A New Podcast Examines Everyday Life in Popular Road Trip Destinations
The middle of a pandemic may seem like an odd time to launch a podcast about road trips—but maybe it’s ideal, as unexpected as the journeys themselves. Longtime podcast producer Zach Mack certainly didn’t anticipate the onslaught of Covid-19 when he drove through the American South two years ago, schlepping his recording equipment around to interview locals and make audio-postcards along the way. He realized he was onto something. “I couldn’t name a single narrative travel podcast [at the time],” he says. “There were a few chat shows, but nothing immersive. It felt like a huge gap.” Mack devised a framework for his own podcast, which evolved as the coronavirus set in. About two months ago, he released the first episode of Greetings from Somewhere, a show about how travel affects us; how we affect the places we visit; and, to date, how the pandemic changed everything.