far from home podcast
By Scott Gurian
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Award-winning radio journalist Scott Gurian documents unexpected adventures and chance encounters with interesting people around the world.
||Explicit21: A Costly Mistake||After our cars get stranded in Mongolia, we contact the embassy and wait for help to arrive.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: The Going Gets Tough||We finally arrive in Mongolia and see that its notoriously bad roads live up to their reputation!||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: One Surprise After Another||Borat jokes aside, Kazakhstan turns out to be fascinating, friendly, and full of surprises.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Wrong Way||After being told our car is on its last legs, we face several new challenges: climbing to the top of a 15k ft. mountain pass and getting horribly lost.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Stranded||After camping at 13,000 feet, our car refuses to start, and we get stranded in the most remote place we've been.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Roads Get Rougher||We drive along the Afghan border on one of the most spectacular and potentially dangerous roads in the world||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Whatever It Takes||While we wait for our car to be repaired in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, we encounter an endless list of unexpected challenges.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: From Bad to Worse||After towing our broken down car to Bukhara, Uzbekistan, we finally get a proper diagnosis of what's wrong with it.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Should We Stay or Should We Go?||After our car breaks down in Turkmenistan, we run into trouble trying to get it fixed||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Breaking Down||A mechanic in eastern Turkmenistan repairs the hole in our radiator, but our car still won't start.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11a: Bonus Episode – Voices From the Door to Hell||A bonus episode of conversations with other rally teams at Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Just Plain Weird||We visit Turkmenistan, a profoundly odd country where we feel like we’re being watched.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Culture Clash||We visit Iran's holiest mosque and break down again while driving across the desert.||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: An Eye-opening Experience||As American tourists, we’re pleasantly surprised by how welcome we feel in Iran.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: Not What We Expected||Our road trip continues across Turkey, and we're surprised by what we see.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: The Real Rally Begins||The roads get rougher and our journey becomes more interesting in Eastern Europe.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06: Mad Dash Across Europe||We overcome our fears and throw our plans out the window as we drive across Europe.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: Hitting the Road||After a year of planning, we go to southern England to embark upon our journey.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04a: For a Good Cause||I travel to Haiti to introduce you to the charity we'll be supporting on our trip.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Final Preparations Before the Big Day||We make final preparations before setting out on our 11,000 mile journey.||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: What Will We Eat?||We figure out what two pescatarians will eat in the meat-loving countries of Central Asia.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: What Kind of Car Do You Drive to Mongolia?||We make the most important decision of our entire trip: what kind of car to drive.||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01a: Bonus Episode||A bonus episode featuring me being interviewed on The Backgrounder podcast.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Getting Started||The story of how this whole crazy adventure came about.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing a new adventure for your ears||A new podcast documenting an 11,000 mile road trip I took last summer.||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Vibrant and gritty
I have followed Scott for years since he reported at Oklahoma. His reporting is ALWAYS honest, deep compelling and entertaining. So glad he did this!
This podcast is an adventure with every episode. I've been enjoying getting to know the people and learn about countries that I've know little about. Truely a cultural and eye opening experience.
Serious wanderlust inducing podcast!
I found this podcast from the #2PodsADay campaign and I LOVE IT! I feel like I’m along for the ride with every episode, and I’m learning about a trip that I never knew was even possible (and now I want to do it.) Give it a listen and enjoy the 11,000 mile trip alongside these wonderful people!