Tales from the Departure Lounge podcast takes flight — science weblog

The primary 5 episodes have been launched final week and achieved 1,200 streams in simply seven days, putting it within the prime 5% of listening figures for all podcasts in response to Buzzsprout statistics.

Listeners tuned in from all around the world as phrase unfold throughout the worldwide training neighborhood. Some individuals reported downloading the collection in preparation for lengthy haul flights abroad together with delegates going to the APAIE convention happening in Bangkok.

The present is co-hosted by Andy Plant and The PIE’s very personal Nick Cuthbert and has a barely extra irreverent tone to among the typical content material within the sector.

Tales recalled by visitors typically give attention to controversial themes comparable to harmful conditions, geo-political unrest, ingesting tradition, cultural misappropriation and sickness – typically with hilarious penalties.

The candid insights replicate the true nature of touring for work or research, and whereas among the tales could also be stunning, many individuals will have the ability to relate to them.

“One factor that unites everybody within the worldwide training trade is journey,” defined Plant who additionally writes and data jingles for the present.

“We’ve merely requested our neighborhood to share their experiences, their tales and their knowledge from time spent on the highway and we will’t imagine how nicely it’s been acquired.”

The present follows a construction for every visitor together with a closing boarding name to a vacation spot of their selection, recommendations on important objects they’d take and a extra philosophical phase entitled ‘what’s the aim of your go to?’

Up to now visitors have taken listeners on an audio journey to locations comparable to Luanda in Angola – the world’s costliest metropolis for expats, Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in addition to Cuba, Cambodia and the US.

“It occurred to me that many individuals are nonetheless working from house,” defined Cuthbert in regards to the inspiration for the collection. “Many individuals don’t have that tea break or water cooler second to talk with colleagues any extra, to share their adventures and journey hacks.

“We’ve completely liked the neighborhood engagement on social media in response to the primary releases so we’re organising the frequent flyers membership – a mailbox the place individuals can ship us or file their very own journey tales that we will share on the present,” stated Cuthbert.

The primary 5 episodes characteristic visitors from the UK college sector together with Martyn Edwards (Loughborough College), Selma Toohey (QS), Andy Mandebura (College of Huddersfield), Justin Wooden (ApplyBoard) and The PIE’s CEO, Amy Baker.

The subsequent five-episode drop is already in manufacturing and can embrace episodes on wider journey views from exterior the upper training sector together with a luxurious resort inspector and a wildlife movie producer.

Listeners can hear Tales from the Departure Lounge on all main streaming suppliers together with Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon podcasts, in addition to straight on the web site www.talesfromthedeparturelounge.com.

Chapter markers and a full transcript of every episode has additionally been added for accessibility and comfort. Listeners can submit their tales to the frequent flyers membership by emailing wings@talesfromthedeparturelounge.com

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