foXnoMad Podcast

foXnoMad

All the latest travel and tech tips to help you travel smarter by Anil Polat (foXnoMad) who's been to over 90 countries. Combining the background of a cybersecurity expert and travel to over 90 countries, foXnoMad has been blogging, filming, and showing others how to travel smarter for over 10 years. Where to go, what to take, plus plenty of stories from the road to keep you entertained. New podcasts every other week about about travel, food, culture, and tech.

All Episodes

Travel bans are controversial but science has an answer, I had an unusual breakfast with Charlie, and got a big surprise while in Iraq. Intro outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 3

33 min 57 sec

Everything you need to know about traveling to the United States, why the chip shortage is *really* happening, and tipping is more than just 15%. I explain 100%. Coronavirus rules: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html Chip shortage: https://www.wired.com/story/why-chip-shortage-drags-on/ Tipping is getting complicated: https://foxnomad.com/2021/11/04/how-much-to-tip-movers-hairdressers-and-more-in-the-u-s/ Raven attacks drone: https://nerdist.com/article/raven-attacks-drone-delivering-coffee-australia/ Intro/outro music: Particle House Other music by: Pastis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 12

37 min 48 sec

Bunnymen and 5 spooky places you can visit that are as real as can be. Music by: Particle House & DJ DENZ The Rooster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 29

33 min 3 sec

A vaccine tug of war between airlines and the state. Did pilots secretly disrupt flights? Lastly, Pakistan says some very nice things about India. United requires vaccines: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58731340 Woman mistakes camera for bomb: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-camera-laguardia-airport-emergency-landing-20211010-pjumgje6k5a6xpggp3axo3bj3y-story.html Southwest Conspiracy: https://gizmodo.com/southwests-mass-flight-cancellations-have-turned-into-a-1847838661 Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 15

33 min 9 sec

The U.S. says they're going to let Europeans visit but aren't sure how while the E.U. might change its mind. Alaska is a magic land and the mysterious story of Aloha Wanderwell. US-EU Travel Restrictions: https://www.nytimes.com/article/eu-us-travel-restrictions.html Runaway Juno: https://runawayjuno.com/ Julia Berolzheimer: https://juliaberolzheimer.com/2015/06/alaska-itinerary/ Aloha Wanderwell: https://www.alohawanderwell.com/ Intro/outro music by: Particle House other music by: AGST Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 1

39 min 59 sec

We've got a lot of catch up on since the summer break! What's going on, where I've been, and a sneak peak into the next trip up far, far north. Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: BLUE STEEL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 10

33 min 12 sec

It's that time of year again where we put aside everything and let out our inner geek! Joined by HP experts Brian Selcik and Deniz Polat, we talk about Harry Potter World secrets, shifting, and meme review our favorite wizard. Brought to you by the Klingon Tourism Board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 19

50 min 19 sec

Noise canceling just got better and smaller but the competition between Sony and Bose is big. Working remotely? I break down the best digital nomad hotspots around the world, how Covid does and doesn't spread on planes, plus why I'm going on my annual hiatus. foXnoMad Podcast: https://podcast.foxnomad.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/foXnoMad Livable Cities: https://www.nestpick.com/work-from-anywhere-index/ How Safe is Flying On Planes? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/17/travel/flying-plane-covid-19-safety.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 16

34 min 25 sec

What it takes to get your travel app on iOS, tech workers revolt, and a man drops in on Times Square by drone. TipFox app: https://foxnomad.com/2019/04/23/tipfox-tells-you-how-much-to-tip-at-restaurants-bars-and-more-worldwide-on-your-phone/ Google compensation calculator: https://www.cnet.com/news/google-rolls-out-tool-to-show-its-employees-compensation-changes-for-transferring-offices/ Human drone flight: https://interestingengineering.com/man-flew-through-times-square-on-colossal-drone-nyc Four Lost Cities book: https://amzn.to/2UXJYgt Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music: Blue Steel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2

36 min 35 sec

Jack Stuster, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist and Certified Professional Ergonomist, specializing in the measurement and enhancement of human performance in extreme environments. He is currently conducting a task analysis for the first human expedition to Mars. Dr. Stuster's book, Bold Endeavors: https://amzn.to/35oYNdO Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 18

1 hr 12 min

Author Sarah Zabel graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in computer science in 1987 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. She retired from the Air Force in 2018 as a major general and decided to turn her focus to her life-long love of learning and become a science writer. Sarah's book Fighting Chance: https://amzn.to/3uJHU7R Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 4

39 min 50 sec

Dr. Miguela Caniza MD MPH, is the Director of the St. Jude Global Infectious Diseases Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a leader in tracking COVID-19 in pediatric populations. She answers all the questions you might have about the Covid-19 vaccine and clears up some common misconceptions. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/ Dr. Miguela Caniza: https://www.stjude.org/directory/c/miguela-caniza.html CDC Vaccination Information for Adults & Kids: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 28

38 min 26 sec

Fresh is the founder and creative director of the Los Angeles-based luxury fashion house Richfresh as well as Henry Mask Co. You've probably seen these iconic masks but the story of their creator, Fresh, who went from being homeless in 2017 to selling more than a million masks is truly incredible. Richfresh: https://richfresh.com/ Fresh on Instagram: http://instagram.com/richfresh Henry Mask: https://henrymask.com/ Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 21

51 min 21 sec

Turkey bans alcohol but not tourists during its 17-day lockdown, someone might be watching you in an Airbnb, and how plane tech hasn't slowed down during the pandemic. Turkey's Covid-19 lockdown: https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/05/06/in-turkeys-latest-covid-19-lockdown-alcohol-sales-are-barred https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkey-welcomes-foreign-tourists-while-locking-down-locals-2021-05-05/ The Future of Air Travel: http://www.bbc.com/storyworks/future/imagining-the-future-of-air-travel/the-digital-aircraft-how-technology-is-reshaping-air-travel Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Swif7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 7

38 min 3 sec

After thirty years of practicing law in Georgia, Howard T. Scott began a new life, spending 8 months a year sailing the world. He's also the author of Rascal on the Run and his story is both incredible and inspirational. Rascal on the Run (Amazon/audio book available): https://amzn.to/3e4tvy3 Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3t5Gt2O Howard T. Scott: https://howardtscott.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 30

55 min 18 sec

How should you unclog your ears after a flight and what can go wrong if you hold your nose and blow too hard? What if your seasickness never stops? Dr. Saba Ghorab joins this episode to answer your most common questions about the ear and balance issues that can occur with traveling Dr. Saba Ghorab has over 14 years of education and specialized surgical training is a board-certified and fellowship-trained in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery [also known as ENT or Ear, Nose, and Throat] as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Dusty Decks Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 23

28 min 51 sec

As more people start traveling, less passports are available for everyone, plane water is gross, and Turkish shepherds use drones to keep an eye on their goats. Finally, how some Indian women are making money online, just eating. DJI Mavic Air 2S: https://www.theverge.com/22384692/dji-mavic-air-2s-drone-2021-review No Covid passports in the U.S.: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56657194 WHO agrees: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-vaccines/who-does-not-back-vaccination-passports-for-now-spokeswoman-idUSKBN2BT158 More on vaccine passports: https://www.cnet.com/health/covid-vaccine-passports-will-be-a-part-of-international-travel/ U.S. stops issuing passports: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-passport-emergencies/index.html Water on planes: https://www.insider.com/why-you-should-never-drink-water-on-a-plane-2021-1 Turkish shepherds using drones: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/shepherding-in-2021-turkish-shepherd-herds-goats-with-drone/news Tamil Foodies: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiWPzOxN95ZCX37PR5u3DUg/featured Food Plaza: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCahlLFC5FDxMUhfCBP2NY8A/featured Intro/outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 16

32 min 16 sec

Airlines, states, and countries are all coming out with their own vaccine passports, which if you read that sentence over, you'll see what the issues might be. Then, I'll walk you through creating an NFT, Qantas' flights to nowhere might be going somewhere, and why the rainbows in Hawaii are special. Vaccine Passports: https://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-new-yorks-new-vaccine-passp-1846574721 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/26/covid-vaccine-passports-new-york-first-vaccination-proof-system/6976009002/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56392570 England Fines Travelers for Going Abroad: https://matadornetwork.com/read/england-fine-people-going-vacations-abroad/ Why Hawaii Is The Perfect Place For Rainbows: https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/hawaii-rainbow-science/ Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Hallman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2

35 min 37 sec

In this episode we follow up on our NFT discussion from last time as the technology evolves it gets more expensive for the environment but monetarily as well, making it a tempting target for thieves. What you need to know about traveling with your drone by looking at the case of Benjamin Briere who's been detained for the past 10 months in Iran. Lastly, some great uses of silica packs for travelers - those little bags that come with most everything you order online with an on/off switch. Bitcoin environmental impact: https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-regulations-that-could-help-reduce-bitcoin-s-carbon-1846446378 NFT thefts have begun: https://gizmodo.com/the-nft-art-heists-may-have-begun-1846476077 French drone tourist arrested: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56402088 DroneMate: https://foxnomad.com/2017/07/25/map-shows-drone-laws-every-country-world-updated-regularly/ Silica gel pack uses: https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/lrbrf9/lpt_dontt_throw_away_annoying_silica_gel_little/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 19

24 min 8 sec

This episode I breakdown what Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are and how they might affect the travel industries and creators in general. In addition to why you should care about NFTs, is Clubhouse worth caring about? Google doesn't seem to care about the ever-bizarre ongoing Stadia story, a man becomes king of an island full of penguins, and India vs. Pakistan. Which is better? Let me explain. Stadia in disarray: https://kotaku.com/stadia-leadership-praised-development-studios-for-great-1846281384 Man Declares Himself King of Abandoned Island: https://www.fodors.com/world/australia-and-the-pacific/australia/western-australia/perth/experiences/news/a-man-declared-himself-the-king-of-an-abandoned-island-now-its-a-tourist-attraction Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Swif7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 5

37 min 59 sec

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and the author of Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding. We discuss what we get wrong about how our ancestors exercised, fad advice including the Paleo diet, and why we should all lighten up about how we move. Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding https://amzn.to/3qrWgIK Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exercised-daniel-lieberman/1136470076 Intro/Outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 19

35 min 27 sec

Airline pilots are getting rusty since there's not much flying during the pandemic. What is Google doing with Stadia and why ban Terraria developers? Plus I talk about the first year in a decade with not Best City Contest (hint: there might be one in this episode) and Stuart Schuffman talks about his recent column in the San Francisco Examiner. Pilots report feeling ‘rusty’ after months of not flying https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/pilots-rusty-covid-lockdown-b1795728.html https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-01-29/airline-pilots-flight-errors-pandemic Stadia on Chromebooks: https://9to5google.com/2021/02/11/stadia-now-comes-pre-installed-on-all-new-chromebooks/ Google Bans Terraria developer: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/terraria-developer-cancels-google-stadia-port-after-youtube-account-ban/ No Best City Tournament this year: https://foxnomad.com/2021/02/11/no-best-city-to-visit-travel-tournament-this-year/ Stop going to Mexico: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/stop-going-to-mexico/ Stuart Schuffman https://brokeassstuart.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrokeAssStuart Instagram: http://instagram.com/brokeassstuart/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Broke.Ass.Stuart Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 12

40 min 50 sec

Is traveling to other countries are form of vacation colonialism? The top infectious disease expert in the United States makes travel predictions you might not like. Google loses interest in Stadia, is it the end of the portable gaming platform? And how intelligence agencies keep Joe Biden's Peloton secure from malicious hackers. Stop going to Mexico: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/stop-going-to-mexico/ 9 Ways the Pandemic Will Change Travel in 2021: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/travel/flight-cancellations-cruise-ships-covid-vaccine.html Epidemiologist looks to the past to predict second post-pandemic 'roaring 20s': https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/21/epidemiologist-1918-flu-pandemic-roaring-20s-post-covid Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus: https://kotaku.com/google-stadia-shuts-down-internal-studios-changing-bus-1846146761 Joe Biden's tech - what can the president use? https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55821612 Intro music by: Particle House other music by: Lofive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 5

31 min 11 sec

Why people with large online followings are getting vaccinated first in Indonesia, why hotel rooms are out and booking entire hotels is in, and an in-depth travel conversation about Sardinia with local and blogger Claudia Tavani. Claudia's site My Adventures Across The World: https://myadventuresacrosstheworld.com/ Strictly Sardinia: https://strictlysardinia.com/ Claudia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myadventuresacrosstheworld/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myadvaw/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Claudioula Instagram influencers are a vaccine priority in wary Indonesia: https://news.yahoo.com/instagram-influencers-vaccine-priority-wary-095752331.html One Way to Avoid Other Guests? Book the Entire Hotel: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/travel/hotel-buyout-covid.html Intro music by Particle House Other music by: Chris Coral Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 29

1 hr 6 min

Mike from DroneSupremacy joins the podcast to talk all about drones in this episode. We talk about why he's mainly flying FPV these days, how you should get started, and DJI's recent national security concern designation. Speaking of that 3 letter brand, Mike shares his thoughts on what they might have in store for 2021 and talks about the growth of the DroneSupremacy YouTube channel. This was a fun one! DroneSupremacy: https://www.youtube.com/c/DroneSupremacy/ DroneSupremacy site: https://www.drone-supremacy.com/ Mike on Instagram: https://instagram.com/DroneSupremacy Mike on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DroneSupremacy DroneSupremacy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DroneSupremacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 22

53 min 47 sec

My travel plans just got crazy, no more flying with koala bears, and CES is all virtual this year with mixed results. Also, Soren Pederson from Shure shares his tips on improving your home audio so your online meetings and calls sound crisp, clear, and professional. Soren has a background in audio engineering and is an Associate Manager of Product Management at Shure. Shure MV7: https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/microphones/mv7 Shure MV7 Tutorial: https://youtu.be/gl7Ly4mwwVU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 15

50 min 5 sec

Turkey decides to lockdown the country... unless you're a tourist, people got very upset with me over a recent video I made, and the foXnoMad Podcast turns 1 year old! Istanbul lockdown: https://www.insider.com/istanbul-turkey-locals-only-lockdown-excludes-the-tourists-2020-12 Million MAGA March: https://foxnomad.com/2020/11/17/asking-demonstrators-why-they-attended-the-million-maga-march/ Music by: Particle House & Swif7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

44 min 16 sec

Michael Wigge is an award-winning motivational speaker specializing in documenting incredible stories about achieving victory over challenges. How to Travel the World for Free, How to Barter for Paradise (where he turned an apple into a Hawaiian dream home through his skills in bartering for bigger, better things), and How to Travel Europe Blindfolded are just three of his seven travel shows. Michael Wigge: https://my-challenge-coach.com/michael-wigge How To Travel The World For Free: https://amzn.to/3n93qzP Intro Music by: Particle House Other music: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

Ellie joins the podcast again and a lot has changed since we spoke last. She talks about her quarantine time in Indonesia and how it ultimately led her to the decision to convert to Islam. We talk about what that change has been like and why she moved to Turkey in September. The Wandering Quinn: https://thewanderingquinn.com/ Ellie on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheWanderingQuinn Ellie on Instagram: https://instagram.com/_equinn Ellie's travel Instagram: https://instagram.com/thewanderingquinn Intro/Outro music by: Particle House Other music by: Yellowbase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

1 hr 2 min

What does it take to manage advertisers, sponsorships, free trips in a way that doesn't compromise your integrity as an online travel influencer? Blogger and blogging expert Jessie Festa joins me to discuss the ins and outs of travel blogging and what to know whether you're creating or consuming travel content online. Jessie On A Journey: https://jessieonajourney.com/ Travel Blog Prosperity: https://jessieonajourney.com/travel-blog-prosperity-course/ New York City Photo Journeys: https://jessieonajourney.com/new-york-walking-tours-photos/ - Intro music by: Particle House Outro: Swif7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

55 min 16 sec

A look at getting interviews with people around the White House, strange sights, and a feel for the atmosphere as America's election results come in. Music by: Particle House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

27 min 16 sec

In this episode we go behind the scenes of developing my travel apps, the process, and how they're baked. Then we go up the Pan-American Highway on electric motorcycle before my mom joins to talk about cooking Turkish cuisine. WiFox iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wifox/id1130542083?ls=1 WiFox Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxnomad.wifox.wifox&hl=en&gl=US Long Way Up: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/long-way-up/umc.cmc.1nv0tluok21c2f8549mdjqdnh Turkish Vegan Recipe Mercimek Köftesi video: https://youtu.be/_WFduU_Uoww Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2020

46 min 9 sec

Stefan shares his journey to every country in the world, including his last two stops Yemen and Syria. A fascinating conversation sure to ignite your wanderlust and touch you as well. Every Passport Stamp YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3dbiTv4 Stefan's website: https://rapidtravelchai.boardingarea.com/ Every Passport Stamp Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/everypassportstamp Stefan's Travel Guide in Syria: Ghaidaa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghaidaa_the_guide/ WhatsApp: +963 951 871 701 email: Ghidaa.ayoub@gmail.com Music by: Particle House & Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2020

1 hr 19 min

Talking with Nora Dunn, who traveled full time for over a decade on whether or not the location independent lifestyle will recover or if it's permanently gone after the 2020 pandemic. We talk about how coronavirus has affected the travel industry, influencers, and how it might actually have a shiny silver lining for digital nomads. Nora's Travel Tips: https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/travel-tips-resources/ League of Extraordinary Travelers Podcast FB Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueoflextraordinarytravelers  How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World: https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/travel-tips-resources/get-free-accommodation-around-world/ WiFox: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wifox/id1130542083?ls=1 Music by: Particle House & Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2020

1 hr 10 min

Tech is finally going portable but powerful and if you're looking for a new camera for photo or video, recapping what's been a wild new release season so far. Apple's looking to shake things up and airplanes might be flying closer together but for a good reason. Oh, and yeah, want to win $50,000 to travel the U.S.? Let me explain how you can enter to do just that. Sony a7C: https://amzn.to/35N4jbq Win $50,000 to travel: https://www.michelobultra.com/PureGoldCEO Intro music by: Particle House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2020

45 min 53 sec

I've missed you all! The podcast is back from hiatus with new travel stories and what that means for your flights in 2020, what's been going on behind the scenes with foXnoMad, and Jabra's headphones that use software to hack your ears for better sound. This episode is brought to you by the Wandering Earl Travel Giveaway, enter to win $300 here: https://www.wanderingearl.com/travel-giveaway/ Music by: Particle House Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2020

47 min 42 sec

Dr. Mohamed Noor is the Dean of Natural Sciences and a Professor in the Biology Department at Duke University, science consultant for Star Trek, and author of Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds. We talk about evolution, life on other planets, and what Star Trek has gotten right and occasionally, very, very wrong. Dr. Noor's book: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691177410/live-long-and-evolve BioTrekkie Explains! https://www.youtube.com/c/BioTrekkieExplains/ Noor on Trek: https://sites.google.com/view/noor-on-trek/home Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Marc Torch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2020

52 min 24 sec

Right before the foXnoMad Podacst goes on a short summer break, I talk about why the break is happening plus a look back on the first 9 months of the podcast. We also explore some common travel cliches and the science on whether or not travelers are more tolerant people, how TravelZoo's cancel-anytime refund policy really works, and I respond to some questions about contact tracing apps. A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/05/15/a-fascinating-map-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-racially-tolerant-countries/ 5 insights on the racial tolerance and ethnicity maps, from an ethnic conflict professor https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/05/17/5-insights-on-the-racial-tolerance-and-ethnicity-maps-from-an-ethnic-conflict-professor/ My Very Personal Taste of Racism Abroad https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/travel/racism-travel-italy-study-abroad.html International tourism, number of departures https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/ST.INT.DPRT?view=map For a More Creative Brain, Travel https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/for-a-more-creative-brain-travel/388135/ How Privacy-First Contact Tracing Works https://ncase.me/contact-tracing/ - Music by: Particle House Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2020

52 min 33 sec

Rosie Gabrielle spent a year traveling all across Pakistan and has motorcycled around multiple countries including Oman, South Africa, and India. We talk about what it's like traveling on two wheels as a solo woman, managing her very popular YouTube channel from the road, and stories about the families she stayed with and more. Adventures that will inspire you! Rosie Gabrielle on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RosieGabrielle/ Rosie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosiegabrielle/ Rosie Gabrielle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieGabrielle/ Music by: Particle House & Swif7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2020

56 min 59 sec

Talking with commercial airline pilot who writes Tasha's Travel Diaries about her experience flying, unlicensed pilots in Pakistan, what severe turbulence really it, plus your questions from nervous flyers to perks of being a pilot. Tasha's Travel Diaries: https://tashastraveldiaries.wixsite.com/blog Tasha on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZdz7MWLxIs09v41lLSo_Q/featured Tasha's Travel Diaries on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tashastraveldiaries/ Intro music by: Particle House Additional music by: Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 2020

1 hr 1 min

My guest and I go over all that Apple announced at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the hidden horror show during the presentation, and how the Apple is changing for people of different generations. Brian's guest post: https://foxnomad.com/2020/06/09/what-to-know-before-moving-to-college-in-chicago/ https://foxnomad.com https://www.youtube.com/c/foXnoMad https://www.instagram.com/foxnomad/ https://foxnomad.com/apps/ https://foxnomad.com/shop/ Music by: Particle House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2020

1 hr 5 min

Talking to Cristina Boronat about her time in India, what it's like traveling solo in the country for 2 years, advice for other women planning a trip, and the love story that brought her there. During the conversation Animal Aid Unlimited in Udaipur and Sheroes in Agra comes up, for more information: https://animalaidunlimited.org/ https://www.sheroeshangout.com/ https://foxnomad.com https://www.youtube.com/c/foXnoMad https://www.instagram.com/foxnomad/ https://foxnomad.com/apps/ https://foxnomad.com/shop/ Music by: Particle House Ooyy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2020

59 min 41 sec

Find out what it was like to be on one of the very first flights out of Europe after coronavirus lockdown in a conversation with my guest, Liz Aceves, We talk about what it was like in Spain during quarantine plus how COVID-19 has changed the travel industry and how to might affect your travels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2020

1 hr 14 min

A conversation with blogger Ellie Quinn about her recent trip to Pakistan. Why she decided to go, what it's like traveling there solo and with friends, visiting the mountains, plus her experience crossing the border overland from India. The Wandering Quinn: https://thewanderingquinn.com Ellie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewanderingquinn/  The Wandering Quinn on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheWanderingQuinn/ Ellie's Pakistan Tours: https://thewanderingquinn.com/2-week-pakistan-…r-september-2020/ You can also watch this episode of the foXnoMad Podcast and find clips here: https://youtu.be/pBuJWzstl4M Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

How lithium-ion batteries might help travel post-COVID-19 and whether or not there's a golden age of tech deals coming up in the fall. Can turbulence bring down a plane? Plus some behind the video scenes of my India vs. Pakistan travel video. The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes https://www.consumerreports.org/electronics/problem-with-stowing-lithium-ion-batteries-on-planes/ Is there any amount of turbulence which could bring a plane down? https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/gqbo5j/is_there_any_amount_of_turbulence_which_could/ Traveling In India vs. Pakistan: Compared! https://youtu.be/XWYskbbK5QQ The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-22-rules-of-storytelling-according-to-pixar-5916970 Successful Aging: https://amzn.to/3ddz7mx Intro music by: Particle House Other music by: Swif7 Fasion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 2020

54 min 29 sec

A lot of people have been asking me how I'm coping with not traveling and the answer might surprise you. Talking about the benefits of traveling when you can't plus talking about staying in shape mentally and physically with owner and trainer at RT Training & Performance Center, Christos Monastiriotis. Taking a deep dive and answering your questions! RT Training & Performance Center: https://rttrainingcenter.com/ 13586 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States (571) 398-2851 RT Training & Performance Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTtrainingandperformance/ DroneMate app for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dronemate/id1262734151?mt=8 DroneMate Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxnomad.dronemate.dronemate Podcast music by: Particle House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 2020

1 hr

Behind the scenes of one of my most popular projects getting scammed in India on purpose and discussing the new DJI Mavic Air 2, plus all things Apple with my guest Brian Selcik. What Happens When You Say YES To Every Scam In India...AGAIN!? https://youtu.be/bgjWqnzTBzA DroneMate app iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dronemate/id1262734151?mt=8 DroneMate Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxnomad.dronemate.dronemate Intro music by Particle House, transitions by Cospe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2020

59 min 51 sec

Advice on the best ways to survive quarantine by someone who spent 8 years in solitary confinement, why reading is different that other forms of lockdown entertainment, chatting with Derek Baron in Bali, and a look at Zoom's security zoomed out. How An Ex-Mob Boss Survived Isolation https://youtu.be/Tw9CQMSicF8 6 Benefits of Reading Every Day https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/585137/6-benefits-reading-every-day Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say https://time.com/5388681/audiobooks-reading-books/ Why Listening to a Book Is Not the Same as Reading It https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/friendly-interest/201812/why-listening-book-is-not-the-same-reading-it Does Thinking Burn Calories? Here's What the Science Says https://time.com/5400025/does-thinking-burn-calories/ Sam Esmail Interview (How I Wrote Mr. Robot): https://youtu.be/QhpLU30i7Bg COVID19 and the Film Industry https://youtu.be/wcTniQcyFrs 10 Nerdy Things to Watch on CBS All Access (Besides Star Trek) https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-nerdy-things-to-watch-on-cbs-all-access-besides-sta-1842651427 Flula Borg Math Lessons: https://youtu.be/YTejasD4RAM Brian Greene's Book + Others mentioned: https://amzn.to/2z73Sun India's Corona Police https://youtu.be/YbolPRn_11c Indonesia's Corona Curfew Ghosts https://youtu.be/U7NaxvAmpzA Security and Privacy Implications of Zoom https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/04/security_and_pr_1.html Podcast intro music by: Particle House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52065140 Coronavirus Has Slashed Global Air Pollution. This Interactive Map Shows How: https://earther.gizmodo.com/coronavirus-slashes-global-air-pollution-interactive-m-1842473790 If You Live With Air Pollution, You're Already More Vulnerable to Covid-19: https://earther.gizmodo.com/if-you-live-with-air-pollution-youre-already-more-vuln-1842366934 Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-fake-animal-viral-social-media-posts/#close Why do people want so badly to believe this fake story is true?: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/why-do-people-want-so-badly-to-believe-this-fake-story-is-true/#close Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden's unusual response to coronavirus: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52076293 What happens when all tech manufacturing stops: https://youtu.be/KBBszSnR51c New Macbook Air: https://www.apple.com/mac/ Andreas Hem: https://www.youtube.com/user/AndreasAHem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2020

55 min 20 sec

A different kind of episode today, reading and sharing your stories from around the world. Where you are, how you're getting by, and what you're doing to pass the time. Plus, some guest appearances from some of my travel blogging friends! Photos and more in the video version: https://youtu.be/sgZYq2H2-ps Big thanks to all of my newsletter subscribers! https://foxnomad.com/contact/newsletter/ And more thanks to all of my travel blogging friends for sharing their stories. Daniel Galan: https://elviajedelmapache.com/ Nora Dunn: https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/ Joao: https://www.nofootprintnomads.com/ Claudia Tavani: https://myadventuresacrosstheworld.com/ Sherry Ott: https://www.ottsworld.com/ Sofie Couwenbergh: https://wonderfulwanderings.com/ Jessie Festa: https://jessieonajourney.com/ Barbara Weibel: https://holeinthedonut.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2020

43 min 37 sec