20 episodes

Escape and inspiration about unusual and fascinating places, as well as the deeper side of books and travel.

I'm Jo Frances Penn, author of thrillers and non-fiction, and I'll be doing solo shows about my own travel experience and interviewing authors about how travel inspires their writing. Interviews cover places to visit and tips for travel as well as thoughts on modes of travel like walking, cycling, and travel by train and other modes. Plus book recommendations for every interview so you have things to read on the move.

Books And Travel Jo Frances Penn

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Escape and inspiration about unusual and fascinating places, as well as the deeper side of books and travel.

I'm Jo Frances Penn, author of thrillers and non-fiction, and I'll be doing solo shows about my own travel experience and interviewing authors about how travel inspires their writing. Interviews cover places to visit and tips for travel as well as thoughts on modes of travel like walking, cycling, and travel by train and other modes. Plus book recommendations for every interview so you have things to read on the move.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Lesliesyk ,

Fascinating interviews and discussions

I've been listening to Joanna Penn on her other podcast since last summer, and I was excited to check out this new podcast.... because I love books and travel, too! And she doesn't disappoint. Joanna is a keen observer and has so many interests that every interview or discussion is super interesting.

TarahBenzy ,

Love Joanna, love Jo Frances.

I have been listening to The Creative Penn podcast since...2012? I listened to her before I was an author, and she gave me hope as a confused college student trying to figure out my life. I listen to her now that I am a full-time author, and she gives me much-needed encouragement weekly. To get to experience this more personal side of her is truly wonderful. It is so neat to hear more about her life and gain insight into her experiences. Thank you, Joanna! You are a treasure.

Benjamin Douglas, authir ,

Stunning poetic potential

The first episode of Books and Travel is a veritable poem of experience and meaning. J Penn has a winner on her hands in her solo episodes, where she seams together a narrative of places and memory to shine light, apparently, on what makes her her (and you you, and me me).

Mileage may vary for interview episodes depending on the guest. There are two faces to this show so far. On one side, the near-spiritual literary tale of place; on the other, tips on where to find the best Sangria. I hope the former wins over the latter more often than it does in the first 4 episodes.

In any event, Penn is a delightful host, always a pleasure to listen to, and longtime fans of The Creative Penn should take pleasure in this more contemplative, meditative presentation.

Moments of sheer beauty. Can’t wait for more!

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