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With an emphasis on travel books and long-form travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most inspiring travel writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism, travel blogging, and travel photography.

Travel Writing World Jeremy Bassetti

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With an emphasis on travel books and long-form travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most inspiring travel writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism, travel blogging, and travel photography.

    Varanasi & The Twice Born with Aatish Taseer

    Varanasi & The Twice Born with Aatish Taseer

    Aatish Taseer left New York City behind and traveled to Varanasi to learn Sanskrit and to connect with the ancient learned tradition of India. Taseer joins us today to talk about his experiences in Varanasi, which he wrote about in his book The Twice Born: Live and Death on the Ganges (FSG 2019) out now in paperback.







    In The Twice Born, Taseer uses explores the tensions between tradition and modernity through the lens of Brahmanical culture. 







    In the podcast episode, we also talk a great deal about Modi, Hindu Nationalism, their parallels with Donald Trump, and authenticity and fraudulence in travel writing. 







    You can connect with Aatish Taseer on Twitter and Instagram.















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    Eric Newby’s “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” with Aaron Millar

    Eric Newby’s “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” with Aaron Millar

    In 1956, Eric Newby quit his job in the British fashion industry to explore Nuristan, a remote region in the northeast of Afghanistan. Newby wrote about his journey in his now-classic book A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, originally published in 1958 to wide acclaim.







    Joining me to talk about Newby’s A Short Walk is Aaron Millar, an adventurer and travel writer who has written for publications like National Geographic Traveller. He is the host of the excellent Armchair Explorer podcast.







    This episode was prepared alongside a review of Eric Newby's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush.







    This episode is part of Classic Conversations, a series in which I speak with travel writers about their favorite travel books or travel books they've been meaning to read.















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    Remembering the Past with Robin Hemley

    Remembering the Past with Robin Hemley

    Robin Hemley explores questions of national identity, patriotism, and cosmopolitanism in his latest collection of travel essays, Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood (University of Nebraska Press 2020).







    Robin stops by to talk about his new book, as well as the different approaches to creative nonfiction, writing about the self in travel writing, journalism, and memoir, and putting together an essay collection. We also talk about remembering the past and Black Lives Matter in this wide-ranging conversation.







    This episode was prepared alongside a review of Borderline Citizen.







    You can connect with Robin Hemley on Twitter, see what he's been up to on his website, and look into his writing retreats and services at Authors at Large.















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    • 43 min
    Wilfred Thesiger’s “Arabian Sands” with Tim Hannigan

    Wilfred Thesiger’s “Arabian Sands” with Tim Hannigan

    Wilfred Thesiger was an explorer and writer who sought to travel through the Rub’ al Khali, the so-called “Empty Quarter” of desert in the Arabian Peninsula in the late 1940s. Thesiger wrote about his journey in his now-classic travel book Arabian Sands, which was originally published in 1959 brought him distinction as an explorer and writer. Thesiger passed in 2003. 







    Joining me today to talk about Arabian Sands is the author and scholar Tim Hannigan. We discuss Thesiger’s book in light of his life and his complications as a travel writer with privileged, colonial roots. Archives now keep his photographs, but many are freely visible online (including photos of his companions like bin Kabina). He published some of his photographs in his books, including his wonderful photography book A Vanished World. 







    This episode was prepared alongside a review of Arabian Sands.







    This episode is also the first in a new series in which I speak with authors and journalists about their favorite travel books or travel books they've been meaning to read.















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    Wanderland with Jini Reddy

    Wanderland with Jini Reddy

    Have you ever had a profound, mystical encounter with the natural world? Speaking with us from the U.K. is Jini Reddy, whose new book Wanderland: A Search for Magic in the Landscape (Bloomsbury 2020) explores and celebrates her connection with the magic of the British landscape. We also talk about cultural identity, the ways in which we can connect with nature, and the difficulties in discussing transcendent experiences.







    Jini is a British journalist and author whom National Geographic recently profiled in their Women of Impact series. Wanderland was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for U.K. Nature Writing, 2020.







    If you're still curious about Wanderland, please read the questions Jini answered about her book.







    You can reach out to Jini Reddy on her homepage, Twitter, and Instagram.















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    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe with Nicholas Jubber

    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe with Nicholas Jubber

    Stories of migration, nationhood, religious conflict, sex, and violence have preoccupied Europe for millennia. Nicholas Jubber joins us from Dorset, U.K. to talk about the power of storytelling in the European epic tradition, the subject of his most recent book Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe (John Murray 2019) in which he travels throughout Europe following some of history’s most epic stories like The Odyssey and Beowulf.







    Epic Continent was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020. His previous books are also well regarded. The Timbuktu School for Nomads was featured in the New York Times Best Travel Book of the Year in 2016 and The Prester Quest won the Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award in 2006.







    You can reach out to Nicholas Jubber on his homepage, on Twitter, and on Instagram.















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