We caught up with Tania & Adam from the Jits Into The Sunset podcast to discuss how the show came about and the trials and tribulations of living full time on the road. Check out our interview for the Pod Bible Podcast above and read their answers to our Have You Heard? questions below!
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
We are Tania & Adam, travel filmmakers (and now podcasters) living full-time in our 24-year-old rusty campervan, Jits for the last 3.5 years. Our podcast is all about travel, adventure, and road trips. We share our own stories from the road but we mainly use our podcast as a platform to chat with people with interesting & inspiring travel stories; from backpacking to van life, boat life, and everything in between! The one thing that they all have in common is that before taking the leap, they were just like you and me… normal people with a big dream to pursue a life different from the conventional 9-5. In our podcast, we learn about their personal stories, mindset & mantras through the lens of travel & adventure.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
It’s a hard one to pinpoint point but perhaps it was ‘S-Town’. We both love this journalistic approach to podcasting that hooks you into the story straight from the get-go.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
As huge podcast binge-listeners ourselves, we toyed with the idea of starting our own podcast for over two years before we finally took the plunge. Admittedly, it was the fear of failure and ‘imposter syndrome’ that initially held us back. Then one day, when we were feeling brave, we decided to just go for it! We ripped off the bandaid and released our first episode (that we had recorded 18 months prior). Luckily for us, our community was so incredibly supportive that that first episode shot up to the top 5 UK podcast charts, under the ‘Travel & Culture’ category. We were gobsmacked! Our main motivation for starting the podcast has been to share and inspire others to pursue their aspirations of travel & leading an alternative lifestyle, no matter what age or stage in life they are at.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
We both love to listen to Steven Bartlett’s ‘Diary of a CEO’ as we both appreciate Steven’s interview style. He always seems to get to the heart of what makes the guests who they are.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
We would absolutely love to get Ben Fogle and Mike Horn but there are so many incredible people out there that we stubble upon all the time, that we know would make amazing guests!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
We’ve quickly learned that podcasting is probably one of the purest forms of ‘social media’. In a world where short-form content is king and click-bait YouTube thumbnails and titles make or break the success of a film, podcasting goes against the grain and holds its own. Podcasting is intimate and it taps into something far more meaningful than what can be conveyed in 6 seconds or less, and that is connection & context. It’s the intonations and pauses in people’s voices re-telling their stories in an open and vulnerable way. It’s being welcomed into a conversation with a new friend. By far, some of the most meaningful and heartfelt messages that we receive from our community are from those that listen to our podcast, week after week. As they say, “radio is like TV but with better pictures”.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
To get to know us better and our back story, we recommend starting from the beginning with episode 1. But if you’re looking to get a taster of our interview style and the type of guest we love to welcome, then we highly recommend listening to episode 21 titled ‘From Adversity Comes Opportunity – Retirement Rebel, Siobhan Daniels (60+ Solo Female Van Life)’.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
We we love for you to head over to our website www.jitsintothesunset.com where we have our Podcast, YouTube & Instagram + other socials linked.