What fueled me to start a travel podcast was the unlikely and untimely event of the pandemic—after six months confined in the same four walls of my apartment, I realized I craved the connection and community of travel more than travel itself. The pandemic forced me to assess my relationship with travel and the intersection of industries I worked in—and in that full stop, I learned what I loved most was hospitality. Hospitality is one industry where the focal point is to make people feel good, and I wanted to create conversations about travel in a time when we’re not able.
What’s your show’s format and how did you decide on it?
I format my shows by first encountering a guest whose story I feel genuinely connected to. Then I deep-dive into researching their story. I vet every guest on a pre-interview call before our live recordings. Often I look for individuals who have a lot of story arcs—some of my favorites are ones where genuine curiosity and risk have led to pivotal, and sometimes life-changing moments. I hope to leave listeners inspired and I want every guest to be a portal into a new way of seeing.
What’s your recording setup?
My recording setup is a little all-over-the-place. Since the podcast launched during the pandemic, everything has been a remote learning experience. I’m learning a lot about sound acoustics—and how furniture can absorb noise. I’ve caged myself in comforters and pillows in closets and discovered my car while parked in a garage is a very quiet place to record introductions.