The Most Amazing Travel Experiences You'll Ever Hear
There are certain people for whom the life of 2 kids, a dog, and a picket fence was never on the cards. For some the charmed and happy life of a contented man is an inescapable vice, locking him within dreary repetition and ignorance until judgement day and the trumpets sound.
Henry Rollins thinks so, and over 2 hours with the famous comedian Ari Shaffir he demonstrates what the alternative path he found has been like to walk. Henry Rollins is a musician, writer, and radio host who has visited over 100 countries and all 7 continents.
But of course the lead singer from Black Flag isn’t staying in a cute villa in Florence or Lyon while sipping delicious wine and voulez-vous-ing with the locals; if you’re looking for those sort of travel stories, you’ll find none. Instead he discusses Iran, Sudan, Tibet, Antarctica, and Malaysia. He talks about going to record stores in Russia, Communist party strikes in Nepal, and meeting Mongolian bandits trying to overthrow their government.
His cerebral, humanity-centric attitude drives him to find the nitty-gritty punk rock lyrics in every country’s story, and the host Ari does a great job of letting the flow of conversation move uninterrupted from adventure to adventure.
It’s one of those podcasts that really has the power to change someone’s life - even if traveling isn’t high on their priority list. Rollins doesn’t join the conversation till after the 43rd minute of the podcast, so you can fast forward if you don’t enjoy the comedic ruminations of the host.