55 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
    • 4.8 • 71 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.

    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
    Hostels, Hotels, Motels and All the Right Places in Between

    Hostels, Hotels, Motels and All the Right Places in Between

    Adrien and Sam head out west. Adrien talks to managers of Indy Hostel in Indianapolis and Food of the Mountain Motel in Boulder to see how COVID has effected their business and how they have learned to roll with every changing mandate. We discuss post-covid travel predictions, roadside attractions, and never ending stretches of desert. 

    • 43 min
    Road Trip Series Part 1: The Desert Absolute

    Road Trip Series Part 1: The Desert Absolute

    This episode kicks of Strangers Abroad Road Trip mini-series. Listen to why Adrien had a sudden urge to go into the desert and how she started planning her trip across the country with her intrepid partner Sam. 

    • 9 min
    How Race Impacts Travel: COVID 3

    How Race Impacts Travel: COVID 3

    Although our American passports give us all equal access to the world, we don't come back with the same experiences. In light of the Black Lives Matter protests and shifts, we talk to travelers of color who share their stories about being a person of color abroad. We discuss common frustrations and how to be a good ally at home and onboard. 
    Featured Guests: On She Goes Podcast 

    • 40 min
    The Wait: COVID 19 SPECIAL EPISODE

    The Wait: COVID 19 SPECIAL EPISODE

    We talk to travelers to reexamine their relationships with themselves and their home as they wait through quarantine.
    Adrien get's used to seeing more of her family and long walks through the woods.
    Featured Guests: Ticket to Anywhere Podcast

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

njbkitty ,

Great narrative style

Just finished listening to my first episode (Identity), and I love Adrien’s style. I appreciate her approach to podcasting as an art form, and her love for storytelling shows. I look forward to listening to more episodes!

Leah, Ticket 2 Anywhere ,

Captivating

I was never really into narrative podcasts, but Adrien hits the mark with Strangers Aboard. This travel series perfectly captures all the human emotions and stories we feel while going through the journey of travel, while getting to hear others’ as experiences as well. Some of my favorite episodes: “Humbled”, “Strangers” and “Amore”. You have a listener for life now, Adrien!
- Leah, Ticket 2 Anywhere Podcast

cataintheworld ,

Omg! What a podcast!

This is by far the best thing I’ve heard in the travel genre. I have listened to a few, for example the “Healed” episode was so well put together and interesting. The background music, her own stories at the beginning and end, the interviews with the guests, everything was just perfectly ensembled together. The stories evoked so many feelings and memories of my own experiences. I highly recommend it. Very entertaining, heartfelt and funny all at the same time. @cataintheworld