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.
2 thoughts on “The John Freakin Muir Podcast: Backpacking Centurion Exclusive, Lock In Lee, Broccoli Farming and Antarctica”
Oh my gosh that looks painful!
Hi Holly, thanks for the comment and apologies for the delayed response. Yes it was very painful and I had 3 days in hospital and could have died as I was hit on the head by a train. Doctors wouldn’t let me eat or drink anything (not even water) for aroun 18 hours. They thought there was blood in my brain. Luckily, by the grace of God on the second scan, there was no blood in my brain and life can go on. The scars won’t heal though. Stay safe. Jonny