd either completely forgotten about or never encountered before. Here lies a litany of objects from musical instruments to anecdote-filled photo boards.
In the first episode of a two part special, I visit a spiritual hypnotherapist for a little bit of past life regression. Upon piercing the space/time continuum I discover lone island survival, desperate measures, family life in Belgium, the horror of war and aquatic disasters.
In the concluding part of my past life regression, I find myself thrown into 1950's London where creativity, love and attempted political sabotage shape the more detailed part of my session. If that wasn't enough, there's also mystic animals, mysterious gifts and a meeting with my "higher self" thrown in for good measure.
In an episodic experiment we try something different, a livestreamed edition via Instagram and Facebook Live. Covering two recent cases of self inflicted food poisoning, an enchanted old timey toy, mental health discussions and listener generated questions Ramble On takes on a different shape.
Welcome to 2018! To bring in the new, I'm rummaging through the old. As part of the big move later this year I'm going through my possessions and compartmentalizing the items I want to keep. In this episode I dig through a few belongings that are in some parts, bewildering, embarassing and even a little touching.
Dusting off a travel memoir that I began writing but never came close to finishing, I present to you the first of a two part reading. Delving into the time I spent in New York this episode covers the first three chapters of said memoir. Dealing with travel disasters, anxiety, sobriety and the uncertaintity of social interaction, it's not your typical travelogue. But then again, when has this show ever been typical.
Concluding the second part of my travel memoir, we delve further into Brooklyn and my time in New York. We go for drinks with Mia, the unfathomable Australian enigma, try to conquer a problematic stem of my social anxiety and dine at an unconventional Japanese restaurant. We also look at the integration of technology in modern society, reflect on the importance of time and come to a pretty profound conclusion amongst the mess of uncertainty.