Between the pauses that stretch long enough to notice, there exists the conversation of people who seem to know each other and genuinely respect their co-hosts accomplishments. The real-time banter (and utter lack of editing) is perfect background chatter to allow the mind to drift through the concept of travel.
That takes up 90-95% of the podcast, the remaining 5-10% has actual information.
The hosts seem to be knowledgeable, perhaps a bit jaded and they all seem to be accomplished in travel, though what those accomplishments are beyond actually going places, are not mentioned. It can be annoyingly frustrating.
A recent podcast was almost 2 hours long from a convention. The interviews were useful, if a bit lacking in depth, but interesting enough to encourage research.
What would make this podcast better would be
A-editing- splicing out the long pauses, the useless rambling
B- sound quality typically is terrible, the audio comes across as if it is being recorded from secondary sources- holding a microphone to a speaker -
C- an itinerary, ironic that a podcast about travel rambles around like a tourist with a map and a suitcase in a foreign city - the introduction could be streamlined, the content could be condensed, and the utility could be better managed.
Again these are clearly knowledgeable professionals, I was hoping for more of that knowledge and less bon temps reminiscing. The 6-7 podcasts I've listened to have provided very little of that.