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Aired 4 months ago 165:49
Live From Sealand! Extreme Travelers Gather & A Conversation With Prince Michael
Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G AdventuresÂ https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries ApparelÂ Group Trip To Bhutan In November Group Trip To MadagascarÂ Visiting Sealand Principality of Sealand Extreme Travelers International CongressÂ Â -----On todayâ€™s episode, I speak with eight extreme travelers at Sealand.Â Well, let me explain that, the interviews did not take place at Sealand, but at the nearby port of Harwich in England.Â And yes, these interviews are recorded, so it is really not live. But, I loved the title â€¦ Live From Sealand.Â Â I am reminding you that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon.Â Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, thatâ€™s you, to support creators, and that is me creating Counting Countries. Thanks to new patron, Adam Hickman, who is also a former guest. Make sure you check out his interview and his blog, Hick Hiker.Â And thanks to my other patrons, Bisa Myles, Ryan Gazder, and Ted Nims.Â As thanks, they are able to listen to additional interviews, only available to them.Â Â Â Â And a reminder, Counting Countries is offering its first group tour to Bhutan on November 7th.Â This is a great agenda which I consulted on and helped create.Â I have been to Bhutan three times and looking forward to returning for a fourth time. Besides seeing amazing things like Tigerâ€™s Nest and the Punakha Dzong, I have scheduled this trip to coincide with two festivals. I have also negotiated a daily $25 discount from the mandated government minimums.Â Please go to GlobalGaz.com to see more information as well as disclosures.Â And I am announcing a new trip to Madagascar in August of 2020 with G Adventures.Â Â Â Â As some of you might know, the Extreme Travel International Congress met in June at the Principality of Sealand, considered by some to be the smallest country in the world.Â Sealand is a former military fortification built in the North Sea.Â ETIC is organized by Kolja Spori and has had previous meetings in places like Grozny, Mogadishu, and Baghdad.Â Twenty-five extreme travelers gathered at this congress; including the founders of Nomad Mania (Harry Mitsidis) and MTP (Charles Veley) as well as the president of TCC (JoAnn Schwartz).Â I was able to sit down with eight travelers for brief interviews during my visit. Some are familiar faces, and others are brand new to Counting Countries. I also want to thank ETIC for recognizing Counting Countries with their Community Award.Â Â Â The guests for this episode are - Kolji Spori Joao Paulo Peixoto Michael Runkel Jeroen Agneessens Gustav Adolf Junge Per Besson Mike Kendall David Yang Â And after the interview with the extreme travelers I am very excited to share that I will be speaking with Prince Michael of Sealand.Â Prince Micheal is a direct descendant of the Sealandâ€™s founder, Prince Roy. Prince Michael shares with us the amazing history of Sealand.Â Â Â I encourage you to subscribe wherever you listen, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and write a review, even better if it is 5 stars.Â Â Â Â But for now, hereâ€™s my conversation with eight awesome travelers and an extended interview with Prince Michael.Â Please listen in and enjoy.Â Â Â Thank you to my Patrons â€¦. Adam Hickman, Bisa Myles, Ted Nims & Ryan Gazder. Â Be the first on your block to sport official Counting Countries apparel! Â You can purchase today on Amazon. Â Â And now you can listen to Counting Countries on Spotify! And Alexa! Â Subscribe on Apple Podcasts today! And write a review! Check out our friend: Large Minority.Â They organize international rallies around the world including: Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the Philippines and the Amazon.Â And watch my full length documentary in Cambodia when I traveled with Large Minority.Â Â Â About Counting Countries Counting Countries is the only podcast to bring you the stories from the dedicated few whoâ€™ve spent their lives on the singular quest of traveling to every country in the world. Less people have traveled to every country in the world than have been to outer space. Theme music for this podcast is Demeterâ€™s Dance, written, performed, and provided by Mundi. About GlobalGaz Ric Gazarian is the host of Counting Countries. He is the author of three books: Hit The Road: India, 7000 KM To Go, and Photos From Chernobyl.Â He is the producer of two travel documentaries: Hit The Road: India and Hit The Road: Cambodia.Â Â Ric is also on his own quest to visit every country in the world. You can see where he has traveled so far and keep up with his journey at GlobalGaz.com How Many Countries Are There? Wellâ€¦ that depends on who you ask! The United Nations states that there are 193 member states. The British Foreign and Commonwealth office states that there are 226 countries and territories. The Century Club states that there are 327 sovereign nations, territories, enclaves, and islands. The Most Traveled Person states that there are 875 unique parts of the world. The Nomad Mania divides the world into 1281 regions. SISO says there are 3,978 places in the world.Â Â Me? My goal is the 193 countries that are recognized by the UN, but I am sure I will visit some other places along the way. An analysis of these lists and who is the best traveled by Kolja Spori.Â Â Check out our friend and his new book:Â Â Â Â The Curious Case of William Baekeland William is a former guest of Counting Countries.Â Harry Mitsidis, the author and extreme traveler, traces Williamâ€™s arrival and unraveling in the travel community.Â It is a story worthy of a film â€¦ and this book.Â Â Disclaimer: I will earn a fee if you order from Amazon/Agoda. ----- Produced by Simpler Media
Aired 1 year ago 25:11
Napster vs The Record Labels - Silicon Valley or Bust | 2
Naysayers tell Shawn Fanning that only an experienced Silicon Valley software engineer solve all the technological challenges to get Napster working. But Shawn thinks heâ€™s got the answers and asks himself, â€˜â€™why not me?â€ And he gets to work, turning to an online chat group of hackers who are eager to help so they can take the fight right to the doorstep of the record labels.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/BW to start your free trial! Squarespace - Create your beautiful new website at Squarespace.com/BW and use offer code BW at checkout.
Aired 6 months ago 96:35
261. Richard Marx
Gilbert and Frank are joined by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (and amateur comedian) Richard Marx for a conversation about the disappearance of "story songs," the futility of "chasing hit records," the long-lost art of commercial jingle writing and the versatility of film composers John Barry and Dave Grusin. Also, Charlie Chaplin pens a standard, Kenny Rogers pulls a shrewd move, Ben Gazzara pops into Gilbert's head and Tony Bennett and Bob Newhart remember Richard's dad, Dick Marx. PLUS: Earth, Wind & Fire! The genius of Burt Bacharach! Lionel Richie makes a phone call! Lenny Bruce plays Mister Kelly's! And Richard reveals the song he wishes he'd written!