Washing Up Paper Plates

During a bike trip across Europe I attempting to keep a podcast of sorts. In actuality it became more of an ‘audio journal’. It’s raw and basic in its production (because of technical limitations) and there was an episode uploaded roughly once a week.

It’s my hope that it brings the trip to life for those of you who are interested in following it. Writing about my travels would have been one thing, but to hear the background noises and the excitement or weariness in my voice adds a completely different dimension. It’s more of an insight into the true nature of cycling across Europe, in my opinion. You can type anything but it’s a lot harder to hide the truth in your voice.


All audio was recorded using a plug-in microphone for my Android phone. I also edited and uploaded it from my phone. It was a challenge because of limited battery life and less than ideal Apps to edit the audio. Also, rain and dirt and life on the road meant my microphone and phone broke at different stages of the trip. That said, the weight I saved by not packing a laptop was a blessing.


You can listen to the first episode here.