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Starting a Travel Podcast - Scott's Perspective
Share this: Even when taking time off or enjoying a relaxing day it seems my mind’s usually ticking along about a project, book, plan, or something I’d like to do. It would be nice to be able to entirely shut off the nerve center in this respect at times, but then again perhaps that would render me sluggish, unproductive, and ultimately not the person I am. Keeping active, especially in areas that have interested for a long time is a satisfying way to continue learning, while satiating old passions. The launch of travel podcast Talk Travel Asia with my good friend and guidebook author Trevor Ranges is just such an endeavor. My love of broadcasting goes back to when I was about 16-years-old. I was in Calgary, Canada working my first job at Lloyd’s Recreation, a roller-skating rink where I worked as skate-boy and in short order got my first chance to step up to the almighty DJ booth. It was a private daytime session for kids but I was hooked. From there I quickly ascended to spinning (literally – we used vinyl in those days) primetime Friday and Saturday evening sessions, then it was on to bars and clubs, college where I studied Radio Broadcasting, then finally a Communications degree with a major in Journalism. While I came very close to pursuing TV news, I headed to Thailand with a friend and $2,000 to start Smiling Albino (SA), a specialized travel company that was a big hit and consumed …