In February 2018, the Matthew Félix On Air video podcast began as an Internet radio program in downtown San Francisco. The Radio Episodes: Travelers on Travel podcast features segments from that radio show, in which Matthew talks travel with travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers, from tales of their adventures to their creative endeavors to their thoughts about and insights into travel itself. Guests include legendary travel writer and editor Don George (The Way of Wanderlust, Lonely Planet’s How to Be a Travel Writer), explorer James Michael Dorsey (Baboons for Lunch), and one of the world’s most successful photographers, Bob Holmes (Geo, Wine Spectator, Life, Time). Other guests take listeners to Cuba, the Antarctic, and much more.
Travelers on Travel: Writer Erin Byrne on duende in Spain, inspiration in France, and how culture clash leads to personal growth
In this episode, which also appears in my Words & Images podcast, award-winning author, filmmaker, and LitWings founder Erin Byrne talks about someplace I myself know well: España! From leading writers in search of Lorca’s duende to her own profound spiritual experiences at a bullfight and during Semana Santa to the film she’s producing there, Erin has lots to say about Spain—and writing and travel and much more. Erin also talks about finding guidance in France and inspiration in Ireland, as well as how travel has the power to transform.
Erin Bryne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, and the editor of two Vignettes & Postcards anthologies. She was just named Travel Writing curator for The Creative Process Exhibition. Recorded live in studio on May 27, 2018.
Travelers on Travel: Working with Refugees in Greece with Refugee Support Europe
Northern California journalist Cathy Miller traveled to a Greek island to spend three weeks volunteering at a refugee camp. We talked about the refugee crisis, life in the camps, and Cathy’s incredible experiences on the frontline of a tragedy most of us only read about in the headlines.
Cathy is a contributor to the North Coast Journal, The Eureka Times-Standard, and the Willits News, as well as a volunteer with Refugee Support Europe, a charitable non-governmental organization of 400+ volunteers and staff based in London. Recorded live in studio on June 17, 2018.
Travelers on Travel: "Before You Die Guy" on Bucket List Budget Travel, Lifestyle Design, & Snow Monkeys, Manatees, & Whale Sharks
Ryan Waters is the "Before You Die Guy." Ryan’s entertaining and informative web series shows viewers how to realize their bucket-list dreams all over the world—on a budget. Swim with manatees! Shoot a rocket launcher! Skydive from a helicopter! I talked with Ryan about how he got started, how to cross things off our own bucket lists, and the transformative power of travel. We also discussed destinations in Mexico, Japan, and beyond. Recorded live in studio on April 1, 2018.
Travelers on Travel: Hidden Compass Magazine, Travel Writing & Photography with Writer Sabine Bergmann & Photographer Sivani Babu
Sivani Babu and Sabine Bergmann from online travel magazine Hidden Compass. Their new issue is just out, and it’s full of work by award-winning writers and photographers who have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Geo, and Time, as well as the Washington Post, BBC Travel, and on NPR. Recorded live in studio on Feb 18, 2018.
Travelers on Travel: Bill Zarchy, Cinematographer & Travel Writer
Cinematographer, performer, and award-winning author of Showdown at Shinagawa, Bill Zarchy. Bill’s tales from the road, technical articles, and personal essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Travelers’ Tales anthologies, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines such as American Cinematographer, Emmy, and Kyoto Journal. Bill talks to us about the art of filming and his adventures in over 30 countries, which included photobombing the red carpet in Cannes, sharing former president Bill Clinton’s pain, and a lot of bumps on the head. Recorded live in studio April 8, 2018.
Travelers on Travel: 100 Things in Oakland with Writer Jessie Fetterling
Travel writer, editor, and proud Oaklander Jessie Fetterling. Jessie is a contributor to Time.com, Mother Earth News, The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, and Ravishly.com, among many others. She’s also author of "100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die." Jessie gives us a comprehensive crash course on the many reasons why crossing the Bay Bridge is wonderfully worthwhile, for locals and tourists alike.