Aside from my shelved (and in many ways flopped) radio career, doing podcasts and radio interviews became a new trend on my backpacking adventures. Each time I have been featured on a Podcast has been highly enjoyable and each one was very very different. I am featured this week on the fantastic John Freakin’ Muir Pod by excellent presenter Doc.
Then in May / June 2020 as I prepared to launch the first Volume of Backpacking Centurion, I was contacted by Doc at the John Freakin Muir Podcast and delighted that I am featured on Episode 24 there. This was also a crazy event as the first date and time suggested by Doc, we had a misunderstanding and both missed it. Then, when we rescheduled the interview, it came at a time where I looked like this…
Yes I was supposed to do the podcast interview just hours after my 3 day stint in a Warszawa hospital due to being hit by a train, knocked unconscious and lucky to be alive. So we finally got it rescheduled…Yes, of course the Pod is a bit promotional for my book series but as this podcast was so enjoyable, and lasted longer than my previous ones, there are a few exclusives told on there. You can listen in here –
What is mentioned on the Podcast?
I won’t spoil it all but these things are all mentioned and talked about in some sincerity…
- The details and reason for naming my book Backpacking Centurion
- What and who is Lock In Lee?
- How are broccoli farming and hiking in Antarctica connected?
- Why is Toronto so important to me?
- What is my favourite country?
- What is it like to go backpacking in Chernobyl?
- Why “Don’t Stop Living“? Where did that title come from?
Finally, to backtrack a wee bit, here are some of my other podcasts and radio features since the Don’t Stop Living bandwagon rolled its way around the globe.
Some of my Radio Appearances
1997 – 1998 – Radio DJ on College Show “Jonny Blair on the Air: Radio Belvoir”, Belfast, Northern Ireland (over 50 shows)
2003 – 2008 – Radio DJ on Nerve Radio, FM and online, Bournemouth, England (over 200 shows)
2004 – Appeared as the voiceover on an Irish Radio Drama in Association with Birst Radio, Bournemouth, England
September 2013 – Interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for being a travelling Northern Irishman
August 2015 – I am featured on HK Radio 3 on a travel radio show with Noreen Mir on the 1,2,3 show
August 2016 – I am interviewed on Belfast 89 FM about my travels and hanging up of my backpack in Gdansk, Poland.
January 2017 – I am interviewed on International Radio Poznań with Maciej about my travels and coming to live in Poland. The interview can also be downloaded here.
Some Podcasts I’m On
January 2014 – Travel Interview with Ian Robinson – Podcast on Love Affair Travel.
June 2014 – Travel Interview with Brian Collins Podcast on Brian Tells Stories.
February 2015 – Travel Interview with Danny Flood Podcast for Open World Mag.
February 2015 – Travel Interview with Nathaniel Boyle for Daily Travel Podcast.
January 2017 – I am interviewed on International Poznan, going live on Facebook, Radio and Podcast.
January 2018 – I am interviewed for Ric Gazarian’s Counting Countries Series on Globaz Gaz.
October 2019 – I am interviewed for My Second Home Poland Podcast.
January 2020 – I am interviewed for The Global Weby Podcast.
July 4th 2020 – I am interviewed on the John Freakin’ Muir Pod with Doc.
September 2020 – I am interviewed by Jonathan Watson on the Belfast Real Podcast.
2020 – 2021 – I had a regular quiz show on the now defunct “Stick It Up Yer Ballacks”.
March 2021 – I am interviewed by Gareth Johnson on The Pioneer Podcast.
September 2021 – I am interview by Johnny Foley on The Armchair Fanatic Football Podcast.