Podcast by Bruce Philp
Podcast by Bruce Philp
Episode 28 - Ghost In The Machine, A Conversation With Matthew Biberman
What does your motorcycle mean to you? For many riders, a bike is simply a tool, a vehicle for the body. But for some of us, a motorcycle is much more than that, a vessel that carries the stories of who we are and how we got here. Meet Matthew Biberman, son of legendary Vincent builder Big Sid Biberman. To give his ailing father a reason to live, Matthew proposed they build a bike together, a rare Vincati. That quest would turn out to be a remarkable story of second chances for both of them, and compelling proof that a motorcycle really can have a soul.
Episode 27 - The Joyous Struggle
Why do we really seek adventure? Meet Henry Crew, the youngest person ever to circle the globe on a motorcycle, alone. His life barely begun and full of questions, Henry put it all on pause and embarked on a record-setting 381-day ride for a cause, a journey he hoped would change his own story in the bargain. The compelling account of how and why he did it is a lesson in how true adventure is about letting go, and its prize is not what we find, but who we become. Listen carefully, and you might just hear the voice of motorcycling’s future.
Episode 26 - East of Omaha
The archetype of the rock star biker is cool, but are they real? This one is. Meet singer songwriter Mark Kasprzyk, front man for alt rock band Redlight King. Kaz talks about how motorcycles fit into the life of a touring musician, why so many rockers ride, and the challenges and rewards of piloting a 1950 Harley Davidson Panhead with a suicide clutch in LA traffic. Not only is this wide-ranging interview one of the most fun yet, it also turns out that rock and roll might just have one more thing to teach us.
Episode 25 - The Best Laid Plans
Could you really leave it all behind and live on your motorcycle? Meet James Bai, a cubicle dwelling engineer who decided to do exactly that. James and his wife carefully planned their entire lives to make the dream of a never ending road trip come true, leaving nothing to chance… or so he thought. In this conversation, James talks about that process, what it really takes to live as a nomad, and how for him even more than most wanderers, it was what he hadn’t planned on that transformed his journey into a new beginning.
Episode 24 - Coming Home
What is it about soldiers and motorcycles? The connection between military culture and the machines we love is deep and goes back decades, but it turns out there’s more to this affinity than ancient history. Meet Valerie Lower, a combat veteran whose passion for riding took on new meaning in the aftermath of war and her struggle with PTSD. Her inspiring story is a reminder of what motorcycles can do for all of us, if we let them… and that we should never take those gifts for granted.
Episode 23 - The Mother Road, A Conversation With Geoff Hill
What makes a road legendary? From Route 66 to the Pan-American Highway, Geoff Hill is an award winning travel writer and long distance motorcyclist who’s ridden his share of the roads the rest of us dream about. In tales that are by turns romantic and hilarious, Hill’s self-described “boy on a bike” makes these dream roads seem suddenly more accessible, and their call all the more insistent. In this delightful conversation, Geoff reveals that it’s their very ability to make excited kids of us all that gives these places their magic, and leaves us with a message: just go.
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So relaxing and cool
Well time is all we have now and searching for a great pod has become my habit. I don’t subscribe to too many- 8 at last count- but this one is a keeper. I’m getting a motorcycle in the next 1-2 years. This pod is the perfect appetizer. The stories, the laughs, the real people and great q and a’s from the host are a fun listen. I’m hooked.
Refreshing Take on Moto Podcasts
As mentioned, this podcast is not about the latest and greatest tech, motoGP, etc. Each episode is a philosophical introspective into why we ride with great interviews and thoughtful questions, Even Freddie Spencer is a guest (which I won’t listen to until I read his book). Favourite episode so far, is with Melanie Cowpland. From one Torontonian to another, thanks Bruce!
For the riders, by a rider
As an avid rider and enthusiast, I love anything related to motorcycles. I found this podcast quite by accident, but it’s been an entertaining and informative listen, and I’ve loved every episode. Bruce and his guest have great conversations about all aspects of the motorcycling world, from different riding styles to different bikes. It’s refreshing and well worth downloading every episode to start from the beginning. This Motorcycle Life is definitely deserving of 5 stars.