Best Roundtheworld podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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All about family travel, slow travel, gap year travel and living abroad with kids. Epic Education Radio is for people who travel with kids — and for those who plan to. Tune in each week to hear inspired family travelers discuss specific destinations other family travel-related topics such as education, accommodation, gear, online resources, and more. This podcast is designed to make your journey better, cheaper and more meaningful.
 
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‘On the Wind,’ is THE podcast about offshore sailing, where professional sailor & journalist Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what inspires them in an effort to inspire you! Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, to tech gurus like Nigel Calder, boat builders like Magnus Rassy (of Hallberg Rassy), inspirational family sailors like Totem, YouTube stars SV Delos & Andy's personal favorite, Arctic sailor and octogenarian Bob Shep ...
 
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#265. Chris Stanmore-Major returns to the podcast for another super-inspiring chat about ocean sailing. Chris is hugely accomplished, having sailed over 300,000 miles offshore, mostly racing. In the last episode with Chris, # 227, we discussed his sailing history and philosophy; this time, we talk about his latest ambition to try and break the ...…
 
In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirement, today’s aviation industry and more. John is a former Qantas Airbus A380 captain and remains an active contributor to AFF’s popular Ask The Pilot thread. Episode contents ...…
 
In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirement, today’s aviation industry and more. John is a former Qantas Airbus A380 captain and remains an active contributor to AFF’s popular Ask The Pilot thread. Episode contents ...…
 
#267. Meg and Morgen are the couple behind Ocean Racers, sailing a Pogo 12.50 (think cruising 'Class 40') on the Atlantic racing circuit and taking paying crew along for the adventure. They earned their chops - and met each other - as young 20-something's sailing as crew on the Clipper Round the World race, the same year that friend of the podc ...…
 
#266 Ben Doerr is the owner of Sail Bainbridge, which operate charters is the region Bainbridge Island Region. He is also a husband, father of two, and professional musician with the indie-folk band, St. Paul de Vence. Andy and Ben sit down to discuss the recent passage from Key West to Bermuda. On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses And ...…
 
Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interview with Lance Chow, an award travel consultant at Frequent Flyer Solutions. Episode contents: 0:59 – Fortnightly news round-up 8:15 – Buying Etihad Guest miles for cheap Vir ...…
 
Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interview with Lance Chow, an award travel consultant at Frequent Flyer Solutions. Episode contents: 0:59 – Fortnightly news round-up 8:15 – Buying Etihad Guest miles for cheap Vir ...…
 
Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s top tennis umpire and a lifetime Diamond Plus member of Asiana Club. Episode contents: 0:57 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:53 – Interview with John Blom – travelling for tennis ...…
 
Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s top tennis umpire and a lifetime Diamond Plus member of Asiana Club. Episode contents: 0:57 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:53 – Interview with John Blom – travelling for tennis ...…
 
#264. Vendee Globe sailor Bruce Schwab returns to the podcast with guest hosts (and now Isbjorn skippers!) Ben Doerr & Simon Borjeson, to discuss the power management refit options for ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Bruce runs Ocean Planet Energy in Maine and specializes in power generation, and we discussed diesel versus electric propulsion, lithium ba ...…
 
Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s favourite travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster on AFF) joins Matt to discuss the pros & cons of Premium Economy and which airlines to use when flying Premium Economy to Eur ...…
 
Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s favourite travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster on AFF) joins Matt to discuss the pros & cons of Premium Economy and which airlines to use when flying Premium Economy to Eur ...…
 
#263. Øyvind Vedvik is the Sailing Category Managing Director at Helly Hansen, who have been a longtime supporter of 59 North. Øyvind grew up sailing in the fjords of Norway and along the Scandinavian coastlines and has had a passion for the sport since his early days. He invited Mia & I to sail ISBJORN up to their annual sales meeting last Apr ...…
 
Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-term investment. This episode also includes an interview with Darwin-based frequent flyer Leon Loganathan about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles, Marriott Bonvoy, Emirates First ...…
 
Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-term investment. This episode also includes an interview with Darwin-based frequent flyer Leon Loganathan about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles, Marriott Bonvoy, Emirates First ...…
 
#262. Pawel Motawa is one of the first guests I ever interviewed WAY back in my 'Two Inspired Guys' days in 2012. Then, he had just completed the ARC rally in St. Lucia, and I was drawn to his bright yellow steel sloop MALAIKA, with it's proud Polish flag flying, and thought there had to be a story here. When Mia & I sailed ISBJORN into Las Pal ...…
 
#261. Gerard Dykstra is one of the world's iconic yacht designers. He's most notable to me as the designer of the Bestevaer 53, by far my favorite of all the aluminum expedition yachts which are now so popular. And he designed the first one for himself as a very simple, robust personal cruising yacht. He's also designed some of the most iconic ...…
 
Matt discusses SkyTeam (the forgotten alliance) and how you can gain elite status with SkyTeam for free. This episode also includes an interview with AFF moderator Lindsay, a.k.a. “QF WP” about travel, the Concorde, AFF acronyms and more. Episode contents: 0:50 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:41 – Delta’s SkyTeam status match challenge 11:32 – In ...…
 
Matt discusses SkyTeam (the forgotten alliance) and how you can gain elite status with SkyTeam for free. This episode also includes an interview with AFF moderator Lindsay, a.k.a. “QF WP” about travel, the Concorde, AFF acronyms and more. Episode contents: 0:50 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:41 – Delta’s SkyTeam status match challenge 11:32 – In ...…
 
BONUS: Andy & Mia discuss the first six weeks onboard ICEBEAR for this week's episode of How I Think About Sailing. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app!By 59 North, Ltd..
 
#260. Mark Jablow is a sailor and former Air Force B1 Bomber 'RIO' - that's Radar Intercept Officer (think Goose from Top Gun, the guy who sits in the back seat). Mark sailed with us on ISBJORN last summer from Ireland down to Portugal and we immediately made a connection. Put it this way - Mark is still active duty Air Force, and if I had met ...…
 
Matt discusses the latest airline news and upcoming changes to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. This episode also includes an interview with Peter Chin, a former pilot and instructor at Flight Experience in Perth. Episode contents: 0:58 – Fortnightly news round-up 5:47 – Interview with Peter Chin about fear of flying 18:43 – New airlin ...…
 
Matt discusses the latest airline news and upcoming changes to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. This episode also includes an interview with Peter Chin, a former pilot and instructor at Flight Experience in Perth. Episode contents: 0:58 – Fortnightly news round-up 5:47 – Interview with Peter Chin about fear of flying 18:43 – New airlin ...…
 
#259. Alex & Brady are the other half of SV Delos. After meeting them for the first time up in Svalbard, Mia & I reunited with the whole Delos crew in Antigua after our Atlantic crossing on ISBJORN. We spent 3 weeks chillin' on the beach and hanging out in shorts! While Brian & Kazza were off on their honeymoon in New York City, Mia & I recorde ...…
 
Matt discusses the current Avianca LifeMiles promotion, the issues plaguing the new airports in Istanbul and Berlin, the latest frequent flyer news, and more. Episode contents: 0:50 – Fortnightly news round-up 5:13 – Buying LifeMiles for discounted premium cabin flights 16:47 – Will the new airports in Istanbul and Berlin ever open? 23:48 – Ask ...…
 
Matt discusses the current Avianca LifeMiles promotion, the issues plaguing the new airports in Istanbul and Berlin, the latest frequent flyer news, and more. Episode contents: 0:50 – Fortnightly news round-up 5:13 – Buying LifeMiles for discounted premium cabin flights 16:47 – Will the new airports in Istanbul and Berlin ever open? 23:48 – Ask ...…
 
#258 David Hows is the host of the Ocean Sailing Podcast. He sails his own Beneteau 44.5 “Ocean Gem” and has raced it extensively between Australia and New Zealand. He has now crossed the Tasman Sea three times, two of those single-handed. David interviewed Andy for his podcast - they spoke of the podcasting business, filming and photography, a ...…
 
#255. Alvah Simon is best known for his extraorindary voyage to the Arctic that he documented in 'North to the Night,' a highly philosophical, almost spiritual book about his over-wintering in the Canadian Arctic, alone, on his steel sloop, the ROGER HENRY, frozen in the ice. Alvah and I of course discussed this adventure, but today's show real ...…
 
Matt discusses the Qantas double status credits promotion, online tools for finding award availability and the current Finnair round-the-world sale in Business class. This episode features interviews with travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster) and Chris Lopinto, the founder of Expert Flyer. Episode contents: 0:51 – Fortnightly news round-up ...…
 
Matt discusses the Qantas double status credits promotion, online tools for finding award availability and the current Finnair round-the-world sale in Business class. This episode features interviews with travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster) and Chris Lopinto, the founder of Expert Flyer. Episode contents: 0:51 – Fortnightly news round-up ...…
 
Matt discusses the current Virgin Australia Double Status Credits promotion, flight booking terminology, award availability, and more. This episode also features an interview with Jessica Tam, one of the moderators on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum. Episode contents: 0:52 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:32 – Virgin Australia double status cr ...…
 
Matt discusses the current Virgin Australia Double Status Credits promotion, flight booking terminology, award availability, and more. This episode also features an interview with Jessica Tam, one of the moderators on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum. Episode contents: 0:52 – Fortnightly news round-up 4:32 – Virgin Australia double status cr ...…
 
#256: August Sandberg is a young Norwegian sailor and filmmaker. After being inspired at a young age by the Norwegian sailing greats, he bought a boat with his friend and sailed it across the Atlantic and down to Panama. He now works as a teacher, professional filmmaker and sailor. Andy caught up with him at his home on the west coast of Norway ...…
 
#255: Oda Pedersen Taule is a 20-something Norwegian sailor who set out single-handed on her little sloop SNUPPA, bound for Australia. Self-taught at ocean sailing, Oda learned the hard way, getting badly beaten up on her first Bay of Biscay crossing, even needing to call the coast guard for help, and tearfully sharing some emotional moments wi ...…
 
Matt discusses the pros & cons of fifth-freedom flights, Singapore Airlines round-the-world award tickets, a Virgin Australia Gold status shortcut, the latest frequent flyer news, and more. Episode contents: 0:48 - Fortnightly news round-up 5:07 - Discussion on fifth-freedom flights 18:32 - Virgin Australia Pilot Gold status shortcut 22:32 - As ...…
 
Matt discusses the pros & cons of fifth-freedom flights, Singapore Airlines round-the-world award tickets, a Virgin Australia Gold status shortcut, the latest frequent flyer news, and more. Episode contents: 0:48 - Fortnightly news round-up 5:07 - Discussion on fifth-freedom flights 18:32 - Virgin Australia Pilot Gold status shortcut 22:32 - As ...…
 
#254: Simon Borjeson returns to the podcast as ISBJORN's new skipper for the first few two-boat passages later this year. Simon & I became friends when we met during the ARC Europe rally a few years back, and bonded on our love of sailing, skiing and endurance sports. Back then he was sailing his dad's X-42 EUPHORIA across the Atlantic, while s ...…
 
Matt discusses the upcoming Amex Membership Rewards changes, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes, the recent Cathay Pacific mistake fares, and more. This episode also features an interview with Clifford Reichlin, the founder of Australian Frequent Flyer. Episode contents: 0:25 - Fortnightly news round-up 5:27 - Discussion on the upcoming Amex ...…
 
Matt discusses the upcoming Amex Membership Rewards changes, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes, the recent Cathay Pacific mistake fares, and more. This episode also features an interview with Clifford Reichlin, the founder of Australian Frequent Flyer. Episode contents: 0:25 - Fortnightly news round-up 5:27 - Discussion on the upcoming Amex ...…
 
#253: Jessie Zevalnkink & Luke Yeates were on the podcast back in October 2017, right after they'd crossed the Atlantic in their 37' yawl DESIREE. Mia & I caught up with them in person aboard their boat in Lagos, Portugal, as we were getting ISBJORN ready to cross the Atlantic. We sat in their cockpit as the sun went down, hearing stories of th ...…
 
#252: Haakon Vatle has, as far as we can tell, the world's ONLY master's degree in sea shanties. He's the founder and leader of the Storm Weather Shanty Choir, who fans of the show will know as the group of Norwegian musicians who have mastered the art of the modern sea shanty. And Haakon is a REAL sailor - he's heavily involved with Norway's t ...…
 
Welcome to AFF On Air, the brand new podcast presented by Australian Frequent Flyer! In this short introductory episode, Matt introduces the new podcast and briefly recaps some of the highlights from 2018.This episode's contents: 0:26 Introduction 1:39 Recap of 2018 highlights 3:12 About MattFor more information, please contact us.…
 
Welcome to AFF On Air, the brand new podcast presented by Australian Frequent Flyer! In this short introductory episode, Matt introduces the new podcast and briefly recaps some of the highlights from 2018.This episode's contents: 0:26 Introduction 1:39 Recap of 2018 highlights 3:12 About MattFor more information, please contact us.…
 
#251. Rachel Slade is the acclaimed author of 'Into the Raging Sea,' the heartbreaking account of the sinking of the American merchant ship 'El Faro.' With a degree in political science from Barnard College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Rachel began her journalism career as the design editor at Boston magazin ...…
 
#250: Matt Rutherford and Randall Reeves are both veterans of the podcast and extremely accomplished single-handed ocean sailors. In today's special episode, Matt guest-hosts the show to talk to Randall about his latest attempt at the 'Figure 8' voyage, his plan to sail solo and nonstop around the America's AND Antarctica. Randall was on the sh ...…
 
#249. Herb McCormick has made a career of writing about sailing, but it wasn't entirely on purpose. A fifth-generation Newport, Rhode Island native, Herb didn't even know that sailing was a thing at all until a chance meeting in his 20's. After vagabonding around for a while, he wound up with a low-level job at Cruising World during the heyday ...…
 
#248. Bryan Rolfe is a grass-roots 30-something cruiser with big dreams and a small budget. He's been documenting his adventures aboard his 27-foot Albin Vega TARKA on YouTube, and is currently in the Caribbean. Mia & I have followed Bryan from afar since he started his trip, and my conversation with him ended up being a very inspirational look ...…
 
#247. Mia Karlsson is honored to be the FIRST guest on the new Mermaid Tales podcast, featuring tales of women who are connected in some way to the ocean, hosted by Breezy Mulligan. Here’s a rare opportunity to hear Mia on the podcast, talking about her sailing history! Subscribe to Mermaid Tales wherever you get your podcasts! -- On the Wind i ...…
 
#130 RECYCLED. John Kretschmer has long been a hero of mine, and has become a friend and mentor over the past 10+ years. John runs offshore adventure sailing passages on his Kaufman 47 QUETZAL (the inspiration for our own business), is a former delivery skipper and a renowned author of several books, including his latest ‘Sailing to the Edge of ...…
 
#246. Lee & Rachel Cumberland are two of Mia and my best friends, and this episode has been a long time coming. Together, Lee & Rachel, in their late-twenties, bought and refit a Tayana 37, quit their jobs and sailed off to Panama. We recorded the podcast at their house, which Lee built with his own two hands, over a glass of wine late in the e ...…
 
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