Travels in Music
By Zachary Stockill
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**UPDATE** Listen to my brand new podcast, Humans in Love: Culture, Relationships, and Personal development from Unconventional Perspectives. Listen to Humans in Love on iTunes, or at humansinlove.com. Travels in Music was a podcast dedicated to sharing stories about music from around the world. On the podcast, I interview musicians, writers, travellers, artists and musical minds of every sort to understand how music changes lives on every corner of our planet, exploring topics spanning music history, travel, personal histories, rock n' roll, world music, and global culture. Hosted by author and music journalist Zachary Stockill (The Huffington Post, PopMatters), described by one reviewer as "like Anthony Bourdain meets Alan Watts," Travels in Music ss a podcast for fellow travellers and music lovers who want to explore a musical planet. **Listen to my new podcast Humans in Love on iTunes, or https://www.humansinlove.com**
||ExplicitUPDATE: Listen to my new podcast, Humans in Love: A Podcast for Passionate People||Hello fellow music lovers! Man, it’s been a long time. A whole lot has happened between the last episode in 2016, and today. And I wanted to speak to you today to fill you in on what happened to Travels in Music,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanB-side: An Update On the Future of Travels in Music||Live from Chiang Mai, northern Thailand! Today’s episode features an update about the future of Travels in Music, my thoughts after recording twenty episodes, what it’s like producing a podcast, what I’ve learned,||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 21: As Time Goes By: In Defense of Harry Nilsson’s “A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night”||The past few years have been very good to fans of the late singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. We got to see an excellent feature-length documentary on Nilsson’s life and work, the remastering of his entire discography with several discs of bonus materia||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20: Escape Is At Hand: Joshua Kloke on Canada’s Favourite Rock Band, the Tragically Hip||The Canadian rock n’ roll band The Tragically Hip occupy a special place in my country’s musical culture. Although the Hip have dedicated American and European fans, they have, for the most part, concentrated their efforts on building and sustaining||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: Bill Brewster on the Artistry and History of the Disc Jockey||Even though the art of disc-jockeying is nearly one hundred years old, with modern DJs selling out stadiums and celebrated like rock stars the world over, there remain many misconceptions about DJs, and the art of djing.||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: I’m Your Man: Sylvie Simmons on Montreal, Making Music, and the Life of Leonard Cohen||The Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has written some of the most eloquent, powerful, and important popular songs of the past half century. Although many members of the younger generation are only familiar with his modern day hymn “Ha||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17: On Chicago, Hip Hop, and Finding Freedom in Northern Thailand: A Conversation with Binkey||Binkey is a Chicago-born, Chiang Mai-based poet, musician, MC, and teacher. He’s also a man with many different interests, ideas, and opinions, and he and I go deep in this episode of Travels in Music. As my first sit-down,||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16: From Delhi 2 Dublin: Sanjay Seran on Charting Your Own Course in the 21st Century Music Business||My guest today is a founding member of one of the most unique, interesting, and eclectic groups on the world stage. Back in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin began as a side project for vocalist Sanjay Seran. As the band name suggests,||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15: The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock n’ Roll: Preston Lauterbach on Rock’s Forgotten Pioneers||When we think about the roots of rock n’ roll, we generally tend to think about people like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. For reasons owing to politics, race, and the various prejudices of historians and music journalists,||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14: Around The World With The Rolling Stones: Rich Cohen Shares a Personal History||Think about your all-time favourite musician. Someone you’ve been following since you were very young. Someone whose music touches you like no one else’s. Now imagine being invited into that person’s world, watching them rehearse behind closed doo||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: War, Refugee Week, and the Healing Power of Music: Lis Murphy of Music Action International||Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week of World Refugee Day on the 20th of June. In the midst of the current refugee crisis, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the co.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: India Psychedelic: Sidharth Bhatia Shares the Untold Story of the Indian Rock Music Scene of the 1960’s and 70’s||If you’re someone who regularly listens to this podcast, chances are good that you’re well acquainted with the rock and roll revolution of the 1960’s. For a generation, rock n’ roll defined youth culture in the West,||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Meditating with the Beatles in India: Paul Saltzman Shares his Remarkable Story||Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy-award winning TV producer, film director, and accomplished humanitarian. In 2008, he wrote and directed the wonderful documentary Prom Night in Mississippi starring Morgan Freeman. But in 1968,||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Wheeler Walker Jr. talks Drinking, Twitter Wars, and the Sorry State of Modern Country Music||This episode contains what some would call offensive language, and mature subject matter. So if there are small children within earshot, or you don’t want to hear some serious profanity, it’s probably best for you to skip this one. Wheeler Walker Jr||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Exploring the History of Salsa Dancing with Juliet McMains||My guest today is an award-winning dancer, dance scholar, and one of the world’s leading experts on the history of salsa dancing. Juliet McMains has a PhD in Dance Theory and History from the University of California at Riverside,||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8: Vagabonding: Rolf Potts on the Geto Boys, ‘Letting the Battery Die,’ and Twenty Years of World Travel||My guest today has traveled longer, and further, than just about anyone else I know. Over the past twenty+ years, Rolf Potts has covered the better part of the planet in his travels. He is perhaps best known as the author of Vagabonding,||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Sound and Vision: Remembering David Bowie, Song by Song, with Author Chris O’Leary||When David Bowie died earlier this year at the age of 69, he left behind one of the most diverse, interesting, and impressive bodies of work in the history of popular music. In his lifetime, the English musician released 27 studio albums,||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Beyond War and Terror: John Baily on the Music of Afghanistan, and 50 Years of World Travel||When you hear the word ‘Afghanistan,’ you probably don’t think of a vibrant and important music tradition. But if world travel has taught me anything, it is to look beyond our TV-news-enforced myopic view of the world, get beyond the headlines,||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5. On the Road with Stevie Wonder: Jasmin Cruz talks Singing, Touring, and Chasing A Dream||My guest today is a backing singer for one of the most influential and important artists of our time. Jasmin Cruz has been singing with r n’ b titan Stevie Wonder for the past several years, touring on multiple continents and selling out arenas,||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: What Made Frank Sinatra Great? Explaining (And Celebrating) New Jersey’s Favourite Son with Chuck Granata||My guest today is a Frank Sinatra expert with a capital “E.” Chuck Granata is an author, archivist, record and radio producer as well the occasional co-host of Nancy Sinatra’s Sirius satellite radio program “Nancy for Frank.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Singing, Traveling, And Surviving With Maya Azucena||Today’s episode features my conversation with the American singer Maya Azucena, who shares a cross-continental story of song and survival. Born & raised in Brooklyn, New York, Maya travels the world inspiring people through her songs and listening||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: The Weird World of Modern Pop Songwriting with New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook||On today’s show I talk to the American journalist John Seabrook. John Seabrook is a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, as well as the author of one of my favourite music books of 2015, The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: The World’s Leading Beatles Historian, Author of ‘Tune In’ Mark Lewisohn||This is Episode 1 of Travels in Music, and today I couldn’t be happier to be talking to the world’s leading Beatles historian, and the author of Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Mark Lewisohn. In today’s show I talk to Mark about what made||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0: Introducing… Travels in Music! (Or, Who Is This Guy and What Am I Listening To?)||Welcome to Episode 0 of Travels in Music, in which I attempt to explain: What Travels in Music is all about What inspired this podcast What you can expect from this podcast Who I am in 500 words or less In essence,||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Feels like Anthony Bourdain meets Alan Watts (plus music).
Refreshing and unique
This is a completely different take on music and storytelling. Zach interviews interesting artists and dives deep into their creative spirit and what makes them tick. The interviews are insightful, but easy for anyone to listen to and get value from, even if you’re not a musician.
There’s so many fascinating musicians on this show form around the world.
This podcast really surprised me. I'm always looking for new and entertaining podcasts to learn from. Zach really combines great production quality, interesting questions and intriging guests. I personally love both traveling and music and this filled a void that many other podcasts just don't hit.
You will also notice that Zach shakes up the traditional podcast flow and just jumps into asking great questions and avoids the boring script that most podcasters follow.
I would highly recommend this podcast and excited for future episodes.