About This Show
From guidebook and travel feature writer Robert Scott Kelly comes this immersive story-driven podcast offering a full pack of tales, histories, interviews, and curiosities from around our world.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 4. Fables & Follies: Campfire Tales from Kenya
Everywhere in the world, people enjoy sharing stories about their encounters with wild animals. Perhaps on no continent is this so true as Africa: and for good (and big) reasons! In this episode of Travel Tape, Kenyans Josphat Mako and Kyle Ray, Tanzanian Nenganasa Tombo, and UK-born guidebook writer Stuart Butler swap fables, legends, and true tales that include being lunged at by an 18-foot (6m) python, chased by a rampaging elephant, and losing out on an interview with a king when he turned into a bird. For fans of history there's also some speculation on whether the great fabulist Aesop was himself an African. Once again the audio for this show was recorded live in Kenya and once again I've used it to create some very lush and immersive soundscapes. You may find yourself booking a flight to Nairobi by the time the final credits start to roll. There's more about this episode, including photos at: www.robertscottkelly.com/traveltape Twitter @rscott_kelly Instagram @travel_tape