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Inappropriate Traveler Travel Podcast
The Inappropriate Traveler podcast with host Spud Hilton covers guests, topics and places that make up the fun, messy, naughty side of travel.
4 days ago
Grounded: What's a road-trip song — and what's not
Whether it’s “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash or Chuck Berry’s version of “Route 66,” road-trip anthems are a great part of travel culture. But there's a big difference between “road-trip songs” and “songs that are fun to play on a road-trip.” On this episode of GROUNDED!, I talk about the difference and why it matters.
Jun 2, 2021
Bizarre Travel: King of the DMZ! Getting Galileo's digits!
In this episode: The ruins of a Korean king's castle still reside in the world's most dangerous eco-park! Geography trivia from South (and North) of the Border! A relic of one of science's saints is at home in Florence.
May 27, 2021
Bizarre Travel: TSA scans carry-on corpse! Naked in a National Park!
In this episode: The TSA scans a carry-on corpse that gives new meaning to the term “dead-heading!” Secret Garden State: The mystery behind New Jersey’s only nude beach!
May 23, 2021
Bizarre Travel: Harry Potter and the Stranger's Tomb! Sniffing out the Skunk Ape!
In this episode: Fan's of JK Rowling's books seek out selfies in grave situations! A Florida man continues his 30-year quest for Bigfoot’s cousin.
May 20, 2021
Bizarre Travel: Summits and equations! Stranded on United! Museum of instant noodles!
In this episode: Why Everest isn't really the tallest; the reason United Airlines has a PR department; and a museum dedicated to the inventor of Top Ramen.
May 17, 2021
Bizarre Travel: Arm-eating toilet! UFO no-fly zone! Samosas in space!
In this episode of Bizarre Travel Tales, we’ll find why France’s rail system needs a bigger plunger; that one European city is, legally, an intergalactic speed trap; and that a British restaurant owner thinks his take-out food should be taken waaay out.
May 13, 2021
Bizarre Travel: Caribbean igloos! Musical road-trips! A tiny skyscraper!
In this episode of Bizarre Travel Tales: Eskimo homes in the Caribbean; why the greatest American road trip song isn't American; a skyscraper proves not everything is bigger in Texas.
May 10, 2021
Bizarre Travel: Chest size matters! Bull's revenge! Cannabis carry-on!
In this episode of Bizarre Travel Tales, we’ll explore chest size in the furniture capital of the world; that what happens in Pamplona, bleeds in Pamplona; and what to do when Japanese airport security plants a big bag of pot in your luggage.
Mar 31, 2021
Grounded: Is a language barrier always a barrier?
We rely so much on spoken and written language when we travel, but is it possible that focusing too much on it prevents us from communicating other ways? Longtime travel journalist Spud Hilton explores the topic in a new Inappropriate Traveler podcast feature called Grounded!, an audio column looking at the myths, cliches and assumptions that many make about travel.
Dec 18, 2019
ITP#010 - Nora Dunn on using a tramp stamp as a passport
Longtime travel blogger and train fanatic Nora Dunn talks about what happens when Eastern medicine goes south, emptying vomit buckets in Peru, the downside to skydiving naked, and why zip-off convertible pants are a sign of the apocalypse. (Episode contains adult language and content.)
1 hr 1 min
Nov 5, 2019
ITP#009 - Flying with Afrika America is never a drag
Drag performer Afrika America brings fun and fabulousness to everything she does — including her day job as a flight attendant. She chats about tragically oblivious passengers, why Chicago is great for cutting loose (Boystown!), being a glutton in New Orleans, and discovering there are African American people in Salt Lake City. (Episode contains adult language and content.)
1 hr 2 min
Sep 24, 2019
ITP#008 - Nomadic life makes Matt Kepnes a hostel witness
Longtime blogger, entreprenuer and author Matt Kepnes talks about what life on the road for a decade is really like, missing a flight because of a hangover, why Paris is great for the deadly sin of gluttony, and a failed attempt to sleep through an orgy in Prague. (Episode contains adult language and content.)
Aug 28, 2019
ITP#007 - Pam Mandel and Seattle's secret piles of pot
Veteran blogger and outspoken travel advocate Pam Mandel (@NerdsEyeView) chats about people-watching in Waikiki, why road trips are the best travel (hint: stopping for pie), telling truth to tourism outlets, and lusting after Cambodian monks.
Aug 13, 2019
ITP#006 - Sleeping naked at Disney World with Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt, one of the world's most popular travel gurus, talks about where to get pork ribs in Tel Aviv, the art of "paleo showering," his Catholic-suffering approach to air travel, the origin or the "pornstache" and why he would prefer snakes over infants on an airplane. (Episode contains adult language and content.)
Jul 30, 2019
ITP#005 - Cannabis vaping at funerals with Rich Grant
Veteran travel writer and blogger Rich Grant talks about drinking scotch from Coke cups, why the ruins at Pompeii need a bar, supplying strippers with convention swag, and why Disney's Star Wars land is better than the Pyramids of Egypt. Host: Spud Hilton (@spudhilton) Location: Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, Calif., USA Theme music: "Camelboots," by 84 Rooms (1982)
Jul 12, 2019
ITP#004 - Nude in Hvar with Joel Riddell
San Francisco radio and TV travel guru Joel Riddell talks about stripping down on the Croatia coast, hunky generals, forbidden love (of Disneyland), kilos of caviar and leaving a butt print at the birthplace of Christ. Yeah, really. Host: Spud Hilton (@spudhilton) Episode co-host: Molly Blaisdell Location: CityScape Lounge, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, Calif., USA Theme music: "Camelboots," by 84 Rooms (1982) Apollo 11 launch audio courtesy of NASA (for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing).
Jul 1, 2019
ITP#003 "Hokey pokey" on airplanes with Chris McGinnis
Air travel expert Chris McGinnis talks about shower sex in airport lounges, why hot tubs are "DNA cocktails," mistaking Portuguese sausage as a "marital aid" and why you should never drink coffee on an airplane. Seriously.
Jun 14, 2019
ITP#002 - Boozy travel with "Danger" Jill K. Robinson
Veteran travel writer and expert Jill K. Robinson shares tales about torture on a Mexican tequila tour, her favorite New Orleans bars and why she's "not a Strip girl" -- in Las Vegas.
May 29, 2019
ITP#001 - Travel hookups with Fly Brother Ernest White II
Travel expert, writer and host Ernest White II, known as Fly Brother, talks about experiences -- some nice, some naughty -- in Havana, Sao Paulo, Paris and the Republic of Georgia. Topics cover drinking, great food, one-night stands, nightlife and LGBTQ relationships. Host: Spud Hilton (@spudhilton) Episode co-host: Krislyn Hashimoto (@AuntieRedCup) Location: CityScape Lounge, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, Calif., USA