Happy Thursday! Hopefully everyone’s week has been going well so far. I leave for vacation this Saturday so expect some travel diary posts coming up. In the meantime I’ve got an interesting post for you all today!
On the Bus is a talk podcast that launched last fall. Hosts Brandon Reese and Daniel Blum invite guests on to have in depth conversations about a wide range of topics. What do they have in common? Each guest is a uniquely successful young adult who can bring something new to the table/conversation/bus. The talks, as described by the hosts themselves, “are deeply thought provoking, insightful, interactive and penetratingly human. These young CEOs, monks, athletes, musicians, and travel gurus share stories, productivity tricks, aha moments, life hacks, and much much more.” One of the goals is for listeners to recognize “you CAN become anything you want to in life, no matter how far-reaching”
When Brandon and Daniel reached out to me and told me what their podcast was all about I was immediately intrigued. The whole premise sounded like something I’d be interested in as I’m very interested in everything going on in the world and a big dreamer. I’m always up for enriching my life in all areas and I encourage others to do the same (this may or may not have been a hotly debated topic amongst my friends and I at dinner recently when talking about dating).
I have listened to a handful of their podcasts and I can honestly say that I find their episodes and talks really interesting. Maybe it’s because the topics really do pique my interest. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of conversations some of my friends and I have where things can range from a serious discussion on politics to ridiculous hypothetical scenarios in the span of one sitting. I can’t remember what it was in Episode 1 (I should’ve made a note) but something they were talking about reminded me of this argument I used to get into with my guy friends years ago. They kept saying if a bear came after them, they could kill a bear. It would make me so mad because it was the dumbest thing I ever heard. It wasn’t until we saw The Revenant that they finally conceded that they probably couldn’t kill a bear with their bare hands. Thankfully, On the Bus doesn’t get me riled up, but I definitely think the fact that it reminds me of real conversations I would have, it feels comfortable and like I’m just listening to old friends.
Okay, so I’m not just writing this to tell you guys that I really enjoy listening to this podcast and that you should listen too – although you should give it a listen! On the Bus launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their next endeavor which is to travel around – by bus of course – South America interviewing some stellar guests such as a sauce chef in the Amazon that uses ant stingers for spice and an astrologist in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Sounds pretty cool, right? But they’ll need help from the general public to help get this off the ground and you know, to actually get to South America. I’ve linked the Kickstarter campaign above if you’d like to help out! They are offering all different kinds of rewards for donating so be sure to check it out! Personally, I think it’d be awesome to get a postcard from the guys from a random city in South America (that’s the reward for donating $15).
*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post – I just genuinely like the podcast!*