152 episodes

What's it like to actually follow your dreams?Desert Diaries is the brutally honest account of one family's move from the rainy suburbs of Manchester to the scorched wilderness of Arizona.Excitement, frustration, fear, joy, loneliness and scorpions. Quite a lot of scorpions. All life is here.For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam

Sam Walker's Desert Diaries Sam Walker

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

What's it like to actually follow your dreams?Desert Diaries is the brutally honest account of one family's move from the rainy suburbs of Manchester to the scorched wilderness of Arizona.Excitement, frustration, fear, joy, loneliness and scorpions. Quite a lot of scorpions. All life is here.For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam

    Howdy Stranger

    Howdy Stranger

    Howdy Stranger

    Well...its been a minute and few things have happened.
    Time for a catch up!
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam
    Also on facebook.com/seeyouinthedesert

    • 23 min
    There and back again

    There and back again

    It's been a minute!  

    A lot has happened since we last spoke, including the small matter of going back to England for the first time in over three years...eep!
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam
    Also on facebook.com/seeyouinthedesert

    • 33 min
    So how did we get here? Feeling the fear, but doing it anyway.

    So how did we get here? Feeling the fear, but doing it anyway.

    Do you have a crazy dream? Have you done anything about it?
    We had one, but didn't act on it for years.
    Until we did.
    And here is how it all began.
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam
     
     
     

    • 12 min
    Week one: Cacti, rain and laptop man

    Week one: Cacti, rain and laptop man

    Week one:  We made it....but only just!
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam

    • 4 min
    Week two: New school, sweating and being Australian

    Week two: New school, sweating and being Australian

    Week two:  It's hotting up, the girls start school and we have a birthday.  Oh, and everyone thinks we're Australian
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam

    • 4 min
    Week three: Overpriced tea and the pets jet in!

    Week three: Overpriced tea and the pets jet in!

    Week three:  We discover the massively overpriced "British section" in our local supermarket.  Enjoy a very generous, but slightly bizarre gesture of hospitality and tell the tale of the pets jetting in!
    For pictures, you can find me on instagram @samwalkerradio and on twitter @walkersam

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Mystery801 ,

Forever fan.

I first found you with American Vigilante. And was hooked. I’m at week 32 in your desert diary. I’ve never been so intrigued by a person’s adventure. I’m a bit of a Anglophile. Love the accent and the story. Sorry about your mum and your cat. If you’d ever have the time I’d love to share my life story with you. To repay you, of sorts. Good luck and God bless you and your family.

baller2ina ,

Refreshing in multiple senses

Sam is a breath of fresh British air. Initially, I discovered her via American Vigilante, another podcast gem, which drew me in with skilled storytelling and infectious energy. I could (and do) listen to Sam for hours on end.

HollieJNelson ,

29 Episodes in and I don’t want it to end

Fabulous energy! Another person recommended it to me and yes, entertaining and interesting! Thanks, Sam!!!!

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