59 episodes

This is a narrative travel podcast about a solo female backpacker who interviews strangers she meets while backpacking. Stories of adventure traveling like National Geographic, interview style like Fresh Air, and diverse/alternative storytelling like This American Life and Snap Judgement.

Strangers Abroad Adrien Behn

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 157 Ratings

This is a narrative travel podcast about a solo female backpacker who interviews strangers she meets while backpacking. Stories of adventure traveling like National Geographic, interview style like Fresh Air, and diverse/alternative storytelling like This American Life and Snap Judgement.

    How to Listen to the Full Series of A Race Around the World

    How to Listen to the Full Series of A Race Around the World

    If you loved episodes one and two of my new audio adventure A Race Around the World: Based on the True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, then head over to these feeds linked below. 
    New episodes are out and you can listen to the full series at these links. 
    Listen here -----> Apple Podcasts 
    Listen here -----> Spotify 
    Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you all are inspired to do your own race around the world once you listen to the full season ( eleven episodes and counting!) 
    Please rate and review and spread the word!

    • 40 sec
    A Race Around the World: Episode Two

    A Race Around the World: Episode Two

    Please go to A Race Around the World feed for the remaining nine episodes. 
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    Nellie Bly isn’t the only woman to leave New York on November 14th to race around the world. On the same day, the editor of the Cosmopolitan magazine, John Brisben Walker, recognized the potential for a sensational story. He dispatched ( aka bribed, badgered, and threatened) his literary writer Elizabeth Bisland to jump into the race as well.
    But, instead of following the same path, Elizabeth took a westward route. She packs her items and jumps onto a train headed to San Francisco. While many know about the historical race from Nellie’s perspective, Elizabeth Bislands story is often left in the shadows and will provide an alternative perspective to going around the world.
    This episode sheds light on Elizabeth Bislands upbringing, her ambitions and talents, and how she got roped into this wild goose chase of a race.

    • 50 min
    A Race Around the World: Episode One

    A Race Around the World: Episode One

    Please go to A Race Around the World feed for the remaining nine episodes. 
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    On November 14th, 1889, Nellie Bly left Manhattan to go on a race around the world in under 80 days. In this episode, host Adrien Behn will delve into the background of this extraordinary woman. She will explore Nellie Bly’s upbringing and aspirations, the obstacles she summersaulted over to become a female investigative journalist, her groundbreaking reporting, and what drove her to embark on a journey that defied the norms of her time. By the end of the episode, Nellie's bags are pack, and she is headed to London on a steamship.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Race Around the World Trailer: Based on the True Adventure of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

    A Race Around the World Trailer: Based on the True Adventure of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

    NEW SHOW ALERT 
     
    Hi Strangers! I have been working on a new podcast series and wanted to share the trailer here. Take a listen!
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    On November 14th, 1889, two female writers entered a race to go around the world in under 80 days. Nellie Bly went east, and Elizabeth Bisland headed west. Nellie couldn’t be more excited. While Elizabeth was annoyed because she had to reschedule a tea party. 
    This eleven part series will unpack their whirlwind of an adventure, how these two women ended up in the race, and what it was like to travel the world alone as a women. 
    Storyteller and travel writer Adrien Behn brings Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bislands’ experiences, emotions, and adventures to life. 
    This serialized podcast works to bring the incredible accomplishments of these two bold solo female travelers to life, go through every country, every feeling they experience while braving the world on their own. 

    • 3 min
    Following Our Blue Dot Back Home

    Following Our Blue Dot Back Home

    Adrien and Sam hear avalanches. Adrien reflects on her trip and the last year of stillness as her and Sam make their way back home. 

    • 14 min
    Love on the Road

    Love on the Road

    Adrien describes a day in Bryce Canyon with her partner Sam that tests their relationship. She then interviews Sam about their time on the road and how well they faired as travel companions. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

JuniePrunie21 ,

Go Nellie and Liz

Just listened to the first two episodes and I am hooked! Love the play of sound and Time

Emiloubarns ,

New show is so good

Let’s make more dynamic shows like this! Nothing else like it out there

podlady89 ,

So much fun

The premise of this show sells itself ! Can’t believe I didn’t know this story, it’s so fun to listen to how Adrien has put it together

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