Links to additional podcast radio interviews can also be found in individual articles.
Kanché and Puerta Verde: A Role Model for Alternative, Grassroots, and Indigenous Travel, with Jesús Mesa del Castillo Bermejo
The Aerodynamic and Eclectic Mind of Kurt Jahr: Pilot, Social Commentator, and Webmaster
The Political Persuasion of Dani Saad: A Canadian Student of Political Science
A Physiotherapist’s Tips for Travellers
NASCAR: The Engine of Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Niche Golf … and Other Delights at Diamond in the Ruff
Michael Flanigan: A Nova Scotian in Korea
The Incredible Lightness of Being at an Eco-lodge in Algonquin Park
The Artistic Journey of Richard Boswell
Heritage Homes, Local History and Oreo Cookies
The Concentric Worlds of Travel and Engineering
On the Road Again with Bonnie and Bill … Through Grassroots America
Alanna Cluff’s Medical-Volunteer Experience in Northern India
Travelling the Via Alpina with Brandon Wilson
The African-Canadian Experience in the Province of Ontario … and CARIBANA!
The Fine Art of Permaculture
A Great Yukon River Journey, with Chris Vetterlein
Cultural Convergence and African-American Heritage in Missouri, with Bijan Bayne
The Cherokee Nation: Entrepreneurship in the Native-American Community
The Regenerative Cause and Effect of Oxnard, California
Experiential, Grassroots, and Frontier Travel in the Canadian and American West with Tony Daly of Ranch Rider
Vélo Québec: Cyclotourism via La Route Verte, with Patrick Howe
The Lessons of the Maya, with Bijan Bayne
The Lessons of Cancun with Bijan Bayne
Spirit and Inspiration in Tartu, Estonia with Karin Jaanson, Deputy Mayor of Tartu
Zen Skiing at Sun Peaks, with Senator Nancy Greene
The Fine Art of Cross-Country Skiing in British Columbia’s Thompson Country, with Dwayne Geiger
The Grasslands Challenge of British Columbia, with Bruno Delesalle
Mike Puhallo: Cowboy Poet, Storyteller, and History Buff
Context and Culture in Kamloops, British Columbia, with Lee Morris, CEO of Tourism Kamloops
A World of Gross Domestic Happiness and Boundless Journeys, with Matt Holmes
Talking to Roy: the Florida Radio Guy
Smart Growth Tourism on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with Bonnie Neely
Getting Engaged in Plains, Georgia, with Ranger Steve
The Slovenia Tourist Farms: Integrated, Authentic, and Land-based Tourism, with Vesna Čuček, Head of the Agriculture Advisory Service Department, Slovenia
Climate Change and Travel and Tourism: A Changing World
Culture, with Dr. Tanja Mihalič, Professor of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lubljana
Climate Change and Travel and Tourism: A New Approach to Thinking, with Dr. Lučka-Kajfež Bogataj, Professor at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana
Climate Change and Travel and Tourism: The United Nations World Tourism Organization Perspective, with Marcelo Risi, UNWTO Media Relations Officer
The Eternal Prague Spring, with Richard Krpac, Consul General of the Czech Republic, Toronto
Retirement and Long-term Stays in Costa Rica, with David McGuire
Bonnie and Bill Neely’s Excellent Adventure in China
Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel, with Laura Byrne-Paquet
Race Car Driving and The Speedway: A Family Affair, with Bonnie Neely
Zen and the Art of Muskoka Wooden Boats, with Ron Sclater of the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society
Ryker Lomas: A Globetrotting Travel Photojournalist
The Traveller as Cultural Anthropologist, with Julia Bayly
Sports Travel With Bijan Bayne: Unique Destinations for Fans, and Sport as Metaphor
Grosse Île: The Human Drama of 19th-Century Canadian Immigration, with Philippe Gauthier
Kenya, African Hip Hop, and Viv McCarthy
The Day Nova Scotia Sailed Into Toronto Harbour
Adventure Travel Media Source: Promoting Adventure Travel, with Nancy Harrison
Along the Templar Trail: Brandon Wilson’s Journey of Peace
Sports Tourism: The Hampton, Virginia Model, with Chris Smith
Michael McCallie: Arkansas Ambassador and Good Ol’ Boy
Lyuboslav Ilev: A Bulgarian Free Spirit
Jeroen Bechtold: A Dutch Ceramist in China, Australia … and Red Deer!
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: The Resilience of Culture in the American South
Love in Slovenia: Europe’s Genial Boutique Nation, with Deputy Director General of the Slovenia Tourist Board Dejan Podgorsek
A Restoration Project in Altamura, Italy, with Stephanie Moreland
Exploring the World of Indigenous Peoples, with Graham Simmons
Montpellier, France: Paris Without the Pressure, with Susan Wallis
Art and the Eye of the Beholder, with Richard Boswell
The Engaging World of Voluntourism, with Joyce Major
The Genius of Glenn Gould at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
The New Interconnected, Electronic, and Sustainable World of Travel Public Relations, with Siobhan Kindness
Le Cheval Canadien: A Historic, Cultural, and Genetic Legacy, with Michel Joly
John Harlin’s Eiger Obsession
Norman Bethune: A Doctor Without Borders, with Colin Old
Durham, England: A New, Content-rich Travel Hub in the UK, with Stan Abbott
A French Château in North East England, with Howard Coutts
The Universal Art of Flower Design, with Judith Blacklock
The Craft of Public Relations in the Travel Business With Georgia Turner
Historic Washington State Park, Arkansas With John Morrow, Interpreter
How We Do a
Philosophical Traveller Podcast
The real thing
Each of the segments is a dialogue that focuses on grassroots themes and issues.
And, like “old-time” radio, these podcasts use the immediacy of the human voice to communicate meaningful information to anyone anywhere in the world who has an interest in travel.
Here’s how we do it.
1. Sometimes we record interviews on the spot when we are visiting a destination. Often, however, we record them through the Internet using the software Skype.
This very popular software is totally free, very user-friendly, and allows anyone with a computer to talk at no charge to anyone else in the world.
Skype also has a recording software package called Pamela, and this is what we use when recording a segment.
2. As a podcast guest, all you have to do is download a recent version of the Skype software and purchase an inexpensive headset with a built-in microphone like the one you see on this page.
When you are setting up Skype, you will be asked to create a brief profile and to choose a Skype name.
3. In order to record a Skype dialogue with Bob Fisher, you must do the following:
(a) Search my Skype name (robefish) using the “Search for Skype Users” link in the Contacts list. By entering robefish and Canada from the drop down menu, this should come up easily.
(b) When you find robefish, you then click on “Add Skype Contact”. This sends a request to me asking that I add you to my Contacts list.
4. When using Skype you must make sure that you are online. You do this by clicking on FILE and choosing CHANGE ONLINE STATUS and AVAILABLE.
When you are not using Skype we recommend that you set your status to one of the other indicators such as UNAVAILABLE, AWAY, or DO NOT DISTURB.
5. On the day of recording a podcast segment, it is important to select AVAILABLE shortly before the mutually agreed upon day and time. I then “Skype” you.
6. Initially we do a sound check and chat for a few minutes. I then inform you that I will be starting the recording software and you will hear “This call is being recorded.”
We then just have a chat about the topic.
7. Because I do a post-recording audio edit of the chat, in which I can remove unwanted noise, my ums and ahs, and can enhance the sound if necessary, there is no pressure during recording to “say it right” the first time. If either of us doesn’t like the way we have just said something, we simply say, “I’m going to say that again.” I then edit out the extraneous sound.
8. Often I send my guest a pre-segment overview of themes and issues that I would like to chat about. Often I also script the opening and closing.
9. When the segment is broadcast on The Philosophical Traveller, I can then send you an mp3 file of the segment for your own purposes.
And that’s about it.
The Human Voice in Cyberspace: Enriching Virtual Communities