45 episodes

Postcards from Nowhere is a travel podcast that takes you on journeys exploring culture, history, food and people in the form of stories. With over a decade of travel stories in his kitty, Utsav Mamoria narrates the stories of the strange, obscure and fascinating things about the world, often interspersed with practical tips and deep realizations, which would shape the way you travel.

Tune in to the new episode every Thursday.

Postcards From Nowhere IVM Podcasts

    • Places & Travel
    • 3.6, 71 Ratings

Postcards from Nowhere is a travel podcast that takes you on journeys exploring culture, history, food and people in the form of stories. With over a decade of travel stories in his kitty, Utsav Mamoria narrates the stories of the strange, obscure and fascinating things about the world, often interspersed with practical tips and deep realizations, which would shape the way you travel.

Tune in to the new episode every Thursday.

    Ep. 44: The Evil Cult China Bans

    Ep. 44: The Evil Cult China Bans

    China has made tremendous progress in lifting the country out of poverty, The Communist Party takes pride in enabling this and boasts of how many choices the Chinese have today. However, it parallelly bans and actively prosecutes people from a religious order, which combines meditation and slow-motion exercises, very much in line with Taoist principles. In the fifth episode of China Unseen, Utsav takes you on a journey about an upheaval the country is going through, and why it may sweep through China faster than the Party can manage. Tune in, to understand China's greatest fear.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 7 min
    Ep. 43: The Ant Tribe

    Ep. 43: The Ant Tribe

    In the late ’60s and ‘70s, anticipating the devastation of a Cold War-nuclear fallout, Chairman Mao directed Chinese cities to construct apartments with bomb shelters capable of withstanding the blast of a nuclear bomb. In Beijing alone, roughly 10,000 bunkers were promptly constructed. But what has become of those bunkers today? In the fourth episode of China Unseen, Utsav takes you up close and personal into what goes on in those bunkers everyday, and what it has to do with young Chinese people. Tune in, and understand the massive problem the world is sitting on today.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 8 min
    Ep. 42: The Ghost Cities

    Ep. 42: The Ghost Cities

    Between 2011 - 13, China used up more cement to build cities than the United States used in the entire 20th century. The new cities became so prevalent that a moniker was assigned to them - Ghost cities because no one really lived there. But what happens to a ghost city many years later? In the third episode of China Unseen, Utsav takes you to a ghost city and tells you what he saw, that surprised him. This week, tune in to discover what lies beneath the veneer of a ghost city.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 8 min
    Ep. 41: The China Marriage Market

    Ep. 41: The China Marriage Market

    In People's Park in central Shanghai, every Sunday afternoon, a congregation of old people shows up religiously, week after week. These are not people enjoying their retirement, they are on a mission. A mission which gives them anxiety, sours their relationship with their kids, and often remains unfulfilled. In continuation of the series China Unseen, this week Utsav takes you to this very park, which reveals a sobering reality of modern China, and maybe even the rest of the world. Tune in, and discover what is common between India and China, and why your host was given two pairs of silver chopsticks as a farewell gift.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 8 min
    Ep. 40: The Secret Museum of China

    Ep. 40: The Secret Museum of China

    An absurd, deeply flawed notion left close to 600 million sparrows dead in China in the late 1950's. But it was only amongst the many missteps which came to define the People's Republic of China. In the new series - China Unseen, join Utsav as he draws upon his experiences of living in the country, and uncovers everyday life in the Middle Kingdom. An intimate look at contemporary China from within, and how the country came to become what it is today. This week, Utsav takes you to a secret museum right in the heart of Shanghai, which chronicles an exceptional time in modern China.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 8 min
    Ep. 39: Icebergs, Relativity and Revenge

    Ep. 39: Icebergs, Relativity and Revenge

    An iceberg, theoretical physics and an expressionist painting. What could these three unlikely bedfellows have in common, that too spread over two centuries? This week, join Utsav as he takes you to Havana, Buenos Aires and Paris, and brings to light how the gift of hindsight we have today is the curse of foresight from yesterday and how it teaches us a life principle which has stood the test of time.
    Find more travel stories on #PostcardsFromNowhere with Utsav Mamoria.
    You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Sanikar9 ,

Not enough content - very few episodes

Very little content

Manmeet02 ,

Love the pace , slow n awesome !

So much to see , so much to experience and so much to learn !
Love all the shows ... and eagerly wait for the next ! :)

ThirstyFishStudio ,

Awesome content

The content here is superb..! Heart felt.. wish it could have been longer.. atleast for 30 mins.. only one suggestion - it seems like ur reading.. it would be much better if you communicate from ur heart.. let your experiences flow..!

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