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ALL OVER THE PLACE Podcast showcases conversations and interviews with writers about travel and place, and on the business and craft of travel writing.

All Over The Place Jeremy Bassetti

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ALL OVER THE PLACE Podcast showcases conversations and interviews with writers about travel and place, and on the business and craft of travel writing.

    The Bells of Old Tokyo with Anna Sherman

    The Bells of Old Tokyo with Anna Sherman

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    Today's episode brings us to Oxford, U.K., where Anna Sherman speaks with us about trespassing into foreign cultures, finding a voice in a new language, and thinking about time in Japan. We also talk about her debut book, The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City.







    In the interview, Anna and I bring up The Book of Tea, The Daibo Coffee Manual, Daibo Dreamed of Coffee, and Pico Iyer, whom I recently interviewed for this podcast. You can read the excerpt of The Bells of Old Tokyo that deals with love hotels and language on LitHub. You can also read the text-based interview with Anna Sherman on our website.















    Connect with Anna Sherman







    Connect with Anna Sherman on her homepage or on Twitter.







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    Long Peace Street with Jonathan Chatwin

    Long Peace Street with Jonathan Chatwin

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    Today's episode brings us to Birmingham, U.K., where Jonathan Chatwin speaks with us about modern Beijing and urban design, his travel writing influences, and his new book Long Peace Street: A Walk in Modern China (Manchester 2019). Jonathan holds a PhD in English literature and writes regularly on Chinese history and culture. His essays have been published by the British Film Institute, the South China Morning Post, and the Asian Review of Books to name a few. His first book is Anywhere Out of the World, a biography on the travel writer Bruce Chatwin.















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    Connect with Jonathan Chatwin on his homepage or on Twitter.







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    2020 Goals and Reflections

    2020 Goals and Reflections

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    Today's episode brings us to Orlando, where I'm recording a solo show! I give reflections following a year of podcasting, my goals for 2020, and some personal updates.







    I wanted to do a one-year reflection on the show closer to the New Year's Day, but I couldn't because of wanting to honor my episode release schedule. This might seem odd as it is in the middle of January already and people are tired of these end-of-year reviews, but here I am.







    2019 Reflection







    The podcast is a year old and it has exceeded my expectations. Within the first few months of 2019, the podcast found its footing, so to speak, and has sharpened its focus. First, the show was about "the intersection between travel and creativity," but I found that to be a bit too broad. If you recall, I had chummy interviews with friends who live abroad. And those episodes were, as the name implied, a bit all over the place.







    But sometime in the first half of 2019, the podcast came into focus and I was able to identify not just what I was really interested in talking about, but a hole in the market, so to speak. So, since we found our footing, I've interviewed established voices in the travel writing space like Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer. And I've interviewed young, energized, and emerging writers like Monisha Rajesh.







    I am reaffirming my commitment to interviewing travel writers for the next year, with hopes to cover more diverse perspectives in the travel writing space. Stay tuned for more.







    Listening Stats







    I won't get into statistics too much here, as last year was the first year and we don't have a basis for comparison in terms of growth. And, to be honest, I'm not someone who stresses over the numbers. Though, I do look at them from time to time, and I'm humbled to report that last year we had some 1,300 unique listeners. So, if you're one of the 1,300, thank you! And I hope you keep listening in 2020.







    Goals for 2020







    Goal #1) I'd like to have more listeners. One way I plan on doing this is by opening up the website to guest articles that deal with the business and craft of travel writing. So, if you want to write a guest post, please send me an email or tweet with your idea.







    Another tactic is that I am interested in publishing more written interviews. So, if you have written a travel book and want to be interviewed, please drop me a line.







    You can, of course help me achieve my goal by sharing the show with your friends on social media, and by reviewing the show in your favorite podcast app. This really does help the podcast gain more exposure.







    Goal #2) Work towards having the podcast become financially self-sufficient. The podcast and website does have some costs like hosting and domain expenses. The show demands considerable time for research, editing, and regular management. As I don't want to run ads on the show, I've opened up a Patreon page to help offset some of these fees. I don't have any patrons yet, but my 2020 goal is to get at least 2 new patrons a month. You can visit patreon.com/AllOverThePlace to support the show with only a few dollars a month. A little goes a long way.







    I do have some other goals, projects, and aspirations for the podcast in 2020, but I'm not quite ready to let the cat out of the bag. I’ll reveal those in due course.







    Personal Update







    I'll be finishing up an old project in 2020 that has been hanging over my head. The project is a book designed to help students make the most of their study abro...

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    Writing Travel Memoir with Rolf Potts

    Writing Travel Memoir with Rolf Potts

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    Today’s episode brings us to Kansas, where Rolf Potts speaks with us about writing travel memoir, the differences between memoir and autobiography, and his Paris travel writing summer workshops.







    Rolf is an American travel writer, perhaps best known for his 2003 book Vagabonding. His essays and articles have been published in Nat Geo Traveler, Outside, The Guardian, and in the Best American Travel Writing 2000 edited by Bill Bryson. 







    In the episode, we briefly mention Paul Theroux's books The Happy Isles of Oceania and On the Plain of Snakes, and the writing of Maggie Downs, Lavina Spalding, and Tommy Pico.















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    Challenging Dominant Narratives with Alexandra Fuller

    Challenging Dominant Narratives with Alexandra Fuller

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    Today’s episode brings us to a highway in the Midwest, USA, where Alexandra Fuller speaks with us about challenging dominant narratives and about her experience as Guest Editor for the Best American Travel Writing 2019. 







    Alexandra Fuller is an award-winning writer whose books include Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (2001), Cocktail Hour Under The Tree of Forgetfulness (2011), Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier (2014), and Travel Light, Move Fast (2019). She’s written for publications like The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Granta to name a few.







    In the interview, we also discuss the Des Moines Arts Center's exhibit on Monument Valley and Bertolt Brecht's A War Primer. 















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    I hope you enjoyed this episode of ALL OVER THE PLACE Podcast! Please consider supporting the show with a few dollars a month, less than a cup of coffee, to help keep our show alive and advertisement-free. You can also support the show by leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcasting app, subscribing to the show, and following us on Twitter & Instagram. Finally, join the ALL OVER THE PLACE Podcast newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive monthly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Thanks for your support!















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    Writing About Dry Places with Craig Childs

    Writing About Dry Places with Craig Childs

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    Today’s episode brings us to Colorado, where Craig Childs speaks with us about the desert and dry places, and the importance of familiarity, meaning, and intimacy in writing about place.







    Craig is an adventurer and writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and journeys into the global wilderness. He is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Outside, The Sun, and Orion to name a few. 







    You can follow Craig Childs on his personal website or on The Last Word on Nothing, an online journal he keeps with a small group of writers. In the episode, Craig and I spoke about Ellen Meloy's book The Anthropology of Turquoise: Mediations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit, Mary Oliver, Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich, and Joy Harjo.















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