Postcards from the Road is a travel podcast that shares the stories of people from all walks of life — from the passenger seat of a 1980’s Land Rover traveling across three continents, to a school teacher adjusting to the cultural differences of the Northeast and Southwest United States public school systems. Whether it’s across the country or around the world, there is always a good story to hear; you just have to ask the right questions.
Blue Sky Kingdom | Bruce Kirkby
Traversing Iceland by foot, Mongolia by horseback, Arabia by camel and the Blue Nile Gorge by raft; Bruce Kirby’s journeys span 80 countries around the world. In his new book “Blue Sky Kingdom,” we follow Kirkby and his family as they hop on a freighter and make a remarkable three-month journey from Canada to the Himalayas. We asked the writer, photographer, and now author what prompted his adventure halfway around the globe.
The Iron(WO)man | Ru Remennikova
The Ironman Triathlon is considered by many, to be the world’s most challenging endurance event. Multiple events take place each year around the globe. In 2017 Virginia native Ru Remennikova traveled to Australia to compete. She also competed in Lake Placid in 2018. The Ironman consists of 2.4 mi of swimming, followed by 112 mi […]
No Refuge | Serena Parekh
Postcards From The Road strives to bring you stories from all walks of life, but what we rarely cover is what some would call “forced travel.” Serena Parekh is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University in Boston, and the author of No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis. Having written […]
America The Beautiful | Susan Goldberg
Over the past two centuries, the United States has evolved in ways we could have never imagined, from its natural views to its unmatched history. National Geographic has released a new collection highlighting its legendary photo archives, delivering an up-close-and-personal view of the country. Susan Goldberg is the Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic and the Editorial […]
Signs Of Life | Dr. Stephen Fabes
When Stephen Fabes left his job as an E.R. doctor and set out to cycle around the world, frontline medicine quickly faded from his mind. The daily challenges of life on the road stack up as he navigates deserts, mountains, freezing weather, and the overwhelming solitude of cycling solo. Fabes recounts his journey across six […]
Amazon Woman | Darcy Gaechter
Setting out with two fellow kayakers, Darcy Gaechter celebrated her 35th birthday on a 148-day kayaking journey paddling the Amazon River. Her book, Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the Largest River from Source to Sea, recounts her heart-pounding adventure. Gaechter now leads expeditions in the continental U.S., Alaska, Ecuador, […]
I have reviewed this pocast before but Liz just keeps getting better and better!
Her interviews are more conversational and the guests are fantasic.
I particularly loved the recent episode with the Adirondack 46'er.
Keep it up, Liz, you rock!