Jeannine Gaudet (My Mom)
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Momma in Oaxaca!

Jeannine Gaudet, my mother, came to see us in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, Mexico. She is an accomplished solo female traveler, a mother of six, a grandmother of nine, she earned her masters in social work while raising a family, has been a pioneer in the field of hospice and palliative care since the 1980’s, and she has been a nurse for over 50 years. We had a little chat about family, death, faith, nursing, her journey on the El Camino De Santiago, and much more. I’m a fortunate sort, tune in to find out why!

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Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

The Alabama Shakes - This Feeling

Sarah Jarosz - Rearrange the Art

Rockabye Baby - No Surprises (Radiohead Cover)

Johan Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor

Adrianne Lenker - Terminal Paradise

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Fernanda Reyes

Fernanda Reyes is a quick-witted, funny and charming example of what makes Mexico an awesome place to be! She is an artist, a hard-working restauranteur, and a fearless world traveler. We sat with her before work in San Miguel De Allende and talked about travel, art, family and what it's like to sleep in a toilet! Come for the conversation, stay for the fantastic laugh. Share and Enjoy!

Links

Restaurant Instagram - Fernanda’s Instagram

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

The Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better

Fats Domino - Poor Me

The Flaming Lips - Bohemian Rhapsody

Dan Piraro

Meet our new pal, Dan Piraro!  Seven days a week for 33 years, Dan wrote, illustrated and published Bizarro Comics.  Now in semi-retirement in Mexico, Dan is creating beautiful and strange paintings, continues to write and illustrate one comic per week, writes a fantastic blog, is raising two charming dogs, and doing it all with the voice of a sultry angel.  Thanks to Dr. Uncle Chris Ryan, we were able to spent a few hours at Dan’s home, meet his sweet dogs, record a hilarious podcast, meet his even sweeter wife and share some food before we hit the road.  We talked about retiring in Mexico, his thoughts on capitalism, our shared wonderment at what Popeye was really up to, finding inspiration in the weirdness of church, and much more.  Join us for a wide ranging and fun conversation with a truly interesting character. Share and Enjoy!

 

Links

Bizarro.comBizarro IGDiego Piraro IG - Facebook Fine Art

 

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman – Delicado

Louis Prima – Just a Gigolo

The Funky Meters – Hey Bo Didley

Beck - Burro

Julie and Marcus Tuck

Marcus, Julie & Cuthbert in Guadalajara!

Meet the Tuck’s, Marcus & Julie! These two adventurous folks are 5 years into an around the world journey in their fabulous machine; Cuthbert. We talk about living simply, saving money, living for today, traveling in Africa and much more. Do yourself a favor and visit their website www.tuckstruck.net

Links

Tuckstruck.net - Instagram - Facebook - Youtube Channel

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Yuma Sumac -Taita Inty (Virgin of the Sun God)

Folk Music of Africa - Chivoti and Kayamba

Nick Drake - Road

Sabu - Vuelvo a Vivir Vuelvo a Cantar

Noel Morales

Noel Morales is a chef, a father, a storyteller, an art collector, a native Mexican cosmologist, and an Aztec dancer!  We met him in a little town called Todos Santos in Baja California, Sur.  We talked about food, death, farming, love, Noel’s cultural influences, the dangerous business of traveling in Mexico, and a variety of other crazy topics.  We also briefly talked about his lovely and talented wife, Rachel, and their upcoming cookbook.  Pick up a broom and help us clean up the restaurant after a busy night!

Links

El Refugio - Press - Story by Former Guest and Current Friend, Laura Austin - Instagram

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Afroamerindios - OAXACA NEGRO

Delores De Cordoba - La Fe Perdida

Mercedes Sosa - Balderrama

T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Aihe Ni Kpe We

Bety & Antonio Resendiz

Bety, little Antonio, Antonio Sr., and Alejandra.

Bety and Antonio are a mother and son team, running a campground in Bahia de Los Angeles, B.C.S..  Bety is a Biologist, and Antonio is a vintner.  Together, they operate their business on the grounds of a converted turtle sanctuary and research station.  We talk turtles, family, loss, community building, and a rare environmental success story.  They also have a one-eyed pug named Elvis; share and enjoy!

Links

https://www.campoarchelon.com -

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Brian Eno - Zawinul Lava

Juan Hidalgo, Tono Humano  - Trompicávalas Amor

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Elvis Presley - That’s Alright Mama

Dale Smith

Dale and a few shots from his early career. Ginsberg and Dylan, smoke and pose behind him.

Cooper and Pele´ …”This interview is finished.”

Meet our new pal, Dale Smith! Dale is an author, photographer, and all-around creative guy. We met him in Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja California. Thanks to his curiosity and his hilarious and little dog, Cooper, we became friends right away. We sat on his back porch and talked about photography, how to land a good gig, how to ditch a bad one, and how to do what makes you happy. We also talked about his time spent with Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan.  Share and enjoy this little beach-side chat!

LINKS


dale-smith.com - “Draft Dodger” - “What the Orangutan Told Alice” - “What the Parrot Told Alice” - “What the Tortoise Told Alice” - Dale’s Facebook Page

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

The Doors - Strange Days

Paul Simon - The Obvious Child

Slim Whitman - Vaya Con Dios

Sarah Kate Larsen

Sarah and Tiffany, at Faculty Bar in Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Kate Larsen is a talented and whimsical artist, a world traveler, a teacher, and a creative spark, ready to ignite just about anything. We met up with her in her satellite living room in Los Angeles to talk about art, time travel, dreams, religion, death, joy and where to drink if you are feeling hopeless. We are increasingly fortunate people, listen-in to find out why. Share and enjoy!

Links

Sarahkatelarsen.com - Faculty Bar - Sarah’s Instagram

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

The Shins - Weird Divide

Emiliana Torrini - Big Jumps

Classical Ehru

Patrick Watson - Melody Noir

The Lovin’ Spoonful - Daydream

Uwe H. Martin

Uwe and Frauke in Bombay Beach, CA

Uwe is an award-winning journalist, an educator, a documentary filmmaker, and a lover of art and culture. He is also a sweet and gentle soul with a passion for making new friends. Among their many projects, Uwe and his wife, Frauke, are telling the remarkably complex story of global food production in novel and fascinating ways. Tune in to hear a conversation ranging from the joys of being a Bombay Beach local to attempting to understand what is happening to our world as a result of our need to eat. Getting to know Uwe was one of the highlights of my time in Bombay Beach. We are thrilled to share his insights with you. Share and Enjoy!

Links

Land Rush Project - World of Matter - Bombay Flying Club - Social Media - verasola.com -

Tunes in This Episode

Vera Sola - The Colony

Vera Sola - By Mothlight

Vera Sola - Small Minds

Sean Guerrero

Sean Guerrero is a sculptor, a filmmaker, a story teller, and an all around cool guy. Sean was in Bombay Beach, installing a giant collaborative sculpture made from an airplane fuselage and other thematically relevant detritus from various locations around the states; it is called the DaVinci Fish. His work is beautiful, at times functional, and always interesting...just like conversing with him, in fact! We are proud to bring you our conversation with Chrome Sean Guerrero – Share and Enjoy! 

Links

Chromesean.com - Social Media

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Nicola Cruz - Cumbia del Olvido

Ry Cooder - Maria Elena

Doug Sahm - You Never Get Too Big

Walking Ed Senft

Ed Senft, although a young man, is nobody's puppet. With a head full of excellent questions, Ed began walking from Iowa to California on a quest for answers and even better questions. He took a break from all that walking to work his ass off with us in the production of the Bombay Beach Biennale. Tune in to hear his tale! 

Links

Ed’s Instagram - eben.senft@gmail.com - Ed’s Mom’s Project (Liberal Arts Beyond Bars)

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Daniel Rosen - Golden Mile

Eels - Somebody Loves You

Dan Auerbach - Goin’ Home

Jane Maru

Meet my new friend, Jane. Jane is an artist who works with bee's wax and textiles, a traveler who works with her intuition and a nurturing and giving human who works with her heart. Spend a little time with our magical and funloving friend, Jane Maru!

Links

Vimeo - Jane’s Website

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Devendra Banhart - I feel Just Like a Child

Brian Eno - Fickle Sun

Mark Hollis - A Life

Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys - Maiden's Prayer

Kyle Thiermann

Kyle Thiermann is a professional big wave surfer, host of a popular podcast, and 2/3 of the brains behind The Motherfucker Awards. I got a chance to eat some breakfast with Kyle in Santa Cruz, and he was gracious enough to agree to be on our show. We talked about growing up on a surf board, finding purpose and passion by asking questions in a roundabout way, hosting an award show, the genius of comedians, and much more. I’m grateful, as always, to Dr. Uncle Christopher Ryan for putting this one together. Share and enjoy!

Links

Kyle’s Website - MotherFucker Awards - SC Medicinals - Patagonia Surf

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Beastie Boys - Transitions

Jimi Hendrix - Earth Blues

The Kinks - Powerman

Scramdamblin' with a Cricket!

The Bay Area agrees with this little guy…

In the absence of a guest, we put together this mercifully brief, mini-episode. If you don't care where we've been, what we will be doing next, or what we think about the impact of monotheism on human existence, feel free to skip this one. Oh yeah, we also want to know if you are interested in reading a story with a suicide ending? Share and Enjoy….or maybe don't this time.

Link to Vandana Shiva

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Django Reinhardt - Oriental Shuffle

Bradley Yip

From left to right - Bradley Yip, Bradley’s microphone, Bradley’s cup of coffee, and some sort of sentient and bearded cricket-like creature, holding what appears to be its own cup of coffee.

Bradley is a chef, a traveler, a former model, a dedicated and loving father, and one of the kindest people we’ve met so far! Join us for a post-breakfast chat about Ayurveda, hard work, the importance of a strong team, the essence of good food, modeling, travel, and the destiny-tweaking genius of a guy called Doctor Priest. Share and Enjoy!

Links

Take a Chef - Bradley’s Instagram - Sexy Bradley

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Gülden Karaböcek - Nem Kaldı

Chinese Funk and Psych Fuzz Rock - Let me know if you can find this one!

African Drums

Laura Austin

Laura Austin is an explorer, a writer, a professional photographer, an athlete, a wiz on a drum machine, and one of the funnest people we’ve met so far! We met her over New Years Eve, and had the pleasure of spending several days in her fun and interesting orbit. Take this one on a ride, or a run, and prepare yourself for inspiration. Share and Enjoy!

Links

Laura’s Website - Airstream Journey Video (Endless Caravan) - Laura’s Book - Instagram

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Charles Bradley - Heart of Gold

Stephen Malkmus - No One Is (As I Are Be)

The Rascals - See

Nich Perez

Nich Perez is a professor of cinematography, a director, an inspired filmmaker, a documentarian, a deep thinker, and a pilgrim. We talked about travel, art, the sacred nature of the pixel, the grand adventure of aging, death, dying and the art of grieving. Pour yourself a glass of wine, and join us for a deep discussion.

Links

Nich’s Instagram - BRO Film - Art of Grieving Instagram -Ontology of Media (password is Ontology)

Art of Grieving participants

Joan - Alexis - Natalie

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Bukkene Bruse - Miriams Voggelåt

Instrumental - Hanuman Chalisa (Sitar, Flute & Santoor)

The Third Man - Anton Karas

Kaya Lindsay
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One Chick Travels

Kaya is a rock climber, a writer, an inspirational Youtube guide, and a seasoned traveler of hearts, landscapes and minds! We talked solo-female travel, Vanlife, rock climbing, freelance work on the road, and doing it yourself! Also, this one was guest hosted by our sweet niece, Corrine Couch!

Hannah Gallagher

Hannah is a passionate and articulate advocate for children with disabilities, a community leader, an environmental educator, and a sweet and compassionate human being out there in the world doing the right thing! She tells us about her work as the inclusive programs director and a preschool teacher for the Seattle Children’s Playgarden, her background in education, and a touching story about little boys and dinosaurs. Merry Christmas, Friends!

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Josh Short (Bomb Shelter Radio)

Josh Short is the Real Deal!

An American hero, a multi talented artist, a builder, and a creator of tiny worlds; including of his own mobile radio station! He’s also one hell of a D.J.. Take a little time to learn about Bomb Shelter radio and the hyper-creative wold of Josh Short!

Links

Josh’s Website - Facebook - Instagram

Tunes in this Episode

Does anyone actually look at this? Contact me if you do…

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