A podcast about the trip that changed everything. The Journey is an original podcast brought to you by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It tells true tales of people whose lives have been transformed by travel. Host Jonathan Groubert meets extraordinary people all over the planet. Each episode revolves around a story in which a journey is the turning point. Travel along with the main characters to the icy plains of Alaska, the hectic streets of New Delhi or the dusty villages of Kenya. For more background on the stories, check out http://podcast.klm.com/
This podcast is produced by audio agency Airborne.
The Flight That Changed Everything
KLM’s very first flight in 1920 almost didn’t take place.
It is now more than one hundred years since Albert Plesman dreamed of transporting people by air. This was a revolutionary idea that would ultimately lead to the establishment of KLM. But before this could happen, Plesman had a difficult challenge to overcome: organising KLM’s very first flight.
The Magic Light
Morten Hilmer’s job is to protect the borders of Greenland. He travels by dog sled across vast empty plains, home to polar bears, arctic foxes and musk oxen. Here, at this desolate location, Morten has an epiphany on what will become his life's destiny once he returns to civilisation.
The Record Keeper
An avid collector, Tony Wheeler's hobby inadvertently led to the creation of Lonely Planet travel guides. In the 70s he travels with his wife from Great Britain to Australia over land. Once they arrive Down Under, everyone wants to know how they did it. After filling pages and pages with travel tips, they wondered if there wasn't a better way to share their knowledge.
Thicker than Water
The Forkan family trades in their home and all that is familiar for a nomadic existence. Together with his three brothers and sisters, Paul has the time of his life. But when tragedy hits and threatens to tear the family apart, they become closer than ever. Together with his brother, Paul comes up with a brand that can both conquer and help the world.
The Great Escape
Emma Slade is an analyst at a large bank working at the top international level, responsible for major investments. One night, she is kidnapped and her life is uprooted. However, this turns out to be the start of an incredible journey that ends far from the fast-paced financial world.
Trial by Fire
Etana Jacobson has an innate curiosity about far-off, native cultures. Her ultimate dream is to live with a tribe in one of the most remote areas of Australia. She is even given a special status to live with a tribe - until she makes a huge mistake.
Personal. Interesting. A view to the human experience beyond the ordinary.
Love the format and production
I really enjoyed listening to Linda's story. I also like the way the show is narrated and how the narrator sets up the next part of the story.
Linda's story was so incredible. If you enjoy well edited story driven podcasts the Journey is for you.