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EF Outbound is a podcast showcasing transformative travel stories that defy our expectations, challenge our assumptions, and teach us something new about the world and ourselves. In each episode, the EF Outbound team talks with everyday travelers about their incredible travel stories and how those moments have changed their lives.
||CleanEp 27. Jonathan Vaughters' Path to Pro||Jonathan Vaughters was just 19 years old when his dream of becoming a pro cyclist came true, but it didn’t happen how he thought it would. Instead of racing internationally on an American team, Jonathan (or JV for short) was offered a spot on a...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26. Izzy: The Wanderlust Gene||Izzy and her father loved to travel. With him, travel was magical, and the world was full of happiness and wonders around every corner. Then, her magical world came to a screeching halt again, and again, and again. In this episode, we'll hear Izzy's...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25. Nayeli: Micro Change||Nayeli has always been frustrated by the unfairness around her. She studied hard, and in college, she came up with an idea that she thought could change the world. When she went to test it out in a refugee settlement in Zambia, though, her ideas were...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24. Joe: Record Time||Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy is an ultra runner, which means he regularly runs long distances greater than a marathon. This past summer, he went to tackle his biggest challenge yet: running the entire Appalachian Trail. He didn’t just want to run..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23. Steph and Leanne: To Dubrovnik or Bust||Steph and Leanne spent weeks planning their vacation. They had color-coded itineraries, excel sheets full of price comparisons, and folders full of possible lodgings. Everything seemed nearly perfect. Then, everything went wrong. In this episode,...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22. New Zealand, New Rose||As a kid, Rose couldn’t wait to grow up. She wanted independence and adventure. She wanted to see the world. As a child of immigrants, however, she felt obliged to honor her parents’ hard work and sacrifices by staying in America. Then one day,...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21. Anthony Bourdain's Love Letter To Vietnam||Anthony Bourdain is a world-famous traveler, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, travel was nothing more than a fantasy until his 40s. Then he went to Vietnam. In this episode, Anthony will tell us how his first trip to Vietnam gave him an...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 20. Cleo: Rwanda, Reconciliation, and Reemergence||Cleo thought she had an understanding of our world and the people in it—until she studied abroad and all of her preconceived notions were turned upside down. In this episode, Cleo will tell us how her trip to Rwanda changed her down to her bones; it..||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19. Iceland Through Laura's Lens||What started with a quirky little tourism video turned into a two-week family vacation to Iceland, and eventually, into a brave new career. In this episode, photographer Laura Austin will tell us how photographing Iceland gave her the confidence to...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18. Jamie: The Mountains and the Sea||Jamie was in Ohio dealing with a quarter life crisis and the loss of her grandfather. When she read about being an Au Pair, she knew she had to take the opportunity. In this episode, Jamie will tell us how the ocean breeze and mountains of Spain...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17. Meg: Growing Up Worldly||Meg is an American who grew up everywhere but America. She’s seen war, political unrest, violence. But all that paled in comparison to her most drastic move: America. In this episode, we’ll hear what it’s like to live all around the world, and...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16. Jason: One Step at a Time||Jason was living in St. Louis and feeling lost. He lost his marriage, his career, his sense of purpose; Jason just wasn’t Jason anymore. And then, he got a teaching job in China. In this episode, Jason will tell us how taking one big step away from...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15. Tanya (Pt. 2): A Night at the Dead Zone||After college, Tanya put her Arabic studies on the back burner. Until one night in Germany, when she found herself in the middle of the dead zone, translating refugees' stories to a group of educators. An experience that eventually cycled back to her...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14. Tanya (Pt.1): From Farmlands to Desert Dunes||After getting sidelined by a sports injury at 15, Tanya felt stuck and uncertain about her future. So when she read an article about an exchange program, she just knew she had to do it. What she didn’t know was that her time abroad as a...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13. Jack: What Happened in Bangkok||Jack was working in China and dreaming of a life in politics. But when his plans came to a halt, he wasn’t quite sure what to do next. Luckily, he had a vacation already planned out. In this episode, we’ll hear how a serendipitous stop in a...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12. Spanish Genesis||Genesis never dreamed of being able to travel the world, but as she saw more and more of her peers studying abroad, she realized she could have that same possibility. In this episode, we’ll follow Genesis on a path of self-discovery that almost...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11. Inna: A Life Without Borders||Inna dreamed of leaving Ukraine. But for her, it was never as simple as grabbing her passport and just going. In this episode, we’ll hear how Inna persisted and expanded her borders to France and beyond, even when the odds were stacked against her....||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10. Sarah Across America: On the Road to Yes||Sarah was feeling stuck and alone in Los Angeles. So, she decided to just… drive. In this episode, we’ll follow Sarah through a 16-day road trip from LA to New Hampshire. We’ll take you to National Parks and Texan bars, through big cities and...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 9. Colin: Thirst For A New Perspective||Colin knew he needed to gain a new perspective on the world, so he bought an around-the-world ticket. On one of his adventures, he ran out of water while hiking a mountain—and that’s when he started to understand what people actually need to...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8. Ekow: Lost and Found in the Dominican||After college, Ekow was looking for an adventure so he joined the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. In this episode, he tells us about a time he hiked the highest peak in the Caribbean with his students—and one of them goes missing. Ekow shares..||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 7. Iran: Helene and Alice explore Fear, Love and Culture.||In this episode, we join Alice and Helene on their honeymoon in Iran, where they confront their fears, question their stereotypes and find new depths to their bond as a married couple. We used and manipulated sound from Soundcloud.com user:...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6. Japan, Carly and the study of sentō.||In this episode, Carly seeks to understand the essence of sentō culture in Japan. At stake is both the success of her research and a fundamental aspect of her identity: her lifelong infatuation with Japan. We used and manipulated sound from...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5. Pakistan to Ireland: Chand and Conor trace their roots.||In this story, we join Chand in Pakistan and Conor in Ireland as they both explore the meaning of heritage and identity. We used and manipulated sound from the following places: Youtube.com user sightsandsoundsofpak, Freesound.org users:...||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4. Portugal to Thailand: Jen and Julia speak human.||In this episode we join Julia in Portugal and Jen in Thailand. In their stories, we hear how both women relive their family histories’ and overcome the foreignness of their situations by finding a way to break the barrier of language, by...||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 3. Poland: Lisa and the legacy of the living.||In this story we’ll join Lisa on the march of the living, where she comes to understand that the holocaust is more than a tragic event of the past. We’ll hear her account of experiencing the visceral reality that the holocaust is for people today...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2. Dominican Republic: Lost Faith, Found Spirits, and Laura.||Laura’s Caribbean travels fundamentally changed the way she understood spirituality and gave her a new lens to view life. A lens that allowed her to see and believe in the truth of every individual’s experience. In this episode of Outbound, we...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1. Antarctica: Snow, Stars, and Sam.||In this episode of Outbound, we’ll go on a journey with Sam to the South Pole. We’ll hear the story of who he became, the beauty of his journey to get there, the sacrifice that it involved, and what it all meant for him when he returned...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutbound Trailer||Join us for the first season of Outbound, a podcast that showcases transformative travel stories that defy our expectations, challenge our assumptions and teach us something new about the world and ourselves. In each episode, we'll talk with awesome...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Podcast for globe trekkers
Love! The stories are engaging and pretty cool-Antarctica, DR, Poland. Not to mention the host has a great voice. If you love traveling, a good story, and podcasts check this podcast out! It's up there with my NPR list at the moment.
A must listen!
Completely transformed and transfixed. Each episode is a unique story and personal connection. You're taken away to intimate journeys of travel and reflection. LOVE IT!
High production value, smart editing, and engaging stories. Highly recommended!