Of course, the whole angle is WHO in the world, not WHERE in the world.
That’s because I’m going to chat with the interesting, remarkable, and, sometimes, downright-crazy people I’ve met from my travels and time living abroad.
I’ve spent a good part of my adult life traveling, and the last decade living in places like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines. During that time, I’ve run into some of the most amazing people you can imagine. Some of them have become my dearest friends, while others I just shared a few hours or days, or a few beers, with.
This podcast is a forum for me to document their stories, offering a rare, honest glimpse into their lives.
(Check out my very amateurish video intro for the podcast below.)
It won’t be reserved for people from any country, walk of life, or even language, and some of the podcasts may only run 15 minutes while others will go an hour or longer.
I’ve wanted to start a personal travel podcast for a long time now. But the more I see (and the more gray in my beard), I realize that what gives life purpose is not just seeing nice beaches or visiting cool places. Those are great, but I want my legacy to be about something more positive and even noble.
Instead, it’s about people. I’ve always been fascinated by the profound differences between people around the world, but also how we’re mostly the same when you really break it down. I guess that’s my personal definition of culture – and God is always in the details when you’re talking about regular people with extraordinary lives.
I’m still rounding out the list of guests I’d like to invite to be on Who in the World, but so far, we have:
• A karate world champion and 100-man kumite finisher,
• A Cambodian genocide survivor,
• A Caribbean rasta,
• A Californian mental health and addiction counselor,
• A Canadian globetrotting surfer,
• An America who was locked in a Third World jail,
• A friend who went from Nicaraguan street brawler to successful businessman,
• A proper Britt who ended up moving to Texas,
• An immigration attorney and civil rights advocate,
• A Hollywood actor who’s an old friend,
• A sneaker head/shoe designer,
• and a whole lot more.
To be clear, this isn’t “big game hunting” for guests just because they’re famous or have any sort of celebrity. Quite the contrary, I want to rap with the simple folks from the four corners of the earth, most of which who’ve never sat in front of a microphone, but all with epic stories to tell.
And I’d also really value your input, since this is all basically a way to introduce all of you to the people I’ve met.
Who would you like to hear from that I should interview?
Is there any particular background or country you’d like me to highlight?
How about any specific questions I should ask?
What would you like to know about their daily lives or experiences?
Additionally, if there is someone you know who has an amazing story to tell, feel free to introduce us!
I’m excited for you to be a part of the Who in the World podcast, so thanks for your feedback and support!
And look for the first episode of “Who in the World” in January of 2021 on all of the big podcast platforms, YouTube, and this website!