Behind the Scenes with Adventurer and Explorer, Jim Dorsey – Episode 31

Greetings from the Outback, Maties! Today I’ll be talking with James Michael Dorsey, explorer, photographer, lecturer, and award-winning author, who has traveled to over 47 countries in the last 15 years. “Jim” has been called a “combination of swashbuckling adventurer and spiritual seeker” because he visits and documents disappearing indigenous tribes by embedding himself in their cultures. He told me “when you contract with a remote tribe, you roll the dice on whether you’re going to come back alive.” Exciting travel, Maties!

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Me-hee-co – Episode 30

It was a crazy idea. Loco. No, a good one. Bueno. Driving thousands of miles in my white Toyota Celica, which stood out like an automotive sore thumb… all the way from LA to… Ciudad Juarez… to Chihuahua… to Real de Catorce, an old silver mining town in the sacred hills of the Huichol Indians. Along the way, Miguel and I discovered many things… the most outstanding of which… was not only the immense beauty and variety of Me-hee-co herself, but even more striking — the ageless differences between ourselves, me, a 50 year old gringo… and him, my young, Mexican-American amigo.

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Behind the Scenes with Kate Erickson from EoFire – Episode 29

Kate Erickson emanates all the sunshine and positivity of Southern California. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their businesses and lives – through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow. I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but Kate explains it all in this episode…. along with talking about plans for a new EoFire travel podcast about “audio walking tours of the world’s greatest cities”.

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Welcome Back to Deadwood, Part 2 – Episode 28

We’re back in Deadwood, South Dakota…. where you last left me in Episode 26…. in jail. It’s September, 1970 and I’ve been arrested for reckless driving,,,, by Sheriff Deadwood Dick McGraff. I’m in Wild Bill Hickok’s jail cell, on the day after Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose. I have long Jewfro hair just like Jimi, and my jail mates have taken a distinct dislike to me. I’ve just woken up the day after my arrest. I’m lying on a cot next to a gigantic Native American Indian named “Neck”. His arms are the size of tree trunks.

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Behind the Scenes with Mike Siegel from the Travel Tales Podcast – Episode 27

Mike Siegel is a professional stand-up comedian, fellow travel podcaster, and TV host based in Los Angeles, California. Plus… he’s an overall good guy. Mike created the Travel Tales Podcast in 2011 – which he sees as a lighthearted conversation highlighting the best, and worst, experiences that travel has to offer. I think Mike and I are both trying to do the same sort of thing on our podcasts…. bring the world closer together… one travel tale at a time.

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The Wild West of Deadwood, South Dakota – Episode 26

I was doing one of the most patriotic things I’ve ever done in my life – going to Mt. Rushmore -to see George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy… whose images were all cracked and decayed… just like our country. I end up making a little detour – to the old cowboy and mining town of Deadwood, South Dakota… long before David Milch, Al Swearingen, and HBO got there. Rumor has that Wild Bill Hickok was Sheriff of Deadwood back in the day, and I… discover something about Wild Bill’s jail… first hand. And about the new Sheriff in town named… Deadwood Dick McGraff.

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Behind the Scenes from Shanghai and Anaheim with Shannon Moore Martin of Podbean – Episode 25

“I’ve always wanted to be an ‘ex-pat’, an American living outside of the United States. Never more so than in this tenuous time of Trump!” So at Podcast Movement 17 in Anaheim, I do a live interview with Shannon Moore Martin of Podbean, who lives in Shanghai. We talk of many things – like living internationally, and working for one of the biggest podcast hosting companies in the world.

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Welcome to Season 2, with a Cock Tale from Borneo – Episode 24

This season, I’d like to start thinking about travel in a new way.Time and place. Because there’s something profound and universal about a good travel story, connecting us more deeply to a specific place, to ourselves, and to the other people we meet along the way. At the end of this episode, I’ll recall a tribal tale from the outback of Northeast Borneo in East Malaysia…. where you’ll hear how Rungus tribesmen dealt with love, jealousy, and revenge back in the days of animism and black magic shamans.

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Happy 2018! Trules Guests on the “Creative Studio” Podcast – Bonus Episode – 23

Ho! Ho! Ho! And Happy New Year! Having just passed the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSAY of my podcast, I am announcing GOOD NEWS — the release of “e-travels with e. trules” on SPOTIFY! To celebrate, I’m releasing the 4th and final BONUS EPISODE – between Season 1 and Season 2. It’s my interview from this past Fall with Joshua Rivers, also known as “The Podcast Guy”, and host of  “Podcasting Experiments from the Creative Studio”.

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