Travel Writing World

By Jeremy Bassetti

With an emphasis on travel books and long-form travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most celebrated travel writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism, travel blogging, and travel photography.

  1. 1.
    The Amur River and Aging with Colin Thubron
    25:07
  2. 2.
    Penguins and Photography Projects with Charles Bergman
    38:10
  3. 3.
    Along the Amber Route with CJ Schuler
    42:45
  4. 4.
    The Lost Pianos of Siberia with Sophy Roberts
    48:38
  5. 5.
    Laurie Lee’s “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning” with Jessica Vincent
    1:01:35
  6. 6.
    Patrick Leigh Fermor’s “A Time of Gifts” with Artemis Cooper, Nick Hunt, and Colin Thubron
    1:01:38
  7. 7.
    Charles Nicholl on Story Structure and “Borderlines”
    50:34
  8. 8.
    Nick Hunt on Travel/Nature Writing and “Outlandish”
    42:15
  1. 9.
    Tim Hannigan and “The Travel Writing Tribe”
    53:16
  2. 10.
    Stephen Fabes on Narrative Pacing and “Signs of Life”
    32:44
  3. 11.
    Patti Shales Lefkos on High-Altitude Trekking in Nepal and Self-Publishing
    24:51
  4. 12.
    Pam Mandel on “The Same River Twice” and Writing a Travel Memoir Proposal
    45:22
  5. 13.
    Taran Khan on “Shadow City” and Writing
    35:15
  6. 14.
    Bill Arnott on Following the Vikings
    29:17
  7. 15.
    Colin Thubron on Jan Morris, Travel Writing, and “To A Mountain in Tibet”
    31:11
  8. 16.
    Victoria Preston on Pilgrims and Pilgrimages
    46:51
  9. 17.
    Against a Peacock Sky with Monica Connell
    45:46
  10. 18.
    Slow Road to San Francisco with David Reynolds
    43:47
  11. 19.
    2021 Goals and Reflections
    8:32
  12. 20.
    Red Sands: Recipes and Reportage through Central Asia with Caroline Eden
    30:35
  13. 21.
    Responsible Travel Writing with JoAnna Haugen
    34:03
  14. 22.
    In Search of Elsewhere with Steve McCurry
    28:27
  15. 23.
    Traveling with our Elders and “The Gran Tour” with Ben Aitken
    43:21
  16. 24.
    The Best American Travel Writing 2020 with Jason Wilson
    30:10
  17. 25.
    The Best Women’s Travel Writing with Lavinia Spalding
    35:35
  18. 26.
    Isolation, Connection, & Islands with Gavin Francis
    35:18
  19. 27.
    Eric Newby “Love and War in the Apennines” with James March
    42:40
  20. 28.
    The Summer Isles with Philip Marsden
    36:15
  21. 29.
    Cut Stones and Crossroads with Ronald Wright
    58:35
  22. 30.
    Varanasi & The Twice Born with Aatish Taseer
    41:34
  23. 31.
    Eric Newby’s “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” with Aaron Millar
    50:09
  24. 32.
    Remembering the Past with Robin Hemley
    43:08
  25. 33.
    Wilfred Thesiger’s “Arabian Sands” with Tim Hannigan
    40:08
  26. 34.
    Wanderland with Jini Reddy
    31:11
  27. 35.
    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe with Nicholas Jubber
    46:40
  28. 36.
    Remembering Bruce Chatwin at 80 Years
    1:32:22
  29. 37.
    Rajat Ubhaykar – Hitchhiking Through Hindustan
    34:39
  30. 38.
    Iain Campbell – Holy Mountains, the Indus River, & Pakistan
    38:31
  31. 39.
    Coronavirus and Predictions on the Future of Travel Writing from Paul Theroux, Monisha Rajesh, Rolf Potts, & More
    1:53:18
  32. 40.
    Dan Richards – Outposts, Solitude, and Mass Tourism
    59:30
  33. 41.
    Peter Fiennes – Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    44:14
  34. 42.
    The Bells of Old Tokyo with Anna Sherman
    51:29
  35. 43.
    Long Peace Street with Jonathan Chatwin
    1:01:35
  36. 44.
    2020 Goals and Reflections
    8:33
  37. 45.
    Writing Travel Memoir with Rolf Potts
    43:30
  38. 46.
    Challenging Dominant Narratives with Alexandra Fuller
    42:27
  39. 47.
    Writing About Dry Places with Craig Childs
    34:42
  40. 48.
    Experiencing Art while Traveling with Martin Gayford
    44:39
  41. 49.
    Boyd Varty on Lion Tracking and Life on the South African Savanna
    46:10
  42. 50.
    Mindful Travel with Sarah Samuel
    44:24

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