Podcasts are to radio stations what blogs are to newspapers, and — as with all things online and unfiltered — good content bubbles to the surface through persistence and collective appreciation.
These varied and portable programmes are one of my favourite things to listen to (with one ear, naturally) during long bike rides. I’ve started to consider how the medium might be used for future projects after meeting and being inspired by the couple behind The Sprocket Podcast.
I met Brock and Adele earlier this year in Portland, Oregon. Their podcast’s quality is hinted at by its longevity — the series reaches its 88th episode with a half-hour discussion that we recorded on a sunny afternoon by the river.
In this episode, we chat about my cycle-travelling background, explore the philosophy of bicycle travel in some depth, and talk about how Janapar came into being — the first public interview I’ve given about the project.