28 episodes

Hosted by Kiona from How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, the How Not To Travel podcast sheds a new light on travel. Instead of talking about instagram-friendly hotels and the latest trendy destinations, Kiona goes where few other travellers and podcasters dare to go. She asks real questions about travel like: Is it possible to travel 100% sustainably? Who get’s to be called a local? Are some countries really safer than others? And more.Because travel is about seeing the world differently, and this podcast is going to show you how.Produced by Studio OchentaOriginal music by Gabriel Dalmasso.
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How not to travel Studio Ochenta

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 350 Ratings

Hosted by Kiona from How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, the How Not To Travel podcast sheds a new light on travel. Instead of talking about instagram-friendly hotels and the latest trendy destinations, Kiona goes where few other travellers and podcasters dare to go. She asks real questions about travel like: Is it possible to travel 100% sustainably? Who get’s to be called a local? Are some countries really safer than others? And more.Because travel is about seeing the world differently, and this podcast is going to show you how.Produced by Studio OchentaOriginal music by Gabriel Dalmasso.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Energy Drinks

    Energy Drinks

    They might be used to pull an all-nighter (for studying, gaming, or long-haul truck driving) but energy drinks actually have a fascinating history behind them! For the last regular episode of the season, Kiona and Luis decided to explore the origins of two famous caffeinated beverages. Our journey first takes us to Austria by way of Thailand as we learn about the social situations and cultural traditions that inspired the invention of Red Bull. Then we head south to Brazil to discover the many benefits of guaraná and how one beer company ended up producing the country’s most beloved soft drink.
    This is our last regular episode of the season, and we’ve had a blast! But stick around, as we have more live shows with special guests coming soon.
    Follow us on Instagram @‌hownottotravelpod and @‌ochentapodcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @‌ochentapodcasts and on TikTok @‌studioochenta.

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    • 24 min
    WE ARE STUDIO OCHENTA!

    WE ARE STUDIO OCHENTA!

    Studio Ochenta’s creative work reflects our motto: Raising Voices across Cultures.
    We produce global stories for international audiences to make sure language isn’t a barrier to enjoying a great story.
    Check out our award-winning original podcasts for kids of all ages, which reached #1 in over 31 countries.

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    • 2 min
    Barbecue

    Barbecue

    What do banchan, baby-back ribs, and taquitos de cabeza all have in common? Well, they all involve the world’s oldest cooking method! In this episode, Kiona and Luis explore the history and different forms of open-flame and pit barbecue, from the Caribbean origins of the word, passing through the way it relates to Mexican barbacoa, and finally landing in Korea to wonder if bulgogi goes well with tortillas.
    Follow us on Instagram @‌hownottotravelpod and @‌ochentapodcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @‌ochentapodcasts and on TikTok @‌studioochenta.

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    • 20 min
    Japanese Curry

    Japanese Curry

    Both Kiona and Luis love Japanese curry rice, and they also both agree that they prefer when it’s on the spicier side. But how did an ingredient so associated with India become Japan’s national dish? In this episode, we explore how curry sailed the seas and made itself a home in many places around the world, and how one Indian man went on a lifelong journey to make sure all of Japan could taste curry just the way he made it back home.
    Follow us on Instagram @‌hownottotravelpod and @‌ochentapodcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @‌ochentapodcasts and on TikTok @‌studioochenta.

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    • 22 min
    Vanilla Ice Cream

    Vanilla Ice Cream

    How is it that vanilla is such an expensive spice, yet so many vanilla-flavored products are very cheap? How is vanilla produced and harvested in so many different countries despite the fact that the only insect that pollinates it can only be found in Mexico? And what does the word “vanilla” even mean? For this episode, Kiona and Luis take a pint of vanilla ice cream out of the freezer to discuss a dessert that we often unfairly consider dull, but in fact has an incredibly rich history.
    Follow us on Instagram @‌hownottotravelpod and @‌ochentapodcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @‌ochentapodcasts and on TikTok @‌studioochenta.

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    • 23 min
    Bananas

    Bananas

    Who would have thought that bananas were such amazing travelers? This episode, Kiona and Luis pull up a world map to trace the unique routes of the world’s favorite starchy fruit, from Polynesia to Portugal, then throughout Africa and the Americas. We also go into one of our favorite subjects, linguistics, to explore the origins of the many words for this fruit in different languages around the world.
    Follow us on Instagram @‌hownottotravelpod and @‌ochentapodcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @‌ochentapodcasts and on TikTok @‌studioochenta.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
350 Ratings

350 Ratings

CapellaStar ,

Really great.

Remember those educational shows you watched as a kid, they helped make learning fun? That is what this podcast is, but for adults. Gives me the same feels, but it’s not childish. The material that is presented deals with complex topics, yet they make it feel easy to understand and interesting.

kalebby ,

a nuanced take

Dr. Kiona is amazing and has once again delivered 10/10 content. Everyone mad in the comments clearly didn’t listen to the podcast and are just engaging in a hate campaign full of misinformation. If you want to hear a different perspective on complex subjects such as the travel industry (and how they need travel to SURVIVE) during COVID and the Asian-American experience, definitely give this pod a listen. Keep doing ya thing Tía Kiki.

wilderness_woman ,

My favorite educational podcast

This podcast helps me realize the ways I don’t even realize I’m being prejudice in many different ways. It changes my perspective on something every time a new episode comes out. Do yourself a favor and listen!!

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