An Asexual, British, "qenderquirky" podcaster/writer who discusses tales of travel, history, culture, and politics. As well as regularly subtweeting their mother. Gen-X. Cynical hippie. Other adjectives & verbed nouns.
Hello! We're back to talking about aspects of travel in this episode. Following on from Episode 31 about beer, broadcast last year, I was going to do the follow-up episode on 'alcohol that wasn't beer', to include wines, spirits, and all manner of fun things. Partly this was because I'd had a couple of contributions that included spirits. But then I had some, uhm, technical difficulties here and when I was able to get back to doing podcasts again, other things took my attention. But, four episodes later than originally planned, here we look at spirits and wines around the world. Which is a much better title than 'Alcohol that isn't beer', at least. Topics discussed include: * Experiences with illicit moonshine * Alcohol in places you shouldn't * Absinthe * Jägerbombs * Cocktail bars * Local spirits around the world * Wine tasting experiences Contributions in this episode come from: * Kate-Frankie, from This Could Lead To Anywhere * An old school-friend of mine, Alistair, who as far as I know doesn't have a web presence, save Facebook, and I'm not linking to that! * Hannah, from HH Lifestyle Travel Blog * My netpal and travel companion Lix Hewett * Steven from Steven On The Move, and * Roo from Roo Loves Travel A PDF transcript of this episode is available. As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. The pod has a Facebook group you can join, too. I also have a Patreon - if you like what you hear, and want to access exclusive content (or just to show your appreciation), then head on over. Until next time, bye for now. :)
This episode is not about travel; it's in the same vein as my recent episode (Ep 32) on Asexuality Awareness, in that it talks about personal identity, but this one is more focused on gender rather than sexual orientation. Part of the first half is a re-reading of my post about toxic masculinity; I realised I'd never podded it before on here and this seemed like a very apt time to talk about it, given how I then go on to how it affects the way I see myself and my own gender. As someone who'd be holistically classed as Assigned Male At Birth (AMAB), it's always been hard to express pride in being male since there's so much about the culture that irks me, but recently I think I've found a nice niche to slide into. Other than toxic masculinity, I talk about gender aesthetics, several stripey Pride Flags, the overlap between asexuality and gender identity questioning, and how people like me are surprisingly rare. Additionally, there's a have a new podcast feature in the middle. See if you can spot what it is! A transcript of this episode is available at The podcast has a Facebook Group dedicated to it: I also have a Patreon, if you want to pay to access rare extra content (or just because you think it's a nice thing to do): My next episode should be out on Thursday 25th Febuary. Happy QuirkyAlone Day, btw!
Hello :) This episode is all about British Seaside Resorts - the many villages and towns that line the coast of the United Kingdom, and which have traditionally served as holiday destinations for a large section of the British people. The inspiration for this pod was my taking a trip to Skegness in October, just before I started my new job. Two nights in a tourist hotspot, out-of-season. Joy. But since I also grew up near a seaside resort, Southport (in the North), and I'd been on holiday many times throughout my life near the coast, I figured it would make a great starting point for a podcast. I talk about childhood experiences, going back as an adult, the history of seaside holidays in the UK, why seaside resorts these days have a bit of a bad reputation, and some hopes for the future. Apart from the above, other places I talk about include Rhyl, Tenby, Hunstanton, Whitby, Saltburn, and Whitley Bay - a good selection I think. There are also contributions from Bea Marshall from YesParenting, Sarah Irving (the Urban Wanderer), Lucy Ruthnum (Absolutely Lucy), Emma Dodd (Barefoot Em Swims), and my friends Jax and Bear from back home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. A transcript of this episode is available on my website.  My podcast has a Facebook Group dedicated to it , and I also have a Patreon, if you want to pay to access rare extra content (or just because you think it's a nice thing to do).
Hello :) This episode is all about Kinder Scout, an open plateau in the centre of the Peak District in England. I start by talking a bit about its location and its history, concentrating on the Mass Trespass back in 1932 that may have launched the 'right to roam' movement in the UK. The rest of the pod mentions the things you can see and visit on it, like the Kinder Downfall waterfall, the rock formations, the rock scrambles you can clamber up, and the mysterious 'Kinder Triangle'. I end by talking a bit about hiking barefoot, and why I'm not recommending that you do this. Contributions come from Becky The Traveller, Nat from NatPackerTravel, and Jeni (A Peak District Mum). Warning, contains singing.
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