Kev’s Fav Podcast
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You might think to yourself, hey I thought this was a travel blog and not a site about what you download. You are right, but podcasts have been an influential part of my travel life, and in some ways, they encouraged me to start this site (along with some friends), so it is all tied together. Enjoy Kev’s favorite podcast!
Below are podcasts that I listed for travel news, inspiration, self-improvement, and business development.
If you are curious about what a podcast is or how to listen to them check out this website by the Podcast Host.
Why do I listen to podcasts?
I love podcasts because of the flexibility of the format, for I can learn and get inspiration without being tied to a screen like with YouTube or Facebook. I often listen to them while walking, driving, or traveling.
The podcasts list
Here are the podcasts that I enjoy and feel free to let me know what you enjoy. I broke them down into categories, and I will update this page as needed.
Extra Pack of Peanuts – Weekly
Extra Pack of Peanuts (EPOP) is the first travel podcast I listened to, and I still subscribed to their show. Travis and Heather are world travelers, but the podcast has changed now including increased domestic travel and traveling with a child. Travis convinced me to buy my first Tortuga travel backpack and convert to single bag travel.
EPOP focuses on budget travel and finding ways to compromise, giving tips as to where you should spend money and where you should cut back. He is an expert on airline point program and runs a “boot camp” on the topic several times a year.
Zero to Travel -Weekly
Jason on the Zero to Travel continues to be an inspiration for me with his positive attitude on life, and his show encourages me when I an down. He and Travis of EPOP often are on each other programs and together host a community together, more on that later.
Outside of travel, he and I share a love of coffee, and we both use an Aeropress to make coffee in the morning. A quick plug for the Aeropress, it’s a handy device for making a great cup of coffee as you travel. Check it out; it is a great coffee make when you are on the go.
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase – Monthly
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase is less of “how-to” show but more of the other side of travel, travel through the eyes of a flight attendant and her travel companion, Herman, a stuffed turtle with suction cup feet.
Some of her stories do include travel tips, but often they are humorous stories about how people behave as they travel. If you fly regularly, you would probably appreciate this show. Occasionally Betty in the SKy does have adult situations and language.
Travel Commons – Monthly
Travel Commons hosted by Mark Peacock, a traveler out of Chicago, He offers fun travel stories and practical tips for both for business and casual travel. I appreciate his light-hearted yet practical stores and advice.
Travelogue – Archived
December 2018 was, unfortunately, the last new show, and I hope they bring it back. The archives for this show still contain timeless content, such as shows about traveling with family and groups, and what to do when everything goes wrong, Their location suggestions are still current. If you have the time, it is worth checking the archives of this show. The show is around table type discussion and does contain adult language.
Beyond Bourbon Street – biweekly
Mark on Beyond Bourbon Street shares his love of his hometown, New Orleans. Mark podcast make you want to return New Orleans or visit the Cresent city for the first time.
Mark’s podcast offers an insiders view of New Orleans including everyday life, history, and what to do when you visit. Often he gives other locals a chance to share their expertise. Topics include festivals, museums, history, snowballs, food, and a plethora of more.
For Fun and Help
Drink & Learn – Sporadic
Drink & Learn hosted by Elizabeth, a drink historian, and Abigal, a bartender, both are based out of New Orleans and share their knowledge of all things drinking.
The ladies cover the history of drinks, how the drinks evolved, to how to make one yourself. If you enjoy mixed drinks and hard liquors, this podcast is for you.
If you find yourself in New Orleans, Drink & Learn host drinking tours where you can drink and learn about the drinks, and the history of the Cresent City
This American Life – Weekly
This American Life, actually a public radio show, hosted by Ira Glass. This show journalism in story form. Topics range from politics to just everyday life.
The Moth – couple times a week
The Mouth is amateur storytellers sharing their life with us; every show has a theme. This show is also on many public radio stations.
Help you sleep
Sleep with Me is not a “naughty” podcast but a podcast to help you relax. Scooter helps you sleep by telling wondering stories with speech patterns including studdering that helps to shut your brain off. I use this podcast often, especially if my mind is going a mile a minute. This podcast may sound odd, but it works well for me it may take a few tries before it starts to work for you.
The Brendon Show – Weekly
The Brendon Show, hosted by Brendon Burchard, encourages high-performance habits that are within your reach. Often we do not realize what we are capable of achieving.
Ted (Variety of shows and schedules)
Ted stand for Technology Entertainment, and Desing and the show contains a series of talks of everyday people doing extraordinary things.
Fizzle – Weekly
The Fizzle show helps entrepreneurs get started and keep going, so they do not fizzle out. I am also part of their online community if you are interested in joining me check them out here. The online community includes courses and group coaching.
Courage and Clarity – Weekly
Steph started Courage and Clarity is for the ladies, but several of us guys follow as well. Steph is also part of the Fizzle team, and she has solo shows but often has a guest, people who are living the life of an entrepreneur.
Location Indie – Weekly
I mentioned this podcast above, but Travis from EPOP and Jason from Zero to Travel team up together and host this show helping and encouraging people to live the location independent lifestyle.
I hope that you enjoyed it and maybe found a new podcast to enjoy!