The Inner Picture Stories Podcast
About This Show
The Inner Picture Stories Podcast aims to readdress the balance between the outside world and the one that lies within us all. Its goal is to reconnect travel and wisdom – two of life’s great gateways which we are all far too easily disconnected from. In this podcast, hosted by Jellis Vaes – professional photographer, writer and world traveler – you are invited on a journey. A journey of wonder and discovery. So tune in and join the conversations with some of the most fascinating people we share this planet with.
Together, we will deconstruct and draw out lessons of wisdom about life and this world, and seek out answers to what makes the difference to the quality of people’s lives that you in turn can use in yours.
It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.
Brace yourself, and let the journey begin!
Most Recent Episode
EP 010 - Martin Inderbitzin: Tasting Death, a Survival Story of Pancreatic Cancer - The Lessons, The Hardships, and Becoming a Triathlete
"One day you are going to die, the question is just what you will do until then." - Martin Inderbitzin This world is filled with some truly magnificent human beings. Each guest so far that I have had the honor to interview on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast has only made me prouder and prouder of humanity. While evil is part of this world, and bad people will always exist, there is great courage, strength, love, and kindness being spread in our world every day, more so than evil. I am very grateful each and every time to talk to some of these people working as a force of good in this world. Martin Inderbitzin, neuroscientist, pancreatic cancer survivor, triathlete, and founder of My Survival Story, is another perfect example. There are certain things in life I would never wish upon anyone. Cancer is one of them. I stumbled upon Martin through his TEDx talk: My Survival story – What I learned from having cancer. It was something that touched me greatly, and one that I would recommend anyone to watch. Cancer means coming face to face with your own death – tasting what it feels like. While I have never had to face cancer myself, nor go through it with anyone in my family, the experience of losing my own father at a young age forced me into asking certain questions about life you will rarely do if you don’t come face to face with that very real experience of death. This interview with Martin was a very compelling one for me, as the lessons Martin learnt from surviving pancreatic cancer and his rollercoaster ride in battling it were ones I felt resonated a lot with me. While without a doubt experiencing death is scary, painful and lonely, there is a beauty and truth about life that can also be found by facing such suffering. In this episode, we touch upon these topics and the rollercoaster of emotions, events and changes Martin went through; why he decided to run a triathlon while still being treated for cancer, and how My Survival Story, a project to help inspire other people who are currently battling cancer, came to exist. This is an interview to be listened to, talked about, and shared. Please enjoy this episode with pancreatic cancer survivor Martin Inderbit