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Why We Wander

The Wandering Scholar

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Why We Wander is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Shannon Keating and Tamara Walker, co-founders of The Wandering Scholar. We talk about all things travel: the places people go, the experiences that have transformed their lives, and how the travel landscape is evolving to meet the demands of a changing world. We also feature interviews with founders, documentarians, boundary pushers and advocates - people leading the charge of transforming the who, how, and why of travel.
 
Defined by your career? Ready to try a new hobby or job? Looking to be inspired? This weekly podcast shares stories of people who have found work-life balance and self-worth beyond just their job title. Rabiah Coon, a marketing manager, standup comic, writer and non-profit volunteer talks with guests about the pursuit of passions and hobbies, or work that reflects our values. Through guest's stories, listeners are reminded that life is more than work.
 
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This week’s guest is Stefania Licari, actor, comedian, producer and medical doctor. She attended drama school, became a doctor working in anaesthetics and intensive care, and went to clowning school in Paris. We get into all of this and how empathy towards her colleagues, patients and the audience really tie it all together. During the pandemic, St…
 
This week’s guests are James Cameron and Joe James from True Strays. True Strays is an Americana band. I spoke with the guys in December of 2022. So, when they talk about “next year”, they mean this year, 2023. They are going on tour so check them out in the UK! If you’re not in the UK, then listen to them online. The childhood friends were recordi…
 
This week’s guest is Sharon Glassman, designer, songwriter and founder of Smile Songs. The Colorado-based Smile Songs incorporates all of Sharon’s talents into a line of musical cards and gifts. In addition to containing original music by Sharon, Smile Songs products are unique because they use QR codes to deliver the sound which is better for the …
 
This week’s guest is Tamara Doerksen, multi-preneur, published author, yoga and meditation and mindfulness teacher, and a career transition and entrepreneur coach. She’s also the founder of the non-profit organization, Lonny’s Smile. I chatted with Tamara from her home in Toronto, Canada. She started her career at a global consulting company where …
 
This week’s guest is Diana Indries, the founder of Better Topics Card Games.Better Topics born out of Diana’s interest in relationships and learning to communicate within those. Relationships are very important to her. So important In fact, that she recently moved from England back home to Romania. Diana believes the keys to a great relationship ar…
 
This week’s guest is Chef Dennis, the founder of the food blog, Ask Chef Dennis. Incidentally, he is also a chef! Dennis was always a fan of food. He gained early inspiration was Graham Kerr, an Australian television chef who showed him how great you could make people feel by cooking for them. Professionally, he started out as a prep cook, carefull…
 
This week’s guest is Patrick Alcoke, marketing entrepreneur and co-founder of Find Your Steady. We chatted via SquadCast from his living room in Maryland and mine in London, UK. Patrick’s career started out with him pursuing music after college. He moved to California and was touring the country in a band. Eventually though, he put that dream aside…
 
This week’s guest is Sacred Walker, founder at Kuumba Health International Coaching Institute based out of New York. She is also a mental health and mind, body, and soul health enthusiast. At Kuumba, Sacred and her team work with ambitious leaders focusing on their mental, emotional and mind-body health often focusing on addressing issues in their …
 
This week’s guest is Bob Burg, author and speaker. You may know him from the book series he co-wrote with John David Mann, The Go-Giver. The Go-Giver is a business parable that illustrates shifting your focus from getting to giving. In it, there are five laws of stratospheric success that are presented through characters. The laws are value, compen…
 
This week’s guest is Paul de Gregorio, Digital Mobilisation Strategist and Founder at Rally. Paul works with organisations to help them come up come up with ways to bring together all of the public-facing elements to drive actions such as fundraising or advocacy. He started out in political fundraising with the Labour Party and has worked with poli…
 
This week’s guest is Larry Sprung, founder and wealth advisor. Larry is the founder of Mitlin Financial and the story of the naming of the firm is a sweet one. His reasons for going into wealth management are a reflection of the values shared in his family and the result of his upbringing. It is his way of serving others through the work he does. L…
 
This week’s guest is Martina Carello, founder of the Colour Alchemist Canada. In her business, she has sought to help others avoid mistakes that impede fashion business growth and success. Martina is also developing two clothing lines of her own including one that focuses on Gen X women and focuses not only on their bodies but also the stories the …
 
This week’s guest is Sara Deacon, Life Balance Coach for Better Adulting, and podcaster. Sara was working in postpartum care but once the pandemic hit, she began coaching full time when things went virtual. Her work became focused on young adults and teenagers. She works with them on decisions, understanding how to live in their core values and how…
 
This week’s guest is Aunia Kahn, multimedia artist and creative entrepreneur. She founded both Rise Visible (formerly Light Owl Design) and Create for Healing which we discuss. Rise Visible is a full-service branding, design and marketing agency. She started her career in web and graphic design just by chance when she was a musician and wanted to d…
 
This week’s guest is Joey Held, writer and podcaster. Joey resides in Austin, TX but just before we chatted had attended the LA Times Festival of books in support of his book “Kind, But Kind of Weird: Short Stories on Life's Relationships”. He even had an encounter with a star of the New Girl who people have said the book reminds them of! During lo…
 
For the first time on More Than Work, the podcast is doing a feed drop! This means that another podcast is dropping into this feed. Welcome Creativity Found podcast! The host and creator of Creativity found interviewed the host of More Than Work, Rabiah Coon, and that episode is featured here this week. We get into a few things I don’t get to dive …
 
This week’s guest is Liz Benditt, founder of The Balm Box and part-time professor at the University of Kansas. She earned her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Film Communications. Following school, Liz worked at Disney before pursing her MBA at to USC. During her career, she has worked for major retailers and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Four c…
 
This week’s guest is Andrew Taban, school board candidate and activist. Andrew grew up in Santa Clarita, CA, a community north of Los Angeles. Some may recognize it as the home of Magic Mountain. He is now running for William S Hart Union School District Trustee Area 2. Andrew’s participation in his community started at age 13. He became an activis…
 
This week’s guest is Martin Henson, activist and Executive Director of the BMEN Foundation, an organization that is focused on providing community and support for issues specific to black men. The founding of BMEN came out of looking at the way men in general were responding to MeToo and the need for a conversation that focused on the experience of…
 
This week we revisit one of our episodes about teachers and travel. We take a look at all the ways teachers use travel, from expanding the boundaries of the classroom and developing their own skills, to - as our guest Cheria Funches of Black Teachers Travel puts it - engaging in self care. For more on the topics we cover in this episode, check out:…
 
This week’s guest is writer, actor and comedian, Philip Simon. Philip started out as an actor, attending the Guildford Theatre School before landing his first professional gig in a commercial. After a long run as Daddy Pig in a staged puppetry production of Peppa Pig, he decided it was time for a change and enrolled in a course at The Comedy School…
 
This week’s guest is Antonella Pisani, CEO and Founder of Eyeful Media. Antonella started out as a web developer and moved into marketing roles working in e-commerce at ProFlowers, Guitar Center, JC Penney and Fossil gaining experience in all aspects of digital marketing. After 20 years working at large companies, Antonella took a year off to trave…
 
This week’s guest is Jazeen Hollings, She is a writer, artist and as she puts it, future ghost, from Toronto, Canada. She is also a professional video editor by trade. After starting out as a Philosophy major and then moving into graphic design as an undergraduate, Jazeen fell in to video editing. Now, she has taken a big step and decided to pursue…
 
This week’s guest is Andrew Alexseyeko. He is the founder of two tech companies and co-founder of KOLO which is an organization helping those on the front lines of the war in Ukraine. Recently, Andrew fled his home in Kiev due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He spoke to me from a city in Western Ukraine where he is currently residing and workin…
 
Now that summer travel season is kicking back into gear for the first time in years, we thought we’d dig through our archives to bring you some early, pre-pandemic podcast content to stoke your nostalgia and wanderlust. We’re calling this series “souvenirs,” as a reminder of where we’ve been and how lucky we’ve been to be able to wander the earth a…
 
This week’s guest is Douglas E. Noll, lawyer turned peacemaker. Doug was raised in California and left the state to go to Dartmouth where he earned an undergraduate degree in English. In 1974 he returned to California entered law school, eventually graduating with honors. Doug spent 22 years working as a civil trial lawyer, trying over 250 cases du…
 
This week’s guest is Genesis Amaris Kemp. She’s a visionary life coach, motivational speaker and podcast founder. Genesis started out working in hospitals and intended to go to medical school. But, she ended up spending over a decade in the oil and gas industry. Her first role was as an imaging clerk (scanning papers all day!). Through curiosity, n…
 
This week’s guest is Josh Young, Chief of Staff at New Story Charity. New Story is focused on looking for innovative ways to solve the global housing crisis and homelessness. New Story Charity is the first such organisation to be part of Y Combinator. In 2018, they built their first 3D printed home and since then have built over 3000 homes in 4 cou…
 
This week’s guest is Cathy Nesbitt, Worm Advocate and Laugher Ambassador based in Ontario, Canada. What is a Worm Advocate? Someone who sees worms as useful in the fight against climate change for one! Cathy is actually the founder Cathy's Crawly Composters which is a worm-based composting business. In fact, she is celebrating the 20th anniversary …
 
This week’s guest is Kevin G. Chapman, Assistant General Counsel at Dow Jones and Company, and crime fiction author. Kevin is a labor and employment lawyer who started out in law firms. But, for the last 27 years he has been in-house counsel having started out at The Wall Street Journal. He has resided in Central New Jersey for that long too. As a …
 
In this episode Shannon and Tamara talk about one of the enduring challenges when it comes to traveling to Europe - flights that land hours (and hours) before we can check into our accomodations - and a genius workaround that helps get everyone off to a fresh start. They also commisserate about the challenge of keeping track of all the shifting gui…
 
This week’s guest is Manik Suri, founder and CEO of Therma. Manik studied Political Science as an undergrad at Harvard University and then earned his Master’s in international Relations at Cambridge University in England. After school, he ended up working in Finance at an investment firm and then pursued law school. During law school, he worked at …
 
This week’s guest is Corey Spiegel, Founder and CEO of Lighthouse. Lighthouse is a diverse community of smart women who support one another through various groups and classes. Light House was born out of Corey reaching a crossroads in her own career and really wanting a “board of directors” for her life when she was making a major decision. After c…
 
This week’s guest is photographer Julie Campbell. She is based near Ventura County in Southern California. Her focus is mostly on family and newborn photography but she does corporate photography such as product for brands and headshots. Full disclosure, she took the host Rabiah’s family photos in December. Julie actually started out as an elementa…
 
This week’s guest is JJ Ramberg, entrepreneur, television host, podcast host, best selling author and mom. She is the co-founder of Goodpods, a podcast player that is seeking to solve the podcast discovery problem by allowing users to follow friends and influencers. Shows they listen to display in follower’s feeds. The app has been awarded honors b…
 
This week’s guest is Veronika Didusenko, former Miss Ukraine. She was stripped of the title for also being a mother and is an activist for the #righttobeamother campaign. But, she is on More Than Work now to talk about the Russian war on Ukraine. Veronika is one of 2 million people who has fled Ukraine. She left with her son. She talks about the ex…
 
In this episode we talk about overused travel tropes. Which ones do we need to toss out (hint: it ends with "-moon")? Which ones are worth keeping, or perhaps rethinking for the way we live and travel now? For more on the topics we discuss in this episode, check out: https://www.travelpulse.com/opinions/column/its-time-to-rethink-these-overused-tra…
 
This week’s guest is Jencey Keeton, Founder at Sweet Tooth Hotel. Sweet Tooth Hotel is an immersive art gallery in Dallas, Texas. It is a platform for local artists and also special installations with outside artists. On the day of recording, Jencey announced the they were opening a new location in downtown which was very exciting! Find a link belo…
 
This week’s guest is Rock Felder, Co-founder and CFO of SquadCast. This is the second interview with a SquadCast founder. Zach Moreno was on the podcast previously so check that out too. Rock grew up in a family that included entrepreneurs. And, when it was time for him to go to college and go to work, he knew he had to be self-sufficient so he cho…
 
It seems like every piece of travel advice we come across these days tells us to avoid the dreaded "tourist trap." But what's so bad about these sorts of places? And why are we so dismissive of them? In this episode, Shannon and Tamara try to get to the bottom of it, and offer up a more flexible set of rules for having the best travel experience po…
 
This week’s guest is Paige Friend, creator of The Beach Speaks podcast and former corporate aviation industry professional. Paige grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania but always loved the beach. After an experience at a retreat in Italy with her favourite podcaster, returned from Italy and quit her job. It was time. We talk about releasing the …
 
This week’s guest is Molly Mandelberg, founder of "Wild Hearts Rise Up" and the creator of Magnetic Influencer Collective. She is also an Artist having been an art major in school. Her business is Wild Hearts Rise Up, is home to her podcast and her six month group program, Magnet Influencer Collective. She works to help people build courses and pro…
 
In this episode Shannon and Tamara tackle a pressing question: what does it mean to be well traveled? Is it about the number of stamps on your passport or a slightly more complex formula? Also, join us as we end up dissecting the most expensive, luxurious, and downright outrageous trip offering we've ever come across: Four Seasons Private Jet Excur…
 
This week’s guest is Zach Moreno, Co-Founder and CEO of SquadCast. SquadCast is a cloud recording studio that allows remote recording without sacrificing quality so people can create without need for a physical studio. In fact, this podcast is created with Squadcast. Zach grew up in Central Valley and is now in the East Bay in Oakland, CA. Before f…
 
This week’s guest is Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Professor of History at Cal State San Marcos where she teaches comparative history with courses focused around Haitian history, revolutionary Europe, women in Jewish history and travel and contact in the early modern world. Dr. Goldstein Sepinwall thought she’d go to law school initially but insp…
 
This week’s guest is JC Hurtado-Prater, leadership enthusiast and business professor. He teaches at Point Loma Nazarene University and Azusa Pacific University. He is also the author of four personal development books and is working on a fifth. And he is a consultant. Prior to his current roles, JC worked in the non-profit space and in the ministry…
 
This week’s guest is Rebecca Gulka, Founder of Teaching with Class, an online English learning school, and amateur comic. Like the host of this podcast, she is an expat as a Canadian based in France. Rebecca studied theatre as an undergraduate and then went into teaching English internationally. Before living in France, Rebecca taught English in Ko…
 
When we started working on this week's episode with Angela, our de facto travel correspondent, the new variant hadn't yet made the news or an impact on the travel industry. So the specifics of the experience she describes reflect a different moment than the one we're currently in. But there is something valuable in realizing that, when it comes to …
 
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